Mohawk Home Holiday Tour: Our Family Room


This post is sponsored by Mohawk Home. I received this rug free of charge to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

Today I'm excited to be participating in Mohawk Home's first annual holiday home tour, along with a few other talented bloggers! We each got to choose a Mohawk Home rug and style it in our home for the holidays. I decided to tackle our family room, which badly needed some love (we hadn't paid any attention to this room since we first moved in!). It's the only room in our house with a fireplace, so I knew we'd be hanging out here more as the weather gets colder. My goal was to make it feel cozy and welcoming for both kids and adults, on a small budget. We chose the beautiful Heirloom Tamur rug, and I added in festive touches like boxwood wreaths in the windows, mercury glass votives on the mantel, a felt ball garland, and some knit stockings.

Mohawk Home Holiday Tour

Wreaths hung in the window

New rug in our family room

Mohawk Home holiday house tour

I didn't want to spend a lot of money on furniture, so I was thrilled to find a rattan swivel chair at Goodwill for $20 (score!). I pulled in some pieces we've owned for awhile, like this black antique trunk and the pink shell-back chair (both from our living room in Edmonds). We also switched out the lighting for fixtures that are more our style (bye bye boob lights!). Here's the before for's so much better now. :)

Family room

Holiday family room

Flat-weave rug from Mohawk Home

The rug is a stain-resistant flat weave, which is great for kid-friendly, high-traffic areas like a family room. A premium rug pad underneath makes it feel more plush, even though it's low-pile. I'm really happy with the result! I've been wanting an antique Persian-style rug for a long time, but have never been able to justify the cost. This rug has a similar look but at a very reasonable price point (under $400 for an 8 x 10).

Affordable Persian style rug

Family room decorated for the holidays

Hutch styled for the holidays

I used the colors in the rug to influence the overall color palette of the room--mint green, ivory, gold, and pink. It's a palette that works well for the holidays, but will also look good throughout the year. And luckily, it's a color palette that I already own a lot of, so I didn't need to buy very much! That's always something I recommend when decorating on a budget: start by shopping your own house. I mean, look how perfectly our antique pink armchair and that mint green pillow fit with the colors in the's like it was meant to be.

Pink chair

Mantel with stockings

Family room rug

We have a lot of friends with young kids (and a messy toddler of our own), so I purposely kept all the updates in the family room low-key and budget-friendly, so I can breathe easy letting kids play in here. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out, and I'm excited to spend more time here during the holidays!

Mohawk Home Holiday Home Tour

Be sure to check out the rest of the homes in the Mohawk Home Holiday Tour as well...lots of beautiful spaces: Our Burlap BungalowChaotically Creative / Twelve on Main / Duke Manor Farm / The Heathered Nest

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  1. Posted by heather thibodeau on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 the rug you picked! Ours is actually super similar! Your family room looks absolutely lovely!!! Happy holidays!!
    • Posted by Aileen on Thursday, November 30th, 2017

      Happy holidays to you too Heather! I looove the rug you chose as well. Your whole house is gorgeous too, from the outside in!
  2. Posted by sara s syrett on Thursday, December 14th, 2017

    I love that rug! It is everything! Your whole room looks so beautiful! Happy holidays!
    • Posted by Aileen on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

      Thank you Sara! Happy holidays to you too! <3