Once again we are expecting snow-mageddon 3.0 later tonight. I’m hoping this is the last snowfall of the season. Spring is in 16 days y’all. I’ve been trying to get pictures earlier in the day with better lighting however this weather has been finicky as of late with only spurts of light peaking through. For the past week or so has been dark and gloomy and has put me in a lazy mood.
So I’ve been in dire need of a larger rug for my living room. As you can see from previous pictures, it is way to short. It does not reach under my sectional and that bothers me. We just purchased that sectional last fall and had previously had one that was a full “L” shape unlike this one which is more like a chaise and a love seat attached together. It worked before but now not so much. It’s an awkward space been roughly 23 x 13′. With that I knew that the smallest size for the area to be covered needed to be at least 8×10. So after browsing the net for countless hours I found one at Rugs USA that I liked. The pattern was great, not too overwhelming since I did not want it to compete with the curtains. The color that stood out to me?
I have always liked navy just never really knew how to use it. I once used it as an accent color for a wall going up the stairs. The color was great but the attempt was a fail. Nothing matched. I’ve been on this trend the last few years. I’ve been keeping my color palette pretty safe. Usually grays and lighter blues, threw in some chartreuse and yellows and called it a day. I wanted to break out of my shell and take risks but it’s been hard to do so because I always think of the money factor. I don’t want to waste $ on something that I won’t be completely happy with but then again not being highly satisfied with the design turn out. So I went for it. Not only is it a bold decision for me but it’s dark which will “mask” accidental spills from my 2-year-old the drawback is that I will probably be vacuuming more often *sigh*. I was pretty confident with my purchase but on the day before it arrived I found myself on an online chat customer service at Rugs USA asking if it’s too late to change the color. Okayyy…nice try Jo!
It’s not the color itself that I’m worried about, it’s the way it will look once everything is put together. Right off the bat I knew that I was going to need to get a new chair and some throw pillows to tie in the navy. Pillows, easy peasy. I have an unhealthy relationship with throw pillows. Chair, well actually it worked out because it fits in perfectly with my master bedroom design. Yay for that! (the mister has a problem with me and my never-ending furniture shopping).
It arrived. I rolled it out. Thought about. Thought about it some more. Still not sure about my decision. I know it’s because it’s not “safe” but I know I can make it work once I pull everything together. It just takes time. The size is great although it could be better. If it was maybe once size bigger it would be perfect although I’m not going to complain. I guess we’ll see.