The area rug for the nursery arrived in the last 24 hours, so the corners are still a little curled, but the rich color is a stunner!
It’s the Bursa wool rug in merlot (currently sold out) from West Elm. We had actually been going back and forth getting the 9×12 navy one for our living room–sooo pretty!!– and I was watching it and watching it and waiting for it to go on sale (as everything does from West Elm, you know) and then as we were going to pull the trigger, it sold out and I was so over-dramatically sad about it. There was ice cream involved. Then I found that they had this pretty purple merlot color left in 2 smaller sizes, one being a 5×8 and I thought it would be the most perfect landing for this little girl nursery. It was on super sale for $200 and I didn’t even think twice. I just ordered it right then! Perhaps the irony in all of this is now that 9×12 navy option from West Elm is back in stock. Gah! But we are loving the richness the purple adds to the room and feel like it’s the perfect jump start to decorating the rest of the nursery.
The entire room is 9×12, so not very large at all, and I thought that a 5×8 would be perfect, but it feels a little on the small side to me. I think it could be due to the crib being nearly 5′ wide, and leading the area rug right up to it dwarfs it a bit.
Once we get the carpet up and new flooring down and a glider and curtains in this room, maybe it will magically look larger? What do you think? Have you ever been so excited about an area rug and so let down by the size when you unroll it–at the same time?