4.15.2009

Area Rug Update

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!

So thanks again for all the advice!  It really made me think long and hard, rather than make a snap decision just because I am Little Miss Impatient.  And I am so happy with the way things turned out!  


55 comments:

duchess said...

The navy rug looks great & it's just waiting for little man to play with some blocks.
Mom's usually know best, don't they?
Have a great Wednesday.

Jodee Leader said...

I am so glad you decided to wait. This works perfect for now! It really brings it all together too!

Hope you have a great day!

Sandy Toes said...

perfect.

sandy toe

Betsy said...

I am so impatient too. Way to go on waiting and doing it right!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The rug looks so soft and cozy. I think you made a good choice!

Kelli said...

Good job waiting. I waited on getting the shower curtain I was trying to find and found one for $6.99 that works perfectly!

Sarah said...

Looks great! I am going to check out the website. We are on the lookout for a rug for our living room. Anna Claire is going to need something to crawl on when she gets to moving!

Shilo said...

Looks great, Carrie! Good shopping too! :)

Twice as Nice said...

I have a hard time finding just what I want when decorating and usually settle and then a few months later find just what I was looking for. UGG!

I'm glad you went with the third choice. Navy is a great base color and you can change the colors that go with it so easily. This will be helpful as Henry grows older and you want to change the room just a bit. Yes, mom's are usually right!!

southerninspiration said...

That was a good choice, Carrie! It will serve well in your little man's room!
Suzanne
Besides, I love navy! ;)

Victoria said...

The rug looks great and the price sounds perfect!

It's funny because I blew up the picture to look at it and didn't even notice the lack of crib skirt until you mentioned it. :)

Hope things are going great for you and the two kiddos!

Jboo said...

It looks great -- what a beautiful room! Everything works when we listen to Mother -- right! ;)

Janet

Windy said...

Looks great! What would we do without our Moms?

Lisa & Gerald said...

Love it..

Sheryl said...

I love it! Your mom is wise.

Sheryl

Nikki said...

Great rug choice, it will definitely be more flexible.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love it!!! Great choice...especially if it is washable!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Great choice! I think in the long run you will appreciate being able to wash it. Not to mention that it can go with so much more decor if it's a solid color. One thing at a time sounds just fine to me! It will get there!!

Mandi said...

Good choice. I am having a hard time committing to a rug right now too. They can be so expensive so I always feel like I should love it or go without. The nursery is looking so cute!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love it love it! That's the way it ALWAYS works with me. If I get something quickly, I will like it and can make it work. But. .. . . I am always happier when I exercise patience and find what I really want!

Rebecca said...

LOVE the navy rug - so glad you chose that color, it does anchor the room so nicely!! I think you will love the washability of that rug too. :)

Joanna said...

It looks great! Good choice.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

I really like the navy rug. Good choice. He will have lots of fun playing cars and building blocks on that pretty rug! :)

the undomesticated wife said...

Good choice...it's way more flexible!

Ms. Tee said...

I think the blue looks great! I agree with you, I don't like to make a color commitment and get stuck with a certain color for a long time. Moms do know best, don't they? ;) Hope you have a good Wednesday~

Shannon said...

That looks great! It goes perfect with the curtains.

Ally0005 said...

It looks great!!!

Christina said...

Just perfect! I love the look of his room.

April said...

Carrie~
That navy rug is just the perfect pop of color! What a wonderful job you've done!

julie & joe said...

I like the rug. I usually decorate in stages and the room comes together in pieces. I love the hunt to find the perfect wall art at teh perfect price.

mytinyrobotheart said...

that rug does make the room! cute blog ;)

Kristi said...

Super cute! And bonus points for something you can throw in the wash. Isn't it great what happens when we listen to our moms?

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Great choice and great price! :)

~ Sarah

The Graves' House said...

looks great! he's room is so cozy and inviting.

Courtney said...

Love the navy rug!

Justin and Jenn said...

It looks really great!

Davene said...

I'm glad you waited...and even more glad that you're pleased with how it turned out. I think it looks great! But then, navy is my favorite color in the whole world. ;)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The navy rug is perfect and you are right....it really does anchor the room!!

Have a wonderful week!

Lisa

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Way to go!!! You're so right, that it anchors the room. Great choice. : )

Bold Rugs said...

The navy rug looks GORGEOUS, There are also area rugs made out of a cotton and wool blend fabric that are more durable than cotton, but still less expensive than buying a wool rug for your dorm room.

Gray Matters said...

It looks great - I've learned the hard way it's always best to think and wait a little before buying things for your home.

Our Complete Family said...

I think it's the perfect touch! Love the solid color!
xo Les

Jessica said...

Good decision! That rug looks great!

jennykate77 said...

I think you made the PERFECT decision! Mom always knows best! ☺ The rug looks fantastic...and machine washable! It doesn't get much better than that! Thanks for the update. The nursery is looking sooooo cute!

Hope you're having a great week!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

That's why I love you Carrie, you're so LOGICAL, and PATIENT, and all those other fab traits that I don't have! Great, great choice, I love it.

Amber B. said...

Looks great!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Carrie, I love it! It looks so soft and comfy for little knees! (In a few months!)

Tara said...

Good choice!!! ♥

Amber said...

I'm so glad you found an option you're happy with! It looks so cozy and definitely adds even more softness to Henry's room.

I saw the late spring snowstorm headed for Denver tonight/tomorrow! We are actually heading your way and are scheduled to fly into Denver on Saturday afternoon. I hope we can get in as planned!

P.S. We have an air date for our TLC show! Details on my blog!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I say you hit the jackpot with that rug!!! Machine washable! Perfect!

Jen r. said...

It looks great! Jen

sweetfunkyvintage said...

Well chosen! It looks great!
Missy

SoBella Creations said...

I think the rug looks so nice in Henry's room. Great choice!

Juice said...

Yay! Love it. :)

Karley said...

Nice choice.!! That rug looks much soft and cozzy. Home Decorators has a nice selection of home and outdoor rugs to choose from.