I've been sort of casually on the lookout for a new rug for our guest room for awhile. The old one was dark, stained, and a bit hard underfoot. It was a spur of the moment Home Goods purchase five years ago for under $50, so I'd say it's about come to the end of its life cycle.
What I was hoping to find in the new rug was something lighter, geometric, neutral, and machine washable. Pretty big list for a little rug, especially the machine washable bit. But about a month ago One Kings Lane was having a rug sale and this Coyuchi lovely was in the mix.
It had everything I had been hoping for, and was so soft and cushy too, which will be great when our overnight guests plop their bare feet down in the mornings.
The machine washable part may seem odd but this room goes out to our deck, where we keep our grill and outdoor dining table in the warm months, so there's a lot of in-and-out foot traffic about a third of the year (one of the reasons the old rug was so beat up). I was able to get a matching door mat for wiping feet on Coyuchi's website (they were having a great sale leading up to Christmas).
How about a quick before and after?
I love how the new rug lightens the room and the way the simple diamond pattern plays off the damask in the curtains.