Thursday, January 10, 2008

Opinions Please!

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.





What do you think of this choice? Be honest...I have 30 days to return the rug!

4 comments:

Megan said...

Hmmm. I like the rug and I love the furniture! The wall and rug go well together. I think it's a great purchase! Very classic. I would add some color/contrast on the walls through artwork or objects that give pops of color...something like a warm rust color or deep orange (bringing out colors in the carpet). Perhaps colored chair cushions or table runner or something like that. Just to break up the "beige-i-ness" of it all. It's such a soothing and pretty room though; it stands great how it is!

rachel said...

i like the rug except i'm used to seeing fringe on that type of pattern... it's the more contempary rugs that don't have fringe i think.

Laura said...

I like the look of fringe, but I hate how it gets sucked up in the vacuum!

Chara Michele said...

I like the rug quite a bit! It gives the room a little something! :)