The rug in the living room has seen better days.
Let's get this straight, just because it said "formal living room" on our house plan 9 1/2 yrs ago meant nothing to us! We use this room! Our kids hang out in here. Our wii is in there, our piano is in there. There are toys and love and it's "distressed" in that usual kid style.
Anyway, back to the rugs! I love looking through the Ballard design catalog and seeing all the beautiful natural fiber rugs. I think they give such a beautiful, clean and neutral anchor to the room. However, my problem is, I am a "soft and cushy" type of girl. I like an area rug that I can "squish between my toes". And I know that I'm not going to get this with one of these natural fiber rugs!
Ballard's claims that this one is "surpisingly soft under foot" in other words, not as hard and scratchy as the normal ones, LOL! I have thought about buying one and then using it in the Dining room of the new house. However the size I would need in the DR would be too big for our LR.
What's a girl to do? Is there a compromise? Should I go for it or try and find a more "muted" wool rug for in there? We have a wool rug in the family room and I love it because it's soft..... I just can't decide........ are you seeing a common theme here? ;)