Ikat and My Cat

What can I say, looks like Malcolm has impeccable taste. πŸ™‚ Bought a little beauty of an Ikat rug over the weekend at Homegoods (where else) and the orange tabby hasn’t left it’s side since. This may or may not have something to do with the fact that spring is finally here and the door now gets left open. πŸ˜‰ All in a day’s work.

Ikat rug
The Orange Tabby

I’m not sure exactly why, but I’ve never purchased a rug pad before. Holy smoky mountains. They make a WORLD of difference. Plus, the one we found at Homegoods was all of $4 bucks. so it’s hard not to get them for the amount of difference they make with the rug not sliding around so much.

Rug Pad
Rug Pad

First thing we did was place the rug pad down to get a feel for where we wanted this new rug to go. The middle of the room seemed to make the most sense, so down she went. πŸ™‚

Rug Pad
3×5 Rug Pad

I was a bit surprised at how much smaller the rug pad was in relation to the rug, but it seems to keep everything perfectly in place, so works for me. The other extra nice thing about having a rug pad is that it adds quite a bit of cush and comfort. This may be another factor in the orange tabby’s love fest.

Ikat Dhurrie Rug
Ikat Dhurrie Rug

I’m just loving this little pop of color in our entry. Gives the space some attitude. For reference, here is how the space was looking before. SoΒ barrenΒ  So lonely and barren.

Entry | Before
Entry | Before

And here is another close-up of the new addition. Loving it more everyday. Malcolm is too.

Dhurrie Ikat Rug
Dhurrie Ikat Rug

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