The time has come to replace our $20 Ikea living room rug with something a little more substantial and grown up. Actually, the time came a long time ago... but my nesting instinct is finally forcing me to get this taken care of.
Our living room is mainly dark brown, beige and aqua blue. The chairs with the big floral pattern have accents of a mustardy yellow color. I have found several rugs that I like, are within our price range, and meet Spencer's criteria of 'not too light' (for the most part). Some are wool, some are synthetic. They have good reviews. I feel like with the three chairs with floral-y patterns of different scales that a more geometric pattern is appropriate (rather than yet another floral pattern). I snapped a quick photo of our current living room - the area where the rug is, at least - and popped in our different rug options. All of these rugs are larger than our current 4x6 Ikea rug, but it was easier to just fill the space that the rug already occupies.
Here is what the living room looks like right now:
The Brown-Beige Indoor/Outdoor Rug (as seen on Centsational Girl - she has it in their living room too and raves about how it stands up to the daily abuse as their highest traffic room)
Next up, The Caspian - a nod to Spencer's preference of something more tradtional
The Handmade Trellis Indoor/Outdoor Rug
The Luna Easy Care Trellis
The Luna Marrakech Wool Rug
And then I start to wonder if all this neutral stuff is too conservative, and I need to play off an accent with something like the Gold Handmade Luna Marrakech.
Thoughts? I'd love your input.