Next problem, I need really big rugs, like 3x4m, so I'm already up against it to begin with. In my constant battle with deciding on colour schemes and the direction I'm going with my decor, I think one of the best ways to lock in a look is to have a rug as a jumping off point and from there your colours and style are pretty much decided for you. But I don't want to spend $3k+ on a rug, particularly when I need several and the options here are few when it comes to anything desirable for the $500 mark.
Ikea is usually a great place to get cheap rugs, but they don't have the size I need in the colours I want.
Of course, there are countless fabulous and affordable rugs online, but they are not exactly cheap to ship. So even if you find an online retailer prepared to ship rugs internationally I'm almost too scared to find out how much freight will be.
Has anyone had any experience shipping rugs from the US or anywhere else here?
Safavieh always comes up with the goods, and a search online today proved no exception. Their rugs are often for sale on Overstock too. I found a heavenly selection today at their website, any of which would be a great asset to my house. I stayed below the $1000 mark. They do ship, so I might have to bite the bullet and at least get one for the foyer, so I can tick one room off the list.
Which do you like best?
|Lauren by Ralph Lauren|
|Martha Stewart chevron|
|Ralph Lauren Cameron|
By the way, I just can't seem to get anything done! Despite the fact that Amelia sleeps a LOT of the time, the days just disappear and I get to the end and think "what the hell did I do with my time today?"
She's not a demanding baby at all, and is very settled and relaxed, but after feeding, settling, putting to bed, getting her up, nappy changing, some cuddling, rocking and enjoying, there doesn't seem to be much time left for anything else. I don't even have the other two around to blame it on.
My grand plans for finishing off the house are disappearing by the minute, and the house looks more like a bomb site every day. There are piles of washing, mail, bills, homework, ironing, shopping, breast pads, toys, baby stuff from one end of the house to another. Furniture is randomly placed everywhere, paintings and mirrors lean against walls with no place to go, piles of empty photo frames choke up shelves, fabric samples and paint chips are strewn across every surface, half read decorating mags lie discarded on tables, brochures and quotes sit idly by.....
So who knows when I'll ever get around to doing it all.........but bub's already four weeks old and I can hardly believe how quickly it's gone. It terrifies me how fast, and she's moved up a size in clothes from 0000 to 000 already. So sad, they are newborn for such a short time. So it will all have to wait, because time won't.