Hi Friends!! You may have noticed in our Spring Home Tour last week, we got a new rug in the dining room!
I really have to fight my urges in the dining room when it comes to an area rug. It’s a high traffic area, not to mention potential spills from meals with friends or family, and our wood stove is located in our dining room. Which means in the winter we bring in a wood ring to fill with cord wood. Lots of dust, lots of debris, to make this high traffic room even more at risk for dirt. I liked the rug I had in the space, I really did.
After using it in a few clients homes I was in love with it even more in person. However in our dining room, it was a little too small for underneath our table, the chairs barely fit on it, and it was just too busy for the space. Our ceilings are low, and our chandelier takes up a lot of space visually, so it started feeling very claustrophobic to me after awhile. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why it was starting to bother me, when I loved the color, loved the patter, especially when I used it in other people’s homes as well. I should know by now not to fight my neutral loving choices. While I like adding color and patterns to our space, I realized that I like it best when it shows up in small doses like in throw pillows and accessories. I knew I needed a neutral rug for our dining room because those were my favorite. So why wouldn’t I decorate with my favorite pieces. I like jute rugs, but was craving something a little softer, and was afraid if I went with the same jute rug in our living room it would blend too much with our lighter wood floors we have in our dining room.
I found this soft cotton woven rug at Rugs USA, and loved that it had the texture of a jute rug, but was soft and a bit more neutral in color.
It’s even softer in person than it appears, and I love the soft neutral background it adds to the space. I chose the beige color to help hide the everyday traffic.
UPDATE : THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO ENTERED AND CONGRATULATIONS TO KAREN H. FOR WINNING!
I teamed up with Rugs USA to freshen up my dining room with this new rug, and the best part is one lucky reader will get the chance to freshen up their space too with a chance to **WIN** a $200 gift certificate to Rugs USA towards the rug of your choice! To ENTER, simply leave a comment below and tell me which room you would like to freshen up with a new rug! Check out Rugs USA – HERE – to start browsing their options. You must be 18 yrs or older to enter and live in the continental US. Giveaway ends Friday, and I can’t wait to see which space you’d like to freshen up!
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