The in-laws will be arriving next week to spend some much needed time with The Babe (Grammie has been having serious grandbaby withdrawal since leaving us in November) and so we've been trying to add a few touches to our apartment just to make it a little more polished. You know, a curtain here (over the floor to ceiling window door that looks in on where they will sleep), some lighting there (so we can finally have light in the hallway and kitchen), maybe a rug for the living room. When we first bought the couch, I really really wanted a flokati area rug to bury my toesies into on long, cold Danish nights.
image via Mix and Chic
But then The Babe discovered Cheerios and the cosy cloud like dreaminess of the flokati lost its charm as I imagined trying to get countless broken cereal bits out of its fluffy depths. It seems that an inexpensive flat weave rug is the way to go so that when our little angel spills something on it there won't be any crying over it.
Just to remind you, this is what we're working with:
And here are the contenders.
The Alvine Rand from, you guess it, Ikea.
Is it TOO much grey in a room though? The folks at Ikea don't seem to think so, as evidenced by these two images found in their catalogue. I'm not convinced.
The Rand's more colorful sibling, the Alvine Ruta
via Fitz + Honey
I really dig this room.
Love the Weimaraner.
The plain Jane Erslev
I like to think of this one as the blank canvas of floor coverings.
Just look at what a stencil, a little paint, and some time turned this baby into...
We like this Endless Knot motif stencil from Sunny Paint.