A New Rug for the Office

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  February 18, 2013 — 7 Comments

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.

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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.

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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:

Hand-hooked Alexa Moroccan Trellis Wool Rug (570x570)Overstock.com

Handmade Alexa Moroccan Trellis Wool Rug (570x570)

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Handmade Luna Marrakesh Trellis Wool Rug (570x570)

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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???

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7 responses to A New Rug for the Office

  1. the Navy was my first choice, but to keep continuity with the gold you have now, the Gold trellis is awesome… I am also strangely drawn to the green accented beige.

  2. I love the yellow but it seems like it would go in another room in your house. For some reason I am just drawn to the Charcoal. It seems to bring the room together, if you added some copper-metallic, navy and emerald pillows to the couch. I am a fan of neutrals and Earth tones though.

  3. Navy or yellow. I vote navy.

  4. My opinion, for whatever it’s worth, is that the last style is the most elegant and timeless, while still having the cool, modern vibe, that’s so in right now. I would also go w navy or charcoal. Good Luck!

  5. I like the first one best. Not sure why, though.

  6. I like the navy and the royal blue as well. I think it will bring some much needed balance and interest in to the room, and will tie in with your peacock colors. You could always use it in Jack’s room later on because it would probably tie in with his navy dresser.

  7. Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap February 21, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Thanks for all the suggestions, y’all! I ordered one and it’s supposed to be delivered on Monday! Can’t wait to show you which one I chose!

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