It’s true. When I picked the rug in our living room about four years ago I made a bad choice. I was all in love with it’s bog loopy texture and slightly modern feel. But this rug was all wrong for us. We actually live life in this room. My husband works out on this rug every day. (you can see a glimmer of it’s original glory in this section that was hidden under the couch…)
It gets some massive wear and tear. It’s luxurious loops have become matted and flattened. It sheds worse than any animal I’ve ever owned. This rug is what we refer to as a 50 yard line-er…It only looks good from 50 yards away. Sure the color and idea of it work, but at this point the pros don’t outweigh the cons.
So I am on a quest! A quest to find a new neutral rug that will fit our style, space and my husband’s T-25 habit (that’s his fav work out video). I have become indecisive in recent years and would LOVE your help. I have narrowed down a few of my favorite neutral rug choices, but I’m lookin’ to you to help make a decision. Will you please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite? Remember, we are filling this space…
I am excited to tell you that I will be working with The Home Decorator’s Collection on fixing the current state of our rug situation. I decided to partner with them because they have an amazing selection of choices and prices I can live with. I have included affiliate links in case you’re in the market for a rug too (that just means if you purchase through the link provided I would get a small commission, your price stays the same. All opinions are honest and my own). I am looking for an 8X11ish size rug, so all links will be to that size!
Picking a neutral rug can seem kind of boring when there are so many fun patterns and colors available these days, but I have a game plan in mind. Layering rugs is a look I love. It’s also an affordable way to change up your rug arrangement without breaking the bank. If you start with a good neutral you can add a smaller (much less expensive) trendy or even seasonal rug on top. I promise the little rug will go out of fashion way before your classic neutral! We have layered rugs in our guest house and it makes me smile every time I walk in there! Once I get settled on a base rug I will be on the lookout for a fun look to add on top.
Here are my favorite neutral rug choices, be sure to let me know which one you think we should go with : A. Premium Braided Jute Area Rug – A classic staple, perfect for layering, the color goes with anything, can be dressed up or down. I love the fringed ends!B. Ritz Damask Area Rug – A little more formal neutral with a pattern that never goes out of style. It comes in a few different colors, this one works for my space. Harder to layer, but a showstopper on it’s own. C. The Vizier Area Jute Rug– Classic neutral natural fiber that is perfect for almost any décor. Great for layering, subtle design to make it a less obvious choice than a plain jute rug.
D. Shield Area Rug – This beauty comes in a few color options, this one speaks to me the most. It is a classic jute rug with fringe edges. A touch more modern, but a timeless pattern. E. Intef Area Rug – This handwoven jute has a zig zag pattern that has a fresh feel that doesn’t overwhelmingly scream “trendy”! I have a few color choices with this beauty. F. Zig Zag Jute Area Rug – This jute rug makes decorating a cinch. It will layer easily and go with a multitude of styles. An updated version of a classic woven jute, I love this fun style. So what do you think? Which rug should I go with? I can’t wait to hear your answers…
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