The zebra predicament.
I subconsciously save every picture I come across where zebra rugs are at the foundation of the room. They add a splash of glamour to almost any grouping of furniture that sits on top of it, and manage to work with just about every color scheme. When I found a very inexpensive zebra rug at Urban Outfitters I immediately purchased it to add some edginess to my bedroom decor.
When I first put the rug down, I feel in love with it, it added a real pop of energy to an otherwise serene space….but, the love-affair ended there. The rug turned out to be incredibly impractical; every strand of my blond hair and little white fuzz from my blanket stood out against the stark black stripes, and every fleck of dirt or dust contrasted the white.
Needless to say, I had to either make a commitment to vacuum my bedroom 5 times a week, or give up my passion for the zebra print rug. Guess which scenario won? I’m now living vicariously through these amazing rooms with zebra rugs.