New Navy Trellis Rug

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  February 27, 2013 — 7 Comments

I posted last week about how the yellow rug in our office/playroom has not exactly stood the test of time. The pile is matted and dingy, and it was time for it to go.

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Thank you so much for all of your suggestions in helping me choose a new rug! After reading your comments and personal messages I was kind of loving the idea of the rug below in khaki (pictured in the top right).Hand-hooked Alexa Moroccan Trellis Wool Rug (570x570)

Unfortunately the khaki was sold out, so I was torn between this rug in navy and another one in charcoal. I really couldn’t decide, so I asked Nick what he thought. He usually has little to no opinion on matters of home decor but for some reason he was really digging the navy. And since I preferred the pattern of that rug as well, into the cart it went. But not before I googled a coupon code. It was already on sale and then I got another $17 off. Winning!

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Imagine my delight when I got to the next page and realized I had a $20 store credit! It was from the last time I bought a rug from Overstock and it went on sale right after. I emailed them and they gave me a credit for the difference, but I’d forgotten all about it until now.

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I waited allllll dayyyy on Monday for my new rug to arrive. Totally a first world problem, but the FedEx guy didn’t show until nearly 7pm.  I had to work yesterday, so today is the first chance I’ve had to snap some pictures and share it with you!

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The existing rug pad was shaped a little differently than the new rug, so I just trimmed it where needed with some scissors. This afternoon I’m going to experiment with hot gluing the extras onto the sides where it’s a little short, but if it doesn’t work it’s no biggie.

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I looove the way it looks in here. It’s so soft and cushy underfoot and Jack is happily playing on it at this very moment. The dark blue really balances out the green undertones in the wall color. And hopefully it will hide a multitude of kid and pet disasters (though I think it will be a little higher maintenance in the pet hair department thanks to the saturated color). My only regret is that I didn’t get it sooner! And as for the navy ottoman, it’s been relocated to the living room since navy ottoman + navy rug was a little too much navy for me. It’ll get much more use in there anyway. Would you believe it if I told you the room actually feels bigger now? I think maybe it’s because there’s a few more inches of space between the rug and the shelving unit. Or maybe it’s the large-scale pattern. Who knows. All I knows is I likes it.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


7 responses to New Navy Trellis Rug

  1. Love it! It looks really good with the couch.

  2. Looks great! Totally agree that it balances with the wall color.

  3. I love it. I am totally jealous. I cannot do dark blue. Two large yellow dogs make it impossible for me to have dark colors. LOL the calico cat doesn’t help either.

  4. LOVE (!!!) the navy color. So beautiful.

  5. Really brightens up the room! Comfy for baby is a plus!

  6. I’ve actually been looking at this exact rug to purchase for my new living room! And I’ve been racking my brains out to try and figure out if the “white” in this navy blue rug is actually white or closer to beige. My furniture is a dark beige/light brown and I can’t tell if it will look right! Are you able to tell me what color it looks to be? Also, I’ve read reviews it sheds A LOT. Have you had the problem? It looks amazing in your room! I love it!

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap March 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Hi Lindsey! I’m glad you like it! It’s definitely not white–more of a cream or ivory color, but it actually looks really good with my white sofa (it lends sort of a layered look). As for the shedding, it’s not so much that it sheds all over the house or our clothes but that it sheds onto itself. The white sheds onto the blue and the blue onto the white so it needs a good vacuum to look clean. I’m hoping this improves after a few months, but even if it doesn’t it’s not the end of the world! Hope it helps!

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