When it comes to styling my own living space, I like to take a very relaxed approach to decorating. A few months ago, I partnered with Wayfair to help turn our small little house into a home. Being a business owner and someone who works from home most of the time, I am constantly moving pieces and editing what is around me. I love displaying family heirlooms and also treasures we have found while travelling. I think these are the pieces that are irreplaceable and can bring added warmth and character to your home. But when it comes to splurging on big ticket items, I would usually dish out for a comfy sofa, a wool rug or light fixtures.
We moved into our home a year and half ago and are slowly turning it into a space we love. Here is the before shot of our living and dining area:
And here’s what it looks like now:
I knew I wanted a rug and a mid-century inspired lamp for the dining room. I opted for the Wayfair Gramercy Charcoal Area Rug by Momeni. Wool rugs are the best because they are SO durable and stain resistant. This rug is 100% wool and hand loomed. It’s thick and so soft underfoot which just ups the cozy factor in my books. It also has a subtle texture to it which is perfect as I really wanted to keep it monochromatic and nothing too bold to compete with the accessories and art we had in the space.
Now for the dining room...which is more like a dining area. It's right across from our living space. Since we already have a pendant over the dining table, I wanted something smaller for the console area. I chose the Wayfair 19.3” Table Lamp by Stillnovo. It’s the perfect height and offers just enough light during our cozy, candlelight dinners (doesn’t everything look and taste better with candlelight?!)
If you’re looking to decorate your space on a budget, have a look at wayfair.ca (they’re now in Canada!). They have a large assortment of products for every budget. And, they also offer free shipping on all orders over $75. Working with Wayfair on this project was a dream, both of my products arrived quicker than expected.
Are you looking to spruce up your space in the new year? Stay tuned for my next post as I’ll be rounding up some of my favourite picks for a modern living and dining room!