There is only one thing I find more frustrating than shopping for jeans or a bathing suit and that’s shopping for a rug. Most of the rugs in this house have been moved around more times than I can count. Take for example my favorite rug in the house. I found it at a charity shop and with a under $50 price tag I decided to take the chance I could get the old lady smell out. It took multiple days of shampooing and cleaning. The rug spent hours upon hours outside, soaking up baking soda and the warm summer sun. But it was worth all of the effort. The rug first made an appearance in my office.
And then it found a home in my living room last fall.
There was plenty of space in the living room for this charity shop rug given the sisal rug that had been in the living room was relocated to the dining room last summer.
The rug that was in the dining room was then relocated to the breakfast area. We bought this one at Pier 1 almost 5 years ago. I hardly ever think about changing it, which is how I know it was a good decision.
I finally settled on a rug for the entryway.
But that one wasn’t always there either. The rug that’s now in the laundry room used to be there.
Almost a month ago I bought this rug at IKEA for the half bath. It’s a little scratchy underfoot but for $4.99 I couldn’t pass it up. Besides, you can always walk on it with sequined slippers like I do.
Even the front porch area is decked out with rugs.
You may be thinking, wow Coco this stroll down memory lane with your rugs has been totally fascinating but what’s your point? My point is that even with all of these great rugs, I’m still on the hunt for a few more but it’s going at snails pace.
We’re hoping to put hardwood floors in this bedroom, which means this space will need a rug.
As will this bedroom because it’s about to undergo a total makeover.
The kitchen will be finished soon too and it will need a rug.
And let’s not forget that empty space that’s still under my office desk.
I have a few ideas of what I’m looking for but I just haven’t found anything worth taking the plunge on yet. I know I need at least 2 rugs that are 8 x 10 and a long runner for the kitchen. Most of the rugs I have now are a natural weave but I do have my eye on two that have a bohemian vibe. We’ll see how it goes.
Do you have any advice or tips that would help make my search for a rug easier? I’d love to hear it.