You say “Happy New Year,” and I say “Happy New Rug.”
I asked for a new rug for Christmas this year, and then I had to get down to business to choose one that I loved.
Before, we had so much tan going on in this room, so I knew I wanted a little pattern and color. But nothing too crazy. Just not so much “Beige on Beige.”
I chose the Bosphorus Distressed Persian Rug, which has been sitting in my Pinterest board for over a year patiently waiting for me to buy it.
I just had to decide on a color. When I’m trying to get a feel for a larger purchase, like furniture or rugs, I like to Google the name of the product and scroll through the Google Images. Unfortunately, I didn’t find many pictures in the dark blue or grey color ways. But, I did see it in a few real-life spaces – and it received good reviews.
I turned to the Internet to help me choose. I asked my friends on Facebook which looked better.
I agreed with the Internet and ordered the lighter version. (I still love the dark blue, but I think it limits what I can do in the room. And Ryan also mentioned that it may show more dog hair.)
The 8×10 rug was on sale for around $150 with free shipping. The price goes up and down, but I think $150 is a great deal for such a big rug.
Oh, and did I mention that my parents generously gifted this to me for Christmas? Don’t you order your own Christmas home decor gifts and get reimbursed? #adulting
When it arrived, I was pleased with how much it looked like the mockup. You never really know when you order something on the Internet.
There are mixes of lots of colors – beige, grey, aqua and even yellow. The pattern is interesting, but the colors are muted and blend in with our decor.
I’m thinking about getting a rug pad for a little extra “cush,” but it’s plenty comfortable and soft without it.
I feel like this rug really was meant for the room. It gives a little contrast to all the beige – but it still fits the space.
And, bonus – it really doesn’t show the dog hair.
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