I never realized how difficult rug shopping could be. There are so many different sizes, colors, carpet types and lengths. My living room was feeling cold and uninviting and also looking really dark and...brown.
See what I mean? Brown floors, brown furniture, brown pillows. There is no ceiling light which makes the room even darker. This room has a ton of potential and eventually we will get there. I love the floors but I wanted it to feel cozier, warmer. I wanted a rug that could work with whatever furniture we choose in the future and that was large in size. I wanted something that wouldn't easily ruin by our dog babies nails. That said, I started searching.
I found many great options but wasn't completely satisfied until I found this one on the West Elm site.
It is an indoor/outdoor rug which is perfect with our dogs, nearly indestructible. I ordered it in an 8x10 the perfect size for our living room. HUGE. It is/was on sale for $179.99 regularly $599.99. That is a $420.00 savings and I found a code to get free shipping. SCORE!
I also ordered a rug pad from Amazon. This is the one I ordered; I wanted to be sure to protect our wood floors. I paid $54.99 (regularly $89.99) and I am happy with it.
Here it is in our home.
And here it is with the coffee table I showed you the other day.
Here is what are in the plans next.
- New pillows on the couches (adding more color in the room including black and grey)
- Add some kind of throw on the couch
- New curtains
- Buy and restore an old end table and replace the one we have, preferably pedestal style
- New lamp
- New wall art
- Decorate the coffee table
I also came across some amazing deals on Overstock, I definitely recommend checking out what they have.
*Update- The rug I ordered has sold out. Sorry!