Hi everyone! Thank you so much for taking time to to share your thoughts and opinions on our playroom rug situation.
If you’ve been following the commentary accompanying my original post, you know that lots of people have had lots of opinions on this topic. However, three clear favorites have emerged: the white and black damask, the pink and green circles, and the black with large pink and white dots.
Many of you brought up good arguments for and against certain choices. For example, a popular concern seemed to be that lint and dog hair would be a nightmare to keep off a mostly black rug. Duly noted. (Although truthfully, I am not all that concerned about pet hair since the pugs aren’t allowed in the playroom. They have a hard time differentiating between dog toys and kid toys, so we’ve found it’s best to just keep them – and their pointy little teeth – away from the playroom completely.)
I am definitely not a vacuuming freak – in fact I seriously hate vacuuming – so I know that lint might be an issue with a black rug. That said, the pink and green circle rug so many of you are fond of is primarily white, and to tell you the truth, I’m a little more scared of Playdoh, magic marker and dirt than I am of lint – enough so that I have pretty much now ruled out that rug. (I know, I know – I’m sorry!)
That leaves the white and black damask rug:
and the black rug with the pink and white dots:
So, here’s the funny thing. Right before the holidays I’d pretty much decided on the black rug with the pink and white dots. But then a friend suggested that the combination of the dots on the valances, accent pillows AND the rug might be too many dots to squeeze into one space. I really did not want to hear that, having spent over a year trying to decide whether or not to buy that rug, and FINALLY HAVING MADE A DECISION!
Well, me being me, I completely panicked and started the rug search all over again. I looked at dozens and dozens of rugs. I narrowed it down to a few favorites, then added several more I could live with, and opened it up to a vote. Strangely, or maybe not strangely at all, before the voting began, my two favorites were the the above mentioned black with pink and white dots and – you guessed it – the white and black damask (I never would have thought I would want damask for that room, but it’s really a great rug. I especially love the wide black border – it provides such a nice bit of punch.)
So now, I am once again torn. I thought I might leave the decision up to Chloe but her (completely unaffordable) solution is to buy both rugs AND the circle rug and “have them all!” Yeah. Not going to happen.
The dot rug will show more lint. The damask rug will show more dirt. I worry about the white areas of the damask rug getting really dirty or stained, but truthfully, the white and pink areas on the dotted rug are just as vulnerable to dirt and stains.
I’m so conflicted about this. Could you tell? Maybe the fact that I’m having such a hard time deciding means that I need to keep looking???