D and I have had our dining room furniture since September, but I've yet to decorate the dining room. The room needs window treatments, artwork, a new light fixture, and a rug. I want to start with the rug since that will inform the colors for everything else in the room. Today I went to HomeGoods at lunch to browse. One of their rugs struck me--it was the right size (approximately 8x10), was made of wool, had no fringe (a criteria of mine), and the colors really appealed to me. It's shades of cream and brown with some rust, sage, and gold mixed into the pattern. Also, the pattern isn't too intricate. I was drawn to a couple of rugs that were more contemporary looking, but I thought I should stick with something fairly traditional. I don't want to buy an expensive rug for this room since we eat at this table on a daily basis, but I want something that complements the furniture.