So, you know how long it took us to pick out a living room rug…yeah 1 whole year! Imagine my excitement when Mohawk Home contacted me to provide me with a rug….well I was extremely excited because we definitely need more rugs in our house, and you can’t beat free. But, there was also a few moments of sheer panic….you know, it took a whole year to pick out our last rug! I didn’t know how patient Mohawk was going to be with me. Fortunately, Mohawk Home has such a great selection, it wasn’t quite as difficult as I thought. No, it wasn’t simple, but it didn’t take a year, just a few weeks. 😉 Bob and I agreed on this rug:
I am definitely drawn to leafy rugs, and I really liked the muted colors. Our intention was to put the rug in my craft room. Even though I have a desk in there, I’m quite frequently crafting on the floor and we thought it might make sense to put a rug in the center to protect the carpet. So, the day my pretty new rug arrived, I rushed in the house and unwrapped it and put it in my Craft room and it did not look good! It made all the furniture look way too white. Since Bob wasn’t home, I decided I’d work on an alternate location for the rug, so I put it in the breakfast room. I really liked the colors. The breakfast room is very open and the gold tones worked well with the walls and furniture. Plus, I thought it was nice to carry in the blues from the living room.
A good blogger would have a picture to show you, but alas, I did not take any pictures!! Because, the rug didn’t stay there. We left it in the breakfast room for several days, but Bob didn’t like it there. So, we tried it in the craft room again, and it stayed there for a few days. I knew I didn’t like it, but Bob wasn’t sure. I had resigned myself to painting my craft room furniture to go with the rug…hehe…I was actually excited about this potential, but again it was not meant to be.
The next rug location was the foyer. This was a quick decision…no way! The rug was too big for the space and made it feel too busy. So now what, we took the rug to the basement. We had wanted a rug for under the table and hadn’t really thought about that location until it felt like we were out of options. Fortunately, it worked! Hooray!! We finally had a location for the rug.
The rug fit the space well and we liked the extra color it added. Since it is our basement, there isn’t much natural light and it is challenging to get good pictures of the rug.
We’ve had rug for several weeks now and really do like it. The area needed to be defined and the rug does just that and looks pretty too. It also gave me reason to share this area of our basement again. The only other thing that is about as challenging as picking out rugs for Bob and I is agreeing on artwork. We added the painting in this picture last Fall. It was one we picked up on vacation last year and Bob asked where we’d put it and I made up some location just because we actually agreed on artwork and I wanted it…I’d figure out where to put it later (sounds kind of like our rug). So, this is where our vacation artwork ended up. Slowly but surely, this area is getting decorated.
So enough rambling about my rug and onto the exciting part! Mohawk Home is giving away a rug up to size 5×8 and $150 to one of my lucky readers!! YES, you could win a pretty new rug too!
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Disclosure: This giveaway will close on July 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter.com and I will notify you by email on July 4, 2014. You will need to respond within 48 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen.