indecision re purchasing a rug
I have been looking for a rug for my family room for about a year and a half now, and I am so frustrated that I can't seem to make a decision about which rug to purchase. I know every rug dealer within 100 miles of my home, and I imagine they must roll their eyes when they see me come into the store...again.
I'm redoing our family room, and I want to start with a rug, preferably an oriental, and build from that. My husband and I love the rich colors and patterns of orientals because they're works of art -- and because they hide dirt and spills like nothing else. Every time we find a rug we really like, I run it by a decorator (I've used several, and they all say the same thing), who invariably says it's pretty, but more formal than the casual look I'm going for. I recently showed a decorator close to a dozen new rug choices, and again I was told they all have a formal feel and that I should consider the newer more casual Potterybarn-style tufted rugs. I've spent the last week looking at tufted rugs, but that's frustrating, because they frequently don't come in the larger sizes (10 x 13 or 11 x 14), and so far, I just haven't found any that I'd want to live with for the rest of my life. I should say that I've never tired of the orientals in my house, and some I've had for over 25 years. So I purchase a new rug with the intent I'll have it for awhile.
I don't know how to get unstuck from this place. I love beautiful orientals, but their rich colors don't lend themselves to a casual style. Any ideas out there?