Need Area Rug Advice

I don’t know why I am having such a hard time finishing the keeping room. I still haven’t decided on the window treatments, and now I am stumped on the floor. I need area rug advice. Patti, my booth-mate at the shop let me bring home her area rug to try, and I’m just not sure about the color.  

It’s a beautiful charcoal gray and cream rug. I really, really love it. It looks great with the tv stand I painted. The rug would probably go about 4 to 6 inches underneath this piece, but I didn’t fully roll it out since I’m not sure if I’m keeping it.

 

Area Rug- Tv Stand- PlumDoodles.com

 

Ok, here’s the dilemma. Our love seat is a dark royal, almost navy blue. It’s closer to navy blue than this picture shows.

 

Area Rug- Love Seat- PlumDoodles.com

 

Richard’s recliner is black leather. Sooo, is the rug too dark with the love seat and recliner? Does it clash with the blue love seat? Most everything else is taupe-y white with warm wood tone accents.

Oh, and don’t forget the blue stenciled wall. By the way, we did move the wii to a drawer, so that bright white box is no longer glaring out at me.

 

Tv Stand- Stenciled Wall- PlumDoodles.com

 

Sooo, I originally thought I would keep it light and airy. I have a small light blue plaid rug that I have been using temporarily- I love the look, but the size is way too small. Or I could go with bare wood floors. Any thoughts? Could someone volunteer to just come and fix my room and let me come home to a nice surprise? Anyone? Winking smile

Doodles,

SheilaG

 

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Comments

  1. I know you said you didn’t roll it all the way out, Sheila, but do you have a fuller room view with the rug down? From what I can see in your pictures, it looks like it would work fine. You could just keep the rug {or any rug you wind up using} down in the colder months and just do bare wood floors in Spring/Summer. Of course, it depends on how you feel about it, too. Can you hold onto it for a few days so you can look at it and see how you feel when you walk into the room?
    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions recently posted..Master Bedroom Rework

    • Kathy, I couldn’t do a fuller room view, because that would mean cleaning first! :D I still love the rug, but the color and pattern seems to clash with the blue stenciled wall. I may try to figure out somewhere else to use it.

  2. That’s a tough one! I tend to think that dark pieces on a dark rug can make a room feel very cozy. But if you’re not going for cozy and need the room to feel lighter or bigger, then a lighter rug might be the way to go. Decisions, decisions…
    Morgan recently posted..Master Bedroom Gallery Wall: Progress

  3. Wow, this is a difficult one! I love it with the tv stand. I’m not sure about the stencil on the wall and the rug together. It may have a lot of pattern going on. I agree with Kathy. Walk it around the room and try it for a few days.
    Betsy(@coastal-colors) recently posted..Americana Decor Chalky Painted Finish

  4. I like the idea of light and airy with not much pattern…If you love the look of your blue plaid, can you get it in a larger size?
    Shirley@housepitalitydesigns recently posted..A Little Bling Makes All The Difference {Guest Room Chandelier}

  5. I love bare wood floors but they are a bit too cold in Winter, still I think that’s what I would go for :)
    Mel recently posted..Mini Christmas Wreaths

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