I got a great deal on the rug in our front room when I snagged in on Etsy last year. It was only $50, new in package vintage, and the most fun shade of yellow.
I thought that the shag style would be great for babies and pets–so soft, and the whole thing could be thrown in the wash. Unfortunately, it hasn’t held up very well. Only a year later the pile is all matted and gross.
When I started wanting to lay a blanket down before putting Jack on it I knew the time had come to admit I’d made a mistake and just replace it. Lesson learned. I thought about going with an indoor/outdoor rug like we have in the living room, but although it is very easy to care for it’s not very soft at all. Jack and I spend a lot of time hanging out in this room and I want him to be comfortable. So I started researching different kinds of rugs and found that wool rugs are naturally durable and stain-resistant (and soft!). And since I only need a 5×8 for this room I can actually afford one! Overstock is quickly becoming my favorite place to shop for rugs thanks to the huge selection, reasonable prices, and free shipping. They’re running a sale for President’s Day so I’m planning to order one today if I can just make a decision. Here’s what I’ve got it narrowed down to:
They’re all pretty similar. Obviously I was feeling a Moroccan/trellis vibe. It was one of the only styles that suited my taste in the under-$200 range. I think I’ll go with a dark color this time, probably navy, to make it even more stain resistant. They’re all within fifteen dollars of one another and they all have good ratings–how to decide???