Last Updated on January 14, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
My new living room rug arrived yesterday, and it’s even more beautiful and more perfect than I expected. I mean, this thing is gorgeous, especially considering the price!
I purchased this Safavieh purple and gray rug in an 8 x 10 size. I was nervous about the colors, and was pretty much expecting to be disappointed (as I usually am with area rugs I order online) and to have to send it back. But oh my goodness, this one is perfect!
Pictures simply don’t do it justice. It’s so pretty in person — colorful yet subdued with an antiqued, beautifully worn look to it. It has a very low pile, but it’s so soft and comfy underfoot.
Here’s a view of it with my kitchen…
This rug has so many gorgeous colors in it. Of course, the main colors are purple (which is a beautiful muted purple) and gray (which complements my Benjamin Moore Classic Gray walls amazingly well), but look at all of these other colors!
It has orange and teal and blue…
And yellow and a muted magenta and dark brown…
And yes, it even has some green in it…
And here’s a closeup of the border with the beautiful gray that looks perfect with my light gray walls…
I mean, I feel like I’ve struck gold with this one. I’m so unbelievably hard to please when it comes to area rugs. Finding an area rug with actual color in it that I like for my house has been virtually impossible in the past (though shopping for area rugs for others seems easy to me for some reason).
Every colorful rug that I remember buying in the past has been returned, which is why I generally buy neutral and seagrass type rugs. Those go with everything. But I so wanted a colorful rug for my living room. I had little hope of finding one I liked, and even after ordering this one, I had convinced myself that I’d have to return it.
But I’m tickled pink with this one! This one definitely isn’t going back. I couldn’t have ended up with a better rug for my house if I had tried to design it myself.
Oh, and it looks amazing with my entryway artwork.
I was going to show you a picture with the rug and the entryway together, but my ugly sofa was sitting right there in between and just ruined everything. So that view will have to wait until I get new fabric on the sofa, or at least until it gets moved out for reupholstering.
I can’t wait to get this room put together! It’s amazing how motivating a beautiful new rug can be. 🙂
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