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Summer Living Room Rug Refresh Plans with Cox & Cox


Summer is just round the corner, and that always makes me want to refresh our home. My thoughts have turned to our living room, as it was the first room we worked on when we moved in three years ago. When we bought our house, we were living with my parents, as it needed so much work doing before we could move in. I think seeing that big empty space made are forget that we had two (then teeny) children. I bought not one, but two, mainly white rugs. What. Was. I. Thinking?

Fast forward three years, and both rugs are looking decidedly sad. They have gone through muddy footprints, baby vom, chocolate, Baby Bel wax, tea, luminous marker pen… the list goes on. From a distance, it looks OK, but it really doesn’t bear close scrutiny!

White painted fireplace with grey and white rug

This rug looks OK… from a distance but notice the faded patch in the centre? Thea’s luminous felt tip pens and the resulting scrubbing were the culprit!

I’m also thinking of adding a bit more colour to the lounge. As much as I love the grey, I do think we could afford to add a splash colour to the space. Cox and Cox have the most beautiful rugs, that are perfect for a summer room refresh, they have a few (OK six!) that could work really well.

Meet My Favourite Cox and Cox Rugs

Starting off with pink (naturally!) these three are just gorgeous aren’t they? I think the striped ones would probably be a bit safer with kids than the plain Altum.

Because the two striped ones have a bit of blue in them too, it could mean we could take off the grey throw from the Ercol sofas as it would pull the colours together. We still need to get a new sofa to replace the brown one though!

There are two more neutral rugs that caught my eye, probably because they bear more of a resemblance to the one we already have. But Ryan would not be pleased if we got another pale one!

And Finally… The Wild Card Rug

How stunning is this mustard yellow Dana rug? It would instantly refresh the room for summer, wouldn’t it! I haven’t used yellow in our house at all, I think I have been scarred for life after painting the lounge in my student house sunshine yellow (again, what was I thinking?) But in moderation, I think it looks great. Cox and Cox Dana Rug Mustard

So next would be matching accessories to tie in with the new rug…

I think these would look lovely with the grey and neutral shades in the room, what do you think? Please leave me a comment below and let me know!

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  1. Laura's Lovely Blog

    24th May 2017 at 9:10 am

    I think my favourite rug is the ingo block rug, although I do actually love the run you currently have, warts and all! 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      24th May 2017 at 10:31 am

      Ah thanks Laura, I do love the old one but Thea tipped a pottery plant over it this morning so I’m not sure if it will survive much more abuse! xx

  2. Angela Milnes

    23rd May 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Oh I love the Maroq rug. We need a rug in our lounge and I’ve been looking around. Cox and Cox do have a good collection. 🙂

    Angela x

    1. Becky Pink

      23rd May 2017 at 8:39 pm

      They certainly do, I want them all! xx

  3. Jess Soothill

    23rd May 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Lovely – and adore the yellow rug and the accessories. Such a gorgeous fireplace. Thanks for linking up and sharing – Jess xx


    1. Becky Pink

      23rd May 2017 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks so much for hosting Jess x

  4. Innocent Charms Chats

    18th May 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Oh yes, these would all look lovely but I think I am loving the Blush Ophelia xx

    1. Becky Pink

      19th May 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks Kara, it’s hard to choose as they are all lovely aren’t they! xx

  5. Kori

    18th May 2017 at 4:03 am

    Hi Becky! Tempted by the yellow, but I like the ingo block rug too. Love the lights across your fireplace!

    1. Becky Pink

      19th May 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Ah thanks Kori, lovely to hear from you xx

  6. Keira @ Dekkobird

    17th May 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I love the yellow rug! I have spots of yellow in our lounge with the grey sofas. It does go so well with grey! #homeetc

    1. Becky Pink

      17th May 2017 at 9:00 pm

      I think I might be brave enough! xx

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