We are desperately in need of a new rug for our living room so, naturally, I've been window shopping on dem internets lately. I used to hate area rugs with any sort of pattern on them. Give me solid neutrals or give me death, I'd say. (Not really.) But just as our tastes change when it comes to clothes and shoes and purses and men, so do they change when it comes to rugs. I'm still drawn to neutrals but I like a little cool graphic pattern mixed in (still can't do florals though... sorry I'm not sorry...). A simple little design can really spice things up and keep it interesting, don't you think?
The only downside to a neutral rug is that, with the exception of two blueish throw pillows on the couch, our entire living room is neutral (i.e. boring). We don't have a very big living room, so I'm thinking a nice easy way to add some color would be in a bright, pretty rug. The Husband furnished most of the living room a few years ago, before I moved in, so there's a distinct "masculine" feel to everything. I don't mind it since I tend to gravitate that way anyway, but I do love the bright hues and slightly feminine feel these rugs would add to the space.
What do you think, graphic neutrals or bright feminine colors?
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Besides the ongoing rug shopping, we're celebrating my good friend's birthday tomorrow with a wine-tasting picnic party then taking my niece to the San Francisco Zoo on Sunday. I honestly don't know which day I'm most excited for! What are your plans for the weekend?