After weeks of searching, I have finally found a new rug, and I am so excited to see how it looks in the apartment! I actually went a different route than the three options that I originally shared. After continuing to read some reviews, I decided against any of the jute options. It just didn't seem like the right fit for my space or for Reggie. In fact, I am pretty confident that he would have destroyed any jute rugs due to the texture.
Maybe unsurprisingly, I decided to go with a green color - the actual color itself is called Mallard.
I tend to gravitate towards neutrals a lot, but wanted to do something different this time around and actually bring more color. This is one color that I think will work really well everything else, from the gallery wall to the black armchair. You never really know though until it's actually in the space so my fingers are crossed.
I also ordered a rug pad this time around, something I thought I could do without for the first rug. I have to say that I have since regretted that choice and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a rug to also get a complementing rug pad. It helps to actually keep the rug in place and to provide a little bit more cushion under foot. As I am limited to flat weave rugs (as Reggie has shown a penchant for destroying more plush options), a rug pad will help to make the flat weave a bit more plush feeling. I found that without the pad to keep it in place, our rug was almost constantly being stretched and was never flat as it continued even with a rather heavy coffee table on it.
I am really looking forward to the new area rug! I'll be posting an update as soon as it arrives! Have a great Wednesday!