Thursday, January 28, 2010

Doggystyle: Dogs and Rugs

It may just be that it's dark outside, and we've been cooped up all winter, but I've started thinking of adding to our decor. Last spring we added hardwood floors in both the bedrooms, and I thought it might be nice to add another rug in the bedroom.
We put a lot of thought into getting the rugs we currently have. The rug in the main room is perfect because it's dark enough that it can take a lot of use.
We also have some FLOR tiles that are hardy, dog resistant, and can be easily replaced should anything happen.So right now it's super-easy to sweep up dog hair, and we have our amazing vacuum that cleans everything up, so I don't know if it's a bad idea to get a rug. I'm really liking this rug, in winter sky or slate, for our bedroom:
We saw it in the store and it's really soft, and would be perfect underfoot for these cold winters. Since we get free gift cards from our Citibank Rewards Account, it would be practically free. It seems like our bedroom is lacking something, but I'm not sure if this would be a bad idea with dog hair?
I'm also really liking this rug from West Elm. Maybe it's the dreary winter days, but I really like this bright yellow.
Though it may not be the most realistic, or gender-neutral, choice for us. So what are your thoughts? Is it worth it to get that rug for the bedroom? How do you choose rugs? Or do you go sans rug?

3 comments:

Pibble said...

I love the yellow one from West Elm, and I don't think the pattern is too feminine at all. But I also like the pebble style rug as well. But... the dog hair with the pebble rug... Hmmm. That could be tough. Also, do your dogs dig at rugs at all? If they do, they could catch a loop and then the rug is a goner. (I've learned my lesson!)

On another note, have you thought of renting your dogs out as models? They're beautiful and they add that finishing touch to a photo! :)

RescuedPittieMommy said...

I would go with the yellow one.
My kids would pull on the little pebbles of the black and white one and mess it up.
Plus the yellow would brighten up the room and will not show dirt.

Kari in WeHo said...

we have been thinking about getting more rugs since we are only tile in our new place. We had a red rug from C&B but it shed more than the dogs!

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