April 8, 2013

Second’s the Best

Just popping in with a quick little update in Zoey’s room today. If you can remember back to this post, we had hunted down a fun, geometric rug for the space and I even defended it’s small, 4′ x 6′ size. Well, today I’m here to say that I was wrong. Close your ears Ricky.

Yep, I thought with the addition of a second bed down the road (for Lizzy) that the smaller size would fit snuggly between the two. But, after living with the rug for a few months I realized that it just wasn’t going to work out. Maybe in another space, but in a kids’ room I wanted something that would cover the majority of the room and really serve as the grounds for play space.

 (before)Zoey's Bedroom | Cape27Blog.com

Luckily, after a few weeks of checking my favorite flash sale sites, Joss & Main ran a sale and I was able to score the very same rug in the larger 5′ x 8′. Such a difference.

(after)

Zoey's Bedroom | Cape27Blog.com

It really feels like it ‘fits’ the room now, and it grounds the furniture pieces better, barely gracing the edges of them. The color and pattern haven’t changed, so nothing new there, but the extra 16 sq. ft. are well worth biting the bullet and re-purchasing. Sometimes it just takes more than one try to get things right. And we’re ok with that!

As for the old rug, since we had opened it and held onto it for several months, returning was out of the question. But I’m thinking it’s a good contender for the laundry room. We’ll see.. The neutral colors should be pretty easy to fit in somewhere!

How about you guys? Anyone else facing the music on an old purchase and swapping out for something new and more functional? Ok. Please tell me you guys are watching Game of Thrones. Best. Show. Ever. 

 

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14 thoughts on “Second’s the Best

  1. Amy

    I love that you’re thinking about re-purposing the smaller rug. Sometimes I wonder if I’m insane for thinking that various patterns and colors can be repeated but I don’t think so!

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Definitely! I think I’d be the only one to notice if the rug in Zoey’s room is the same as the laundry room. Plus, they’re neutral so it’s not like a statement piece in the room or anything.

      xo,
      Jessie

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Hahaha, that’s exactly the way I feel about rugs too! I’m a rug hoarder. I wish it was as easy as shoes to swap them in and out on a daily basis!

      xo,
      Jessie

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  2. Decorum DIYer

    Yes, the scale of that rug is much better for the space. I am still secretly jealous (okay, maybe not now that I just announced that) of the coral ceiling. I was ready to paint Claire’s nursery with a coral color, then I realized I was pregnant with my little Ascher.

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  3. Kimberly

    It’s hard to predict what will happen down the road but, it’s true, sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right! The room is so darling! And I like the larger rug too!

    xo

    Kimberly
    Third Floor Design Studio

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  4. Katie

    I can’t wait to re home our living room rug when we move! I love the rug, it looks beautiful when it is freshly vacuumed but in almost two years it hasn’t stopped shedding! Even with an almost daily cleaning, after play time it always leaves our little one with a hairy chest ;)

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Oh that’s the worst! We’ve had rugs like that in the past. Actually, the rug in Lizzy’s nursery is still shedding, almost three years later. Can’t wait to ditch it!

      xo,
      Jessie

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