Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Perfect Neutral Area Rug... So Far!

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While we have yet to find the perfect new living room furniture (hence the lack of seating shown in the photos below), I just had to share an update about the area rug we recently got to help define our living area. I wanted a neutral rug that wasn't too light (we have two dogs) but yet not so dark that it blends in with the recently-installed luxury vinyl plank floor.

After much searching online and in a few stores, we finally decided to go with this 7x7 Safavieh Hudson Shag Collection Grey and Ivory Moroccan Ogee Plush Area Rug. I really appreciated their variety of size options in both square and round. It was tempting to go with the ivory color for contrasting with our dark floor, but practicality won out and we opted for grey. 

The rug also had some pretty stellar reviews on Amazon, and now I can see why. It's super soft and plush, and the grey color has just a hint of brown which adds some warmth. The ivory pattern and the ever-so-slight sheen also make it contrast beautifully with our floor.

Oh, and needless to say, our dogs absolutely love it and almost prefer it over their beds. Thankfully their hair doesn't show up very well on the rug, but I try to give it a regular vacuuming (with the roller turned off) anyway.

So soft... love walking on it with bare feet!

It's only been a few weeks since the rug was delivered, so time will tell how it holds up. But at the price we paid (just over $100 with free shipping since we're Amazon Prime members), it was certainly worth giving it a try.

There are also a couple other patterns of this Safavieh rug which we debated before deciding on the Moroccan style. But they're all quite versatile and timeless if you ask me.


I had read that you should buy an area rug first before purchasing other furniture. Maybe it's easier to coordinate furniture with a rug than to try to find the perfect rug after the fact? Anyway, that's the strategy we're going with. Now, let the furniture shopping begin! 

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