Remember this room?
Remember the before and the blue and white and that amazing fabric on the chairs and the perfect chandelier and the antique side table with the lamps and how I spent 24 of the 48 hours I had to decorate it searching high and low for the perfect rug and realizing that I sound just like my mother.
Finding the perfect rug for a room is a full time job.
For me, knowing what I want is the easy part.
Most of the time when I look at a space I can see the rug in the room in my mind.
It’s right there.
Right in front of me.
I just can’t ever seem to find it.
The challenge with this room is that there was a whole lot of neutral going on.
The white slip covered chairs at the end of the table were neutral.
The wall color were neutral.
Most of the accessories were neutral.
The curtains were neutral.
The wood pieces in the room were neutral.
And then we found these pillows.
Is it wrong if I tell you that when I found them in the store I immediately broke out into the song and dance numbers for a Broadway show.
Complete with choreography that featured the wave and the lawnmower.
So to recap.
We had the pillows and the neutral and the walls and now we needed a rug.
Easier said than done.
We looked and searched and sighed and shrugged….
…..until we found the rug aisle at Target.
There was the perfect rug.
Except it was too small. They only had it in a 5 x 7. And it wasn’t even really a 5 x 7. It actually measured smaller than that.
So what are two rug-hunting girls with a room full of neutrals and the perfect rug that’s too small to do?
Hello carpet seam tape.
You are a rock star.
Can we be friends?
I found the tape at the home improvement store in the flooring aisle at the bottom of the rug section.
It’s easy to apply.
Simply follow the instructions on the package.
Apply the tape to one side of the rug.
Line up the pattern of the other rug and lay the rugs as close together with the tape as you can. Make sure you line up the edge of the carpet first. You can always fudge the rest a little if needed.
Then, press the rugs together to make them appear as seamless as possible.
Here’s the close-up picture of the rugs together.
And here’s a picture of the rugs under the chair.
It’s not perfect.
You can still see the seam.
But do you even pay attention to it when you’re looking at this amazing fabric on the chairs?
You can see it in again in this picture.
But when you’re in the space and you get all distracted with the dishes and the tables and the chairs and those amazing pillows….
….you hardly even notice it.
It’s a brilliant solution for a space where you need a longer rug to fit the room or they only make the rug in one size and you need to create a larger area rug on a budget.
But the best thing about finding a solution in the rug aisle at Target?
Watching your mother and her dining room smile. 🙂