OK, I have been dawdling over the last year or so about a rug for my front hallway, and FLOR keeps coming out with more fantastic selections that I love. So, I thought I'd open it up to your opinions.
Here is a little background. We have a pretty big front hallway, and it is still fairly characterless. I thought if I put in a pretty rug in the area near that library table it would feel warmer. I want to lose the mirror eventually and put something else there, and I even thought about moving the table up or down the hall a little and putting a cushy chair next to it, since I keep all of my craft books right here. Also, the room to the left is now my craft room (formerly dining room) and the doors to the right are to my husband's office (he works from home). We are not formal at all, and like simple but playful decorating styles. The colors of our house are mostly neutrals paired with greens and blue-greens, but I've been injecting an odd amount of navy blue upstairs recently.
My original plan was to design a rug sort of like this Whimsy area rug, minus the "housepet" carpet tiles, since we have them in our playrooom. FLOR claims this is Spanish style, but to me in this cool colorway, I think it reads sort of Swedish farmhouse-- am I totally crazy?
edited to add: I just pulled out the carpet samples I had ordered for this one and realized that I had planned to also add khaki shades to this one to tone down its "blueness."
Or, the same general idea, with only the printed tiles.
And then FLOR came out with their Hopskotch area rug, and I think this could be really fun up here, and obviously the kids could play on it. I also have a lot of typography around the house (I am a graphic designer in case you didn't know that), so this would fit in nicely. The one negative here is that I thought if the rug was larger, the kids might play or hang out up here while we worked.
And now FLOR has gone and come up with this completely fabulous new Souk Chic area rug, which seems to merge my blues and greens downstairs with my navy upstairs. But, would I get so sick of that? A little too crazy for me maybe? It looks like a fabulous quilt to me.
What do you think?