In all honesty, I’m a little amazed at how closely Shaun’s and my views line up on almost everything. From child-rearing to politics to food preferences, we are rather freakishly similar on pretty much all topics, both momentous and mundane.
We veer wildly apart on the topic of throw pillows. I love them. He just stares and frowns. And then throws them on the ground or bunches them up under his head for a nap.
We’re not quite as intensely disparate on the topic of rugs, but he definitely doesn’t get nearly as jazzed as I do about the prospect of the perfect rug for the perfect space. (But really, if he did, could I respect him like I do? Probably not). His only criterion is a significant level of softness so that, when he and the kids roll around on it, he doesn’t get rug burn.
Suffice it to say that, when he sees this post, he will probably groan and roll his eyes a little…especially since my favorite rug from this entire post is a jute one (read: not soft at ALL).
Even so, I felt like I would be doing my fellow rug-lovers a huge disservice if I didn’t let you know that Rugs USA (no, this is not a sponsored post; I just like their stuff) is having a huge 75% off sale right now, and they have some seriously great rugs for seriously great prices.
Rugs like these:
I don’t guess anyone is too terribly surprised (at least if you’ve been reading a while) that a lot of these are bright/colorful/pattern-heavy, but I can assure you that, while these are my cup of tea, I looked through over 50 pages of options (hello, mindless activity while I feed Theo), and there were LOTS of options for neutral-lovers as well.
Oh! And in answer to those of you who have wondered where my living room rug is from…
Yup. It’s from Rugs USA too. This one, specifically.
Oh, and since I’m so sure you’re dying to know…my favorites from this post are the top four, and I’m seriously considering buying that first one. It’s the rough jute one my husband will wrinkle his nose at, but it’s soooo purdy, and it’s a really good deal, and I plan on putting it under a table where the texture won’t matter so…
What are your favorites? Are you guys fans of rugs and throw pillows too? I feel like they’re kind of “room jewelry,” and a space just isn’t complete without them.Like what you read? Like M is for Mama on facebook (pretty please?):