When I first started thinking about the nursery, I was pretty certain I'd end up purchasing a turquoise shag rug—this one, to be exact:
|Sparkles Turquoise Shag Rug|
Once I actually started executing my nursery plans, though, I realized neither size was quite right. I didn't mind the under-$200 price tag of the small one (2.8 x 4.8), but my gut told me it was too small—and the large one (4.7 x7.7) was definitely too large, and at $500, too expensive.
Plus, it was obvious that the color of this rug wasn't quite right. It didn't match the bedding or any of the other pops of teal/aqua/turquoise that'll be in the room. Back to the drawing board.
Danny's had his heart set on a shag rug since the beginning, so that was a requirement, and then, it became clear as day: I needed a 4x6, light-gray shag rug.
I searched and searched, and lost hope several times, and finally, last week, Urban Outfitters added this to their website:
|Lux Shag Rug|
Shag? Check. Light gray? Kinda. 4x6? Okay, I have to give a little. 3.6 x 5.6 is close enough. With a 10% off coupon code I found online, it came to $197. My goal was to stay below $200, so props to me.
It arrived in no time, and when I finally got it out of the crazy plastic packaging, I definitely wasn't impressed. It looked mangy and drab, but there was no way I was going to go through the hassle of sending it back—so I dragged it into the room anyway, and once I started fluffing up the fibers, I knew we'd be okay.
|Pretty! (And excuse the random piles of things.)|
It's super soft underfoot, but it does slide around a lot, and I'll need to buy a rug pad. I like the size and the color (but it's a lot lighter than it looked on the website—which made me happy, but could probably piss some people off), and while it's far from perfect, it's about what I expected for the price.
|I wish it were denser. It's very easy to make "bald spots" in the rug.|