I've been searching for a rug for my living room for a while now. I had a perfectly acceptable Indoor/outdoor rug in here that was purchased with the elderly dogs in mind, however now that I am pretty well dog free, I've been looking for something a little less "daycare" and more interesting.
I am cautious about finding natural fibers for most things, so wool was a natural choice for the rug. Which led me to a tribal rug from an online source because there is nothing more tiring than looking in shops for an Indian or Middle Eastern rug. Literally hundreds of sizes, styles colors etc. which is exhausting. I found a company ecarpet gallery that offers free shipping in Canada and the USA, and searching enable me to eliminate colour categories, sizes and styles. My search criteria.
- Thin - I have a french door that needs to open into the room
- Vintage or older looking
- Between 7 & 7.5' wide
- At least 10' long
- 100% wool
- No center medallion (can look dated and if your layout isn't symmetrical, it can make things look off.
I found one I loved with very little effort and it arrived yesterday. I couldn't wait to remove the existing rug and lay the new one down. My favorite thing about it is that it looks old. It has a worn and faded look, even though it is new. I have many of these Tribal rugs in my house and find them to be the best rugs for staying clean looking and ease of cleaning. My local cleaners have a service for washing, drying and stretching them back to shape. Which worked really well the time I took in a stray dog whom I fed, bathed, belly scratched, walked and watered, only to have him lift his leg and pee all over the one in the TV room. If you want to have a look, HERE is their link.