Happy Monday. My kids were off all last week and had two snow days from the previous week so they haven't been in school in thirteen days. We had lots of fun while they were home, but it caused me to be pretty scarce from the blog world. I have been on a mission to find a new area rug for my newly repainted living room. This is when a paint job becomes more than just a paint job.
I feel like the current area rug dates the room, so I started a search to find a replacement rug.
On my first day out trying to find a rug I came across this rug at Home Goods. Since it was my first stop, I thought I should look around some more before grabbing the first rug I saw. The colors, the size and the style were pretty spot on. The rug was a steal at $300. However, I debated and decided that I didn't want to buy it and then have to possibly return it, especially since I hadn't searched out the market yet. Now I could kick myself because it's three weeks later and I still haven't found a rug after hours and hours of searching.
This is definitely a flaw in my personality. I always feel like I have to search the market high and low until I am satisfied that I have seen everything that could be offered and then and only then do I feel good about my decision. For the record...I typically I go back to the first item I saw.
The only other rug that I have found that I love is a one of a kind hand-knotted rug that unfortunately sells for much more than I wanted to spend.
It's a poor quality photo, but the rug is really stunning. Obviously there's a night and day difference between the quality of the Home Goods rug and this rug, but that it reflected in the price difference. Believe it or not, it's actually a great price for this rug. It's a different decision if I get this rug. It becomes an investment piece. We have a gorgeous hand-knotted rug in our great room which we have had for over ten years and love it as much today as the day we got it. These hand knotted rugs are truly masterpieces taking sometimes more than a year to make.
So the hunt continues...
Lesson learned, especially when it comes to Home Goods...buy it when you see it.
Has this ever happened to you??
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