Office Rug Dilemma

Okay guys, it’s Friday night and I need some help deciding on a rug for my office.   I originally had my eye on the grey trellis rug pictured below in my inspiration board, but West Elm doesn’t carry it anymore.  I found a similar rug online, but then got to thinking about doing a sheep skin one.  Then . . .  I started wondering if I should even do a rug at all because my office floor has tan carpet.  As a reminder, here’s my original plan: Collages1 I’m 99% sure I’m going with this chandelier from Overstock. image And here are my yellow walls, curtains, desk, chair, and tan carpet.  James, Greek, Curtains 068 James, Greek, Curtains 065 Here are the rugs I was considering: 1.  Sandoval Grey {Peerless Rugs} image  *OR* 2.  Himalaya White Rug {Overstock}

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What do you think?  Is there a better one out there, am I on the right track, or do you think I should forego the rug altogether since I have carpet?  I really value your opinion.  What say you?

35 Comments

  1. October 16, 2010 / 2:26 am

    I'm loving that first one! It's going to be one gorgeous office!

  2. October 16, 2010 / 2:43 am

    I don't know…. I'm in a rug holding pattern myself and I kind of think you should get the room together without the rugs and live with it a little bit and see how you feel. Especially since it does have carpet and since you aren't 100% sold on one rug and they aren't cheap!

  3. October 16, 2010 / 2:55 am

    I think the gray trellis patterned one is just what you need for the wow factor in your study. I think the sheepskin one would feel nice but lack the special touch to pull everything together.

  4. October 16, 2010 / 3:21 am

    I vote for the grey trellis rug! I think that it would really tie the room together.

  5. October 16, 2010 / 3:39 am

    I guess I am the only one who votes for a white shag or sheepskin type rug. Think it has great texture and a feminine quality that compliments the room. . . . but survey says grey trellis!

  6. October 16, 2010 / 3:59 am

    Now I'm thinking of getting both and returning the one that doesn't work. Thanks for your input!

  7. October 16, 2010 / 5:24 am

    i like option 1! i like they grey contrast, i think it pulls in the grey and yellow since the carpet is tan

  8. October 16, 2010 / 7:11 am

    A rug will really make the room..like the cherry on the cake..I love your first choice..it will compliment all your other soft furnishings. Sheeps skin rug..Hmmm…no…I dont think for an office…more bedroom I would say.
    I say stick with your first choice and vision..it is perfect sweety 🙂 xx

  9. October 16, 2010 / 10:45 am

    If it makes you feel more SURE about which rug….go with both and return, but I adore the 1st one too. 🙂

    Cheers~
    e

  10. October 16, 2010 / 12:32 pm

    I like the first one, but both are nice. Good idea to buy both and return!

  11. October 16, 2010 / 12:37 pm

    I love the trellis one too!
    Here's another option that we're thinking of using in our entryway.

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hand-tufted-World-Classic-Grey-Wool-Rug-5-x-8/4817426/product.html

    The price is great too!

    I love the sheepskin and you could use a smaller version to layer on some type of seating. As a mom I think of getting possible stains out of the sheepskin…

    Your blog is awesome! We just moved into a new house and this has been so inspirational!

  12. October 16, 2010 / 12:37 pm

    I love the trellis one too!
    Here's another option that we're thinking of using in our entryway.

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hand-tufted-World-Classic-Grey-Wool-Rug-5-x-8/4817426/product.html

    The price is great too!

    I love the sheepskin and you could use a smaller version to layer on some type of seating. As a mom I think of getting possible stains out of the sheepskin…

    Your blog is awesome! We just moved into a new house and this has been so inspirational!

  13. October 16, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    I am loving the gray one. I ordered one like this (Shadesoflight.com) and when I got it, I didn't like the feel of it. It was really rough and thin. I don't know how that one will feel. The gray will hide a lot of things, the white one…well, James will be walking around soon and stuff happens, I'd go with gray 🙂

  14. October 16, 2010 / 3:15 pm

    I saw grey too. I think it will just really complete your color scheme.

  15. October 16, 2010 / 10:43 pm

    I love the first one. But I agree, buying both is a great idea, sometimes you have to see it in the room.

  16. October 17, 2010 / 12:01 am

    Trellis!! I have zero style when it comes to stuff like that, so what do I know? But I think it would look nice. 🙂

  17. October 17, 2010 / 2:48 am

    The gray one with the cool design. The 2nd one is plain & might just get "lost". The 1st one makes a statement! 🙂

  18. October 17, 2010 / 10:21 pm

    I vote for the grey trellis one. It will stand out more on the neutral carpet

  19. October 18, 2010 / 12:50 am

    Another one for the trellis! I am loving how your office is coming together. I have had my eye on that light fixture as well….I love it for that price!

  20. October 18, 2010 / 12:18 pm

    I agree with everyone, I think a rug would add a special touch. I too have been considering a patterned rug for our living room that has neutral carpet, I just feel the space needs a little something!

  21. October 22, 2010 / 1:50 am

    Where did you get the curtains? I love them!!

  22. October 24, 2010 / 12:51 pm

    where did you find the fabric for your curtains. I am in love with the pattern. We just purchased a 2nd home and I am decorating the girls room in greys and yellows. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. March 27, 2011 / 6:45 am

    Be practical when buying home office furnitures. Do not let the style overcome your purpose of buying a piece. Functionality should always come first

  25. May 20, 2015 / 9:35 am

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