We just completed our lower level renovation (aka basement) and one of many struggles was finding a nice rug that would work well in this new space. I hadn't shopped for rugs for quite a while and didn't quite know how to approach it. I wanted something a little more contemporary for this space but couldn't quite get to buying a jute or seagrass rug although I saw MANY beautiful settings with just such a rug.
link which offers a huge selection at great prices and great shipping ($2.99) and does allow returns - although not at this price. Another site was Josh and Main link which also offers wonderful options at pretty good prices but doesn't allow for returns. Most on-line sets were variations on this theme - lots of choices but either costly or no returns. Considering I have a business selling refurbished heirloom upholstered pieces mostly on-line link to Wydeven Designs, it was unsettling to find that I just didn't feel right about buying a rug that I couldn't feel in colors I couldn't quite trust.
A friend suggested I check out HomeGoods - link. There are quite a few stores in our area and I had barely visited them more than a few times. I checked on their rug return policy and learned they accepted returns for up to 30 days.
I visited the one closest to my home and did find a nice but limited rug selection at really good prices and also noted that several people were in the process of buying rugs. I visited two other sites and found the same pattern - not too many rugs but at great prices and active purchasing. One store clerk told me that the rugs arrive (different ones at different stores) three times a week and are usually put out the next day. They move quickly! With that wisdom, I developed a plan to visit each of the three stores at least once a week and sometimes more if convenient.
I planned to buy each and every rug that might work for me. I needed a 8X10 preferably wool rug with some or more of the following colors - cream, taupe, charcoal/black, pale gold and/or seafoam blue. I was really hoping to add the latter color to my decor, but figured it might be the hardest to get right.
I saw many rugs but nothing worked quite right.
After about ten visits (and close t the time I actually needed the rug), I found a black and white and grey patterned (unfortunately, I did not photograph it) but thought it might work. I purchased it and planned to pick it up last week Saturday to actually place in the just-completed space. I wasn't 100% sure about it but it was a nice rug (8X11 wool - $299) so I felt it was worth a try. As I waited to have it put into my van, I checked the rug section again and found a seafoam blue and cream/gold patterned rug (8X10 wool - $299) that looked even better. I brought it home as well and there is remains.
|Rug in new space - love it!|