When we chose wood laminate for the flooring in our new addition, I knew I wanted to buy an area rug. I thought the colors in it would help me choose my other decorative accessories. I have never bought a large rug before, so I didn't know there would be so many choices or that they would be so expensive!
I started looking at 9 x 12's. Didn't take me long to decide that an
8 x 10 would work just fine! :-) Also, though I wanted color, I kept being drawn to the neutrals because that is what our carpet has always been. I had to keep reminding myself..."color, remember you want color!" Then I would try to imagine what it was going to look like in our room with our furniture. One saleswoman told me..."you will probably have to take several home before you find the one you're happy with. I had to take four home and kept the one I liked the least in the store." Oh, joy! That's just what I wanted to do!
After looking at several stores and numerous sites on line, our daughter suggested I look at Lowe's. I found two liked....
one...okay I admit it...was mostly beige with a little color on the sides. But, the other was more color than beige. I came home, slept on it (the decision, not the rug!), went back the next day, and brought this home...
It's perfect! The size is good, the colors are great and it added just the right amount of...what is it they say on HGTV..."pop" to our room! Oh, and last but not least...it cost less than any other rug I looked at!
I'm learning a lot during this re-modeling, re-decorating project. Some of the knowledge I will use again, some of it I probably won't. But, I am trying to enjoy it and remember that there is no deadline. We waited a long time for this room and I have the rest of my life to furnish and decorate it just the way I want it!! :-)