Alright, alright, so I have a problem with swapping out things in my home and Retro Den only enables me. Don't look at me like that. I could have worse habits like popping my knuckles.
So naturally, I have had three different rugs in my living room over the past year and a half. And now, for your entertainment and mine, I'd like you to join me for a review of my rug swapping journey.
Rug No. 1
When we purchased our home last year, I hoarded this cream and blue flat weave rug that was originally from Pottery Barn and then proudly rolled it out across my living room floor.
PROS: I enjoyed its muted color palette and the flower-esque shapes.
CONS: It didn't offer much in terms of padding for the old feet or the toddler.
Rug No. 2
After nine months or so, I must have gotten a little tired of the muted palette because I went bold with this orange beauty. I admit, I knew this rug wouldn't stay forever because although I love orange, my husband isn't its biggest fan.
PROS: Obtained from a vintage rug collection (It's the real deal!); brought a bold, warm color into the space, to which I'm naturally drawn; soft on the feet!
CONS: My husband and I both attended The University of Oklahoma, so orange cannot be a permanent, majority color in our home.
Rug No. 3
When this pretty green giant came into the shop not more than two months later, I knew she had to be mine forever. It just felt right.
PROS: It's a deep, dark, interesting green that I could fall in love with over and over. Because it's the same shade of green I painted the adjoining breakfast nook, the rug helps lead the eye from room to room, giving a nod from one space to the other. Plus, it's so so plush and soft.
CONS: Nope, I don't think it has any cons.
That's it. My case study on my living room rug. I hope this review was insightful. I know not everyone runs a vintage furniture shop and can easily swap out rugs–a strange and lovely perk of this small business life. I don't plan on swapping out my rug again, but can you really trust me when it comes to swapping? Well, my friends, I think the answer is no.