Pulling the rug from under you
I may have spoken before about my love of floorcoverings.
Having lived in houses with bare floorboards for more than 20 years, rugs have become a key element in the way I’ve pulled the rooms together.
Aside from the great way they feel underfoot, they’re an excellent means of creating zones for furniture, especially in open-plan areas.
But perhaps more than any other furnishing, rugs can tell the story of your decorating history.
My first rug purchase was long before I owned a house. I was on holiday in Greece and was completely snowed by the salesman who noted my casual interest in a beautiful but small silk and wool rug. Before I knew it, I was lugging it around the rest of Europe.
It now lives on my bedroom floor, out of the way of heavy traffic and I have to admit I still love it.
Next was a slightly larger Persianian rug, also bought in Europe a few yearsrs later.
For several years, it resided in our small lounge room and copped everything that small children couldould throw at it — literally. It was so forgivingorgiving — thank goodness for busy patterns.erns.
After we renovated, I splashedd out on a more substantial rug for the muchuch bigger lounge room. While the salesmanalesman said I could return it if I didn’t likee it, that was not going to happen once thehe kids and the family pets started rollingg on it.
I can’t blame them. The thick wool pile still feels great underfoot, evenven if I have days when I’m a bit over thee black and white zebra pattern.
It’s 15 years old now but, like anyny quality rug, it has plenty of yearss left in it so it’s not like I can toss it and startart over.
I’ve considered doing a seasonalnal swap but, with nowhere to store it, that’sat’s not really viable. I’m sure there’s a suitableuitable solution but as yet, I can’t see it.
You could say I’m floored.
TURNING THE TABLES
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