Then today, Danielle came over to see my place for the first time. Of course that meant we spent a solid 45 minutes discussing the layout and decorating plans. Now apparently I'm switching everything up. Instead of breaking the living room into separate areas, I'm embracing it as one "giant" space which means I'd need one large rug instead of a 5x7 for in front of the couch. Some of my favorite options you suggested only came in 5x7. So there goes that. This striped rug is 8x11 which means it will cover the entire room. It's listed as 'grey and ivory' so I think it will look slightly less beige in person. And the cherry on top is that it is wool flatweave. My favorite. The dogs can't scratch it up despite their best efforts.
Plus, I've had a thing for striped rugs for quite some time...
Here are a few favorites to show you can't go wrong with stripes underfoot.
That last shot gets me every time.