My New Rug

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Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to walk into a store and find a decent rug?

Go ahead and try it.  I dare you.

For some reason, many stores seem to want to keep in stock the poorly made, badly designed rugs instead.  (One of the great mysteries of decorating, I suppose.)

Now there are legions of design blogs that sport colorful photos of cool rugs.  Unique, creative and awesome designs.  But then, most of them confess to ordering their rugs online since the selection is just so much better.  Now, while I’m not totally adverse to shopping online, I do like to be able to touch and see my items before I buy them.  Especially something that is based on color or design.  (For example, the rug is reading a little on the tangerine side in the photo above.  But actually, in person, the hue is a little closer to red.) 

So imagine my delight when I spied this white and cayenne colored graphic piece just rolled up on a shelf at my local Target, waiting to come home with me.



6-17-13n 042 New Rug @ (full shot)

I wanted something bright with a contrasting pattern and this rug fit the bill.  (It’s wool with an indoor/outdoor label.)

I’m not sure how well it coordinates with the pink, black and white striped edge of the front door, but so far I’m digging it.


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If I change my mind about the entryway, another option is for it to reside in my son’s room.  (His room is on the list for a makeover and the new bedding would be a great contrast with this new rug.)


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And then, of course, each new acquisition must be approved by the resident canine.  (Thankfully, she gave her bark of approval.)


6-17-13n 063 New Rug @ (corner)

So what about you?  Are you a picky rug purchaser?  Or more of a “I’ll take whatever they have in stock” kind of shopper?

~Miss Charming

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  1. love it! the design and colors are so fun!!!!!
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  2. Julia @ cuckoo4design says:

    I love that rug. That would be a nice one for my son’s room. I wonder if they sell it larger as well.
    I hate the rug selection at local stores as well.

  3. Love your new rug! Fun color and design! Our Target never seems to get any of the “cool” stuff in. 🙂
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  4. Love the rug! I usually order online for the reason you mentioned – much better selection. So far, I’ve been lucky and happy with my purchases. But of course there is always a risk when you can’t see it in advance!

  5. We just replace our yucky carpet with new laminate flooring, which meant buying rugs, and I had the same experience. I went all over the place looking for rugs and ultimately ended up buying online. I did find a couple smaller rugs at Target thought. Gotta love Target!
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