The second problem is actually finding a rug. I really don't want a sisal or a common-looking graphic print from Urban Outfitters or West Elm. I want something with a sophisticated floral print that still looks modern, and it definitely needs to be colorful. All this and it needs to be inexpensive. So here's what I've found:
Hand-knotted wool rug from Overstock.com
And here it is with the room:
Not bad, right? I think the flower pattern is really unusual and has a kind of fashion-y look, with the various paisley, plaid and polka dot prints on the flower petals. I also like the purples, blues and reds. The only drawback is the taupe background, but I'm thinking it might work by blending into the hardwood floors. I'm really kinda excited by this option...