I love to update my living space with the seasons changing. But it’s not always a question of buying new stuff to constantly keep up with the mood or the trend. Instead, I like to move things around and experiment with objects already in my interior. But once in a while, I have a new purchase in mind, and I’m known to scout and wait patiently until the object of my dream can be mine.
I’ve been looking for quite a while for a second statement rug [to alternate from my beloved black and white Moroccan rug] for my living room, but did not know anything about the style and name of the exact type of rug I had in mind and which keyword to use for my web search. And then I finally found it : a bukhara rug – or bokhara rug, same thing, different spellings. I’m fond of the ‘marsala’ or ‘merlot’ tones of these rugs [they come in all sorts of colors though], whether with striking contrast or washed out hues, and I love how these rugs complement white and wood textures, and modern interiors.
So I created an alert with the keyword ‘Bukhara rug‘ on eBay, patiently waiting to find this Bukhara rug of mine. And I did! I am so glad I waited, because I got a rug within my budget, with the perfect size for my space. It looks great by my bookcase, or as a statement piece by my white sofa – and I love how its color changes with the natural light of the room. It’s also a very versatile piece, and I will be able to move it around the rooms of my house, from the TV corner to the upstairs foyer, or even my office space.
Now, my living room is ready for the Fall season! What do you think?
If you like this style, I highly recommend you consider getting one before they become too ‘trendy’ – when I bought my black and white Beni Ouarain rug 10 years ago, they were not all-hype and trendy, and I paid mine a fraction of what they sell for now. Happy hunting! Xo, Si-