The den doesn't look half bad without a rug under the coffee table. But shortly after the princess was born, it was clear that we needed something to protect the carpet. Especially that 12"-18" area between the couch and the coffee table. That's where we live, and where we eat most of our meals. Talk about wear and tear in that high traffic space.
I know the 'rules' say that you should not have a rug over carpet. But whatever. I'm a rule breaker.
I don't have pics of all the rugs that I have bought..but here are the recent ones...
I bought this black/red one from Walmart (I think). But a 5x7 is a little too small. Plus the black was getting to be a little heavy on my eyes.
I fell in love with this Jea Raised Floral from Pier 1.
It was a bit pricey, but it spoke to me. I loved it, but after getting it home, the beige background of the rug on the beige carpet was a bit washed out. If we had hardwood, it would be a different story. No future plans of hardwood, so it had to go back. I need one with a darker background.
In the meantime, I was at Lowe's and came across this brown beauty. Knowing how indecisive I am, I got smart and bought a small 3x5 to take home and see it in my light in the den.
Well, in the meantime, as I was shopping at Sam's last week they were having a rug event. The prices were pretty good. I bought this one...a 10x7 for $165. Not bad. I liked the colors...the brown wasn't too dark...so I brought it home.
I was liking it, until I put the Lowe's small rug on top of it.
Crap. I like the Lowe's one better. So back to Sam's for a return, and back to Lowe's to get the big one. PLUS--they have the runner to match for the entryway.
Whew. Ok..so 3 in a month is getting a little exhausting. I'm super happy with the Mohawk Eason in brown from Lowe's. It also comes in a pine and beige color. I ended up getting the 8 x 11, and so glad I did. In the past I have been buying a 5x8, which I realize now was too small. I always felt like the proportion seemed off, and now I know I just needed a bigger one to really act as an anchor.
Check it out.