Our new hardwood floors were welcomed with open arms by everyone in our family…well…almost everyone.
You see, my daughter LOVES to lie on the floor when watching TV or reading a book or playing a game.
As someone who now solidly lands in the ‘over-40’ crowd, it just looks so uncomfortable because at my stage of life I find it much easier to sit down on the floor than I do to get back up. And it’s a guarantee that there will be some creaks and groans involved.
So, as she watched the new floors being installed, the first question she had was, “How am I going to lie down on THOSE?”
To which I replied, “One word sweet girl…rugs.”
But, let’s face it, choosing rugs is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of home decorating. First of all, they can be REALLY expensive! And second of all, there are SO many choices.
Also, I have found that, locally, my options are either discount stores which only have a handful of rugs at a time or high-end rug stores which have sales people following me around and rugs that cost more than my mortgage payment.
So, I threw caution to the wind and attempted to find one online.
After scrolling through page after page of rugs, I finally found the perfect one on Wayfair.com!
And since my living and dining rooms are connected, I wanted there to be continuity between the spaces so I purchased the same rug in different sizes.
My goal was to find rugs that were patterned by not too patterned, had color but not too much color, looked old and authentic without that too old and authentic price tag.
I am so thrilled with my choice! They absolutely complete the look of these rooms and capture that slightly more formal French Country look I was going for.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Those rugs don’t look very soft and fluffy and beckon you to come lie down on them, right?
Well, this is true. But, the good news is that these rooms aren’t where we spend most of our time anyway.
In our family room, where the tv is, I chose a rug that has a higher pile and definitely has a more ‘come relax on me’ feeling to it even if I rarely accept that invitation due to the aforementioned creaks and groans coming from my 42 year old body.
It’s a pretty great feeling to put the finishing touch on a space, isn’t it? These rooms have seen so much change over the last 10 years and I feel like they finally look how I always envisioned them in my mind.
My husband always jokes that we will get this house completely updated and finished and then end up moving since that seems to be a pattern for us. And there’s always that possibility.
But, for now, I’m just going to enjoy it. Preferably from the comfort of a chair and not the rugs on the floor!
What do you think about my choice? I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for meeting me at the fence today friends!