Happy New Year!
Have you taken down your Christmas decorations yet?
I started yesterday and am nearly done. Christmas is my favourite time of year for many reasons, one of those being the beautiful decor… so it’s sad to see them put away into boxes – but I love the freshness the New Year brings. For me, I always get a kick of motivation to complete projects in the house or putter decorating with items I have. I’m working on a ‘Winter’ mantel which I hope to share with you all later this week.
A couple of days after Christmas I went out shopping to check out a rug I had been eyeing. We had a rug previously, but it was poorly made and basically un-wove itself over time. I was considering purchasing the TÅRNBY from Ikea online.
Or this Nate Berkus Braided Jute rug from Target.
We don’t have an Ikea where I live, but we do have a Target which I was able to check out. I wasn’t completely certain the 5×7 Nate Berkus rug was as large as I wanted, but when I walked into the aisle I noticed it was marked down from $129.99 to $64.99.
I don’t believe I’ve ever found a jute rug that inexpensive! For that price, I decided to give it a chance, and if I wanted something larger I could pick up another rug to create a 5×10. I was fine with this plan because I preferred the look of this rug to the Ikea one. I took the plunge and made the purchase!
When I arrived home I immediately laid out the rug – Patient, right? It was larger than the one we had before by about a foot on each side, and covered the space in-between my couch and the chairs I have flanked by the fireplace. I wasn’t sure If I wanted the rug to slightly tuck under the couch and cover the space under the two chairs or stick with the one rug. In fact, I’m still not sure. A larger rug would make the space look more grand, while the one we have fits perfectly helps ground the furniture around the coffee table.
What do you think?
I have to say I LOVE the texture and the way it finishes off the room, as well as the way it helps to ground the living area from the dining room. When we first moved in, this was just the living room with no dining room in the house… It seemed like a dauntingly large room, and I could have created a few sitting areas as well as added a large bookcase – but I was dying to have a farmhouse table. It’s definitely a cozy space, but it works for us. We were able to comfortably seat eight people during “Friendsgiving” (Thanksgiving with friends) and were happy to say the day was a success.
You may have noticed I didn’t show much of the room in these photos. Stay tuned to see how the Winter mantel turned out. 😉
Do you have a rug that you absolutely love that you scored for a great deal? Let me know! I love a good rug!
Wishing you all of the happiness in the New Year,
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