Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rugs, Rugs, Rugs.... and an Overstock Discount!

We're in need of a large area rug for our Family Room.  Our feet are cold and our poor floor has been taking a beating.

When we purchased our home, it came with beautiful travertine tile throughout most of the downstairs rooms.  However, as with most soft stone, it chips easily... especially when Hot Wheels (those little metal devils) are dropped and thrown at rapid-fire speed-- pew, pew, pew! pew, pew, pew!  Since Hot Wheels and CARS keep my fellas busy and (mostly) out of trouble, I can't justify taking them away.  So instead of removing the problem, we're just going to cover it up!

Our Family Room is very neutral, so picking a rug style has been hard for me.  Do I want to go floral?  contemporary? retro? statement piece? or blend in?   And to make it even more difficult,  The Mister has an opinion too (can't this just be a dictatorship? it's much easier that way! heh heh! )

Here's our Family Room:
pretty boring... the right area rug could definitely warm up this room!

our current rug worked for our previous home, but is way too small for this space. also, the cream colors just blend into the rest of the floor.

And here are some Area Rugs that I'm we're considering:

via overstock
i'm leaning away from traditional, but this may be transitional enough.

via crate & barrel
a little busy, but i saw it in person and liked it.  the mister's non-commital though.

via overstock
i'm drawn to this.  the mister said "crop circles?"  and yet, i'm still drawn to it.

i also like this one.  the mister said "pick-up sticks?"... you see what i'm dealing with?  dictatorship already! :)

via overstock
the mister discovered this one.  the circles are growing on me...

kinda neat and puzzle-like...

via overstock
ooh, this is bold.  definitely a statement piece.

We've been "researching" rugs on and off for over a year now.  So when I received an email from Overstock offering a discount to my readers,  and my other tab was open to Overstock's huge selection of area rugs... Well of course I took that as a sign! 

And so my friends, after viewing about a million rugs and measuring & remeasuring, we finally purchased a rug last night.  One of the above rugs is making its way to us as we speak.  Care to guess?  I'll make the big reveal once we're all situated.

And, thanks to our friends at Overstock, here are a couple of discount codes especially for you:

121745 - good for 10% off Overstock products (excluding movies, books, and electronics). This discount code never expires, however, it can only be used once per email address.

202234 - free shipping promo code for electronics.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

legalese:  No animals were har... I mean, all the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received for doing this post, however, I was provided with a 10% discount code.