Breakfast Room/Sitting Room Area Rug Options

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Yesterday, I shared that our breakfast room will now be a sitting room for the foreseeable future (until we build the addition on the back of our house). If you missed that post, you can click here to read all about it. I had been contemplating a rug for the room for a few days (ever since our recliners arrived and I put them in the room) since it’s not a room where Matt will need to use his wheelchair, and last night I decided that the room definitely needs some color on the floor.

So I went to my go-to site for rugs to see what I could find. I always go to Overstock for rugs because they carry a large selection of Safavieh area rugs. That’s the brand that I have in our living room, so I know it’s a tried and true brand for me. I like that they have a large selection of colorful rugs that are polyester (which last a long time and are easy to clean) and are very low pile (which is good just in case Matt wants to roll his wheelchair onto the rug). Plus, they’re not expensive.

I would never pay a fortune on a fancy rug because (1) I change my mind and like to switch things up often, (2) I have a 100-pound dog who likes to spend a lot of time outside, and then comes in and does a whole lot of running, jumping, and twirling, and (3) Matt likes to go all around the back yard in his wheelchair, and then comes in and leaves tracks everywhere he goes. So inexpensive, durable, and easily cleanable polyester rugs are a must for our house.

When I decorated the breakfast room several years ago, my biggest regret when it was finished was that I hadn’t used any warm colors in there. It was strictly a purple, green, teal color palette.

I liked it, but those were the days when I was just coming around to warm colors and realizing how much life they add to a room. For all of my love of teal and green (and purple, which was new for me then), I’ve learned that I like those colors better when balanced with at least some warm colors. Pinks are my favorites, but I’m also drawn to oranges and yellows.

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So this was my opportunity to correct that oversight and inject some much needed warmth next to my teal kitchen and in the breakfast room with the purple buffet and benches. With that in mind, here are a few that caught my eye.

This was almost my top pick, and if I were just going by the manufacturer’s product pictures, I would have chosen this one. But there are several customer pictures of this rug, and the colors didn’t look this vivid. It was still very pretty, but just not quite what I wanted.

SAFAVIEH Crystal Floretta Vintage Boho Medallion Rug in Orange/Teal

It also comes in these colors with the teal more dominant. I love this as well, but I figured it might be too much teal being right next to my teal kitchen.

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SAFAVIEH Crystal Floretta Vintage Boho Medallion Rug in Teal/Orange

And it also comes in these colors that I love.

SAFAVIEH Crystal Floretta Vintage Boho Medallion Rug in Light Blue/Fuschia

This one is a different brand, but it seems to fit all of my requirements. However, every single one of the customer pictures made the colors look much darker than they appear here.

Caressa Vintage Boho Area Rug in Multi

It also really liked the same rug in these colors. Unfortunately, the sizes that would work in our sitting room were sold out.

Caressa Vintage Boho Area Rug in Garnet

So which one did I choose? It’s funny, because based just on the pictures above, I chose the one that seems the least likely (at least to me) to be my pick. But I chose the third one in light blue and fuschia.


I sure hope I like it! It would not have been my pick just based on the manufacturer’s product pictures. But as I was looking through the customer uploaded pictures, this is the one that kept catching my eye over all of the others. So we’ll see how it turns out. I think this is the first time I’ve ever been more influenced by customer pictures than the manufacturer’s pictures, and I hope that decision doesn’t bite me in the end.

Of course, if I don’t like it, I’ll return it and get one of the other options above. But one thing I know for sure is that I love this opportunity to inject some warm colors into that room. It’s needed it all along (in my humble opinion), but I didn’t want to redo just for the sake of redoing when there’s so many other rooms and projects that need my attention. So I can thank Matt for this opportunity! 😀

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    1. Received my Bissell. Had to do Amazon, no locals had it. Can’t wait to try it but first I am painting walls.

  1. The other day I ordered the first rug in your post. I should have it by Saturday! Makes me feel good that we have similar taste since I just love everything you’ve done.

  2. Where your table chairs be going? I loved the upholstery. You turning music room into dining as well?

    1. Since you’re going to be in here so much get Copper a washable dog bed. It will save your rug from his oil transferring into the rug laying on it. You can also teach him to go there to chill. & hang out with Matt.

  3. I love it. The surprising pop of yellow is great. I like the forsythia (?) —whether real or not- in the tall pot, too.

    1. I think that is a photo from the website, Elaine. Kristi doesn’t have her rug yet. But I agree the forsythia and that vase are very pretty!

  4. I wouldn’t have thought it of me, but the rug you chose would be my favourite, too! I’d normally go for more subdued, but it is so colourful and positive, it gives of a warm, friendly, happy vibe. I hope it turns out just like that in real, too, and pleases you in that room!

  5. I have the Caressa Vintage Boho Area Rug in Multi in my office, and I love it! I got a round rug just because it felt different than other rugs in our house and I wanted my space to feel unique. I love your pick, I think it will bring the warmth you’re looking for!

  6. I have 4 of the Carissa (I bought mine from and it’s called the Bodrum, but it’s the same rug). I have 2 rectangles, a round and an oval. I love them all and love how the colors look against my dark floors. If you don’t like the one you ordered and you’re down in the Wimberley area, you’re welcome to see the in person 🙂

  7. Beautiful rugs, all! Any of them would add a note of warmth to the room. Hope it works out the way you want, can’t wait to see the photos, lol.

  8. I have the Caressa in multi and the colors are exact to the pic. I ordered mine off boutique rugs. And love it in my dining room!

  9. Why don’t online stores post more realistic pics of their rugs? I have had to return all rugs because they are almost always a lot darker in real-life. Without the customer’s uploaded photos, it’s a guessing game.

  10. The rug is lovely. I love it because it doesn’t “yell” at you like the more bold rugs do. lol I’m generally not a jewel-tone color person, but I love your house so much, I think because all of your colors are “muted.” Is there such a thing as a muted jewel tone color? Well, there is now! =)