NY Good Questions: Rug Ideas for Our Living Room?

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Dear AT,

My husband and I could use some suggestions for a rug.

Our sofa is taupe-ish and our chair is chartreuse.

We currently have an off-white shag rug that had the rug for 2 years now and it just won’t stop shedding.

We’ve finally had enough and are looking for a replacement.

I’d love to get another light colored rug to contrast with the dark wood floor, but it will be getting a lot of traffic (and eventually a baby will be in the picture), so it seems a bit impractical.

Any suggestions for a rug that will work in this room and can stand up to constant traffic?…

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Would some sort of jute or sisal work here?

We’d also like to keep the price in the $300 or less range.

Thanks! Sasha