Although I am in love with all the wood floors we installed throughout the main area of our house – it’s proving to be difficult keeping it clean. We purposely chose a color of wood that would hide all the little trails our children leave behind. Even then, I see constant footprints at the three entrances that have wood. No matter how big of a mat I put outside the door, there are footprints 5 feet inside each entryway as well.
For the first while, I couldn’t stand to see the footprints and quickly cleaned up behind them with floor cleaner. However, the kids are outside more these days and I just can’t keep up with them. Knowing this will be a constant battle I’ve decided I can’t keep fighting it, instead I’ve got to change something. It’s time for entry rugs to sit on top of the floors at all the entrances!
I found a fun green and white chevron runner online that I purchased for the garage entrance – it’s worked just as I thought it would. I’ve searched high and low for one for our main entry, but it’s an odd size and I haven’t found anything to fit. We’re just going to have to bind carpet (just as we did in our living room) to fit the space. Boring, I know, but totally functional. I had my eyes on a textured carpet that would at least have a little design, but then I came across a line from Milliken Carpet that I fell in love with. They have fun and modern printed carpet, in just the right colors for our house. I ordered some samples to help aid in my decision, but I’m stuck.
They’re sitting on the floor right in my main entry and they’ve been there for a couple days now. Steve’s thrown two of the options out all together which means I’m choosing between three, but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I keep thinking that one of these times as I’m walking by, one of them will jump off the floor and say “choose me, choose me.” It hasn’t happened yet, but I still have hope!
I think top left
That's one of my favorites!
Rugs have been super tough for me too! I like the bottom left. Good luck!
Top left and bottom left are my finalists!
Love these! I like the top left and bottom left.
You nailed my top two! Can't you just come decorate my house already??
Either of the top corners would hide stains and dirt the best. Middle top and bottom right would be dirty the quickest. Which looks best with the green door, that's the $64 question.
You don't know me, so I hope it's okay that I comment. 🙂 (I've been reading your blog for a year or so, hope that's not creepy!) Anyway, I love the bottom left. That seems the most timeless and like it would last the longest with a family. I love the top left too, but I think a pattern like that would be better on a throw pillow. I would keep the rug a little more neutral.