i am glad i did.
for a very affordable price (i paid right around $150 for a 5 x 8), i think it adds a soft graphic appeal yet manages to stay simple and classic.
(and HEY--i actually hung some things on my walls this weekend! more on that later...)
the rug is a nice ivory sand beige stipe, and so far has done a decent job of camouflaging dirt...(although i don't think i would put this somewhere where heavy soiling would take place.)
i picked up the little console at tj maxx home goods for just over $100, and it is just a placeholder until i can get a piece that i LOVE here. the veneer is kinda peeling off the front, and i need to fix it...i may change out the hardware too.
the little stool was a $5 thrift store find that i have recovered.
we also need to paint the walls, replace the light fixture, get a new piece of furniture, and i will most likely wallpaper the ceiling in here with the yummy malachite wallpaper that i thought about adding here.
once all that is done, i may replace this rug....but until then, it is doing a great job of softening the entry and adding some pattern.
the rug pad is from rug pad USA, a site that offers rug pads for oriental rugs. they have an extensive collection of rug pads for application on hardwood floors, hardwood floors, carpet, laminate, and even outdoors! my rug pad is the eco-cushion pad, and it is surprisingly thick and soft. i love it!
you can find rug pads to fit any of your needs at rug pad usa.
i am also working on a little revamp of my living room, which i will be sharing over the next few weeks. if you follow me on instagram, you will see that i hung a gallery wall over the weekend. i also need to rework the pillows, and add some simple window treatments. so much to do! isn't it fun?