Playroom Progress: Rug and Ottomans

I’m so excited that we have progress in the “new” playroom. We moved the dining room table out on Sunday, and I moved the couch from Tice’s room into the playroom yesterday.

You might be thinking that that couch doesn’t look like something that belongs in a playroom. If so, you’re right–not the best choice for room with bouncing boys, but it’s going to have to work. It’s a family piece that I don’t want to part with. I rescued it with Harper’s mom shortly after we got married. It was full of rats’ nests and other nasty stuff, but we–Donna and I, not Harper–could see its potential. I had it reupholstered with white denim and black piping, and it turned out even better than I had imagined. Unfortunately, it didn’t win over Harper. He didn’t want it in the living room because he said everyone would be afraid to sit on it. Since he pretty much lets me do whatever I want with decorating, I decided to play nice on this issue. But, for the record, I would LOVE to have it in our living room…

Okay, now for the rug and ottoman. Try to ignore everything in the room except the couch and wall color. I’ve pretty much narrowed it down to these rug/ottoman combos. I’ll order two of the same storage ottomans. I thought two smaller ones would be easier to move in case we were doing something that required more floor space. Each of the boys will be able to store their toys in their own ottoman.

The rug is a big commitment! I guess that’s why it’s so hard to decide. The good news is that I really like both of them and think they’re neutral enough to work in other rooms, too.

I like this black and white rug (and the price), but I think the gold or gray are going to be better in that room. I wish they had this pattern in gray instead of black–I think it would make good roads and intersections for the boys’ cars and trains. :)

After looking at all of these many times, I’m thinking these are my top choices. What do you think?

–Natalie

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