One of my goals for 2012 was to get my office into a much more usable space for not just me, but our entire family.

Our office is in an open “loft” like bonus room. With school coming next month, I would love to have it done before then, but I think it is improbable.

But, I want to start having all of my ideas together and I have been pinning inspiration for a while now.

My current obsession and idea I am excited with is a

Bold Striped Rug

I thought I would share some of my inspiration ideas from that board.

I really love this image because of the mix of traditional elements with the bold and graphic

Striped Rug Inspiration
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This is not necessarily striped, but I love the mix of the bold floral graphic over the zig zag pattern.

Striped Rug Inspiration

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I love the different thicknesses of stripes and the bold and vibrant color here.

Striped Rug Inspiration

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This image is fabulous – such a fabulous mix of traditional, modern and vintage with a bold striped rug to pull it all together.

Striped Rug Inspiration

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This room is just pretty – the bold graphics mixed with bright colors and then the worn leather thrown in. Somehow is just works beautifully.

Striped Rug Inspiration

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This is my most favorite room. I don’t think I have ever said “swoon” on my blog before – but this room is “swoon worthy”.

The mix of vintage and new, dark and white, graphic and solid, traditional and rustic = yummy.

Striped Rug Inspiration

Anyone know the source for this room – keep getting a message that it was sending to inappropriate content?

Houzz also has a great post on striped rugs with some really fun ideas.

So what do you think – should I use a bold striped rug in our office?

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