I have a crush.
I have a crush on a beautiful kilim rug – and it’s a problem.
You see, I fell head over heels, completely in love at first sight, with this beautiful kilim rug that is made of lovely shades of chocolate brown, beige, and ivory – and has the sweetest little white fringe on the ends.
I fell so in love with this rug, I immediately thought That’s it! That’s the rug I need in our upstairs hallway! It’s perfect!
And then I didn’t buy it.
I convinced myself I didn’t need to spend the money, and that I would find something similar at a much better price point.
Except I haven’t.
And it’s been almost two years.
And this beautiful kilim rug is no longer available.
I bring this up because I want to “pretty up” our upstairs hallway – it’s a bit of a blank canvas right now and I feel like it’s deserving of some love and attention. After all, we pass through it countless times a day – and hallways need love too, right?
This poor little hallway is so neglected, that I couldn’t even find a picture of it anywhere so I snapped this one quickly with my phone – just to give you an idea-ish of what I’m working with.
Ironically enough, this hallway gets the best natural light in the whole house and yet I’m giving you this dark-taken at night-by phone-picture. 🙁 I’ll do better next time. Promise. 🙂
See, I’m so in love with that rug – I just can’t seem to settle on anything else. I have tried every Pottery Barn store in my area, watched Craigslist and Ebay – and still no luck. I’ve poured over website after website looking for something similar – and nothing will do.
I’ve looked at this one a couple of times, but fear the color is a little too bold for my taste:
And I do really enjoy this one, but I’m not sure if it’s enough color:
I’m also fairly certain as soon as I decide on a rug, that beautiful kilim rug of my dreams will miraculously appear somewhere. Isn’t that how things always seem to go?
While I contemplate rug options, I’m going to get some things on the walls in that little hallway. I have a completely awesome antique piece that I have been dying to get on the wall for some time now. And I’m in the process of a fun (or what I hope will be fun) little art project for another wall.
And while I’m putting all this together – you know I’m going to be thinking about that beautiful kilim rug and how perfect it would be for the space. *sigh* Sometimes, when you fall crazy in love with something, you just need to go for it. I would love to say “Lesson Learned” but I know I’ll make the same mistake again – because this isn’t the first time it’s happened.
What have you walked away from that you wish you hadn’t?