Should I Get This West Elm Rug or Nah?

West Elm Meadow rug
credit: West Elm

Hello, my name is Leo. You may know me from such @hunkerhome Instagram Stories such as "I Hate My Room: Bedroom Edition."

By now, all my colleagues are just about ready to completely lose their shit if I keep talking about my non-existent bedroom redesign, but I'm curious to see how that goes, so here I am, wondering aloud to the Internets at Large (that's you) if stuff is cool or if I'm crazy.

Today's dilemma: Is this West Elm rug (the style is "Meadow") a wise decision for a bedroom? When I saw it, it felt surprising to me coming from a larger retailer — like, I could easily imagine it in a booth at a design fair in Stockholm or Milan.

West Elm Meadow rug
credit: West Elm

It's the type of rug I'd see in someone else's house and go, "Wow, that's cool, I could NEVER wear that," but then realize after a few glasses of wine, "THIS IS AMERICA, I can do whatever I want!"

See, the thing is, I would really like to get a fancy rug from a fancy independent company, but then you're talking about spending thousands (especially since I need a big one, something like 9 x 12). The Meadow rug is currently on sale for $839, which ain't too shabby for price (it's for the largest size). But will I be over it in a year? Help.


Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein is Hunker's Senior Director of Content. She has previously served as Executive Editor at HelloGiggles and as BuzzFeed's Deputy Editorial Director. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014).