I feel like I’m referencing a poem with that title, but, if I am, I don’t know which one it is.
(a ha! I googled. I knew it sounded familiar! Wordsworth:
THE world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
Yeah, buying a rug is not really much like that. Well, maybe. I feel like I have laid waste my powers with online rug shopping. A little. I still have some powers. And I haven’t given my heart away to any particular rug yet. That’s what this post is for!)
Where was I?
Last time I bought a rug, I bought it out of weariness and desperation. It worked out okay; I still like my weariness and desperation rug:
But, as I mentioned the other day, I’ve been thinking my foyer is looking a little rugless….and this time I thought it might be better to approach rug buying with a bit more intentionality than last time.
To that end, I have taken the extraordinary steps of thinking about what kind of rug I might want and spending some time narrowing down my options. It’s been sort of a revolutionary day for me.
And, it turns out, this is a fun thing to do! Particularly when you’re not in a rush to buy a rug before your baby learns to crawl. So excited am I by my potential foyer rugs that I’ve decided to share them right here on my blog and solicit opinions.
This is the what the foyer looks like with a naked floor:
I measured that space between the door and the wall and then over to where the stairs start, and it’s around 6 by 7 feet. So I’ve been looking at 4×6 and 3×5 rugs, mostly.
I didn’t really have much sense of what kind of rug I wanted going in to my search. Something fairly flat since the door will have to open over it. But I was pretty open as far as style, color, etc. I just kind of went through different sites and bookmarked things that appealed to me that I thought might work well in the space.
I bookmarked one million rugs, then showed them all to Dave when he got home, and we narrowed it down a bit. I present, in no particular order, the frontrunners!