I've been feeling lethargic about my dining room lately. It's somewhat tucked away from our open kitchen and living room, and it's just so plain. In an effort to buy timeless pieces, we bought a black table and always dress it (when it does get dressed) with our white plates. I realize it could use a little color, but didn't know quite how to do it until I stumbled across the idea of dining room rugs.
The old carpet in our sunroom has seen better days: it's worn thin in spots and its dark blue color (which looks like something you'd find in an office building as opposed to a relaxing sunroom) has faded. I had hoped to replace it with tile, but we simply don't have the floor height to do this and still allow the doors swinging into the room to function. Then an idea I liked even better hit me: carpeting the room with wall-to-wall sisal or seagrass:
When my partner showed me around the house that his remote job was going to provide, I didn't say much but I DID text my best friend for support. My partner glanced over and asked, "Are you buying plane tickets back to San Francisco?" I was actually texting three little words: orange shag carpet...
With a name known for innovation and high-quality products, we're excited to see the new design directions spotted in some of the great rugs in Surya's booth at High Point Spring Market this year. From super chunky textures to double layered patterns to materials used in new ways, we're delighting in all the new details!
Do you have ugly floors? What a bummer, considering how huge of an area flooring usually covers in one's home. If you can't completely change your floors because you rent, or don't have the time or budget right now (and doing something like painting a pattern on them is also out of the question), it doesn't mean you can't disguise an ugly floor — or at the very least minimize its ugliness. Peruse these ideas for inspiration on how you can change the look of an ugly floor without pulling it up or permanently altering it.
Last week we showed you 20 beautiful rooms with Beni Ourain rugs, and I promised a list of places where could find your very own. If you love the look of these beautiful, monochromatic tribal rugs, there's something here for you — no matter your price point.
When a room needs a subtle punch of personality but not too much color and is screaming for something soft, natural and earthy but nothing too bold, you might look in the direction of a classic floor covering trend popular again: natural rug materials with geometric patterns in neutral tones — a look that works with many different home styles. Here are eight current favorites we're loving.
We fill our rooms with furniture, throw pillows, blankets, books, art, light fixtures, hardware, and miscellaneous decorative objects. That's a whole lot of look, but the perfect rug can bring it all together...