Do you have a room that could use an update? Don’t we all! But it can be daunting to know where to start! And who has the extra time and money to invest in a room makeover??? Don’t worry-a room makeover can actually be very simple and can be accomplished on a budget! You just need one thing to begin to makeover a room on a budget! Can you guess what it is?
First Step to a Room Makeover-Choose a Rug
A rug!!! A rug is the first thing you should start with when doing a room makeover! It grounds the room and adds warmth and texture. It gives you a color palette to pull from. And the best news-rugs don’t have to be expensive!!! Boutique Rugs has an amazing selection of rugs in all textures and sizes! Their prices are budget friendly, especially when you use my coupon code FAITH60 for 60% off!!!!
I was so excited that Boutique Rugs was going to be at a conference I recently attended! I had been looking at their washable rugs online, and wanted to see them in person. They did not disappoint!
For my master bathroom update, I wanted to try a runner. I think runners can be a good alternative to a bath mat, they just look more stylish! Another brand makes washable runners, but I didn’t want to have to mess with taking the rug portion off of the liner, washing it, and reattaching the liner to the rug. My other concern was that the liner might get dirty too-my rug mats sure do! So I was really happy to learn about Boutique Rugs washable rugs!
I chose the Leeston Rug in the 2’7″ x 7’3″ runner size. It looks absolutely gorgeous in the area rug sizes as well!!! And remember, it’s washable!!!
While my bathroom still desperately needs a makeover, look at how much better it looks just be adding the rug!!! The rug has so many deep rich colors in it, as well as beautiful neutrals! It matches just about anything I put it with, and gives me so many color options to pull from! I need to paint my awful honey oak cabinets, and paint the walls, baseboards, trim, and door.
Step Two to a Room Makeover-Select Paint Colors from the Rug
Once you have chosen the rug, pull out one paint color from it that you want to paint the walls in. Or it could be white! White is the new tan!
If I wanted to go dark and moody in my bathroom, I could choose a deep blue, olive, or red. If I wanted to go light and airy, I could choose a light grey, light blue, tan, beige, or even white! Just about every paint swatch I held next to it looked so good! To freshen and open up the room, I’m going to go with white walls, baseboards, trim, and door. The walls have been colored for many years, and I just want a fresh, clean look. But the cabinets…they are a different story!
For the cabinets, I’m going with a deep, rich color! Again, just about every color I was considering looked amazing with this rug! It didn’t make it easy to make a decision! But I think I have narrowed it down to these three paint colors.
Final Step to a Room Makeover-Accessorize
You have the rug, the walls are painted, now it’s time to accessorize! Again, your rug is your roadmap! Pull two to three more colors from it to help choose accessories like bedding, pillows, vases, florals, artwork, whatever you will use to accessorize the room! You don’t have to buy new-shop your house! Scan your home for anything in those colors. You might be surprised what you already have! And now that you have a color scheme, if you find something on sale or clearance in the store, you can grab it!
Here are a couple of ways I redo my existing artwork to match a new color scheme. They’re both really simple and a great way to upcycle your existing art!
Since I’m updating my bathroom, the accessories that I will choose are cabinet hardware, lighting, a shower curtain, and possibly art. For the hardware, I’m going to use this beautiful champagne bronze. Polished chrome, brushed chrome, black, and bronze finishes looked great with this rug, too! I’m not so sure that this rug next to anything wouldn’t look amazing!!!
Do you see why just adding a new rug is the launch pad to any room makeover!!! Be sure to check out all that
Boutique Rugs has to offer, and don’t forget to use my code FAITH60 for 60% off!!!
Do you want to see another budget room makeover? See how I made over my laundry room for about $300!!!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Boutique Rugs
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Cindy Rust says
Using a rug to pull the colors for the rest of the room is perfect!! Great tip Daneille and you selected a beautiful rug! And it’s washable – that’s awesome!
Thanks so much, Cindy! I know it’s kind of backwards to start with a rug, but it really does help pull a design together!
Heidi | The Frugal Girls says
That is such a gorgeous rug! Adding a pretty new rug to a room really is such an easy way to give that space a fresh look!
I love the colors in the rug you chose! I can’t wait to see it all made over!
Thanks so much, Jen! I can’t wait to get started!
Kimberly Snyder says
Love the colors of the rug! it is beautiful! thanks for sharing your tips!
I love this idea!! And I love boutique rugs!! Great post!
What a beautiful rug! love that it is washable too!!
Kim Waldorf says
That rug is so pretty! So many colors to choose! Looking forward to the finished project.
The rug ties everything together – it looks loverly!
Mary Anne Russo says
Beautiful rug! I love the colors can’t wait to see how it all pulls together!
I love the rug you chose and the paint colors. Looking forward to seeing the end result of this project!
I love the rug you chose. You are so right every color looks fantastic with it. The rug being washable is a great factor. Looking forward to seeing this finished.
I love your color palette! will try to incorporate these color themes to my room makeover! thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Anna! Good luck on your room makeover, I’m sure it will look fabulous!