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Living Room Reveal with Revival Rugs

When we first toured our home, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the living room. The green wallpaper, built-in bookshelves, limestone fireplace, and large windows fill this room with character. It’s one of the only rooms where we are leaving the wallpaper.

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I’m Miranda.
You can find me in Indianapolis, Indiana with my hubby Andrew, daughter Ryan and our pup Porter. I believe everyone has the power to create a home, life & business that they LOVE.
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It’s no secret that I love vintage Persian-style rugs. In my opinion, rugs can make or break a room. They’re perfect for adding texture and depth to a space. See how I styled them in our home.

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I’ve been buying, collecting and selling handmade rugs for about 5 years now. They hold a special place in my heart! Vintage rugs add the perfect amount of collected and cozy to every room. There are so many places to find vintage rugs, but here are my favorites!

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How to Care for Your Handmade, Persian Rugs | Thoughtfully Thrifted | Miranda Schroeder Blog |

Persian rugs are an investment! I hear so many people say they don’t want to purchase a “nice” rug because they have kids or pets, but here is the thing, if you purchase a Persian rug, it will last for YEARS when taken care of regardless if you have kids or pets. I’ve bought so many cheap, machine made rugs that I had no way to clean, and they ended up going in the trash can. With a good professional cleaning, a handmade rug with pile will look brand new.

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Our bedroom has gone through quite a few “phases” since we moved in last fall. I’ve recapped them below for your amusement. That said, I’m finally feeling like I have a vision for this house and the vibe I want to go for. I truly believe design is a journey and not a destination.

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There are four main types of rugs, machine made, hand knotted, flat weave/hand woven, and hand tufted. Here is how you can tell the difference between handmade rugs and machine made rugs.

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