I have commitment issues. At least when it comes to rugs.
I mean, a rug is kind of a big deal. It’s an investment for one. (Even super affordable rugs aren’t free.) For another, it’s a pretty big statement piece in a room.
And let’s face it, even I get a little nervous about slapping something that peachy-pink on the floor. Not because I wouldn’t like it, but because I want our apartment to be a representation of both my husband and me.
What I’m saying is, I’m holding off a bit. But probably just until next month. (You know, when the financial obligations will start to wane.)
I will have 45 days to return it if I don’t like it, so at least this is a commitment I can wiggle out of if need be.
As I’ve said before, I’m definitely someone who needs to actually see something in action before I’m sure I like it.
But then it dawned on me: Justine, why don’t you just stage out the room in a mood board?
And I said, “Self, you are one smart lady.”
Since I’m not planning on overhauling the entire room (my savings account just breathed a sigh of relief), this room plan is mostly about the accessories. But to give you an overall idea of what I’m thinking (and in case you want our living rooms to be twinsies), I included furniture similar to what I have below. (And just to mix things up, let’s work counter-clockwise, shall we?)
1. This Vegas Microfiber Sectional Sofa isn’t exactly what we have, but it’s close enough to give you an idea what we’re working with. I’ve photoshopped it here with the pillows I already have (mentioned here) and will continue to work with.
3. Ohhh the elusive dream of a storage trunk ottoman. Total confession: I’ve loved this Hunter Trunk from Crate & Barrel for several years. But if I’m gun-shy about an $89 rug, you can bet your bank account I’m not exactly jumping on this just yet. It would be great if I could find a similar version on Craigslist or something. Maybe someday. (Or if 599 of you would like to chip in a dollar and buy it for me, that would be great also.) I have a Dove Bowl I received as a wedding present that I would move back to the living room from where it has been living in the dining room.
4. The rug that started this all.
5. A green chair I already have. Again, my green chair isn’t exactly like this Madeline version, but mine was also from Urban and it’s really similar/the same color.
8. I really like this wall print, especially since the hubs and I love to travel (and the color is perfect). I might replace a vintage map of Paris I have on the wall currently with this. (And move the Paris map to the dining room or bedroom.)
So…what do you think? (And more importantly, Joey, what do you think?)(Isn’t it fun being included in husband and wife convos about our home decor?)(I’m weird, sorry.)
Keep in mind that there’s also the grey patterned curtains, the dark shelves/TV console/desk, and the office area to contend with. But since those are fairly simple (and just dark wood or black pieces from IKEA), they can be propped out to fit into any color scheme.
OK, enough disclaimers. Thoughts?