It really tied the room together

Me and rugs don’t have had a great history. First, there was the ethereal IKEA Stockholm rug I lusted after for so long. Being in a high traffic area and having two cats meant the rug went downhill rather spectacularly fast so I repaired it and sold it as it was not a rug suitable for our home [the rug was definitely the issue, Dude].
Then there was the dainty pink rug. I got it cheap. Real cheap. Second hand. From an online site where you advertise stuff you want to sell. Especially dirt cheap if you want to get rid of it fast. Yes, it was a bit small for our space, but it was cute! At first. Then it gave up on life and fell apart. It was cheap. I learned from my mistake. That rug went straight into the bin as it would have been of benefit to no one.

With the most excellent of timing, got in contact to work on another project this year [I worked with them last year on my lumberjack pillow tutorial that was featured in my broseph’s Canadian man cave office]. In return for my upcoming tutorial, I got to shop on the site and low and behold, their rug range is immense. 

Since I already have a lot of burgundy in our apartment and I’ve had a [failed] black and white rug, I wanted to go for something different yet would work with our apartment. I spied the Fusion Green Rug and thought about it for a couple of weeks. It was an incredible green with an imperfect navy pattern on it. It was a bit of a leap as I wasn’t sure exactly what colour it would be sans a sample, but my fingers were crossed on a deep viridian. It arrived yesterday, and boy did I luck out …

I am not just saying this because I am now the proud owner of it, but it’s an exquisite rug. It’s painfully luxurious and soft under foot. It’s also a very solid rug so it won’t warp like the IKEA Stockholm rug did. It passed the cat test and doesn’t shed or pull or distort like our disaster of a pink rug either. MASSIVE. SIGH. OF. RELIEF. I’m still up in the air as to flipping the rug 90 degrees so it’s running the other direction, but for now, it’ll more than do. 

Disclosure – sent me this rug free of charge in return for an upcoming project I’m working on for them [keep your eyes peeled as it’s a good one and involves a certain new movie being released next month!]. As always, all words and opinions are my own. I only work with companies I like and of course, think that you will too. Thank you for supporting the companies that support The Interior DIYer. 

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  1. November 13, 2015 / 14:32

    Here I am, creeping your blog while I should be doing my own Wayfair tutorial and lo and behold!haha. I love the rug, I don't think I would have been brave enough to pick it but you nailed it!
    Now, let's just hope no-one brakes in, drops a marmot on you while you're enjoying a beverage in the bath and pees on it, cos it really does tir the room together 😉

    • November 15, 2015 / 16:16

      Everyone go home. Linda just won all the comments.

      LOVE IT! 😀 It really tied the room together, did it not.

  2. November 13, 2015 / 16:07

    You and I are living parallel lives. I just pulled the rugs out of both of our living rooms because one was disgusting thanks to the dog, and the other cream one that worked so beautifully for so long… until I had a baby that is… just got too stained to stay. Now I am slowly collecting modular carpet samples at work… sssssshhhhhh….

    • November 13, 2015 / 16:08

      Oh, and I love your rug. It looks plush.

    • November 15, 2015 / 16:27

      Oh! Oh! That's an incredible idea!!! Oh I cannot wait to see what you puzzle together. DAMN IT. Why didn't I think of that?!

  3. November 13, 2015 / 20:28

    Ooooh I love the rug!! Gorgeous pattern and I love the colours with that deep burgundy wall. I kinda wanna roll around on it with the kitties. (Also Bill Murray peeking out from the curio made me lol) xxx

    • November 15, 2015 / 16:28

      Hahahahha YESSSSS! I was wondering if anyone would notice old Bill 😀

      Mission accomplished.

    • November 17, 2015 / 18:42

      LOL. Nope didn't notice. Funny as heck though.

  4. November 19, 2015 / 07:31

    Great score on the rug! Looks so plush and toe-wrigglingly soft!! I spotted Bill peeping out too – made me laugh!
    Sorry for all the comments – catching up! xx

    • November 22, 2015 / 10:15

      Oh, toe wriggling to the max. And no chemical smell like the last rug! 😛 It is pure lush!