I’ve never bought a rug. Ok, that’s not completely true: I’ve bought a bath mat. Does that count? And sadly, I’m probably a long way from purchasing one, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming. Thank goodness that a lack of funds doesn’t keep you from dreaming. Can I get an amen? In my dream kitchen, I would have a gorgeous rug in the “breakfast area”. Let me remind you of the direction I’m heading in with my kitchen:
I’m on the lookout for a reasonably-priced rug that will bring in some light blue/aqua into the room with accessories and the rug. My first stop was RugsUSA
. If you’re not careful, you can get get swallowed up in an abyss of beautiful rugs and lose a few hours of your life, but thankfully, I came out alive with a few rugs I would love to have grace the floor of my kitchen.
This Keno Bold Floral Rug in Slate is my favorite of the whole bunch, and is 50% off right now! Only $120 for a 5×8 makes this beauty a great deal. It would look so fabulous in my kitchen because it sort of mimics the design of my stencil (the two would be across the room from each other, so the two patterns wouldn’t conflict.) Love it.
It’s pretty obvious that I love stripes. Combine that with a nautical navy color, and this Boardwalk Stripe Rug
is right up my alley. It would take my kitchen in a bit of a different direction as far as color goes, but I just might want to do that! (Considering I change my mind every 30 seconds…:)
You probably have seen this rug before because it’s a pretty popular Ikea rug called the Gislev Rug
. Why is it so popular, you ask? It costs only $20 for a 6×4 rug! What?!! Besides being so affordable, our bloggy friend, Mandi, tweaked this rug with a little bit of paint
and it looked amazing, so I’m pretty sure I could add some blue and it would be just right.
This Bogart Flat-Weave Wool Rug
from Garnet Hill features a modern interpretation of the Moorish Tile pattern and comes in several glorious colors. And it’s on sale too! Plus, this was one of Oprah’s favs so you know it’s pretty cool. Duh.
What about a DIY Rug?
Jamie, from The Creative Imperative, sewed several Ikea table runners together to make one large rug for only $35! That’s seriously tempting, people!
really caught my eye:
Again this rug is from Ikea, and you know I wouldn’t use chevron (I’ve shared my feelings for chevron here), but the possibilities are endless if you’re willing to tackle the project yourself. But isn’t that the truth for everything? 😉
Am I the only person who has never purchased a rug?
PS- Hey, this is Monica… I’m hacking into Jess’ post. I need to throw out a plea for help. I need 2 BIG rugs. I have been looking for rugs larger than 10×12. My living and dining rooms have been waiting for rugs for eighteen months! So if you have any good, reasonably priced sources, let me know!!