We got a rug for the family room today. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but it is. In general, I find rugs to be like wedding dresses for the most part ugly and over priced. I also have a complicated relationship with them. I love the feel of them, but I always find a way to trip over them. Don't worry we're going to get those little grippers for under the rug.
Beyond all the practical reasons I also have big emotion about going out as a family to pick out things that contribute to the over all aesthetic of the house. It is so different than invading a bachelor pad and eeking out tiny places for your own. It also feels insanely good to call a room "finished."The kids watching tv from the new rug.
We also got a little rug for Riley's room. You would have thought we got her a pony! She squealed with glee picked up a baby doll and yelled "rug! sit!" before she plopped down laughing. Later in the day she climbed into an empty laundry basket in the family room and pointed to the rug and said "water." Apparently she was sailing her boat across the rug sea.