Finding The Perfect Rug

Rugs can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a room, especially in small spaces like our main public space upstairs. We’ve divided the space into living and dining. Since moving in last year I’ve wanted a rug for each side to further separate and define the look of each “room.”

I quickly learned that a.) rugs are not cheap and b.) it is really hard to make a decision. It has taken almost 12 months for me to commit to a color, style and texture for the living room side of the space, but I am extremely happy with the result.

We chose the Avocado Jute Boucle Rug from World Market. The color online looks much lighter than the rug appears in-person, FYI. It’s comfortable and I am hopeful the color will somewhat hide Kona’s hair, which collects on every single surface in our home.

The last two things on my list for this space are bright throw pillows to spice up the dark leather couch and a colored or lucite tray to hold magazines on the coffee table. I am 100% obsessed with Dwell Studio’s throw pillows but cannot bring myself to pay their prices. I love the square lacquer trays at West Elm and at $24 a pop, those trays are within reach. The orange tray really catches my eye because the longer we are in our house, the more I realize the need to branch out from browns and beige tones since we have dark wood molding and flooring in every space. I love our wood and the character it brings to the home, though I do get urges to beg Mike to paint at least some of it white and lighten up the smaller spaces. He’d never go for it though.

Any opinions on throw pillows, trays or other accessories I haven’t thought of are welcomed!

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