The Great Rug Dilemma of 2016

July 21, 2016

Filed in: Entry, Home

For me, one of the hardest parts about building things is deciding on a finish… so many options! Paint or stain? Dark or light? So it should come as no surprise that I’m really hung up on trying to figure out what rug to put in the entryway! I thought I had it decided, but every time I go to actually order it, I pause.

I’m planning on ordering the rug from Rugs USA, an extremely affordable site that has very good reviews. I’ve never ordered from there personally, but I have a friend who has and she is very happy with her new rug. And I’ve seen the photo evidence on her instagram feed, it’s a pretty great rug.

So, without further ado, I’ve very roughly photoshopped my favorite options onto my entryway floor and I need some help.

Option 1 : My first choice I’ve almost purchased about ten times


 This is the Ashlina Printed Persian Overdyed Vintage Rug. I love it. I’m really into the vintage and persian rug look. My main concern is that I want it to flow with what I have going on in the living room and I’m worried it’s a little too bold for the space.

Option 2: What I would consider to be a safe bet


This is the Bosphorus BD07 Distressed Persian Rug and I like it also. I don’t like it quite as much as the first option, but I think it’s a more safe bet as far as matching the rest of the house.

Option 3: Another blue rug


As you can see, I am a fan of blue rugs. This one is the Bosphorus BD29 Faded Shadow Mystique Rug.

Option 4: And yet another blue rug


And here’s one more option: Chroma CB06 Speckled Medallion Rug. Adds a bit more color than the previous option.

So that’s where I’m at on the rugs. Who knew this would be such a tough decision? I still am loving option 1 and am thinking maybe I should go with my gut instinct.

On another note, I have decided on a light fixture! I decided to keep it simple and since the ceiling is lower, I wanted something that did not call too much attention to itself or disrupt the view.

Here’s one more photoshopped image, this time of the light fixture:


I found the light fixture on Wayfair, it is Norfolk Flush Mount by Birch Lane.

So there you have it, the great rug dilemma of 2016. Any rug experts out there who have some advice?


  1. Suzanne says:

    I really like option 3! They’re all nice though 🙂

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