I have really been all over the place with rug ideas for the new home. I’ve flirted with the idea of a black and white geometric, a Persian, an Uzbek, an Afghan, a flat weave, a high pile, or an animal skin. I love them all but I just can’t commit. Yep, if my metaphorical rugs were lovers, I’d be a huge slut.
This week I’ve gone back to stalking colorful ethnic rugs on Ebay. Mostly vintage Persians. I really love ’em because they are cheap and gorgeous.
I’m favoring the idea of one of these pretties in my dining area. Pairing an ornate, colorful rug with more modern table and chairs just makes me giddy. In a living room, it could quickly turn too traditional. I’d really have to watch my use of color with all the accessories. But in the dining room, It can do its thang, and read eclectic, bohemian, modern. Just the way I lubs it.
Loved the rare colors here- orange, purple and green!
This 5×9 is presently bidding at $41, with free shipping. Amazing!
Most of these rugs are 5×8 or 5×9, which is a little small for under a full-sized dining table. You don’t want your chairs half way off the rug onto the wood floor. My genius idea is to layer with Jute Boucle Rug from West Elm. Which is also a steal- $199 for an 8×10.