Quest for a Lavender Rug: Which One?

Dear Resourceful Readers, I am hoping you can help with this decision. Using the top left photo as inspiration, I have been trying to find a similar rug for my living room. It seems that lavender (or lilac, plum, primrose, mauve and purple) rugs are often either shaggy or marketed and sized for children's rooms.

I love the sheen on the rug in the image but more importantly looking for a rug that;
a) I can afford
b) is not shaggy
c) is relatively close to the color of the rug in the photo
d) size 5' x 8'

My choices so far are as follows:

Top right image: Royal Chenille Area Rug in Plum from Home Decorators Collection $89 Price is awesome but color slightly too dark. I still like it though.

Bottom right image: Solid Lavender Rug from RugSmart $449 Is it too shaggy? not sure. On high end of my budget. Color is good.

Bottom left image: Luxor Lavender from Rugsonline $530 AUD Color is not quite right but not bad, price is on high end and worst part, company is in Australia. I don't even want to ask what shipping costs are!

Second photo: Primrose from AW Rugs & Carpet $399
Color is closest match to photo, price is okay but texture and length of carpet is different. Not sure about.

Third photo: Fovama Flokati Purple Rug $308 Price is okay but not sure I want a Flokati rug at all.

I am also open to other suggestions for where to look!

Images: Top left image via The Style Files

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