This is about as kid-themed as I'm willing to go. But then the more I thought about it, I felt like this was more appropriate for a kid's bedroom, so I moved on.
Then I found these amazingly beautiful hand-woven cotton rugs by Safavieh. I fell in love with about 6 of them, but these were my two leading favorites:
They're actually rag rugs, like those ones people used to keep by their kitchen sinks or in the laundry room, but these are made with a zillion different colors. I'm almost weeping at their beauty. My hesitation is that cotton is not the easiest to clean, but I can rationalize that by the thought that they are so busy with the colors, that any spot on them that you clean up will quickly disappear once you walk out of the room--you'll never find it again. I'm also a big sucker for chevron. And I don't feel like it's trendy--it's timeless.
Then I started looking at other rugs by Safavieh, and decided this is a company I really like. Because they also had some gorgeous Ikat designs, such as this:
This one is not overly Ikat, and the colors are still kind of muted. If my first floor rug was ready to be replaced, I'd definitely consider this as a possible replacement. But then I thought about how the upstairs room was such an opportunity to go crazy, and I decided this one was too safe. Another two that kind of fell into that category were these:
The chevron is a little muted, but I'm not so sure it could hide stains. And then this second one, which is sort of a wood-block design, is also gorgeous, but not really wild.
Then there are the ones that I would buy if I lived in an all-female house, like this gorgeous number:
Not to mention all of the prettier-colored chevrons out there, like coral, a current favorite color.
And I really, really loved this one, but I didn't think it fit our house. But I would absolutely buy it if I lived in an old church that had been converted to a house. Yes, I think that would be totally cool.
So there you have it, an idea of some of the things I find beautiful these days. If only I didn't love seeing my wood floors so much (or could afford $1,000 per rug), then they could all be mine.
So which one did I go with? I thought about waiting until the room is put back together and showing a picture of it all together for the big reveal, but I would be annoyed if someone did that to me. Have you made your guess? Alright, I'll tell you: the blue chevron. It was on sale and kind of a steal, and seemingly stain-proof via distraction, and very thick and heavy which is good for little knees and sound absorption. I'm hoping it's as beautiful in person as it is on the website.
And that Josh will let me repaint the room if I decide that needs a more vivacious color too.
And that he'll help me repaint because painting sucks.