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Torres Wool Kilim - West Elm
Hey guys! I just got the new West Elm catalog in the mail yesterday, and guess what I saw? This super cool Kilim rug in coral and white! I was shot through the heart, you guys! You know the first thing I’m gonna do is photoshop it into the sunroom to see how it could possibly, potentially, maybe work.

Using photoshop to dream about rugs
Now I wasn’t really on the look-out for a rug for the sunroom, I was pretty satisfied with the way this cream shag rug that I pulled out of storage was looking (below) – and still could be. I really love how clean and white and airy everything is right now. However, I was on the hunt for something coral to tie in some of the pink and coral accents from our bedroom which share the same space with the sunroom.

Cream Shag rug in the Sunroom
I’m kind of in love but also kind of on the fence. I think this Kilim rug would be a great compliment to the black and white Moroccan shag rug I currently have in the bedroom, but is the cream shag rug all I need?

Black & White Bedroom with Coral and Pink Accents
Whadda ya think? Should I go for it, or should I stick with the cream shag? While you’re thinking about that, I’ll think about considering to possibly start thinking about painting in the sunroom ;)

in Around the House, Decor, Sunroom
28 comments… add one
  • Liz March 5, 2014

    First of all, you have amazing photoshop skills. I really love how the kilm rug looks. And since you already have a high pile rug in the bedroom, the low pile is a nice contrast. But but but. The cream shag looks good. I’d remove the sheepskin (too white, makes the cream look dirty) and get some coral patterned pillows for now. Then get the West Elm rug when it (inevitably) goes on sale if you still want it.

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      Thanks Liz! You are right about that sheepskin – it is the faux sheepskin from Ikea and it is VERY white.

      The rug is on sale right now! 20% off!

  • lisa March 5, 2014

    Go For It! I really completes the space…I love it. But then, i love orange and blue….

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      Me too! I have such a mad crush on coral and navy right now.

  • Brenda Thompson March 5, 2014

    Go pink! It’s got a better contrast and ties in your bedroom. That pattern spices things up too!

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      I think it’s at least worth a try…

  • Laura March 5, 2014

    I *literally* have that rug open in a tab on my computer right now-I just saw it yesterday and I kinda sorta love it like it’s my long lost sister.

    Basically, I’m no use to you because it’s amazing and I love it, and I’m not objective at all.

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      Laura – did you see that it was on sale, maybe it’s meant to be…

      • Laura March 6, 2014

        OF COURSE I SAW IT WAS ON SALE. But I already have a rug problem- as in “I have too many rugs for the floors I already have” and trying to rationalize to my bf that I NEEDED ONE MORE OPTION and having ONE more rug rolled up in the basement was no big deal/waste was probably not going to fly.

        But now that I think about it, I could maybe just SELL the cute ones I already have and just…buy a new one with the money….right?

  • Ali March 5, 2014

    You are such a great inspiration. I love your home from back to front and all over. Re rug, I’m with Liz.

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      Thank you Ali! Such a nice compliment. I’m just about to pull the trigger on ordering the rug and at least seeing what it looks like in person. I’m a big fan of rug swapping so I can always swap in the cream shag when the room needs a freshening up, that is if I love the coral Kilim in person.

  • Cindy March 5, 2014

    I say stick with the one you have already. It’s awesome. I think the catalog is what is making you want a new one, not your budget or your existing plans.

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      I think I’m going to at least give the kilim a shot. I’m just about to order it, I think it could be exactly what the room needs. It’s on sale, so I think the price can be justified, and I can return it to a local West Elm if it doesn’t seem right.

  • I’m so on board with the new one. Ahhhmazing. Urban Outfitters has great options too although I’m not sure about their quality. I can’t imagine it’s as great as WE but the price is right.

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      Thanks Caroline, I do like urban outfitters home furnishings, but I’m kind of anti UO as they have replicated work from so many independent artist and makers. It’s just one of those things.

  • Shelly March 5, 2014

    Ugh! What a dilemma! That rug is too sweet-love it like crazy! I feel like the one you have in there already looks great, and out of storage-even better. Do love the coral one though, glad I’m not in your shoes, I’d be driving myself (and my husband) crazy with the back and forth! Good luck with your decision making!

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      Shelly – I know it is a dilemma. I really do want to add coral to the room though. I think it’s worth at least purchasing with the intent to only see what it looks like the space and then determine if it’s really worth it. I can always return it to a local West Elm store if it’s not all that in real life.

      • Shelly March 6, 2014

        Yay! Didn’t want to rug pressure you into a buy but I’m excited you’re going to trial go for it! Have a feeling it will rug love at first sight!

  • Sarge in Charge March 6, 2014

    I thought the cream shag looked fine but the coral kilim definitely brings a little something extra. I say: if you can get it on sale, find at least one pillow with some coral to solidify the connection with the bedroom colors, AND if you are confident that it won’t get dingy out there, than you should go for it. A lotta ifs :)

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      It is on sale!! This is my problem. I don’t think it will get dingy cause the kids aren’t in there that often. I know, right, so many ifs. I am going to order it and see what it looks like in the room before I decide. Keeping an open mind…

  • Robin March 6, 2014

    How about switching the cream shag to the bedroom and putting the Moroccan in the sunroom?

    • Scoops March 6, 2014

      Robin, that’s a good idea, but… The cream shag rug was in the bedroom for the last 2 years, I just swapped it for the black and white moroccan rug a few months ago. Plus the moroccan rug is larger than the entire size of the sunroom. I do love a good rug swap though :)

  • Amber March 6, 2014

    Go for it! it looks awesome! It totally plays off of the bright pops of color in your bedroom. And I agree about the low pile versus shag rug in the bedroom. Nice contrast.

  • Jessica March 6, 2014

    You love it clearly! And I think it has exactly the vibe you’re going for in that room. I love it too!! I’ve spent the last coupla days trying to figure out if it would work in my living room because I LOVE it!

  • emily @ go haus go March 6, 2014

    Your photoshopping skillz are just awesome. I’m visual like that too… I’ve got to see it to believe it. And I think the rug is a definite YES!

  • Bec (from Melbourne) March 7, 2014

    definitely get the coral rug!

  • Sherri March 7, 2014

    I like the rug, but even on sale that price is too steep for my budget. But it sounds like you have already made up your mind! What about painting the sunroom in a coral blush color? Paint can definitely make a dramatic impact on a room… and it is a lot less expensive! Just an idea.

  • angela March 7, 2014

    Love the West Elm rug. A definite must. Love the coral color in that room since it is so full of light and has a garden vibe with all the plants. The pattern is pretty fun, too. I have that same rug that you have in your bedroom in out living room right now. ;)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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