2.25.2013

Nice Rug

We got a new rug. Problem is, the debate is still out for whether or not I like it. We need a rug for under our dining table. Although our flooring photographs well, it came with the house and it has problems. It's laminate and not very high quality. This laminate looks great, but buckles with the slightest spill of water. Eventually we will replace it with hardwood, but we want to make this floor last as long as possible. Our dining room gets a lot of use. It's more than just a table we eat at, it's more of an everything happens here table. There are a few spots that look a little iffy, so in order to avoid disaster, we had to get a rug. I went back and forth between wanting a cow hide rug, and I think I would still like one-but it's just not in our budget right now. I put looking for a new rug on the back burner because we have more pressing things to tackle, but last week we were in Home Goods and we found a Jute/Cotton Rug in the clearance section. I wasn't sure if the dimensions were right, but B convinced me to buy it anyways and it could always be returned if we didn't like it.


The texture is perfect. It's a nice light color, and extremely low maintenance. It adds a nice dose of texture and warmth to a very cold, hard area. And surprisingly, for being made of jute, it's quite soft.


 My only issue is the size. It looks about a foot too small, but this is only noticeable in photograph. It definitely has more weight and substance in real life, but considering Apartment Therapy will be here soon, I kind of want things to look good in picture.


So the verdict is still out. We don't have the space to go too much bigger, but just a little more would be nice. And the price, $40, is hard to beat. If we were to get a cowhide rug, it would be smaller than this one, so I would still have the same problem.


What do you think? Too small? Keep looking? Help me out. It seems my mind is second guessing every decision I make for our home now that it will be put in front of the world to see. But hey, if they don't like my rug, at least the drapes don't match. Hehe. I had to go there.#lamedesignjokes


13 comments:

  1. too small! i say no for that space

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  2. Sorry, I think it's too small for the space :/ I made the same mistake once for a dining room rug (umm...five years ago?) and we have yet to get one that works, so I feel your pain. Check out Ikea for something budget friendly and neutral?

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    1. For some reason, I hate picking out rugs. I know what I love, but rugs are sooo expensive and for something that is just going to get trampled on, I hate spending the money. It's hard to find a rug that works in a dining room. I swear it's impossible.

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    2. I totally understand and agree! We have a total of three room rugs in our home mostly because I have such a hard time a) finding one I love that I will b) drop serious money on. One is a simple tan rug from Meijer, one is from Ikea and one is from Home Depot - lol. I've realized from reading blogs that I LOVE graphic designs (like your guest room rug) in room decor but wouldn't necessarily gravitate towards that, so at least I'm making progress!

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    3. Also...I've considered getting an outdoor rug for the dining room because I could always take it outside and hose it down :) Maybe eventually some Flor tiles would work well to make the exact size you should have?

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    4. FLOR tiles are a great idea! Perfect customization! And if one gets stained, it would be easy to replace.

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  3. First of all, don't stress about the AT shoot. Your house looks great.

    I've had a similarly tough time finding a rug for my dining room b/c it has to not hinder chair movement, be stain resistant, etc., yet also look good with my kitchen and living room decor. It's a tough space. I actually the rug is OK and for $40 I would keep it. I think if you go much bigger you start to cut the space in half visually since the area isn't that wide.

    Can you post more of a panned out shot of the dining area from the living room and kitchen perspectives?

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    1. Thank you! I know it's a tad too small, but in the space (not in photograph) it looks fine and going bigger might be too big. Plus for something that is going to have food spilled on it,$40 is about all I want to spend!

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  4. i agree, its just a hair too small! i think sizing up so that there is at least a perimeter of one foot around the table would work better for the space!

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  5. too small...
    i also dont like the way the legs push up the rug and make it bubble
    have faith and wait for the right one

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  6. Too small. Buy another and stitch them together.

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    1. Great idea! If only Homegoods had another one!

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