I wish that I knew this post was going to end with a solution, but unfortunately, it doesn't. We have hard the darndest time finding an appropriate rug for out dining room.
First there was nothing.
Then we added this textured rug from Overstock. Loved the look, but in person it was a tad lavender. I didn't notice it until my husband mentioned it and them the only thing I could think after that was "Purple"! It shed, which is super annoying under a table, so we Craigslist-ed it.
Then we were super excited about this wool trellis rug.
It looks awesome, graphic and bold, and matches the walls perfectly... Problem? After ordering in June and waiting til August for delivery, RugsUSA sent us the wrong size (an 8x10 instead of a 9x13) and the one we wanted is sold-out forevermore. See how the chair legs hang off the end? It's even worse when we expand the table.
The returns process has been so awful (returning the *wrong* rug), that it's just sitting outside our house waiting for UPS to pick it up. It was delivered in August, so this is just crazytown that I'm still dealing with it.
In the meantime, I ordered another rug. This one from Crate and Barrel. Online it looked grey...in person it looked grey-brown and totally clashed with the walls, ugh. The good news is that CB was super sweet about it, and has already picked the clashing rug up and refunded the money.
Lesson learned, I'm only buying online from stores that have easy return processes!
In the meantime, we have a 9x13 rug pad just waiting to be filled.
I don't want to spend a lot (I like under $500) since my kids will be eating 2-3 meals a day over it!
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