Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nursery Rug

The hunt for a rug for the nursery was 10 times more difficult than I thought it would be. Of course I found plenty of rugs that I loved but they were way out of my budget. I looked at every store I could think of that sells rugs in the area and had no luck. There were a few that were okay but ultimately I wasn't really that happy with their quality and/or their price.

I don't think I am exaggerating when I say I went to almost any rug store in the area I thought may have a rug I could afford. I went to TJ Maxx/ Homegoods... (more than once), Ross, Marshalls, Home Emporium, Sears, Kohl's, Target, Ollie's, Burlington Coat Factory, Mark Gonsenhouser's where they had some nice rugs but , an Oriental rug store off of Birdneck Road by the Ocean Front, Pier 1, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Exotic Home ( I just went in there because I have been dying to look in there, they have unbelievably cool stuff but it is a bit pricey. If I had a dream budget I would throw out most everything in my house and go on a shopping spree there). I also looked online at Target, Ikea, West Elm, Walmart and countless other sites. With still no luck! I was really losing hope. Either the rug's colors just weren't right, or it was too expensive. I really didn't want spend more than $150 and even that was more than I wanted to spend. I guess I didn't realize how expensive 5 x 7 and 5 x 8 rugs tend to be. If I wanted to spend $400 or $500 bucks it would have been easy but even Target, Walmart and TJ Maxx the rugs were like $150-$200 and none were really standing out as what I was looking for.

With all my bad luck rug hunting I was starting to think I would never find a rug before my baby girl gets here. I was wondering if I was being too picky and had unrealistic expectations. Thanks to Pinterest I have several of the rugs I looked at, considered, or simply swooned over but could never afford.

Amy Butler has awesome rugs though her 5 x 8 rugs tend to be in the $800 range. The colors aren't really right but I loved this rug.
Here are some other pricey but cute rugs
This one was $400
This one is almost $1000....seriously!?
I love this rug. From a site called Serena & Lily which has super cute nursery ideas.
Too bad it is just under $900.
At $230 this next rug is pretty cute but still more than I was willing to spend.
This Ikea rug was $150 and i just wasn't sure about the color or the quality. Plus I really wanted something with some sort of pattern.
The style of this Ikea rug was more of what I wanted but quality was just not there. Not plush or soft at all. However it is only $20. This would be better in a high traffic area in your house somewhere I think.
This target one was $117 but still the colors weren't really what I wanted. It was really the only one on their website I even considered.
This one was from Walmart  but still priced at $168 and I just don't think it looks that nice.
This one is also Walmart and priced at $168 I have the same issue with it. Plus if the color was even a bit off it would be a problem.
Then my mom suggested I look at Overstock. Which has a pretty huge selection.
This one is $164 but just a little too dark for a nursery,
This one is super cute but at $211 it was more than I was willing to spend.

After hours and hours of hunting I found a rug that was what I had been looking for. The price tag $136 discounted 15% from $160.99.

 The reviews are all really good its supposedly soft and plush. It is a hand tufted wool rug, so it should be really nice. The only thing in the reviews that I won't know for myself until it arrives is the color. The rug says it is grey however some of the reviews say it is true to the color shown, others say it is a blue grey, and others more of a sea foam or blue-green. Either way it will work in the room since there will be accents of grey, blue and sea foam. I looked for online coupon codes and managed to get an additional 10% off. It was definitely meant to be! Overstock also has shipping for only $2.95 no matter what you are getting which is awesome. My grand total including shipping was $126.11. I feel pretty good about that considering the original $160.99 price tag. I can't wait to get it! 

Zach thinks I am making the room too sophisticated. I think he doesn't have the vision I do. This nursery is going to be cute, fabulous, romantic, girly, vintage, and just plain awesome. The main things will be more toned down and neutral but the artwork will be bright and colorful! Plus my little colorful bird mobile. I can't wait until it is finished! Janet ordered my crib today and her and Zach also painted the room today. The one sunlit coral wall on the back side of the closet still needs to be painted but the rest of the room is done. We can finally hang the curtain and tie back! Hopefully I can get Zach to do that tomorrow. Finally I feel like some things are getting checked off the endless to do list and we are progressing towards having something done. I will post updated pictures of the room soon, although there isn't really any furniture in there...

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