One thing that really sucked about the whole carpet debacle was that it pushed my timeline back for a lot of the projects I was working on. This included the living room renovation, the attic renovation, and the nursery renovation. What’s more, there are several items I was holding to purchase during this whole ordeal and now, those items are sold out or unavailable. Wah.
One of the items that isn’t available any longer is the original blue striped rug from Target that I’d posted about wanting to use in the living room. It was a good price and great simple pattern with some fun design elements. When I went to pull the trigger and realized it was gone, I flew into finding a suitable backup. I enlisted the help of my good friend and designer, Lacey, who is always great at finding sources for things.
Between the two of us, we’ve managed to wrangle up a few alternatives. Some are a little pricer than what I’d like to spend, while others may be a little cheap from a quality standpoint. I’ve got to strike the right balance of a good value with a good color and pattern.
When it comes to my top contenders, they all share a few things in common. I wanted something with a little bit of a worldly flair that still had a geometric element to it. I am still on the fence about flat weave vs more plush, it depends on what will lay the best over the carpet. And lastly, I want the rug to mesh well with the other design elements we have planned for the room – like some other pattern/colors/and art. A rug that is too bold or distinct might compete with some of any patterns used in other textiles. It’s a difficult balance!
I have one that is a top runner, but I’d love to get your opinion! Any favorites that stand out?