Let me tell you a little bit about my battle with tile floors. For most people, gorgeous ceramic tile floors equal happiness. Chic, clean, wide-open spaces and gorgeous, uninterrupted expanses of white are a designer’s dream. For this cat owner though, it’s a complete nightmare! We keep our cat boxes on our balcony and we are lucky enough to live in South Florida where we can keep the glass door open year ’round (I live close to the beach so there’s always a nice breeze, even in August). I have a nice array of plants surrounding the boxes so they don’t disturb the neighbors, but the problem is, those little monsters track in all their litter on their cute little cat paws. I spend at least 20 minutes a day vacuuming our tile floors, because they’re white, and we have no rugs. So I’ve made the decision to invest in a few area rugs to solve the cat problem.
This should be fun, right?! I love shopping, and you usually don’t have to ask me twice to add something new to our decor. So I’ve been searching around for area rugs, and I wanted to share some of my favorite finds. Initially I was thinking like a sisal might be nice, our apartment is very Florida, lots of blue, white and silver, but I feel like sisal hurts your feet (any pain-free sisal recs please feel free to share!). So I’ve started my rug search here with Viyet. They’re an interior design marketplace with all kinds of items, some of which are consignment which is really cool, I probably am not in the market for a consigned rug, I want mine new, but I love consignment for other unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. With consignment, you can really build around a single piece. In the case of the rug, I’m really looking for something neutral that will fit in with our existing decor, ordinarily I would build a room around a rug or sofa but since everything else is already in place, I’m trying to work the rug in rather than the other way around.
I think this Jonathan Adler is my fave so far, I’m just worried the greek key is a little overdone. I’m also a little concerned about the zebra print too, and I don’t like the colors as much either, but it might not show as much dirt. I’m going to pop over to Homegoods and TJMaxx, two of my other faves, just to see what they have and I’ll also do a quick sweep at Home Decorators (which is now all through Home Depot, interestingly enough), but I’m thinking the greek key is going to be the winner (and the solution to all my dirty tile floor problems), I’d love to hear your thoughts though or if you have a good suggestion for resources for area rugs, leave me a comment below!
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