My living room has evolved quite a bit in the past several months, here is a picture of it taken in late July, complete with party decorations:
changes include replacing the coffee table with the one I refinished here, getting a new couch, and loosing the blue and white couch and papasan chair (one was sold to a friend, one left us when a roommate moved out), and then simply rearranging what was already there (also, clearly the fiesta themed decorations were put away). I think it is looking a lot better already, but I keep wondering what a difference a new rug would make, especially given that the current rug (a $40 target find) sheds every time we vacuum, and is looking pretty scuzzy.
So now I find that I spend a lot of time looking online at rugs. I am hoping for something similar in size or a bit bigger than the one there currently (which is 4'x6'), but not too much larger- hopefully 5X7 or so. Since there is already a bit of the feeling of too much furniture in too small a room, I want to stick with a rug that is toned down, and somewhat neutral. It's also important that its colors work nicely in the room. A few that have caught my eye so far:
|this one from walmart.com $93 for 5x8 |
though, I admit I am hesitant to support Walmart given the way they have been known to treat their employees.
|this one from Target for $129 5'x8'|
also from target for $99.99 (only problem is that is larger than I am looking for, at 78"x120"
Fab Habitat rug is made from recycled plastic bottles! 5x7- $75.00
This rug from Amazon.com seller Home Dynamics is a little bolder in pattern and color than the others I have been looking at, but the colors really do match many in the room. 5x8 $69.99
So, any input for me? Should I choose one of the above options, keep looking for something else, or just leave my current, shedding little rug in place a while longer?