I’ve had a seagrass rug for about four+ years that I bought from Ballard Designs. Here it is in my previous house,
Seagrass is affordable, versatile and durable and I would absolutely recommend it to you. I have kids and pets and only one living area with high traffic. We’ve spilled a lot of different things on this rug including but not limited to; soda, juice, milk, cat vomit, beer etc. But recently seagrass stumbled and then fell because it met with a big dog with an upset stomach.
The seagrass rug was banished to the front porch at 6:00 am one morning with a one way ticket to the trash heap. So we’re left with a very bare and not so cozy wood floor in the living room. We need a new living room rug. And much like Sheet Search, I’ve got some parameters;
- Ideally 100% wool— but to be mindful of cost a jute/wool blend would be nice
- Neutral–the rug needs to versatile enough to bend to any decorative, style or paint color changes that occur in the living room
- Texture–just because its neutral doesn’t mean it has to be entirely lacking in character
- Under $1,000–that may sound crazy to some of you and to others par for the course, I’m looking for something really lasting.
The image that is set in my head is this rug,
BUT, there’s one standard it does not meet– the price. It’s $1,119.00, without taking advantage of any sales or researching a discount possibility. So I set out in to the seemingly infinite universe of rugs and this is what I found.
1. Sorrel Diamond Stripe Rug 2. Jaipur Nostalgia 3. Ballard Designs Beckett Rug 4. Birch Lane Olivia Rug 5. Dash & Albert Honeycomb at Rug Studio 6. Dash & Albert Nevis Jute Rug 7. Jaipur Fables Rug 8. Pottery Barn Daffin Rug 9. One Kings Lane Walt Rug 10. Wayfair Safavieh Dhurrie 11. Serena & Lily Argyle Rug 12. Home Decorators Continental Rug 13. Lulu & Georgia Montouk Striped Rug 14. One Kings Lane Sumner Jute Blend
After doing this search I called an area rug cleaning in Jupiter to ask questions about maintenance. I’m left thinking, do I really want to commit to an expensive rug right now, even if I invested in a vintage Beni Ourain, would I tire of the shag and Moroccan look after a few years? The Momeni rug (#1) is really tempting and it’s 100% wool and gets good reviews.
Obviously I want to know which one you would choose.
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