An area rug can really define a room. When we moved into our apartment two years ago we were of course very excited to furnish the place. Now I wish we didn’t rush into buying things but instead waited until we found just the right piece.
Shortly after we moved in we stumbled across this rug from Homesense. I wasn’t in love with it but it picked up the colour on our feature wall (Dior Gray by BM) and the price was right at only $100. I would’ve preferred something with a geometric print as opposed to a floral (surprise, surprise!) but the husband was pretty adamant on this rug so we went for it.
Then, at Christmas with the tree, decorations, and all there was way too much going on in the space so I rolled up the rug to store it in our hallway closet where it still stands today. I wanted to put it downstairs in our storage locker but the husband had his thinking cap on and he didn’t want a little rodent making a home in our plush rug. Smart man, smart move.
The other thing that drove me crazy about this rug was the fact that it would not lay properly flat. It would bunch up, especially around the ottoman, and I was afraid that it was going to become a tripping hazard with any guest. Can’t you just imagine a glass of red staining the off white carpet?
So, this is where we stand right now. I like the open feel, sometimes less is more, but now the ottoman seems to floating. I was never a fan of that ottoman to begin with but until I find something that’s ridiculously on sale that thing is not going anywhere.
So I don’t know when or if this is ever going to happen but a girl can dream and I’m dreaming of these beautiful rugs…
This is an indoor/outdoor rug from Crate and Barrel and of course I love the chevron.
Another Crate and Barrel rug. I really like how this pattern is more subtle than the one above.
I have had my eye on this rug from West Elm for a long, long time now. I love everything about this rug: the chevron, the subtlety, the texture, the rawness. If I don’t get this for my own place you know I’m going to try convincing my mom to get it for the cottage
Another gorgeous and subtle rug from WE. It’s there but it’s not there.
This is another rug, this one from IKEA, that I’ve had my eye on. This is another one of those one’s that if I don’t get it for our place, I’d love to see at the cottage. Good thing for another place to decorate AND parents money
Well there are definitely some similarities between all five of these rugs. Unlike what the husband picked out for our first area rug, none of these have a floral pattern.
Which is your favourite? Who else has an area rug on carpet? Do you have any tricks for it not bunching up? I’m thinking our ottoman is partly to blame for it but I’m not sure.