My Three Rugs: One Space, Three Different Looks

Alright, alright, so I have a problem with swapping out things in my home and Retro Den only enables me. Don't look at me like that. I could have worse habits like popping my knuckles.

So naturally, I have had three different rugs in my living room over the past year and a half. And now, for your entertainment and mine, I'd like you to join me for a review of my rug swapping journey. 

No. 1: Blue

No. 1: Blue

No. 2: Orange 

No. 2: Orange 

No. 3: Green

No. 3: Green

Rug No. 1

When we purchased our home last year, I hoarded this cream and blue flat weave rug that was originally from Pottery Barn and then proudly rolled it out across my living room floor.

PROS: I enjoyed its muted color palette and the flower-esque shapes.

CONS: It didn't offer much in terms of padding for the old feet or the toddler.

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Rug No. 2

After nine months or so, I must have gotten a little tired of the muted palette because I went bold with this orange beauty. I admit, I knew this rug wouldn't stay forever because although I love orange, my husband isn't its biggest fan. 

PROS: Obtained from a vintage rug collection (It's the real deal!); brought a bold, warm color into the space, to which I'm naturally drawn; soft on the feet!

CONS: My husband and I both attended The University of Oklahoma, so orange cannot be a permanent, majority color in our home.

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Rug No. 3

When this pretty green giant came into the shop not more than two months later, I knew she had to be mine forever. It just felt right.

PROS: It's a deep, dark, interesting green that I could fall in love with over and over. Because it's the same shade of green I painted the adjoining breakfast nook, the rug helps lead the eye from room to room, giving a nod from one space to the other. Plus, it's so so plush and soft. 

CONS: Nope, I don't think it has any cons.

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Note the green breakfast nook in the background

Note the green breakfast nook in the background

Our German Shepherd Sagan snoozing nearby

Our German Shepherd Sagan snoozing nearby

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That's it. My case study on my living room rug. I hope this review was insightful. I know not everyone runs a vintage furniture shop and can easily swap out rugs–a strange and lovely perk of this small business life. I don't plan on swapping out my rug again, but can you really trust me when it comes to swapping? Well, my friends, I think the answer is no.

-Palmer

Want to keep reading? Read about my couch search or my need to constantly rearrange! Maybe you can relate.