Friday, March 25, 2011

Rug Dilemma

I’m having a rug crisis. there is a huge sale going on at Cost Plus World Market. So I’m being manic about rugs right now.

This is what I’ve bought:


Master Bedroom. One word. WHITE. I absolutely adore this rug.

Is it too small? It’s only 6x9. (Pay no attention to the fact that I have no bed skirt or baseboard around the mattress. That will change soon. We just upgraded to a king shortly before my hubby left.)

While we don’t have kids now, God willing, there will be little feet pitter pattering around here. Is it reasonable to expect to keep the master bedroom relatively unscathed? Please parents, be brutally honest. And more importantly, have I ever mentioned how much I love wine. RED wine. Almost exclusively. And coffee. BLACK coffee. Yes, my dentist loves me. I think I scare me, more than the thought of kids scare me…..

(Edited to add later: Also, I will have a bench at the end of the bed, which for me makes a huge difference on the look of the rug.)

Moving on.

A 5” round rug. Two of them actually. Both similar styles, but different colors. The first, upstairs. (Again, never mind the unfinished stairs and the hole in the wall)

The first. I’m not fond of the color. Too drab. I think this is going back.DSC_0100DSC_0101

The second. Downstairs. Right in front of the entry way in the foyer. Better colors, but it feels too traditional….


Not sure where this one would go, but I LOVE the colors. It’s smaller. 5 x 8. Originally I bought it for the dining room, but I think it’s the wrong size….

Um, yes. Those are moving boxes. Three years old. Thankyouverymuch.



Lastly, a chorcoal and crème rug. I like the pattern, but is gray too dreary? It’s for the future library that will consist of white built in bookshelves. I think that will brighten the room up a lot. Plus there are two skylights, but NO overhead lighting. You can see the color of the wall are a beautiful creamy rich taupe.


What do you guys think? They are of course all 100% wool so very good quality for the price ($299 for the larger ones and $100 for the rounds). Rugs are a big decision. I want a punch of color, but the rugs I really want are in the thousand$ range. That’s a no go. I have a kitchen remodel coming up that will eat my rug budget for a mid morning snack!

p.s. that dresser you see in the left hand corner I bought at a flea market for $45. STEAL! Fix up job, but it’s gorgeous.


joyRuN said...

I don't think the rug in your bedroom's too small. Just don't bring your wine or coffee in there. And DON'T LET CHILDREN IN THERE!


Running and living said...

OK, I love all the rugs but the gray one - too sad:) The white one is fine, but I'd plan on putting the run away when kids come along, at least for a few years. House looks great:)

Meg said...

This is funny but I love the gray one because it is neutral enough to put some BRIGHT colors with it. Sorry AM, I like using a low color on the floor and spicing up the room with other colors. I just saw yellow accents with a gray rug and in the Pottery Barn catalogue they have that neat green/blue/agua with gray. Your walls are also low key so imagine the fun you could have with bright pillows, frames, etc. I like to see neutral down low and color above the floor line, that's just where my eyes go. So, I'm just a kindergarten teacher who likes to pull teeth and get dirty so you don't have to listen to me. I'm also a color-aholic with orange, yellow and cocoa walls in my house so that's that.
You are brave to ask us for advice :) ! Can't wait to see what you decide.
Oh, and I like white, even with kids!

Aron said...

I am so jealous of that white rug. My animals would DESTROY it in 2 seconds.

Christi said...

Okay, I don't think the white rug is too small. I also like the greay one.

Niki said...

I love the white rung in your master bedroom. I think it goes great in there. Just be careful with the wine and coffee :) I also really like the 2 round ones.

Amy said...

OMG, am I too late to add my $.02????? First of all, baby wipes (from Costco get out EVERYTHING. Red wine spill? NO PROBLEM! Baby anything? Not an issue. Seriously. You know I love red wine and coffee and I have gotten off both with those magical wipes.)

LOVE - scratch that - obsessed with all of your rug choices. I hope you didn't return any of them. And I'm wondering if they'e still on sale (probably not).


Molly said...

my favorite rug is the grey one, it fits into the whole neutral thing you've got going.

and your bedroom is beautiful! White is okay for your room, my spread is off white. Easy to clean in case a kid pukes on you in the middle of the night, as long as you have stain stick : )