One Room Challenge Week 4 – (Rugs and Art) we are in week 4 of the One Room Challenge.  Things are moving along in my dining room, yet not as fast as I had hoped.

My small rug arrived so I could test it out in the room for colors…

Yes, you might think it looks good with the wall color, but I feel like the blues in the rug are a little gray and make the walls look more of a blue-blue than a navy.

Of course, the rug won’t be standing up, so I also provided a picture with the rug on the floor…

navy and white walls and area rug - rug ideas for a navy dining room


Not bad, but as the room comes together, I don’t think this is what I want.  Plus, when you look close up at the rug, you can see all these tan dots in the cream area.  I can imagine the dots will be even more noticeable in an 8 x 10 rug…

I know they were just trying to make the rug look a little antiqued but I don’t think that is what I want.  I have to say, it is very soft though, which is why my family is going to kill me when this one arrives today…

Home Decorators Collection

As much as I would love something soft in there, I love the look of seagrass and I think this is the direction I am going in there.  I will let you know how it works out.

You might wonder, Why don’t you just do a mood board?  Well, I started one but I have changed so many things along the way as I bring them into the room.  At this point, it’s trial and error.

Like with my artwork.  I don’t want to go too beachy in here but I have had these shell prints for awhile so I am giving them a try..  I don’t want anything too distracting so the navy can be the star of the room.  I am just SO in love with that color!  So, of course I am freaking out about messing up the beautiful paint job by hanging things on the walls…

This weekend, I hope to change the fabric on the chair seat covers, hang the white curtains that I still have to buy and…I need to go over my list again.  Anyway, things are moving along….

In case you need to get caught up, I listed the links to the first three weeks of my project:

Also, be sure to visit the other guest participants in the Spring 2018 – One Room Challenge.

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  1. I have NEVER changed my mind on my decor and had multiple options shipped to me 😉 I love the new seagrass rug-it will look great with those shell prints. Good luck for the rest of ORC!

    1. Ha! Well, sometimes you just have to see it in the room! My UPS guy is earning his pay… Thanks and wish me luck!

  2. It's coming together beautifully, Shelley. I agree that the seagrass is the better choice in here. I don't think the softness of the rug matters as much in a dining room anyway. Happy decorating!

    1. Thanks, Courtney! I really wanted a totally different look than before and the oriental rug felt too formal for me. I am sure my boys will learn to deal with it…

  3. Agree, the seagrass will look better and long term I think you will be happier with it. I love the shell prints too. Being monochromatic they don't look "beachy".

  4. Love the seashells! Whichever rug you choose, I'm sure it will be stunning. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Rocky @ Relative RenovationsI love that I am not the only one sacrificing the comfy rug for a little bit more scratchy rug in the name of design 😛 My bleached jute rug should arrive any day now. Love the dark blue above the wall trim!

  6. I love the look of the seagrass with the crisp white trim and navy walls, and as a contrast to your furniture! It's going to look amazing I'm sure. Good luck this week Shelley! It's all coming together!!

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