My last rug in the living room was a shade of green that covered the dirt, but clashed with my brown walls. In between potty training two Bernese Mountain dog puppies we were ready for a rug that could not be hosed down.
Sound familiar? If you have pets you know the carpets take a direct hit sometimes. Especially during potty training and their first trash can raid or counter surf expedition. So when I found this navy and white rug for the living room it was love at first click. I found it at Overstocks and it is in and out of stock regularly.
Tip: Take advantage of the “notify me when in stock” button. It works. Target uses that option too and I got an alert when these prints were back in stock less than 24 hours after I had asked to be notified.
I am so excited to share a sneak peek of our new rug for our living room. While we wait for new windows I decided to take a good look at “the bones” of the living room. This room was love at first site so many years ago. A good friend of mine suggested when feeling stuck (with a room) to empty the room and put it back together. This method raised a few eyebrows when the family came home to the living room furniture in the hallway. But, if mama ain’t happy no one is happy.
Here was our living room last week. That chaise is my favorite piece of furniture in the house! You can find the details here.
There is no color in this room; even with the furniture. And, the previous rug was a cheap, quick fix to add a little color. I spent my free time searching for rugs on popular sites like Wayfair.
I had a few specs for a new rug (thank goodness for the handy filter option on shopping sites). The new rug needed to be a medium shade of blue so I could go on either side of the blue color wheel for window treatments and accessories. I am a cautious color girl. And, I wanted a wool rug, but not one that would disrupt my Nordstrom fix.
Finally, the rug had to be soft underfoot because of the living room (and that chaise) that is the family’s favorite room to relax and enjoy the Colorado views. I love this rug so much! I can’t find it on Overstock, but here is a similar quality and it is on my radar. And, here is one more that I love.
And, then I found this rug at Overstock. It’s available in different colors, sizes and as a bonus, it is on sale.
I was so nervous when our blue rug arrived on my front porch. What if I didn’t love it? How would I return a 50-pound roll of wool? What if my
family dogs hated it?
My son helped me drag, pull and push the new rug up a flight of stairs. Before the big reveal, I added a rug pad. I read that not only does it protect the wood floors (not that I would be opposed for a reason to refinish the floors), but a rug pad adds an extra layer of cushion.
I was this close to buying a larger rug, but then I found this reference for rug placement on Home Depot’s blog.
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