Hey guys! So you remember how I got all smitten with that rug a few weeks back? If you remember, I wasn’t exactly sold on it – I knew I was just crushing on it. Usually if there is something that I think looks really great, and costs a little bit of cheddar (that’s still super cool to say, right?) I usually just wait it out. Why? I wait to see if I really do love it, if I just can’t stop thinking about it, if it’s the only thing I can imagine in the space, and then if I still love it months down the road we budget for it, and then buy it.
In this situation I did not do that. I had been wanting to add bits of salmon and coral to the room, but I couldn’t really come up with a solution for the most effective way of doing it. I thought about adding coral pillows on the sofa that I newly reupholstered, but coral against the navy sofa was a lot of color in one very specific place. The coral needed to be part of the room, not part of the couch, you feel me? I’m pretty sure that the Torres rug has been available at West Elm for awhile, the thing is, I never needed a coral rug, so I never noticed it. Then one day I was flipping through my new catalog, and wham, there it was, The Torres Kilim rug in “Guava”.
So I thought about it, I blogged about it, and then I realized it was on sale. I called West Elm to see what their return policy was on rugs, I found out I could return it to the store. If I ordered it the worst possible thing that could happen would be that I just didn’t like the rug.
So I ordered it, just like that.
I am so living on the edge, you guys!
It took me a few days to roll it out and see what it looked like in the room. I was a little leery, I really did like the cream shag rug that was in the sunroom already, it was something I already owned and didn’t specifically buy it for this room, so it’s basically like it was free. I so badly wanted coral in the room and I was gonna give it a whirl. Go big or go home, or something like that. I really was trying to do my best to throw away all my rug biases and approach this like a real adult.
Honestly, I wasn’t sold at first, it just was so much color and pattern, and so different from what had been there. I had to soak it in. I waited a few more days. I rolled up the rug, I put back the cream rug, and you know what? It was immediately obvious to me that the cream rug had no game when it came to this baby. I’m keeping it.
I love switching things up too, and that cream rug can always come back when I get antsy and need to rearrange everything. The coral rug could would easily look great in the entry way or even the living room – those things are always important to consider too. So what do you guys think? Are you with me on this, or what?
In other news, this GD room still isn’t done yet. I have so much on my plate right now, it is slow going, but I promise, I’ll get it done soon I hope. I’m going to share a few of the little additions I’ve made in an upcoming post, and then I will finally paint this baby and call it a day. My to-do list is never ending!