Rugs to Refresh a Room

Rugs to Refresh a RoomThis post is in partnership with World Market

Hello, lovely friends! I’m so glad you’re here. It’s been one of those weeks around here. The worst of it was that my camera died! ACK! It’s been with me through all of my book photos and now, it’s dead as a doornail (what in the world is a dead doornail, anyway?).

Who is in the mood to refresh a room? I think one of the simplest but most impactful updates anyone can make in a space has to be a RUG! Am I right? I mean, there are lots of things you can do to update a room, but a rug can make a significant difference simply by rolling it out on the floor. Easy enough, right?

This week there is a fabulous rug sale going on at World Market so I picked up two new runners for our entry. YAY! Jack approves, he’s all about the cozy factor.

Rugs to Refresh a Room

Depending what style you choose, a rug can totally change the entire mood of a room, or change up the color scheme, up the cozy factor or even just add new design interest or texture to the space. A rug can even change the feel of your existing floors, giving you a new look for way less than the cost of new flooring. You can layer rugs or use them on carpet, so the options for transformation are truly endless. I love adding a new throw rug by the door to usher in a new season, too.

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing quite a few rug updates in my house this year! At some point we will have the two rugs that my girls and I designed for Dash & Albert (that will be available to buy through retailers this fall!). Plus I already have a new rug on order for my bedroom. :)

If you want to refresh your home this week, I picked out some great rug finds from the Rug Caravan World Market sale you might love. You’ll find them in the scrolling bar, below!

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Use the arrows above to scroll through the rugs and click for the source.

Click here to check out the fabulous World Market rug sale (plus up to 50% off ALL rugs)!

World Market Sale Ending Tuesday March 6:

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So, which room in your house could use a new rug?

How to Clean Your House

How to Clean Your House

Since the very first time I mentioned my daily housekeeping routines many years ago on the blog, I’ve realized that many people have similar curiosities, questions and issues.

It makes sense that one of the most common subjects I’m asked about on a regular basis is in regards to housekeeping. I mean, it’s always fun to talk about decorating and everyone’s unique styles and all that.

But day to day, housekeeping is something we all deal with.

I get questions on specifics like how to keep elements in a house clean (like a sink, appliances, rugs, hardwood floors, tile, upholstery, furniture, counters, etc), my cleaning routines (how often I clean, what I clean, how to keep things clean, how to keep certain rooms clean), how to live with other people who make a house messy or dirty (husbands and kids!),  how I keep my house clean with dogs (or do I?), what products I clean my house with, questions on non-toxic and healthier household products, do I have a housekeeper, how to deal with all that clutter or how to get all the things organized.

It’s stuff most of us deal with, yes?

How to Clean Your House

I’ve written books that include some of those answers. In fact, I actually have a brand new book on organizing coming out April 3 that I can’t wait to share with you! I’ll tell you more about the book later, but if you’re excited, you can check it out and even pre-order it now here! I’ve written blog posts on a few of those topics, too. I’ve answered lots of readers questions in emails and on social media.

You probably know this, but I’m not a perfect housekeeper by any means. Besides the help of my husband on certain tasks, I still don’t have an official housekeeper (actually, I think that would be a dream come true).

But here’s the thing.

We have dogs, teen boys, people in and out, I run two busy businesses, we cook most meals at home, we have clutter, dust, dirt, and grime like everyone else…but in general, we strive to keep our house reasonably clean most of the time.

How to Clean Your House

You know my motto, I’ve shared it lots of times.

I want a “clean enough” house. 

What does that mean?

I have some higher standards for cleaning than maybe some people do, but my standard is not perfection (at least not on very many things hahah). I have certain things I can totally live with and other things that I just can’t or won’t. I’m laid back in many ways, too.

I’ve described a lot of my housekeeping mindsets in my books, but I know there are so many more questions I could answer for readers.

So all that to say, I’m thinking about sharing more details on my housekeeping methods and offering some of my tried-and-true tips.

In fact, because of the volume of questions that have been asked and how often this comes up in conversation, I may actually do a more comprehensive ongoing/periodic housekeeping series here on the blog. Would you guys be into that? I also want to share more of those types of daily things on my Instagram stories if you follow me there (if you don’t, you should! I’d love to see you there!).

How to Clean Your House

Tell me about your housekeeping style! Are you somewhat tidy? Super clean? Crazy house? Dogs everywhere? Out of control? Or ask me questions! Let’s chat!