It's not hard to find affordable rugs these days. Natural fiber/sisal rugs are always good quality and within reach. IKEA's Stockholm Rand Rug ($179) is sharp and classic. But no one wants the rug that everyone else from here to Sweden owns. And sisal rugs, though durable and versatile, won't bring much personality to a room, if that's what you're looking for.
So I'm psyched to see the Room & Board Olive Henley Rug ($199 for 5'x8') on sale. Hand-woven in India of 100 percent wool, it's durable and all-natural. Its olive, blue, and chocolate palette, though, is what won me over. The color scheme is subtle, masculine, and fresh. And, you know as well as I do that stripes never go out of style. What do you think?