Apartment Living: Help Me Pick a Rug!

Living Room BeforeApartment update! We still really need to decorate!

I kept the couch and coffee table from my apartment, but ditched the rug when we moved– and with good reason. The one I had previously was a cream like color, and my god did it shed. Not only was it nearly impossible to keep clean, but it would leave stray white strands all over my navy velvet sofa no matter how often I used a rug rake (yes they make rakes for rugs). If I’m going to have hairs everywhere, it better be from a dog. Another thing I noticed is that when we moved the couch, the sections of the rug under the coffee table and couch were discolored as they didn’t wear the same as the other parts that saw traction. So no more shag rugs for me, no matter how cute I think they are!

I’d really love to involve you guys more in the decorating process, so here are the rugs I’m considering right now for our new place. I could go a few different routes, one would be calming and monochrome with the cool blue tones and light patterns. Or I can go a bit more bold with a bright pink, which let’s face it, is kinda where I’m leaning. Seriously, how good would #4 look with that navy?! But I need your help because when it comes down to it, I’m still on the fence! What rug is your favorite for the space above? Help!

Rugs1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9


  • Brooke

    I love #9 and #4!!! But I would probably go with #9 for my living room. I have navy walls and a gray couch.

    • Thanks Brooke! Those are my top two choices right now! Also I’ve always wanted navy walls. I’m thinking about doing a navy statement wall for our bedroom. How do you like it?

  • Deanna Rodriguez

    I feel like the room needs pink so I’m really feeling #3 or #6. 3 being more muted and 6 being more in your face :o

    • I mean, what room doesn’t need more pink right?! #6 seems like it would be so classic, like it’s a good amount of color and I wouldn’t get sick of it. As much as I love #4, I’m worries it could be too much, ya know?

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  • Carla

    4 or 8 but for me the number 1 is more “you” 😂

  • malva

    5 :)

  • Daria Perrone

    Pink works SO well with so many colors, it’s amazing. I’m leaning toward 3 and 6 because of the shades of blue, they both feel so dynamic!

    • AGREED! It might as well be a neutral! Those rugs are so perfect and I think would compliment the couch so well. This is too hard!

  • erik vinz

    thanks for this information, because iwant change decor at my home ^^

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