I've got conflicting ideas of how I want the place to look!
On the one hand, I really the look of an eclectic mix of antique/vintage and modern, more of a typical european style. It's super classy, grown-up, and sophisticated. It also matches well with my current home, a 1940's gingerbread-style with a lot of beiges, browns, and other earth tones as well as antiqued brass hardware. If I went this route, I'd probably need to pick a flat-woven kilim rug in a more muted rust, beige, or black, a natural-colored jute, a natural-colored shag, or a cowhide. Obviously, I'd also need a more traditional pattern or solid as well.
On the other hand, the typical Mid-century Modern style look also appeals to me. It's a bit more "kitsch", funky, and fun. As far as rugs go, I could use something more modern with brighter colors and bold patterns. It might go a bit better with the teal sofa and chartreuse chair too.
I've never been a very stylish/artsy person (at all), so I think that by starting out with a set list of rugs that I'd put together and checking a few off, I kind of limited myself. I need some input from my keen-eyed, fashionable readers, who are likely far better at this sort of thing than me.
Of course, both of the rugs that were picked last time around are still solid options...
... but lets see what you all can find. What type of rug do you think I should go with (material/color)? What works with my space? If you feel up to having a look around (bonus cool points), I have a budget of about $140 and the rug needs to be around 5x8 in size. Overstock.com is a great place to start. They have a huge selection of low-priced and stylish rugs. Who knows, you might even find one for you like for your own place!
Here is my abode as it stands:
Go crazy folks! Thanks for all of your help!