Have you ever found what you thought was the perfect thing, until you realized it wasn’t, but you could not let go of it? I feel like this may be a metaphor for a lot of things in life… But, in this case, I’m talking about an area rug.
First, I bought an 8×10 that looks very much like the Moroccan shag carpets everyone has…a warm white with gray diamonds. I knew it was very current/typical/at the risk of being basic, but I did not care. Then, I realized my house is tiny and an 8×10 rug is HUGE in our little living room. So that rug now happily lives in the disaster that is our bedroom and the real search for the perfect rug began. I gave myself silly guidelines…look for somewhat geometric, neutral, maybe globally-inspired, max width 8 feet and max length 9 feet. It wasn’t a week until I ran into it in all it’s glory…neutral, a bit of a pattern, 5×8, little bits of navy blue and the same gray on our walls. I fell hard for it!
Until I brought it home and it looks too small! But, I’m determined. Have you seen the rug layering look? Yes? No? Well, it’s a thing. Here are a few examples I’m finding inspiration from:
Jamie Chung’s living room via decorist
via Studio McGee
via Camille Styles
via My Domaine by Amber Interiors
via StyleMePretty by Homepolish for Fashiontoast’s Rumi Neely
So, I think I just need a good jute or sisal, right? Here’s what I’ve found:
Overstock Sisal 8×8, $139 here
Overstock Jute 9×9, $263 here
Home Decorator’s Jute 8×8, $249 here
Home Decorator’s Wool and Jute 8×8, $429 here [this guys was half off when I pinned it, so chances are it will go on sale again!]
And the possible winner:
Home Decorator’s synthetic (don’t judge) sisal 8.5×8.5, $199 here. The rug would only protrude 3 inches on each side, which would keep the walk-way to the dining room completely clear. Can’t wait to show you how this all turns out!