For a while now I've been looking for a rug. As some of you might already know, I'm updating a little room and turning it into an office. The room already has a neutral colour carpet, also known as beige, and this is staying, because you’ll remember from this post, that the plan is to shop the home for items I can use here and spend less than £500! Challenging! So I only wanted a small rug, something to sit under the desk and add a little visual appeal.
Rugs are funny things. They need to visually appeal, but they shouldn't detract from everything else that’s going on in a room. Especially if the rug isn't supposed to be the focal point in the room. It’s sort of the canvas upon which the rest of the pieces of furniture need to be displayed, just like using certain colours, it’s utterly important to get it right.
Anyhow on with the rug story. Finally I found a rug I was happy with. This one comes from Joss and Main. It’s a great little site where they curate all different furniture/accessories sales under one website. The only downside is that the items are only available for 2-3 days so if you don’t buy it when you see it, you lose it! And believe me I've done that a few times. But I learn fast, now when I see something I absolutely LOVE, I don’t hesitate. Anyhow this little zigzag pattern had me at the start….although I previously said I wanted something simple, no pattern, just texture, I am really in love with this rug. I knew it would work with the pieces already in the room and the pops of natural wood. It has a really plush pile, the colour is just right, a great pattern and complements the other elements in the room without overpowering them and it’s not fighting for attention either which is a good thing when the rest of the pieces in the room are mostly white except for the artwork and a few accessories.
My peonies eventually opened, all but 3 of them. I've started picking my sweet peas because someone told me the more you pick them the more they grow!
Have a lovely week!