Did you hear that?
It’s the sound of the room breathing.
Christmas is officially put away in 37 totes in the attic and the living room and I are catching our collective breaths.
But the missing Christmas tree isn’t the only that’s changed about this room now.
Did you notice anything different?
Something that wasn’t there before?
Something that’s kind of rocking my world and making me believe in miracles again?
The room now officially has a new….
What do we think?
Do we like it?
It’s kind of the same and kind of different all at the same time.
You can see the rug up close on the post from yesterday about the Christmas present my sister made me.
The new rug has so much depth with layers of pattern.
There are different shades of blue from light blue to darker navy.
I’m trying to give you a 360-degree tour of the rug so you can give me an opinion.
Because just between us?
I can’t decide.
I actually ordered this rug for the study with grand plans of putting up wallpaper and going lighter and brighter with new curtains and new chairs and this new rug.
And then the rug showed up and I unrolled it into the front room to look at it and decided it might need to stay.
So I moved the other rug and put this one in its place and I’ve been living with it for a couple of weeks.
If you are ever unsure about a rug or piece of furniture it’s always a good idea to date it first before jumping into a serious commitment.
(total aside: I’ve told the twins this advice applies to boys as well as household goods.)
So here we are.
A new living room refresh with some rearranged accessories and flowers and books.
And a new rug.
Or do we actually have a new rug in the space?
That’s where you come in.
I was sitting in the living room pondering the rug and a brilliant thought occurred to me.
“KariAnne,” I thought. “Why make a rug decision like this completely on your own? When you have friends?”
Friends with RUG OPINIONS.
So I’m going to show the old rug in the space and the new rug in the space (I’m going to try and get the same angles so it’s easier for us to decide.)
You can let me know what you think.
Are you ready?
Do you need refreshments before we get started?
See what I mean?
It’s a really hard decision.
For reference, the rugs are both about the same color. A few things in the living room have changed in the pictures that might throw you off like the navy bookcases so just keep your eyes on the rug.
Let me know what you think.
Should I keep the old rug?
Or get into a new rug relationship in 2023.
Okay. GO. 🙂
PS I linked some of my other favorite blue and white rugs below in case you were shopping and needed a few other options.
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