Travel Inspired Den Makeover

This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

For years, our den has been one of the most challenging rooms to decorate. At one time, this space was the garage so by nature it is large and a little awkward. While we love the spaciousness, it's been a struggle to make it cozy, yet still feel like an extension of the rest of our home. 

Our den is mainly used for entertainment purposes so we knew we needed more comfortable furniture. The set we had previously just wasn't working. I found the cognac leather pieces at different times, but we rather like the mix of styles. 

When starting a room makeover, I like to create an inspiration board on Pinterest and look back over my pins for a theme. Since this room has many of Mat's instruments, books, as well as our French antiques; I wanted a space that complemented our style and love for travel. Mat is often playing or writing music in the den and we also like to gather in this space as a family. In keeping with our love of the relaxed French style, we agreed to opt for warmer tones for a more lived-in look. 

When I saw this rug from Well Woven, I knew it would complement our space perfectly and tie the warm leather pieces and wood tones together. 

Shown above is the Aliz Vintage Medallion Aztec Rust Rug 7'10" x 9'10." It is absolutely stunning in person and like all my other rugs from Well Woven - you can't beat the quality and prices! This one is stain resistant, non toxic and easy to clean.  It has already survived many popcorn & movie nights with messy young girls...and chocolate :) 

As for the vintage look of the rug, I love how the dark blue color works with our Sea Salt walls by Sherwin Williams. I used Well Woven's virtual option for the first time to visualize the rug in our space by uploading a picture of our den and it was SO helpful to test out a few different rug options prior to ordering. 


You probably remember when we added the bookcase and actually covered up a window. I still have no regrets about that decision so when we gave this room a makeover that was one piece of furniture that stayed in place. 

Aside from the bookcase, we took nearly everything else out and rearranged all of the furniture. We ended up relocating the TV (our only one in the house) and adding an electric fireplace and the vintage leather couch. Facebook Marketplace has sure been good to me over the years - so many items you see came from there. Our vintage cane back chairs, fireplace, leather chair and coffee table to name a few! If you haven't checked your local Facebook Marketplace you should!!  

We couldn't be happier with how this space came together. It works so much better with having our TV over the fireplace and now we have plenty of comfortable seating options for our popcorn & movie nights.

Do you have any upcoming room makeovers on the horizon? To summarize, here are my BEST tips!

Tip 1 - Create an inspiration board on Pinterest (follow me here!)

Tip 2 - Consider adding a fun rug to complement your space. Did you know Well Woven actually offers virtual room design options? You can upload a photo of your space and try out various rugs - it is so handy and helps you visualize your makeover in real time! 

Tip 3 -  Check your local Facebook Marketplace. You never know what you'll come across. It can also be a great way to sell what you already have and start over if that is a path you choose. Many times, if you sell and turn around and shop with Marketplace you can restyle a space for little to no money!

I hope this gives you some ideas as you tackle your next room makeover. As always, thanks for stopping by the blog and following along! 



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