Laura Eliese

Musings on Life & Designs

A Rug… Finally!

As promised yesterday, I have a big (to me at least) update to share with everyone. The big update ┬áis… the living area finally has a new rug!! I spent a long time tossing all kinds of ideas back and forth, pricing various options, and trying to make my mind up with what I wanted. (It is true- the hardest house to decorate is your own.) I debated on if I should get a soft shag rug, or a graphic geometric rug, or even an indoor/outdoor rug for practicality reasons. Finally, I bit the bullet and ordered the one I liked the most and felt the most like me.

A sad ‘before’ photo:

It may not look too bad in the picture, but the “rug” you see is a too-small, stained carpet remnant that made all our furniture appear to be floating in the room.

I found a great deal on a 9×12 rug at Home Decorators, and after reading the reviews, I knew it would be perfect for us. It’s a faux sisal, so it has the wonderful texture of a naturally-woven rug, but it is so soft! I also needed the 9×12 size for the room and loved the neutral color. It arrived last Friday and I could not be happier!


As you can see, the curtains (or lack there-of) are another situation I am currently working on. Its constantly a work in progress, as I’m sure many of you can relate. :)

Excuse the night shot below… I was playing around with different pillows on the couch.

The boys even approve. :)

They loved playing on the new rug while I was rearranging everything.

So what do you all think of my new rug? Have any of you ordered from Home Decorators before?

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my new rug!

Linking to Just a Girl and Between Naps on the Porch.