Before and After: Elsie's New (Affordable) Rug

Before and After: Elsie's New (Affordable) Rug

Laure Joliet
May 1, 2009

When looking for affordable decorating solutions we normally start with cleaning and then rearranging. When that hasn't yeilded the desired effect, we consider changing just one thing in the room and we really love what a big difference a new rug made in Elsie's dining room. And in this before and after, we have to admit, we're not sure which one we like more.

Elsie (who rightfully complained about the price of full sized rugs) went to Ikea and spent less than $50 for these yellow and white striped rugs that she duct taped together to make a much larger statement. We love what the yellow does to the room (especially the turquoise chair) but we'll confess that we really liked the neutral sisal rug too. Which one do you like best? And have you made a similar change at home?

(Image: Elsie Marley)

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