Rug Dilemma

Ever since we moved into our apartment I have been dying to decorate. We have the basics, but it needs some fun details.

A designer friend of mine said that decorating your house is like getting dressed every day. You put on your clothes and then layer extra pieces like jewelry and scarves to give your outfit dimension. You can do the same with your house. Start with the basics and then add different layers to create dimension. 

Even though I am on a no shop month, I thought that I should take this time to window shop and plan out what I would like to do.

Our living room is super basic, we have a beige sectional couch and a dark wood tv stand, book cases and coffee table. I really would like to bring color into the room and since we can't paint the walls because we rent, I think a great way to start would be with a rug.  

I have found a few rugs I like but I haven't narrowed it down yet.  Here are the options I am liking at the moment.

 

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1. Threshold Indoor/Outdoor Rug - I love a good bold color and pattern, I think it is a great way to liven up a room. This graphic print has really caught my eye, but I feel like it might be too much for my boyfriend. With the right accessories I think it could work.

2. Cambridge Moroccan Light Blue Rug - This rug comes in a variety  of colors and sizes. I have been eyeing this for a while now, there is something appealing about the intricate circle pattern. In the light blue color its not over powering and the design is nice and subtle. I could bring in pops of color with pillows and blankets and artwork. 

3. Nourison Vista Ikat Ivory Rug - The calm ocean colors with an ikat pattern makes it feel old and new at the same time. I could see this rug standing the test of time and not being just in the now. The calming colors would make the living room cozy and inviting.

4. Safavieh Cambridge Moroccan Navy Rug - Bold pattern, safe color. I have never been a huge navy fan on myself, but in a room I think it is great. It's dark without being too dark. The trestle pattern pops against the navy background, and the safe colors means that I could pair it with any color and it will look good. I can change up the pillows and blankets and not have to worry about changing the rug.

What is your favorite rug? What other colors would you layer with it to make the room more colorful?