Spring 2018 One Room Challenge Week #4 – Progress and Rugs

Here we are already, week four of the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge, and while I feel like I’m pretty on top of things, those niggling details have a tendency to culminate and sneak up on you.  I feel like I’m closer to being able to pull those niggling details together now that I have some bigger things in place.  Last week was a lot of decisions made, and this week, those decisions started coming to life. This post contains some affiliate links.

My daybed/trundle arrived and I put this bad boy together, and it’s big.  I’m hoping my space planning will be able to accommodate this beauty, and my college aged son is already excited to have it as an extra crash pad for his friends when they spend the night.  Ummm, yeahhhhh.  About that.  No stinky college boys allowed in my new multifunctional space.

tufted daybed

I finally made a decision on bedding, and it arrives tomorrow (yippee!), and I’m crossing my fingers that it works because I don’t really have a Plan B.  I ended up going with the Larkspur Quilt.  I also made a last minute splurge and bought some pretty shams to go with it too.

Larkspur Quilt

And the shams are reversible, just like the quilt.

Euro_Quilted_Sham_Larkspur_Midnight Euro_Quilted_Sham_Larkspur_Midnight

The walls have been painted (almost – need to touch up and finish the funky nook area), and my husband installed my light fixture.  Although in looking at this photo, I just noticed that it looks like it needs to be tightened a little bit to be flush with the ceiling.  

My husband has dubbed this light fixture my “Pineapple Light”.  If you’ll remember, my last One Room Challenge, we had the Crypt Keeper chandelier (even though I still love this chandelier, he has forever tainted it with the Crypt Keeper commentary).

Ballard Designs Brass Scalloped Drum Light

Now I’m on the hunt for a rug and for some cool artwork because I need to incorporate some more color and pattern in this room.  Here are some of the rug contenders.

Boho Navy and Pink Area Rug


Pink Tribal Area Rug

This bright pink rug caught my eye as well, but I’m wondering if it might be a bit too much pink…  Still, it’s pretty.


Pink Abstract Rug

This abstract rug would be a beautiful piece of artwork in a canvas style, don’t you think?

Abstract Rug

Fuchsia Area Rug

Or maybe something like this Fuchsia area rug.  It’s kind of traditional in its style, but the colors are definitely fun and whimsical, and it incorporates the colors that I’m wanting to bring into this room.

Fuscia Area Rug

More Pink Traditional

Or maybe something like this pink area rug?  I know, it’s very similar to the last one, but rugs make me crazy.


Or am I trying to hard to bring some pink into this room, when I really need to just stick with the navy palette and a rug like this?  But I feel like I need to bring in a little something more in here.  Maybe it’s because I just did a navy dining room…  And where else can you add some pink to your home?  The space is crying for some color.  I have no windows down here for crying out loud!


The key for me is that I don’t want to go overboard in this space with pattern.  The quilt gives me options to keep things on the neutral side when it comes to pattern, but there’s a fine line when it comes to mixing patterns!  I don’t want it to get too busy, and sometimes I need to see it all put together before I can make that decision.  Maybe once I get the bedding tomorrow I’ll have a clearer picture.  Or I’ll put a mood board together with the rugs and see what speaks to me.

And we haven’t even talked about artwork…  Let’s tackle that next week, okay?  When I’m in a state of deep overwhelm…

What are your thoughts on the rugs?  Do any speak to you, or would you go in a different direction altogether?  I’m all ears, really, because I could agonize for hours days about rugs, and I don’t have time for agonizing, right now!

If you’ve missed any of the other weekly updates, you can catch up here:

Spring One Room Challenge Week #1 – Hoarder’s Paradise

Spring One Room Challenge Week #2 – Furniture Shopping

Spring One Room Challenge Week #3 – Bedding, Paint and Lighting


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  • Reply
    April 26, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Everything is coming together! I love the daybed and that was the bedding that had my vote! I agree that you should bring in some color beyond the navy. I think the fuschia rug would look fantastic! Can’t wait to see the final reveal!

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    Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
    April 26, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I love your rug choices. I think the fuchsia might be my favorite…but don’t listen to me since my head is spinning right now! I am impressed with your progress so far! Good luck with all your decisions!

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    Kristin @ Postbox Designs
    April 26, 2018 at 8:58 am

    You had me at that light!!! My hubby also likes to come up with his nicknames for his design choices…hey, if that is what is takes… 🙂 And I’m totally smitten with that bedding, so great! Looking forward to seeing your final ORC reveal!

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    April 26, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I am not sure about the style of rugs you have selected with the quilt. Which side do you think you will use the most? This may be a time for ordering a few small rugs from Esale rugs to audition with the quilt and room. Then you can order a larger one and feel more confident about it.

    I do agree about you r desire for some pink in your house though!

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      April 26, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Well, the quilt that I got is a bust – color just doesn’t work! So, I’m going to have to scramble and figure out a Plan B after all! I guess that can give me some options with the rug situation now!

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    April 26, 2018 at 9:45 am

    The daybed with the bedding is so pretty. I do like the Fuchsia rug. Pops of color, but still a bit traditional.

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    Anne Winsor
    April 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I think your right on with adding the pink – that navy bodes well with it. I like it here and there (pops of color) – and the rug would be a good grounding place.
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      April 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      That rug is PERFECT!!!! I think I’ve hunted down the source and have it on my list!! Thanks so much!

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    April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    The room is really coming together and will be so pretty. I love your light fixture…perfect for the space. My vote is for the final pink rug. It’s a little more subtle than the fuschia. Can’t wait for the reveal.

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    April 26, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Big fan of the Boho rug and that daybed is AMAZING!

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    April 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    On boy, that is a very nice daybed and that thick mattress, very nice. Love it so far, the rug is another thing. Like all those rugs but maybe not the Blue rugs, possibly add some color with the Blue just to mix it up. As they say, go big or go home! You got this!

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    April 26, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    I vote for the pink abstract rug. I like the relaxed pattern of it with the lines of the trundle bed.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished room.

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    April 28, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Jenny I am so much love with the daybed you chose! It’s seriously awesome and gorgeous and I totally agree with you on the stinky college boys, sorry guys, sleep on the floor! Can’t wait to see what rug you chose, these are all such pretty options.

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