Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A New Rug

Shopping for Rugs can be a real daunting experience.  Affordable but good quality doesn't always go together.  I am in the market for 2 maybe 3 area rugs.  One for the living room, one for the family room and maybe one for the breakfast area.

The living room is one I am not sure about at all.  There are a few things that I really like,
I love cowhide rugs and think one would be fabulous, just not sure about color and pattern.

This was my inspiration board that I put together for the new room design.   So far I have everything and it is looking fabulous.  (Still have to have the hardwood floors done and the bench/ottoman didn't work out at all.)  Thinking about the cowhide rug, it looks fabulous, but finding the right one is really hard.

I kind of like a really light background.

 However, the variations of the brown and white are so pretty in some of these.

 Even the darker browns are pretty.  Each one is so different, and it makes it really hard to choose.

Then there are some really fabulous sculpted rugs now.  I definitely think I want something light, but not sure what kind of pattern.

Isn't this one stunning.  I love the leaves and vines.

This is one of my favorites so far.

This pattern is interesting, but way too dark.

This is kind of a take on zebra - sort of.

I like this simple contemporary style too.  This rug would go with anything.

There are some fabulous shags out there with tons of sheen.  Maybe a lighter color would work.

None of these have caused me to pull the trigger yet, but I did find one that I totally love and will be perfect for the family room.

 This is a luxurious heavy thick jute rug that is so super soft.  I think this will be perfect in my family room and I love the fringe too.

See the thick nubby weave and this one is not scratchy, just luscious.  I found this at Rugs USA.  This is the Maui Chunky Loop.
It really is soft and luxurious and so thick and cozy.  For Now it is in the breakfast area.

Works great with my beige and cream tile and will look fabulous if I move it to the familyroom with new hardwoods.

I am sure I will find just the right rug, just have to wait until the floors are done and the room is painted, then maybe I will have some new inspiration.

How about you, what kind of rugs do you like?

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  1. You have shown a lot of great rugs. I love oriental rugs....

  2. I almost bought that Jute rug last winter ( because of the fringe )
    Some beautiful choices Marty - hard one to make though !

  3. That's a nice rug, Marty. Can't wait to see how your room looks after the makeover. I would love to have a rug in our family area, but we have dogs who would most likely eat it up. :)

  4. I really love the cowhides. I'm shopping for one myself and considered the spotted type, but drawn more to the brindle. (I think you just helped me out!) Your jute rug is beautiful and suits the dining area perfectly. You have some fascinating choices. I can't wait to see your makeover!

  5. Oh boy, I'm at a total loss for help in this department. You know my saga with rugs right now. I do like that light one with the vine motif.

  6. I am so like you with procrastinating on buying rugs. It's hard to do it online but where else will you get so many choices? One thing I do is check for thickness. I just bought a sculpted rug for my living room...cream on ivory (sort of beige). I love it but the beige has a sort of lavender tinge to it. Ha! It's a trellis pattern and I was really afraid to have a pattern but I bit the bullet and I am so happy.

    I love jute, too. I have seen the one with the fringe and love it. It is super hard to clean if you spill anything dark on it. I had to throw out an 8 X 10 jute rug when someone (!) spilled a ton of tomato soup on it. Scrubbing with several products just couldn't get down in those fibers.

    Good luck! I can't wait to see your finished room! :)

    Jane xx

  7. I enjoyed this post. We spent the summer renovating our new home. I am still looking for the perfect area rug for our dining area. It so hard to decide - especially when looking on line. :-)

  8. I've seen the hide ones at Ikea. I don't know about the quality. I think I can always smell those things, so it is not something I investigated closely. The light ones are pretty. I like the faux animal prints when I see them too. I trend toward something that doesn't show the dirt. I like your plan.

  9. That is a great rug, Marty! Love it! I agree that it is very difficult picking out rugs! Carpeting too. Joe and I hate the carpet we have in our offices ans upstairs. The sales guy said it would wear as well as berber....WRONG!!! I should have gone with my gut!!! You know I love the animal prints!!

  10. I am obsessed with the rugs from Dash & Albert, the indoor-outdoor ones. I have one so far - easy care, and I plan to get another soon. I see the one you got has a fringe. That might not work for a semi-ocd person like me.

  11. i am such a nrevous wreck when it comes to picking out a rug. some say you should design the room around a rug, me...I do the reverse and design my room then find a rug. good luck with your decision.

  12. Very nice Marty! We need several and like you I am having a hard time deciding! Blessings,

  13. Marty, beautiful choices! I have been looking for a new rug for our home library and I love image 5 and 6 in this post. Do you mind sharing where you found them> Are they also from Rugs USA? Thank you! Enjoy your day. Maria

    1. I saw them on Overstock. I also saw some similar ones on Amazon, so check their sites out.

    2. Sorry, I double checked, those two really are from Rugs USA. They have some really pretty ones.

    3. Thank you so much for the information, Marty! You are right, they are beautiful and great prices.

  14. Love all of your rug options Marty! I have that Maui Jute rug too (a small one in my foyer and a large one in my office) - just so you can learn from my mistake, if you decide to use it with hardwoods be sure to use a rug pad under it! I didn't since I have a heavy desk on top that anchors it and I now have an imprinted pattern of the rug on my hardwoods :(

    1. Oh wow, great advice. I really like the rug, but sure don't want to have it mess up my new floors. Thanks.

  15. Hi Marty, I am right there with you trying to find a rug for my living room. I have been looking forever. I need something that is pretty but will hold up to my basset hound. I do like the Jute rug with the fringe you found. The favorite beige one you found is great too. So pretty and love the design.

  16. I love your new rug Marti. Actually I just purchased the same one from RugsUSA when they had it for 75% off and I absolutely love it. It's in my dining room. If you are considering a cowhide (which I believe are timeless and classic and a good choice), Joss and Main has a few today for only $206.00. Also Ikea has a few that are a little cheaper than most other places in case you want to check those out. Can't wait to see what you choose.

    1. I bought mine on their 75% off sale too. What a bargain and it is really a fabulous rug. I love it.

  17. So many pretty ones Marty. I like that you are going neutral. It will be much easier to change other things in the room when you need to.

  18. Those are some great choices Marty. I can't wait to see what you come up with. The breakfast area rug is great! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah

  19. Where can I find the rug that you mentioned is your favotite so far.... Thanks!