On new rugs and being indecisive | Featuring My Rug Store

Back in July I chose a new rug for my she-shed.

I spent a long time deciding on the colour, size and style.

I deliberated over patterns (I wanted something quite geometric).

Mulled over sizes (I needed something large enough to cover the main area of my work space to keep me cosy in the winter months).

Then after trawling the internet (for what felt like an age) finally found the perfect one from a fantastic online shop, aptly named My Rug Store.

The rug arrived quickly — all wrapped up in it’s plastic covering — then literally sat in the corner, patiently waiting for my shed to be finished, so it can be laid out in pride of place. Poor rug.

Until now.

Last weekend, with my dining room makeover almost complete, I suddenly decided that my new rug would be the perfect finishing touch.

So I’ve essentially ‘stolen’ it off myself!! Is it even possible to do that?

It’s SO gorgeous!!! I’m totally and utterly delighted with it.

My Rug Store had a fair few geometric designs to choose from but I had plumped for the Medina rug in black; a Kilim rug with a bold black and white diamond pattern. On paper it could have been fairly dark, busy and a little overpowering but it’s surpassed all expectations and upon closer inspection it’s more a soft charcoal grey and absolutely stunning.

Not sure if it’s feasible to fall in love with a rug but I have pretty strong feelings towards this one, let me tell you!

It’s a flat rug, woven from 100% wool pile, and it feels much, much more expensive than it’s £199.99 price-tag. It feels so soft — it’s almost like touching silk — and feels amazing underfoot.

The Medina rug from My Rug Store — black and white geometric rug

So soft underfoot

The Medina rug from My Rug Store — black and white geometric rug

Perfect for high traffic areas

The Medina rug from My Rug Store — black and white geometric rug

Flat weave from 100% wool pile

The Medina rug from My Rug Store — black and white geometric rug

The Medina rug from My Rug Store — black and white geometric rug

In pride of place under the dining table

It works so beautifully.

I couldn’t decide where I wanted it initially — and originally had it in middle of the room (as the Medina works well in high traffic areas) — but after careful consideration, I’ve popped it under the dining table.

It looks like it was made to be there and gives the dining area real focus; plus it’s great to have a floorcovering underneath to table, to protect the carpet from messy eaters!

To run the risk sounding like a stuck record, I’m so, so pleased with it. If you’re looking for well priced, fabulous quality rugs I highly, highly recommend My Rug Store.

The only negative to this story is that now I am left with no rug in my she-shed. But hey! There are definitely worse problems to have. It gives me the perfect opportunity to go shopping again, especially as My Rug Store currently have an autumn sale on and I could get up to 60% off.

Happy days!

This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own.


Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 14th September 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Oh I love this! It looks fab under the dining table too, a stroke of genius! I have been deliberating over rugs and curtains for weeks so I totally feel your pain! x

    • 15th September 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Arrgh — curtains!!!!!!! I haven’t even thought about that yet. We;ve been in the house for 5 years and never had window dressings downstairs!!!!

  2. From Day Dot
    14th September 2016 / 3:35 pm

    It looks fab! I love that style and it looks like a really hard wearing but quality rug. Good find, I can’t wait to see what you choose for your she-shed now! #HomeEtc xx

    • 15th September 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks lovely — yep — slightly flummoxed now. I was going to just ‘borrow’ the new rug to style my dining room pics but it looks SO good in there. Definitely a keeper. Got to think of a plan B for my she-shed!!

  3. 14th September 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Oh I am in love with that rug! I need that rug for my new home office/gym! #HomeEtc

    • 15th September 2016 / 8:03 pm

      It’s SO gorgeous!!!! I’m totally in love with it too — it’s transformed the whole room! :)

  4. 14th September 2016 / 8:46 pm

    That rug is stunning! It would go perfect in my living room, although I do have to choose a new sofa first

    • 15th September 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Oooh — totally my language!!! NEW SOFA?!!!!! Lovely — what are you thinking of?

  5. 14th September 2016 / 10:24 pm

    It’s a beautiful rug. I have been looking at rugs for months now. Never making a final decision and oops now I have another site to check out.

    The room is looking just lovely. So homely xx

    • 15th September 2016 / 8:01 pm

      So impressed with them Kara — this rug is my favourite of all the one’s we’ve got. Such great value too — particularly as it’s so huge!! Very impressed with My Rug Store :)

  6. 14th September 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I love geometric patterns! That rug is gorgeous…I love the fact that it’s soft under foot too. Poor she-shed! #homeetc

    • 15th September 2016 / 8:00 pm

      I know!! In one sense I’m gutted I’ve got to think of a plan B for the she-shed but it’s SO gorgeous — it was made for the dining room!!

  7. 15th September 2016 / 10:42 am

    Gorgeous… and it gives you an excuse to buy another rug for your she-shed ;) x

    • 15th September 2016 / 7:51 pm

      Totally what I was thinking — great minds think alike Laura!! ;)

  8. 15th September 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Oooh yes, love that rug! Takes me forever to make decisions like that though, and I just end up living without! :/ #HomeEtc

    • 15th September 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Aaah I know what you mean ;) But honestly, this one is a winner!!! :)

  9. 15th September 2016 / 8:58 pm

    I love the colour and design, I’m not at all surprised you stole it from yourself!! I’m on the hunt for a rug in one of our bedrooms so will definitely go and check them out X #HomeEtc

    • 19th September 2016 / 12:50 pm

      I’m SO delighted with it!! It feels lovely — looks very much more expensive that it is too. Would highly recommend! xx

  10. 16th September 2016 / 10:34 am

    Of course it’s possible to fall in love with a rug. My current love affair is with wallpaper so it has to be. Also perfectly fine to steal from yourself. It looks fab – you are a lady after my own heart. Thank you for hosting #HomeEtc

    • 19th September 2016 / 1:02 pm

      Haha!! I’ve DEFINITELY fallen for it!! It’s my favourite thing at the mo!! Although it won’t be long before I have my head turned by something else, I bet you!!! ;)

  11. 16th September 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Oh I love it, it’s gorgeous. Love the colour and the pattern is really on trend. It does work really well under the dining room table.

    • 19th September 2016 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks Elena — it works SO well in the dining room!!! Can’t believe I chose it for my office!!!

  12. 16th September 2016 / 12:54 pm

    I have serious rug envy – It’s gorgeous! And it suits your dining room perfectly! Xxx #HomeEtc

  13. 16th September 2016 / 7:29 pm

    I love that rug. I have just bought some grey geometric curtains for my living/dining room and I absolutely love them, I can see me becoming a little obsessed with Geometric. Thankyou for hosting #HomeEtc x

    • 19th September 2016 / 12:43 pm

      It’s SUCH a gorgeous trend isn’t it? I love the fact that it sits so well with florals and checks too!! So versatile!

  14. 17th September 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Nice choice Caro, even if it was for another room entirely :) Your dining room is looking lovely and refreshed.

    • 19th September 2016 / 12:41 pm

      Thanks Fionnu — I’m so chuffed with it!! On a mission now to choose a rug for my she-shed!!! ;)

  15. 19th September 2016 / 8:50 pm

    It is LOVELY and so pretty too! Love the colour and pattern. Your room looks stunning. Great job Mrs! :)

    Thanks for being a superb co-host as always xx #HomeEtc

    • 20th September 2016 / 11:43 am

      Thanks so much chickie — I’m absolutely delighted with it!! Definitely the right decision, bringing it into the house, but has left me rugless in the she-shed!!! Am on a mission to find another!!! xx

  16. Kerry
    21st September 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Your new rug looks great, I have a thing for geometric rugs and the one you picked out is very similar to one we have in our living room. We need some new rugs for our home, so I will be off to check them out! xxx

    • 4th October 2016 / 12:27 pm

      It’s lush isn’t it? I’m so pleased with it!! :) They have some lovely, lovely products, and judging by the one I’ve got, really good quality too!!

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