I have to say, while I love what a great rug adds to a room, I struggle with paying big $$ for some of the rugs I see out there. I don't know why - it's a personal problem I guess. Maybe it's because I think of other things I could buy with that money - like furniture or a plane ticket to an island in the Carribbean.
That's one of the things I'm going to have to deal with when we finally take the plunge and put in hardwood floors in our great room. It slays me that we'll be paying big money to install the floors, and then even MORE money to add a rug. I know it's worth the investment, but dang, it adds up quickly!
Maybe it's because I'm drawn to
crazy expensive beauties like these:
Oh, Amy Butler rugs, how I love you so...
So, let's snap back to reality here. You can imagine my exhilariation at finding this lovely lady while browsing one of the Joss & Main sales that I
Ok, so maybe I shouldn't have put this photo so close to the Amy Butler gorgeousness. Pretend you never saw them. Or maybe I'm lucky enough to have readers who have short-term memory loss like I do.
What was I talking about? Oh yes, my new rug...
And the best part? This baby only cost a smidge over $100 (plus shipping). It just got a lot prettier, didn't it? The size of the rug is about 7'6" x 9'6" - something like that - not a full 8'x10' sized rug, but the largest they had for this particular style. I mapped it out in my dining room, and determined I could make it work.
I figured worst case, I could use it outside on the covered porch. Did I mention it's an indoor/outdoor rug? Yes it is. But that's ok - I'm digging it. It's actually really soft (confirmed by my 13 year-old and our dog). Now I'm wishing I had bought more than one so I could have some of this fun pattern outside too.
I'll share more photos soon. The rug was delivered late in the evening on Valentine's Day, so I only have night shots right now. Patience my pets!
So, what do you think? What are your thoughts on rugs? Do you struggle with laying your cash on the table for them too? Do you have any go-to sources for rugs in your home? Can you get the look you want, for less? I'm all ears!