I’ve had my eye out for a bigger rug for the living room pretty much since I bought the wonderfully inexpensive one two years ago. I also thought it would be nice to bring in some more color with our next rug. Up until recently, the least expensive rugs I found that I really liked were over $600. About a month ago, I found a nice 7.5 X 9.5 green hand-tufted rug on Tuesday Morning‘s site for $299 with free shipping. That would give me an extra 27″ width and 24″ length over my current rug. I knew I would never find another large rug for such a good price, so I ordered it.
Initially it has shed a lot, but I love the pile and it still looks great. I love the added color, and that our rug now goes under the front legs of both couches and the side chair.
Bradley got a new camera that is somewhere between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR that should make taking pictures for the blog easier for me, and make keeping up with (and actually using) a camera on trips easier for both of us.
For comparison, here is how the living room looked two years ago. Lots of changes! Pillows, tables, lamps, chair, and now the rug.