Hi everyone! I’m sorry, I was overwhelmed yesterday and published without comment. I knew I had a lot to say and needed time to think and digest your amazing advice from Thursday (about my family room). You guys honestly are the most creative and helpful group of people, and I am so lucky to have you. I was so grateful for the words of encouragement and how supportive you all were. I absolutely know that I will figure this out. Honestly I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on it, and I only think about it for two or three minutes at a time, and then I move on only to later get frustrated with myself that I have not addressed it yet.
Of all of the advice that you guys gave me, here is what a few of you said that really hit home. You said “Your daughter said she wants beds to lay down and watch tv. That’s not useless advice. She is telling you the room isn’t comfortable.” BAM. You nailed it, and point taken. I’m kind of embarrassed that I laughed at her comment and disregarded it, and didn’t see this (now) very obvious point. Thank you SO MUCH for showing me I was being blind to her point. You are right – it is about making a “family room,” not a fancy room. So my goals have changed, and I’ll tell you what I’m thinking.
-I need an absolutely huge rug. The sofa is 11 feet, so the rug width should be at least 12 feet. But the room is very long, so a 9 or ten foot length in a 9×12 rug isn’t enough – I need at least 14 feet. And 10×14 doesn’t work because the 10′ isn’t enough for the width of the sofa. So I have to go up to 12×15.
-Rugs that are 12’x15′ are very, very expensive.
-The selection is not great for this size, either.
So after all that, I literally only found one rug that we could afford and also like. I really, really wanted to try a dark pink, and found some, but they were all $10,000. Deal breaker. But here is the one we like and can also afford:
So now I am down to two options:
I asked this last, time, but now that you can see that actual rug available, I thought I’d ask again: