Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Holiday Home DIY: 5 Easy, Affordable Spruce Ups ~ @Mohawk_Home Give Away

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Home DIY: 5 Easy, Affordable Spruce Ups ~ @Mohawk_Home Give Away

Children and pets.  A wayward dish or awkward elbow.  Sunlight.  Life.

No matter the care that we take in designing and decorating our perfect room or space, as time passes, the overall appeal and look of your room transforms into a space lived in, sometimes not so gracefully.  As we plan for holiday entertaining, just as we take care in planning that well orchestrated meal, we turn our attention to the details of dressing our home for the season, the holidays, to receive our guests.

Dnak photography, Thanksgiving Table, Holiday Table Settings, Table Decor, Fall Decor Ideas
Photo Credit:  Dnak Photography
If you are like me, with a hectic, demanding schedule, thoughts of preparing my home often come late, leaving me in a rush to prepare, let alone undertake any significant redecorating projects.   Even if you are finding yourself in a similar situation, after considering the lacking appeal of your guest room or dining room, there are still easy solutions to save face without breaking your budget or throwing your tenuous schedule into chaos.

Five Easy Ways To Improve The Look Of Your Space

Lighting
No time to add a fresh coat of paint to hide wear?  Reconsider your lighting.  Dim those lights, change out bulbs to lower wattage and use candle for a soft, welcoming effect that will not highlight the flaws in your room or furniture.

Holiday Window Treatments
If your window treatments are lacking, adding a garland at your window or temporarily replacing them with by draping a swag of holiday fabric is an quick and inexpensive solution.

Thanksgiving Flowers, Humboldthead Photography, DIY Holiday Home
Photo Credit:  Humboldthead Photography
Fresh Flowers and Blooming Plants
Easy to pick up while shopping for your holiday meal components, adding a vase of fresh cut flowers or blooming seasonal plant will draw your guests eye and focus away from those sore spots in your room.

Seasonal Scents
Although the delightful aroma of your holiday baking and meal will likely prevail in most areas of your home, adding seasonal scents in guest rooms, bathrooms and other more remote areas of your home add a welcoming touch.

Easy Holiday Home DIY, Earth Tone Area Rugs, Floral Area Rugs, Holiday Home DIY
Photo Credit:  Mohawk Home

Area and Accent Rugs
If your existing flooring or carpet is showing signs of wear or life, adding a new area rug, whether over tile, wood or stone or as an accent in a carpeted room is a quick way to change the tone of your room and hide blemishes from your guests.


***GIVEAWAY***

Mohawk Flooring is generously offering That's What She Said readers an opportunity to win their choice of area rug, up to 5' x 8' size, up to $150 value from any of the Mohawk Flooring retailers.


Home Flooring Giveaway, Area Rug Giveaway, Home Decor, Easy Holiday Home Spruce Up, Earth Tone Area Rugs


This giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18+ and will end on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:01am EST.   Winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before an alternative winner is chosen.

GOOD LUCK!


I  received a gorgeous area rug from Mohawk Flooring to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences.  Sponsor is responsible for supplying and shipping prize.  Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ are not involved in nor responsible for this giveaway in any fashion. 

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142 comments :

Brooklyn Berry said...

I really like the Jacobean Floral Wool Area Rug - going to check it out next time I am at target.

jill24295 said...

I am in love with the Mohawk Home Wonderland Swirl Beige 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug! This would just look absoloutely amazing in our family room!
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Sandy VanHoey said...

I like the Alcott Brown area rug

Teh Doll said...

Mohawk Home Select Woodgrain Tigress 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug. It would be perfect right in front of my bed.

Jill said...

Mohawk Home 5-in x 8-in Multicolor Select Canvas Area Rug is my Fav.

It would be for our high traffic family room and this rug would match the decor :)

Jennifer said...

The Woolrich | Westland | 63 X 94 would be prefect for our home. The colors and the decor is a great match for our style.

Christy said...

I like the Mohawk Home 5-ft 3-in x 7-ft 10-in Brown Patton Area Rug. It matches all of the colors in my living room.

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Gidget said...

I like the West Bay Oyster design

Christopher Wetmore Christopher said...

I'm not sure if it's Mohawk, but the Home Kitchen Comfort Mat is something I need. I just moved into my mew apartment this last year, and my kitchen floor is COLD in front of the sink.

Laura Miller said...

I love the Cocoa Parline! It would be amazing in my home because I just got new furniture!

krazed79@yahoo.com

slstevener said...

I like the Cora...it's fun and funky.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I like the Mohawk Home Soho Blocks Printed Nylon Rug. It would look nice in my living room.

aaron.capricorn said...

eason area rug

peg42 said...

My favorite is the Mohawk Terrace Palm Isle Rug - Rug Size: 5' x 8'
Thanks so much.
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tylerkilledlove said...

http://home.mohawkflooring.com/rug-search/Y2885/CHERRY%20RED/42694250095/?return=rugs.aspx||qwe=|color11=1|pp=30

I LOVE THIS ONE!

Sally said...

The Couristan Covington Sand Multi Tropic Garden Rug would go with my duvet and decorations.

Liza Glick said...

I love the Palace Border | Cream and I think it would look great in my living room! glickgirls@gmail.com

Stacy said...

Bangles Multi would go great in our sunroom/toy room

Thomas Murphy said...

I like the Mohawk Home Dawson Shell 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug. The colors would go great in my living room.
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debijackson said...

love the whispering vines rug for my dining room debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Jen Fritts said...

I love the Barnes Seaside rug

jenfritts@hotmail.com

Katie Amanda said...

I like the Accelerator Plus - Candy Apple because it will match perfectly with my couch. Thanks!
katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I like all of their rugs, its hard to choose. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jon A. said...

I really like the Brown Alcott Area Rug, it's elegant and sophisticated, would look great in my living room!

RealtorSD said...

The artistic weavers Michael Brown rug would be perfect for in the living room because we just got a brown leather couch and this has nice hints of brown.
Sarah Davis
Sarah at realtorsd.com

sweepmom said...

I would love a rug for my breakfast area.

cindy said...

Mohawk Home Subway Lines Brown 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug

http://www.homedepot.com/Mohawk-Home/Mohawk-Home/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ10cZ10c/R-203517456/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051&superSkuId=203517177#.UK1qleSiOSp

cindy said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!

Jessicca Ruffell said...

My favorite rug is the Chesapeake
Sand Storm
60 X 84

wildcat32 said...

I like the Tropical Acres rug because it would be perfect for my living room.

Helga said...

I cant find the form so I cant enter! : (

hmromoser@yahoo.com

Barb W. said...

I really like so many, it's tough to choose! The Everyday Life | Apple Butter/Pearl would look great in my entry way. Jazzy Coffee would look great in my kitchen... and so on!!

mkjmc said...

Mohawk Home 10-ft x 13-ft Wilkshire Apple Butter/Biscuit I love this one at Lowes would be perfect in m bedroom

Chris Alejandro said...

I'd have to go with the Mohawk Home Dawson Sea Grass. It goes really well with the look in our office. Lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

Mohawk Home Channels Tufted Rug would look really nice on my bedroom floor

Miranda Sherman said...

I really like the Bangles design

Alaine88 said...

I love the asian branches rug- it would look perfect in my living room :)

mogrill said...

I like the Barnside rug.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Mama V said...

I love the Ink Swirl Cocoa rug.

mamavresale@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

I like Mohawk Home Westfield Camel 8 ft. x 8 ft. Square Area Rug because I like the design and colors.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Denise said...

I'm digging on the Everyday Life Black Pebble (60 by 96) since it would be perfect for our dining room.

Kelly H. said...

I like the Bangles Multi rug and I really need a rug for my sunroom.

William Bee said...

The Camden Grid design has to be my favorite.

PAIGE said...

I like the pink dot rug in brown. It matched the playroom perfectly!!!
elysesw@aol.com

Alexia Miller said...

The Bangles Multi Area rug is fun!

Stacy said...

I like the Bartley Mink rug--it has all the colors in my living room and would pull things together wonderfully.

bayctygrl said...

The MOHAWK HOME Bold Squares Rug - Dark Brown because the colors would match and look great!

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Stephanie Larison said...

I really like the West Bay Oyster, would look great in the living room!

fresh modern said...

I like the asian branches area rug. Our living room is all neutrals, we don't have an area rug yet, we moved in recently. This design would pull everything together.

frvetere said...

Bangles | Multi is more than perfect for my daughters room- I would love to win this for her...
no19034770 @yahoo.com

Tamar said...

i like the bartley

Carla said...

http://home.mohawkflooring.com/rug-search/BARTLEY/MINK/86093242220/?return=rugs.aspx||qwe=|pt0=1|pt8=1|pp=90

Make my house inviting while walking down the hallway to the living room

Kim said...

the Mohawk Home Sahara Rug would be perfect for my living room! It would make it look more inviting liven it up a little bit without being too busy
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

Trinity Babichuk said...

i love the medallion print and the costa rica print.

Thanks!

richelle bowers said...

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-c24673/mohawk-home-memory-foam-kitchen-rug.jsp

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we like the Mohawk Home Eason Med Light Pine design; would complement our den / home office nicely.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Bryan E.

Soccer Mom said...

i like the one pictured above it would be perfect in my dining room

Vera P. said...

crimson Frise Shag

Anonymous said...

really like the West Bay Oyster, would look great in the living room!

Anonymous said...

I like the Mohawk Home 5-ft x 8-ft Valence Select Strata Area Rug because it is a great pattern and would go well with my current furniture

kannw27 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like the Woolrich Cedar Run rug and I would love to put it front on my couch.


Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

one frugal lady said...

I love the brown silhouette vines rug!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

coriwestphal said...

My daughter has a black and white zebra theme going in her room right now, but her carpet just doesn't go with the theme. But it's not financially feasible to replace that! I'd LOVE to get the Perception Animal Print Rug (http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Perception-Animal-Print-Rug-5-x-8/6452191/product.html?cid=143910&fp=F&TRACK=CSENextag&mr:referralID=9f85f851-40ea-11e2-b779-001b2166c62d) to cover up the carpet and finish off the zebra look in her room!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

brich2222 said...

like the Mohawk Home Yellow Springs Patchwork Multi 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug



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Angela Cisco said...

I'd get the Select Strata Watamu rug and would redecorate my room around it

sparkedcat said...

The Mohawk Select Woodgrain Tigress Rug would look great in my living room.

shirley hicks said...

Woodgrain Tigress 5 ft. x 8 ft




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pauline15 said...

I love the look of the Mohawk Home Alliance rug, it's got the perfect muted colors are perfect for a welcoming area in my living room!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kim Hardy said...

I like the Traditional as it would look amazing in my living room

Erica C. said...

The Ink Swirl Cocoa 8x10 area rug would be good for us because the colors match our furniture.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love the Mohawk Home Bangkok Rug, it would add a great pop of color in my living room

morganowl28 at gmail dot com

Tiffany Hester said...

I like the Silhouette Shell 60 X 84. It is earthy and casual but feminine and would fit perfectly in my bohemian home.

W Shifflette said...

I like the blocks area rug in red from target. wendishifflette@yahoo.com

tracey said...

Mohawk Home 5-ft x 8-ft Apple Butter Wilkshire Area Rug
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rc name rochelle johnson

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have the Mohawk Home Select Strata Aqua Fusion 5' x 8' Rectangle Rug for my guest room. It would brighten up the room and provide a lot of color. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

cswoveland said...

I found 1 @ Lowes that is black and white checkered that would go so well in my living room

Marie C said...

I like the Alcott Oyster. It would be great in the spare room because when my younger son moved out he left me with a damaged hardwood floor that needs to be covered.
one.f1neday @ yahoo

yellowlabs said...

The MOHAWK HOME Squares Shag Area Rug - Blue/Brown would look great in my living room as it goes well with the colors I have in there.

Jenny said...

I like the bright medallion rug in my living room.

Joy said...

I like Mohawk® Home Bangkok Rug because of the colors.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

taletrader said...

I love the Montage Heritage. Something about it is just so cozy but modern at the same time, and the colors match my living room EXACTLY!

chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

Tara said...

http://www.target.com/p/mohawk-home-bold-squares-rug-dark-brown/-/A-11196460#prodSlot=medium_1_26&term=mohawk home

Allie Dole said...

I like the Alcott Brown

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Ink Cocoa Swirl - It matches my couches perfectly
annabella @ centurytel dot net

Charlene said...

I like the Aragon Red 22 x 84. It's the perfect size & color for my master bedroom by my bed :)

TreasureToday said...

The Flowers Delight, shell. I really like this area rug for my living room. I've had a dark rug in there for 7 years now and am ready for something light and airy. This rug would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

I like the Mohawk Home Mayan Sunset Sierra 8 ft. x 10 ft because the colors complement my great room furniture.
lorenalke@yahoo.com

s said...

Mohawk Home 3-ft 9-in x 5-ft Multicolor Montage Area Rug. My current rug is in bad shape and I think this one will be much more durable.

JACLYN said...

Memory Foam Bathroom Rugs look great! Would love one of the neutral colors.

Anonymous said...

I like the Mohawk Home alliance.

lsimons15 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like the Mohawk Home Alliance. It's perfect for the den.

lsimons15 at yahoo.com

Padma Miller said...

I've entered hundred of sweepstakes in the last 2 week hoping to win Christmas presents for my kids. We are broke but make too much money to get help. This is the first one that is what my kids actually want for Christmas. My daughter wants a purple one because her floor is cold. I am grateful to all you bloggers for your giveaways!

Candice said...

I would get the multicolor select strata from lowes. It would be perfect because our dining room is tile and we don't have a rug yet so when you sit down your chair and table slide across the floor. With two boys under 6, that is no bueno.
Thank you

Denise M said...

i like the Wonderland Swirl best, although they have some really great rugs to choose from

emchelly77 said...

i like the mohawk cocoa swirl!

Julie Jones said...

I like the architect runner. It would be perfect for my space because I need a rug to go from the front door to the hall closet. My kids constant walk on my floors with their shoes

Jennifer R said...

I think I would choose the Mohawk Home Cosmopolitan Lines Blue 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug for my front room. The blue tones and the abstract pattern would look nice in my home.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like the cora design.

Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Myrna said...

I love the Mohawk® Home Hidden Escape Rug for my dining room. It would go with the decor.

Mary Farley said...

love mohawk home patchwork rug- rust. would look great in my living room on my hardwood floor

Carol Foster said...

I love the Mohawk Home Everyday Life Black Pebble Area Rug at Menards it would look great in my foyer

Diane W said...

Mohawk Home Simpatico Biscuit/Starch 8 ft. x 10 ft. Area Rug is my favorite because it is modern and clean.

diane(dot)wortman(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela G said...

I like the Abacus in Smoke Blue.
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cassandra m said...

Contemporary

i would love this since my home has no carpet and i can never afford it

Ellen said...

I love the Barnes Seaside design - it's beautiful!

mary gardner said...

i like the Mohawk Home Frise Shag Starch 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug because it would go with the blue and cream colors in my bedroom

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

Sherry Conrad said...

I like the Barnes Seaside rug.

Susan Climan said...

I want the Shag Glimmer Rug for my bedroom. I accidentally destroyed our last rug in the washing machine! sleveene@hotmail.com

kathy pease said...

I love the Mohawk Home Select Strata Valence 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug it would match perfectly in my living room with my pecan stained wood walls :)
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Melissa V said...

I love Mohawk Home Blackbourne 63-in x 94-in Rectangular Cream Floral Area Rug. I would put this in my bedroom to cover some damage by three kids. It would be a great alternative to buying new carpet!

bergiejrfhe at yahoo dot com

Amy_M said...

I like the Eason Med Lt Pine. It would look great in my dining room.

Amy C.
amybabya79 at yahoo.com

clynsg said...

I like the Mohawk Home Valencia 5-ft 3-in x 7-ft 10-in Rectangular Granite Transitional Area Rug--it would be the perfect accent to my living room area.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

amy16323 said...

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-c24673/mohawk-home-memory-foam-kitchen-rug.jsp in my dining room
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

WWillows6 said...

I like the Mohawk Home Anton Rug because it's bright modern florals would look great with my bedroom decor.

Lisa Garner

Ruth Reynolds said...

i would like this one Camden | Square | 25 X 90

robyn paris said...

i like Mohawk Home Select Strata Valence because it would look nice in my living room

Patrice said...

I like Mohawk Home Kingston Frames Printed Nylon Rug because the colors would compliment the colors of my living room!

PDWinner523 at gmail dot com

Dianna said...

I really like The Mohawk Home Architect Rug -it matches most of my living room--the colors are perfect

Sonya said...

I love the Ink Swirl Cocoa! It would look great in my living room, which needs color!

Claire McKeon said...

I love the Asian Branches because it would go really well with the decor of my bedroom

mosaic317 at gmail dot com

AEKZ2 said...

The Mohawk® Home Royal Entrance Rug would go great in my family room because the colors go well with my decor

San Diego Momma said...

Love the Rusty Red Kodiak Area Rug!

Never had a Mohawk rug, but have heard great things!

debawriter@yahoo.com

Tanya White said...

MOHAWK HOME Squares Shag Area Rug - Blue/Brown Mohawk I like it because it is the same colors as my bedroom

Just a happy Mommy Blog said...

I love the Alcott Brown area rug

Susan Smoaks said...

i love the Mohawk Home Whispering Vines Rug
susansmoaks at gmail dot com
tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

ladyvon5845 said...

The Alcott Brown would be great in my living room to give it a newer look. ladyvon at grm dot net

mummytotwoboys said...

I really like MOHAWK HOME Silhouette Vine Area Rug - Brown because it would go wonderfully with the color scheme in my lounge

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michedt said...

I love the Mohawk Home 8-ft x 10-ft Aqua Fusion Select Strata Area Rug. It'd be perfect for our space because we love lots of color.

Trisha McKee said...

I love the Mohawk Home Royal Entrance Rug. It would be perfect with the browns in my living room.

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Misses Giveaways said...

architect rug because it would match my living room well

Anonymous said...

I love the Asian Branches rug in coconut. The delicate pattern would be a focal point of my kind of boring office space, and the color scheme would be perfect for what I already have going in there. Plus it looks soft and plush-- perfect for my baby's bare feet. :_)

A marie hj saver
creep4ward at hotmail

Brad Merrell said...

I like the magician rug http://home.mohawkflooring.com/rug-search/MAGICIAN/MULTI/86093075293/?return=rugs.aspx||qwe=|size3=1|pt0=1|pp=90

Adrienne said...

Alcott Brown would be great in our living room. We need an area rug to bring that space together.

susan1215 said...

Mohawk Home 5-ft x 8-ft Montage Heritage Multicolor Area Rug

This would look great in my family room because of the colors

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carol lewis said...

I love the Mohawk Home 10-ft x 13-ft Wilkshire Apple Butter/Biscuit because it is gorgeous and elegant, new and could cover up my crummy carpet in the bedroom which needs to be replaced.

Angela Cash said...

My favorite is the Mohawk Home Elegant Ikat Area Rug - Hot Pink from Target. I have a number of aqua accents in my bedroom and the pop of hot pink on the floor would look amazing in contrast.

Melanie Montgomery said...

the Mohawk Home Zayden Multi 7 ft.11 in. x 10 ft. Area Rug would look perfect in my living room

margaret walker said...

I like the earth tones in the Camden Rug - It would look great in my living room

Carolyn Daley said...

I love the Mohawk Select Terrace Palm Isle Rug for my livingroom.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mohawk-Home-Terrace-Palm-Isle-Outdoor-Rug/15410555

Gianna said...

Mohawk Home Orient Express Rug would look perfect in my living room.

Tracy Allen said...

The Eason in Lt Pine would be perfect for my new home office. We are buliding a house with all wood floors so I need rugs to brighton things up! Thanks

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