we recently ditched the carpet and installed some gorgeous
hand-scraped hardwood floors
*they are amazing and my favorite thing about our house!
however, there are a few spaces that call for a rug...
in our living room area we opted for this rug from Overstock.com
a rug pad is necessary for this rug if you are going to place it
on a hardwood or tile surface....
the colors are both rich and muted and they tie in nicely
with the little pop of teal in the ottoman
the other area rug in our downstairs living space is under the dining room table
~originally we had a beautiful woven sisal rug here,
but our cat was wrecking havoc on that rug- it was just too tempting for her!~
so now we have this gorgeous southwestern rug
(also from Overstock.com)
this rug stays well in place without a pad,
and the colors work really well with the hardwood floors
although we don't miss the wall to wall carpet,
it is nice to have a beautiful rug in these spaces :)