A navy blue vintage wash rug adds subtle colour and pattern to this neutral living room.
UPDATE: August 2019 – After two and a half years in our living room with two children under 5, two cats and a dog, this navy blue vintage wash rug has held up remarkably well. Any stains come out very easily and it is showing no signs of wear and tear even with all of the itty-bitty foot traffic it sees!
I was very hesitant to buy a new rug for our living room (or any room in our home for that matter). And not because I didn’t want one, in fact, we had our previous living room rug for over six years. I know, that’s a long time especially considering it was just an inexpensive rug from a big box store. Let’s just say it had seen better days and I was tired of it.
I was afraid of making the wrong choice. Even though we wanted a fairly neutral rug in our living room, I knew I wanted it to have a subtle pattern with blue hues. But I was so worried that I was going to choose a rug that had too much colour or looked too busy for our home. I was especially worried because I was ordering it online and I didn’t like the idea of not being able to see the rug in person to get a better idea of the material, colours, and quality.
But I truly was stressing over nothing! I ended up choosing this gorgeous navy blue vintage wash rug, isn’t it beautiful? The whole process was so simple and uncomplicated, and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. In fact, I can’t wait to chose our next rug…maybe for our dining room or daughter’s toddler room. I would even love to add one to our bedroom.
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Now instead of being afraid of colour and pattern, I have begun to embrace it! You’ve probably noticed over the past year I have been slowly adding little pops of colour and very, very subtle patterns into our home and I think this rug gave me that extra little push I needed. I would still consider our home to be mostly neutral but I am learning it’s fun to let a little color in, just take a look at our littlest one’s nursery!
And I am simply over the moon for this rug.
It is so plush and soft, which is a huge bonus for our family as much of our playtime is spent in the living room. (Update: Since writing this post we have completed a family room and playroom in our home. You can see it here).
Comfort factor aside, it is truly beautiful. The style is that of a distressed vintage rug and it is made up of a mix of light blue, navy, gray, and cream. It’s a combination of all my favourite colours. So it is still neutral enough that adding accent pieces is a breeze.
The detail and quality are excellent. It feels very elegant and sophisticated without being too stuffy.
I actually almost decided on a jute rug for our living (which I still do love), but I am so happy I pushed myself out of my comfort zone to try something new. We get so many compliments from family and friends when they come to visit. It was definitely the right choice.