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Dreams and Designs by Alanna Peters
I don’t know about you but the change of seasons always gets me thinking about making changes at home. This time of year, in particular, I start thinking about decorating the house for the upcoming holidays. It starts with that slight chill in the evening air, the appearance of pumpkin everything in the stores, and before you know it I’m thinking about Halloween…then my birthday…then Thanksgiving, and then – EEK – Christmas!
But how much more fun would it be if I could actually decorate a NEW home for the holidays?! Our house is sufficient for us for at the moment but we are outgrowing it rapidly. (And no, I’m not pregnant!) I can’t wait for the day that we can finally buy our dream home…the one that we see ourselves living in for the rest of our lives. (You know, the one with the library, and the conservatory, and the playroom, and the master suite with double sinks in the bathroom, and the big backyard with a garden and a pool…)
Alas, that won’t happen for a long while. In the meantime though, I’m thinking about making some simple changes so the house at least feels new. They say one of the easiest ways to change a room is by painting. But what if you want to make a big change without all that sweat equity? One of the very best ways to completely change the vibe in a room is by starting with the floor, and more specifically, with one seriously gorgeous rug.
I’ve been spending my morning daydreaming online as I browsed the new fall rug collections from Kalaty.com. Are you familiar with this company? They’ve been around since the early 1900s, so it’s safe to say that they know a thing or two about beautiful rugs. They have several new style lines out right now and I found some gorgeous rugs that I love! Since I was imagining my dream house, I figured I might as well decorate the whole room to go along with the new rug. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?!
Here are a few of my favorites.
The first rug I fell in love with was from Kalaty’s Contemporary line. It’s a grey-blue Inspira rug, and I think it’s gorgeous! I pictured it lying all silky and glorious in my luxurious living room, surrounded by cool, relaxing colors and lush gold accents.
The second rug I chose to decorate with was from the Ikat style line. I really like the Caspian multi-colored wool rug – the colors are so deep and rich. I think it would be perfect for the library I hope to have someday! I’d also have a nice, big reading chair and a comfy pillow to lean back on while I read my latest adventure novel.
The third rug I was really drawn to was from the Southwestern style line. I’m normally not big on the whole southwestern thing but I really liked the muted neutral colors of the “Mojave” natural wool rug. I think it’d be a great fit in a bedroom that’s not necessarily western-themed but just has more of a rugged, outdoorsy kind of feel. It reminds me of some of the mountain ranches I’ve stayed in when I’m home visiting Colorado.
How about you? Are you dreaming of a new home too, or at least redecorating a room to feel new for the fall season? Have you ever used a rug as the starting point for a change in the look and feel of a room? Which of the style boards above speaks the most to your design aesthetic? Kalaty likely has some other designs that you may like even more than what I chose! Take a look atwww.kalaty.com and let me know which rug you would choose for a fresh new look! And for even more inspiration, be sure to followKalaty’s Pinterest board. It is loaded with beautiful ideas! You’ll also find some great ideas and inspirations through Kalaty’s Twitter and Kalaty’s Facebook page.
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