New Indoor/Outdoor Rug in the Entry

Entry with Flea Market Dresser and Charcoal Front Door

I can’t believe all the kids are going back to school already! My son doesn’t go back until next week, but I’m already starting my fall nesting rituals. This time of year I love to add a few new layers and textures.  It’s fun to bring out a few fall-ish things like warm throw blankets for the backs of chairs, a tablecloth in the dining room, and a few rugs.

Entry with Charcoal Gray Front Door - The Inspired Room
Our entry has been in process for quite awhile (years!) but lately it feels like it is finally coming together. Especially now that I’ve painted the front door and finally have a new rug to warm up the space! Yay!

With dogs in the house, I’ve found indoor/outdoor rugs to be really easy to keep clean. When they get dirty, I can just wipe them off with a rag or even take them outside on a sunny day and hose them down. The rug, not the dogs. The dogs get to go in the tub! Ha!

The indoor outdoor rugs are perfect for our no-fuss style in a house with several pups running around.

The Inspired Room Entry - Jack the Goldendoodle and Lily the Australian Labradoodle

My new rug is the the Samode Rug by Dash & Albert from Rug Studio! I think it has such a fun pattern and adds just the right touch of softness without being too heavy or wintry looking. Jack & Lily really like it, and I’m sure Bella is going to love it next time she visits too.

PS. If you missed the post about my new fiddle leaf, you can find it here!

Have you tried indoor-outdoor rugs in your house?

A Little Fall in the Entry {& A Plush Pumpkin Giveaway}

The Inspired Room Striped Entry Wall and DIY Map Wallpaper

It is that time of year. (Don't panic if you are prone to hysteria at the ending of summer--I promise, summer is still here.) I look forward to this very moment every year. It has become like its own pre-Fall ritual for us. Can you see them? Sitting … ** Read more **

When Fiddle Leaf Figs Thrive

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in the Entry - The Inspired Room

Do you remember the unfortunate tale of my fiddle leaf fig tree? Well, I must like to live life on the edge. We have a new fiddle leaf fig in the family! This happy guy is from Ikea. Fiddle leaf figs have a reputation for being pretty fussy plants, … ** Read more **

My Home Office: More Progress!

The Inspired Room Office Progress

So this spring I mentioned some updates I was working on in my home office. Well, as always, things are slow going (as anyone who has a life and a normal budget will probably understand, those overnight TV makeovers take months in real life heheheh). … ** Read more **

Front Door Refresh

Charcoal Painted Front Door - The Inspired Room

A few weeks ago we noticed our door needed a fresh coat of paint. Between the dogs and all the traffic in and out, the paint was getting a little beat up. For the past year or so, we had been entertaining the idea of softening the front door color. … ** Read more **

My Small Backyard Deck Makeover {Before & After}

Pretty Small Deck

I t  seems like every summer I do a little sprucing up of both my front porch and back deck. Both are very small spaces (the deck is especially tiny), but roomy enough to use and enjoy. Both are pretty visible from the house, the front porch is where … ** Read more **