So, yesterday I took a few photos in sunlight to show you the new Ikea sofa that I purchased for my small sitting room. When looking at the pictures, one thing was jumping out at me…the rug…and not in a good way! I have been holding on to this rug and the matching one under my dining room table because I know they are well made rugs. I don’t dislike them but my colors have changed and I think they are weighing things down a bit.
I made a quick detour to Home Goods after an orthodontist visit for one of my boys. I found a very neutral, wool rug for the sitting room and decided to bring it home to try it. I think it works! This room has evolved over the past few months and I am pleased with the outcome.
As for the Ikea sofa, I like it very much! I have admired the Ektorp sofa that so many bloggers rave about. The washable slipcovers is a huge perk for me! I found this sofa for just $200 on Craigslist in new condition. I washed the white covers and they came out beautifully. I was also able to order a beige/oatmeal colored slipcover from Ikea that I can use in the Fall/Winter months. Both covers give me the neutral backdrop I have been after.
It really is true that one change leads to another but I keep telling my husband it is an exchange program! I sell everything I let go! That is exactly what it is too…letting go of things that just don’t work for you anymore. Change is fun and keeps things fresh! That is what I keep telling him anyway!
p.s. Stay tuned for the Dining Room rug change