There are a lot of things I'd like to change about my house, but until I win the lottery and become the kind of person who can decide with authority, say, what color of exterior paint I can live with for the next handful of years, I'm keeping my goals modest. One of those goals is to buy a new rug for the t.v. room.
Of all the rooms in our hundred-year-old Craftsman, our t.v. room is the most modern, what with its media equipment and streamlined Ikea furniture in basic black. The rug we've had in there for the past five years, however, is anything but modern--think Oriental-style flowers and vines in a dark maroon/tan/navy palette. It camoflages messes well, but it's not very cute or current.
I long for something more updated and graphic, and I'd love for it to feel a little fun too, since the room doubles as our playroom. Here's the latest object of my affection:
I think this Family rug from the new Novogratz collection at CB2 is wonderful (and there's a color version too), but my husband thinks it's totally cheesy. (He may have compared it to vinyl wall quotes, which are...not my favorite.) I'm convinced it would be cool and understated, since a big portion would be covered by a wooden coffee table, but then I wonder why bother getting a rug like that if you can't actually read it. Would it be enough that I know what it says?
Perhaps my biggest reservation is that everyone in the world will buy one of these and then before I know it they'll be on the receiving end of mass eye-rolling. There's also the matter of having a half-white rug in a household that includes two small boys and two barfy cats, so maybe this isn't the best piece for us right now. I still love it, though.
Opinions? Wonderful or cheesy? Is this the sort of thing we're going to see all over Pinterest in approximately five minutes and therefore have to pretend to dislike just because it's overdone (like those striped paper straws I hate that I love as much as I do)?