October 23, 2013

Curtains, and Rugs, and a Giveaway, oh my!

*** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ***
Congratulations to Melissa A. on winning the gift cards!



This post is brought to you by World Market. All opinions are 100% mine.

October 31st is Halloween, my boyfriend's birthday, and the 17th month in our new house. Before we moved in, I had a long list of things I wanted to do before we hit the first year mark like replacing all of the builder's light fixtures, finding curtains and rugs for every room, and buying some new furniture. Let's just say I pretty much failed haha

Why am I telling you all of this? Well, we're finally going to be adding curtains to all of the windows on our first floor! It's happening 5 months after my target goal but better late than never, right?



Please ignore the sad state of our living room!

We picked up some plain white curtains the last time we were at IKEA and are planning to hang them from DIY pipe curtain rods like we did in our office.





Eventually I'd love to buy some colored or patterned curtain panels to add to the outside of the white ones for a color-blocked look:



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These gorgeous green velvet ones would be perfect for fall and would transition nicely into Christmas:



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I really like these brightly colored floral ones as well!



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They'd look great hung as a room divider in a small apartment or behind a wall as a pseudo headboard. The panels are on sale right now and I'm seriously contemplating buying one to cut up and make some pillows or napkins out of!

After we add the curtains, I plan on investing in some rugs. To me, rugs and curtains are the two finishing touches that really cozy up a room and make it feel finished. We have tile throughout our entire first floor and a cushy rug in our living room would feel very nice underfoot!

I could bury my face (and feet) into this rug:



[ Image via World Market ]

The pattern is great (very Beni Ourain!) and it's made of 100% wool. It looks ultra-plush, like a fluffy cloud that my toes would love!

I like this rug's pattern but...



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It's a flat-weave rug and I worry that it might be scratchy like my Nate Berkus dhurrie rug shown below.



By the way, does anyone pay attention to what their rugs are made of? I never do but apparently there's a method to picking a rug based on the area/room it's going to be in! Mind. Blown.

Do you need any curtains or rugs? If so, you're in luck! If not, maybe you need other things ;)

World Market sent me two, $25 gift cards that I'm giving away today!



You must use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is click "enter to win" followed by the big green "enter" button. Easy peasy! The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end next Wednesday, October 30th. The winner will be announced on Halloween!

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Good luck! :)

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29 comments

  1. I always need rugs! Such an awesome giveaway!

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  2. i love that first rug you showed and also love those green velvet curtains!

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  3. I drooled over all of this stuff this past weekend. I want to move into World Market. :)

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  4. Ooooooh! Love World Market. Been pining for a rug and curtains for my living room!

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  5. Looooove me some World Market! Is it weird that I'm excited for you to get curtains up? I swear, it makes a room feel so much more cozy and finished. Yay for getting things done AND awesome giveaways! :)

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    1. They really do! When we added them to our office I had this weird smile on my face for a while because the room just looked so much better. I couldn't explain it to my boyfriend but at least you get it haha

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  6. ooooh i am soo excited you are having this give away. I have two sets of worldmarket drapes bookmarked and need an excuse to go there too ;)

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  7. I think that orange stripey rug is one of the ones I looked at for my foyer, only in purple :). I'm going to go check out the link on picking rug material, but I think maybe I've already discovered on my own that people with a mess of dogs and cats and kids should go all indoor outdoor rugs all the time :(

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    1. Indoor/outdoor ones can be pretty too! I've had good luck with jute rugs but they're typically not very cushy underfoot.

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  8. I so badly want to win this one. Crossing my fingers and toes!!!

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  9. There is always something I can use from World Market! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. Fingers crossed! I love world market- everything is so fun and different there. And don't beat yourself up. I'm still amazed at what we haven't accomplished in our home lol!

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  11. Hi Caitlin! My name is Caitlin too! (great name, and great spelling!)
    I am a recent finder of your blog and I love it. I love your style (especially your office).
    Thanks for blogging!

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  12. I love that wool Beni Ourain-ish rug! Ahh! I think colorblocked curtains would look awesome in your space :)

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  13. We are moving into a house that is 100% tile flooring and I've been on the hunt for rugs. Gotta love World Market!

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  14. I loved a World Market rug online, but it was crazy scratchy in person so I passed on it. Lesson learned!

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  15. Hooray to all the Yelpers out there who posted reviews of this place. You inspired me to go off the regular mattress hunting path and try something different. Cow Rug

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  16. Those curtains are so rich in color, absolutely gorgeous. Would be a great addition for a room in winter seasons.
    Curtain Shop

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