Well, it was black. And the walls were gray and white and the furniture was a gray-brown, brown, and white. It was a whole lot of darkness….a little too much for my little ray of sunshine’s room. It did get some good action – a little over five months – which in boy-toddler world translates into about a year of wear and tear. And it survived…which is great because we have plans for it in the future.
But the floor is left bare. Like a baboon’s blazing red bottom. What a show-off.
The rest of the room has red and green and yellow accents….little splashes of the color here and there. So it would be easy to pick out a nonblack rug because every other color would go.
I think that a rug is still important in here because the boys are still really rough on well, everything. We only have the bedrooms carpeted so that makes it a little easier and less expensive because we can get those deals on carpet cleaning but so far, we have yet to have these carpets cleaned (mom, remind me to get the number for your Zerorez guy from you). But even with carpet cleaning, it’s better to protect the more permanent fixtures than to just treat after the fact, right?
I did a little photoshopping and dreaming about what rug we should get for in here. They are all different…and all not black….and all give the room a different feel.
Let’s review the ones I picked (and if you have a suggestion, I would love to hear it in the comments because I am not 100% committed to any single one of them).
First comes the red medallion rug from RugsUSA - $231 for an 8×11. I like that it’s a punch in the face. Not many things do that…punch you right in the nose but this one does in a fun way…you know…if a swift jab to the noggin is fun.
This ikat rug from Pottery Barn kids is nice. $549 for an 8×10 so it is one of the most pricey of the ones I show….but I like the fact that it’s subtle while still has a bit of pattern.
The gold bars rug from The Land of Nod is the first one that I saw that I thought would work. It does run steep at $800 for the 8×10…but I could order the swatch and have that sent to my house (that saves me tons of time and at least two screaming hissy fits if I avoid the drive all the way into town).
Here comes a wild card – the TASTRUP rug from Ikea. It’s only $40 for 4’4″x6’5″ size so the scale in the picture is way off but I think it could still be cute. It’s definitely whimsical…maybe a little TOO much for this space but I see how a rainbow of colors could look cute in the right scale and depth of color.
Last but not least we have the Urban Outfitters Magical Thinking Chevron rug. The name alone could sell me on this sucker. It’s $199 for the 8×10 so the price is great. I don’t know about the dark color though. It also comes in red (but they call it pink online…so again…unsure).
So tell me, which one would you choose? Or do you have something completely different in mind for this space. Granted – the tapestry art above the crib could change at any time…I’m crazy fickle like that…but in general, I’d love for the rug to play nice with everything else. So what say you my fine redneck friends? Which one do you like best?
Welcome to Sunday Funday! Are you bored? Is your schedule completely screwed up from daylight savings time? Are you reading this on your cellphone on the toilet? If you answered yes to any of these questions…this post is for you. Don’t worry….I’m not excluding people…I did the research and 99% of Americans say yes to one of these three questions. It’s true.
In case you are new to Bower Power, Sunday Funday is a little recap of six different oldie projects from the archives and two favorite posts from some bloggers I love….and follow….and love to follow. Be sure to share the sappy love with those bloggers and don’t tell them if you are in the loo…leave the mystery alive people :)
How to make a white photo backdrop (photoshop tutorial)
Emily…who you probably know as Décor Chick…has stunning taste….and she took her garage from hot mess to just plain hot. MUST SEE!