I've received many helpful comments about how to distract from my dining room's busy floor tile: wall art, a colored table runner, etc. will all help bring the eye up as opposed to focusing down on the floor- great tips! But I do believe I need to neutralize the floor so that it's not competing with the all the decorative element. So I'll be laying an area rug. I've been searching for a while but haven't purchase one for 2 reasons: 1. the rug ideally has to be 10'x14' to fit the table and chairs and 2. the cost of a large rug is through the roof!!!!! It's the cost of redoing my floor!!
Here are some of the rugs I've loved at:
|Peacock Outdoor Rug 7'10"x 11' $329 I think the green will work well some of the colors I'm using in the decor and also blend in with the floor tile which has a lot of green. It's got a decorative touch but most of it is still neutral. Problem: it's not made in 10'x14'.|
|Calvin Klien linen flower 5'3"x7'5" $659. Again, I like the fact that it's neutral but it has some texture and interest. Problem: size and price.|
|Gold Chenille Sisal Area Rug 8'x10' $449. Again, neutral. Could work if I go with a kind of French country look with some burlap, etc. But the size and price are wrong.|
So what's a thrifty DIYer to do? Well, I've decided to make an area rug. This might be a total flop but it might also work wonderfully. Fingers crossed:)
Update on wing-back chairs: I'm still waiting for a reply from the seller of the two wing-back chairs I posted here. I found one in the Montreal area that is exactly the same, but it's only one- should I buy it and cross my fingers that I'll some day soon find a twin. Or do I hold out and wait for two identical chairs to appear? My dilemma is that I like the thin wings and straight back of these chairs and the others I've seen tend to be chunky.
Enjoy the day!