Let’s Talk Rugs (with a survey)!

Why are rugs so expensive?  It’s so sad for a DIY’er that tries really hard to stick to her monthly budget. 

I really thought I was done buying rugs but the other night I came up with the brilliant idea that our guest bathroom needed a runner.  Nate loves my brilliant ideas.  He's so happy he married a genius.

The guest bath is long and narrow.  Perfect for a runner…

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The walls will be painted Valspar’s Gravity (same as the guest bedroom).  I did decide on a plain white shower curtain…because I want the rug to do the talking.

I was doing some on-line browsing and found some decent options on RugsUSA.  Has anyone purchased from them?  I had a bad rug experience with Overstock so I’m hesitant about ordering from them.  Doesn’t mean I won’t…just hesitant.  My options for purchasing a runner in a store in the area are VERY limited so on-line will probably be my best bet.

I had originally considered DIYing a chevron runner (like 100 other bloggers) but I don’t have an IKEA close and all of the runners I have found around the area are still pretty pricey for a plain runner that I could potentially ruin with paint.  The option isn’t out but at this point, I think I would prefer to purchase something.  Gotta make those long hours in the pharmacy good for something, right?

Ike and I want your opinions because we are the most indecisive pair….and we love a good survey..seriously, I'm that weirdo that fills out every survey that comes in the mail...

Boardwalk Stripes: Yellow or Black

The American Home Rug Company Beach  Collection Boardwalk Stripes Yellow Rug American Home Rug Co. Beach Rug AT064 Black / Ivory Boardwalk Stripes Rug - AT064BKIY


Damask: Red or Black

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Zebra Print: Black or Grey

Dalyn Rug Co. Safari Polyester Black Novelty Rug - SI1BKHandmade Alexa Zebra Ivory/ Grey Wool/ Viscose Runner (2'6 x 8')

I’m also open to suggestions….especially if anyone knows where I can find a chevron runner.  I really don’t want to spend more than $120-130…I don’t even really want to spend that, so the cheaper the better!

Let me hear your thoughts!  Or should I just stick to good ol’ bath rugs and call it a day?  Is a runner weird in a bathroom?  Do share!