Hey girls! I have an update (and I am sure you've been waiting with baited breath!) on the whole nursery rug decision. I read each and every piece of advice you gave me about this post, and there were good points for buying the knockoff rug and for waiting for something I liked more. In the end, as with most things, I listened to my mother. :) She thought I should wait.
I am glad I did! Here's my thought process: the curtains, which you may remember were originally orange and navy (but are now red and navy, see this post), may go back to orange and navy someday. So do I want to commit to a rug that has red in it? Maybe not. Because then I will always have to have red in the room. Get me?
So I opted for a simple navy rug, knowing that it will be much more flexible for decorating in the future. I have had luck with chenille rugs from Home Decorator's Collection in the past. Nina's room in our old house had gorgeous hardwood floors, and we had a pretty cream-colored chenille rug that went perfectly in there. So I took my little self over to check out these rugs, and $99 later I had a navy 5x8 chenille rug that actually instructs you to machine wash it when it gets dirty. Isn't that GREAT for a kid's room anyway?
I totally love how it anchors the whole room. Of course this photo just makes me think about how I still need a crib skirt, and some more stuff for those poor sad walls. Oh, well. One thing at a time!