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Decorating Question

 
 
Bella Dea
 
  2  
Thu 26 Feb, 2009 02:06 pm
1 1/2 minutes into new room.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e295/khuren/untitled.jpg
boomerang
 
  1  
Thu 26 Feb, 2009 02:08 pm
<snork>

Exactly.
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sozobe
 
  1  
Thu 26 Feb, 2009 02:29 pm
@Bella Dea,
I love those paw prints! Hee!

Me, I'm an oriental rug fan. I have a slew of 'em -- some Actual Antiques, others from IKEA, which has pretty amazing prices for oriental rugs. One reason I like them is that the darker ones (most of mine are predominantly red with black, beige, copper, green etc. accents) are great at hiding dirt.

Here's one of mine in the background of this pic, it's an IKEA one:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/footstool3.jpg
truer color:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/footstoolcropped.jpg
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saab
 
  1  
Thu 26 Feb, 2009 04:19 pm
With two dogs and a baby I would not buy any carpet at all. It is a dining room and you just have to go over with a damp cloth.
It is not unusual now in Scandinavia to have dining areas without a carpet.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iJ6cjRUpQbw/SDvdWf91YLI/AAAAAAAAAWs/WmhcEA2a8kg/s400/spisestue_coastalliving_jeanallsopp.jpg

http://www.fjellerupstrand.dk/fotos/spisestue.jpg

http://www.dragheim.dk/Web_billeder/spisestue_gl.jpg



sozobe
 
  1  
Thu 26 Feb, 2009 04:25 pm
@saab,
That assumes she has hardwood under the carpet, though -- many newer homes don't.

If she does have hardwood though, sure, that'd look good.

Actually, on second thought, dogs' claws can wreak havoc on hardwood, and babies don't like it much -- we have both hardwood and carpeted areas and when my kid was little she'd always gravitate toward either the carpet or the rug on the hardwood.
ossobuco
 
  1  
Thu 26 Feb, 2009 08:16 pm
@sozobe,
I have some washable rugs - two of them are sort of rag rugs (same rugs, they were cheapo, each something like 6 x 9.) I used to keep one under my easel.. My washing machine will take one of them, and when I washed both at the same time, I brought them to a laundramat for one of those big washers. And, truth be told, I've run some of the bigger rugs on a cable clothes line and hosed them down, after vacuuming. Not my best rug, though.

Anyone remember rya rugs? That's another one I wish I still had. Well, had two of those too.
ossobuco
 
  1  
Thu 26 Feb, 2009 08:19 pm
@ossobuco,
Looks like ryas are still around -

I had one sort of like this:
http://www.treadwaygallery.com/ONLINECATALOGS/SEPT06/catalog9-06/larg/1057.jpg
saab
 
  1  
Fri 27 Feb, 2009 02:21 am
@ossobuco,
Rya carpets are still around in Sweden anyway.
Never liked them. All the dirt which collects in the long threads. If you lost a needle or anything small you could not find it.
Decades ago it was modern to make them yourself. Seemed to be lots of fun - I never did it.
saab
 
  1  
Fri 27 Feb, 2009 02:22 am
@saab,
They are even keeping up with the latest news.
Here is an Obama rya. Nice looking.

http://www.ullmansmattor.se/default.aspx

When you get the page, on the left is Ryamattor, go there and down the page a bit and you will find the Obama rya.

I donĀ“t know how to get pictures into A2K
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Lightwizard
 
  1  
Sun 1 Mar, 2009 10:35 am
Tai Chi has two good suggestions but with the dogs I think I'd stay clear of any authentic Persian or Oriental rugs as they are silk, wool or a mix of the two. A contemporary rug with a bold pattern would pep up the room (not make it too somber) and they are usually woven with synthetics or a mix of cotton and synthetics, and can be treated with moisture and soil repellent. I'd consider repeating the wall color in the rug, or a mix of the curtain and wall color.
ossobuco
 
  1  
Sun 1 Mar, 2009 12:25 pm
@Lightwizard,
That makes sense, lightwizard.

On the ryas, I was really just reminiscing, more of a tangent.
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Lightwizard
 
  1  
Sun 1 Mar, 2009 12:52 pm
@Bella Dea,
Call CSI immediately -- that looks like blood splatter! Shocked Smile

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shwetasharma
 
  0  
Mon 4 Jul, 2016 06:28 am
@Bella Dea,
Hey Bella! You can choose a geometric pattern green and white or green and grey colored rug.
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abdallah hafez
 
  1  
Thu 19 Apr, 2018 06:56 am
@Bella Dea,
I think if you bring off white or peige color rug will be comfortable to eyes and simple and enhance the value of the wood floor also not contradicted with stripped curtain
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