Q: My husband and I have just moved into a new apartment, and I'm trying to decide on what to do with the kitchen. It's a cute, relatively new, Ikea kitchen. We have this beautiful farm table that pretty much fills up the room, and I'm trying to decide whether or not to use a rug in the room, and if so, what rug. I already have this beautiful Oriental reddish-pink rug, but it doesn't really go with the existing blue backsplash. I would prefer to keep a blue and green color scheme.
Also, these windows are the key source of light for the entire apartment, and I feel like the dark rug soaks up too much light in the room.
The chalkboard has now been hung, and I'm planning on recovering the yellow chair in the corner. Can you give me any recommendations for a new rug solution- perhaps something to make the space feel a little bit more modern and soften all of the hard surfaces? Or window treatment ideas?
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