More rental home talk is on the agenda today. It’s been a challenge to feel at home in this house, even after three months, I still get sad that we live here and not in our beautiful Florida house. That being said, I am enjoying the process of decorating this new space. Challenging, yes but also fun. Yesterday I showed you a little removable wallpaper hack that transformed our dining room which gave you a little glimpse into this never before seen room. Today, I’m going to go share some more detail about the space.
First, you may notice that our dining table is new. Since the dining room in this house more spacious than the breakfast nook we had in our old house, we opted for a traditional rectangle table instead of a round one. I love that we can fit more people around our table now. We took it for a spin when my mom was in town last weekend and played dominos into the night. It was great fun.
I’m not sure which is the show stopper in this room now, the wallpaper or the rug! Serena & Lily provided me with their Ryder Denim Rug along with a challenge to share how it transforms a space in my home. Well, check out the before.
And the after.
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Our rug is the 6×9 size in the color Denim. Unrolling it was a treat because the colors and texture are just gorgeous. I love the coastal casual feel of this new space. The rug really softens the room while providing lots of texture and color. I love how it feels underfoot too. It truly completes the space.
You’ll also notice that we still have our storage bench. It’s no longer a window seat but it provides lots of additional storage and seating which is a must in a rental home. We still keep all of our small appliances such as my Kitchen Aid Mixer, waffle iron, and air fryer in there.
Decorating a whole new house isn’t as simple as it looks on blogs. It’s okay to go slow. Everything takes time and making it feel like home takes a lot of work. I remember when I shared this blog post about missing our old home so many of you reached out to me sharing how long it took to feel at home where you now live and to my surprise, 1-2 years was the average time frame. I’m happy to feel settled and it’s been refreshing to make this house feel like our home one room at a time.