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We Just Found Out Urban Outfitters Sells One-of-a-Kind Vintage Rugs
Shopping vintage can be incredibly rewarding, yet equally as frustrating. Not only can it feel like a treasure hunt to find the perfect vintage piece, but oftentimes quality or style can be lacking. Rugs especially can be difficult to source, although several sites have popped up to meet the demand for authentic, gorgeous vintage rugs. That’s why we were intrigued to learn that genuine vintage rugs were being sold right under our noses on Urban Outfitters.
Apr 18, 2019
8 Affordable Outdoor Rugs That Look Just as Good Inside as They Do Outside
If you thought outdoor rugs were only reserved for backyards and patios, you’d be mistaken. Lightweight but durable, these versatile rugs are usually made with tough materials—like sisal and recycled plastic—making them great for high-traffic areas of your home. And with all the stylish and affordable options on the market, bringing an outdoor rug indoors should be a no-brainer. Still not convinced?
Apr 13, 2019
Shop the Best Way Day Rug Deals Before They’re Gone
In case you haven’t heard, Way Day is officially on until the end of Thursday, meaning that you have a limited window of time to shop the site’s best deals of the year. With discounts going as high as 80 percent and flash deals happening throughout the 36-hour window, there’s a lot to take in. To make things easier, we’ve been scoping out the best sales all day—and are particularly excited about the rug deals happening on Wayfair and its sister site AllModern.
Apr 10, 2019
Wayfair’s Biggest Sale of the Year Happening Now–Shop Our Top Picks
If you’re in the midst of spring cleaning and feeling ready to refresh your home, get excited: Wayfair’s largest sales day of the year just started. Dubbed Way Day, Wayfair’s answer to Prime Day, it was first introduced last spring with 24 hours of major discounts sitewide. This year, Way Day is back and even bigger than before, with sales on over 100,000 products across all categories.
Apr 3, 2019
Kick Off the First Weekend of Spring By Shopping Overstock’s Biggest Sale of the Year
It can be hard to remember to appreciate the little things. And yet, spring is technically here, cat ladders are a thing that exist–and Overstock is having their semi-annual sale. The giant retailer sells pretty much everything you can think of, including decor, pet supplies, and even sporting equipment. But where they really shine, especially when it comes to the home, is with their furniture and rug offerings. One problem is that the site is enormous.
Mar 22, 2019
IKEA’s OFF-WHITE Collab Is So Hype, It’s Already Reselling for 3X the Retail Price (And It’s Not Even Out Yet)
Nearly two years have passed since a certain millennial-focused home design collaboration piqued the interest of young adults everywhere, and now we’ve finally got some more solid news about the arrival of the IKEA x OFF-WHITE collection, the much hyped partnership between the home goods giant and Virgil Abloh, the designer behind the popular fashion label.
Mar 19, 2019
Joanna Gaines x Anthropologie Is the Boho Dream Team We Didn’t Know We Needed
While she’s not on TV at the moment, Joanna Gaines has been busier than ever. The “Fixer Upper” star just partnered with Anthropologie for the boho collection we didn’t know we needed. Available online as of February 14, Joanna Gaines for Anthropologie is a collection of 19 pillows (starting at $48) and rugs (starting at $68) that reflect the Magnolia founder’s “gathered” approach to decorating.
Feb 14, 2019
10 Tiny Houses That Prove No Space Is Too Small for an Area Rug
Think you just don’t have room for an area rug? We’re not so sure. These tiny houses prove that even the smallest of homes can benefit from a bold rug, whether you prefer something plush or are drawn to colorful kilim. Take a peek at these beautiful setups; we guarantee you won’t look at your bare floors the same way again. No room for a coffee table? Try placing a rug in front of the sofa instead. It’ll add extra warmth and encourage guests to plop down as they please.
Feb 13, 2019
Time to Refresh Your Space—World Market’s Rugs Are Up to 50% Off Right Now
With President’s Day coming up on Monday, home retailers are buzzing with sales in anticipation of the long weekend. World Market, one of our favorite sources for low-cost furniture and home goods, is already offering a number of markdowns on everything from bedding and bath to wall decor.
Feb 12, 2019
Wayfair is Having a Rug Sale, And Our Favorite Picks Prove That Gray Doesn’t Have to be Boring
We never need an excuse to peruse a Wayfair rug sale. Already a solid destination for rug shopping on a budget, the sales mean it’s possible to get over 13,000 area rugs(!) for under $150 (which is exactly the case with the current rug sale, part of Wayfair’s Presidents’ Day sales). With all those options, however, one thing jumped out: We noticed lots of gray rugs that still managed to have lots of personality.
Feb 7, 2019
5 Surprising Ways to Style Your Rugs
Once upon a time, your rug served a very utilitarian purpose: To keep your cold, hardwood floor warm. But my, how times have changed. Today, we’re seeing rugs everywhere—and we mean everywhere. They’re in our kitchens, hung up like pseudo-tapestries, and slung over chairs to create a cool, effortless vibe. Rugs always had the power to make a statement, but they’re now a bonafide design moment. So how are you supposed to decorate with ’em when there are no rules?
Jan 25, 2019
Wayfair Is Having a Major Rug Sale – Here Are Our Favorites
It’s winter, it’s cold, and it’s maybe time to give your frozen feet something soft to walk on. Thankfully Wayfair is having a huge rug sale, with prices slashed by up to 70%. We rounded up our favorites, from neutral grays to bright pinks, so you can quickly hop on this deal and find a new blanket for your floor (that’s basically what a rug is, right?). If you want to see more, you can find the entire sale here.
Jan 22, 2019
How to Buy a Rug on Amazon for Up to 80% Off
Area rugs: They can define a space, warm your feet, and hide the scratches in your hardwood floors made by the previous tenant who decided he didn’t need help moving the sofa. While there are plenty of cheap, synthetic options available, buyers looking for a pure wool rug can easily spend several hundred dollars.
Jan 12, 2019
8 Great Sources for Buying Authentic Turkish and Moroccan Rugs on Etsy
When I was in Morocco earlier this month, my favorite thing to do was to get lost in the rug souks. Carpets spilled out the doors and were stacked in technicolor columns, catching the eye with their orange and gold patterns, their peach and juniper shades, their traditional prints and busy weaves. My fingers itched to buy 12 on the spot and worry about how to fit them into my suitcase after—I wanted every inch of my house covered in these rugs.
Dec 30, 2018
7 Under-$100 Area Rugs on Amazon That Only Look Expensive
Because anything that makes finding a rug easier is greatly appreciated.
Dec 27, 2018
This New Customizable Rug Startup Is the Warby Parker of Carpets
We all get the occasional bout of nerves when it comes to clicking the “complete order” button while shopping online for furniture. After all, returning home decor online isn’t exactly as easy as exchanging a pair of pants at Banana Republic. But when you wan’t to take advantage of the highly discounted price tags of e-commerce, sometimes you just suck it up and click.
Dec 6, 2018
Wayfair’s Sale Includes 80% Off Rugs–Here Are Our Picks
You know what they say about rugs? They really tie a room together. Okay, maybe that’s just The Dude—shout out to “The Big Lebowski”—but he wasn’t wrong. There’s something about the addition of an area rug that makes a room feel thoughtful and fully put together. See All Our Coverage Of The Biggest Sales Week Of The Year Here The only downside? Sizable rugs can be very pricey. That means when a sale on rugs come around, it’s time to get shopping.
Nov 23, 2018
Rifle Paper Co. Just Launched a Gorgeous Collection of Pillows and Rugs
Fans of Rifle Paper Co. are already well-acquainted with Anna Bond’s gorgeous illustrations and for good reason. She has a way of creating images that are at once high-style and lighthearted, from her iconic florals to her travel-inspired prints. In short, they just make you smile. And while the brand is best known for things like greeting cards, stationery, calendars, and wall art, that’s all about to change. As of October 29, Rifle Paper Co.
Oct 29, 2018
Cheap Rug Hacks That Can Save You Hundreds
Investing major money into one measly item always hurts. Some items, though, are more painful than others. My painful everyday expenditure: floor rugs. For an item that endures near-constant contact by the likes of dirty feet, pets and mucky shoes, $600 to $1,200 seems disproportionate. And if you have kids, toss in the very real possibility that within weeks of purchase, it could be irreparably ruined by a pool of ketchup.
Sep 20, 2018
Wayfair’s Rug Sale Has Plenty of Options Under $100
If your floor is looking a little bare, we have some great news. Wayfair is having a big rug sale, with a ton of options under $100. The bigger the rug, the bigger the price tag, but the online retailer has a bunch of attractive styles in a serviceable 5-by-7 size for less than a Benjamin. We rounded up a few of our favorites. If you see one you like, grab it now—the prices go up on Thursday. Wayfair Bungalow Rose Montana Pink Area Rug 61.
Aug 27, 2018
The $90 Rug Everyone Thinks I Spent a Lot More Money On
I think about home decor a lot. It’s my job here at Apartment Therapy to dwell on dwellings, of course, but design is also my personal passion, too. Most of my free time and disposable income is spent decorating, outfitting, and loving on my home. “The loft is my baby right now,” I tell people at parties when they ask if my husband and I are having children. “And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Aug 24, 2018
Before and After: This $80 IKEA Rug Hack Belongs in a High-End Gallery
This delightful IKEA hack involves literally hacking up affordable rugs in pleasing colors and combining them to create a gallery-worthy wall hanging, but don’t worry—bringing the pieces back together again will not require any sewing. This wall hanging was created by Monsters Circus, inspired by a glam piece by a wool wall hanging by Studio Pepe for CC-Tapis.
Aug 16, 2018
What Different Area Rugs Will Look Like Under Your Bed
Bedrooms are highly personal spaces, so it’s no surprise when people dedicate a lot of time and effort into making sure the decor is perfect for their needs. I moved into a new apartment last month and have spent the past few weeks tweaking my styling, trying out different layouts, and rearranging just about everything. The only constant? The plush, geometric rug that sits under my bed.
Aug 8, 2018
The Best Statement Rugs You Can Get From Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale
Nordstrom might be your go-to for clothes and accessories, but definitely don’t skip the home section. There are some serious deals going on right now during the retailer’s annual Anniversary Sale—especially on statement rugs that will tie your room together. Statement rugs can be bold colors, big patterns, or both, and we love using them for layering over a more neutral carpet.
Jul 26, 2018
Oh Joy Just Released a Rug Collection That You Can Throw In the Washing Machine (Yes, Really!)
Joy Cho is known for her fun and whimsical designs, and her latest product release is no different—except there is one added feature. With her newest collab, the designer and blogger has tackled one major annoyance—how to keep rugs clean. Joy has partnered with Lorena Canals to produce six modern accent rugs in fun colors and patterns that you can toss in a standard washer to keep it looking new. “I love rugs.
Jul 24, 2018
Houzz’s Massive Rug Sale Ends Today. Here Are Our Favorite Area Rugs Under $200
Houzz, the massive online destination for home remodeling and shopping, is currently running an equally massive rug sale. The sale, which ends Wednesday, June 13, includes everything from welcome mats to outdoor area rugs, with discounts as deep as 75% off. If you need somewhere to start, here are some of our favorite picks for area rugs, all under $200.
Jun 13, 2018
Amazon’s Memorial Day Rug Sale Will Get Your Floors Summer Ready
You can buy something over Memorial Day for every inch of your house—but some of our favorite sales to scour are for things that never leave your floor. It’s no secret that we love what a well-placed rug can do for a space. And if you’re looking to give a room in your house a quick refresh, you can join us in perusing Amazon’s rug sale. Part of their larger Memorial Day home sale, the rugs start at just $16 for a 2′ x 3′ rug, and most are under $75.
May 25, 2018
What I’m Getting Instead of Those Ugly-as-Sin Kitchen Mats
Some of you may remember this post I wrote, asking you if I should break down and get one of those ugly-as-sin kitchen mats, even though they offend my eyes. (If you haven’t read it, I’ll wait while you do!) Despite the popular advice to just break down and do it, I’ve been hemming and hawing over the decision for months. And I’m glad, actually. Because I’ve just come across something that is a million times more attractive than the typical kitchen mat.
Apr 27, 2018
This Online Store Is A Surprising Source For One-Of-A-Kind Rugs
Sometimes, the best way to bring a room together is right beneath your feet — literally. Rugs can transform and bring together every room in your house. And while we’d all ideally have a rug dealer or favorite flea market to go to to score those finds, sometimes the best place to look is online. Thankfully, there is no shortage of places to look. (Here are a few of our favorite, for starters.) But we’re always finding more.
Apr 7, 2018
Why You Should Let Ice Cubes Melt on Your Rugs and Carpet
Whether you’re rearranging or moving out, heavy furniture can leave behind quite the unattractive footprint on your carpet — and the longer the furniture has been there, the harder it is to persuade those carpet fibers to spring back into shape. So instead of laying on the floor with various carpet cleaning tools for hours on end, try this super simple method instead.
Mar 20, 2018
These Geometric Rugs Are a Gorgeous Optical Illusion
Every so often, you come across a majorly specific design conundrum like, how to accentuate your floors in style while simultaneously deceiving your eyes. Well, prepare to check off both of those decorative boxes with these color-blocked rugs from Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola.
Mar 18, 2018
We’re Floored: Amazon Has a Huge Deal on Rugs Today
Looking to upgrade underfoot? We have great news for you. Amazon’s Deal of the Day today is for rugs, and there are some serious savings to be had. It’s President’s Day weekend, and that means there are a ton of home sales to take advantage of, especially on big purchases like sofas and rugs. And in the latter category, Amazon doesn’t disappoint; most 5′ by 8′ rugs and smaller are under $100 today.
Feb 18, 2018
These Geometric 3D Rugs Are Patterned Perfection
We can safely say, we’ve never seen a rug quite like this. The boldly patterned rugs are a part of the Parquet collection, created by Swedish design group Front. While many are left pondering precisely WTH to do with parquet (like, is it in, or is it out… again?), Front decided to model a line of rugs after the classic geometric patterned flooring, and oddly enough, it works.
Jan 27, 2018
This Iconic IKEA Item Is $100 Off For One Day Only
Bargain alert: One of our favorite IKEA staples is on sale—for one day. To celebrate the opening of their 47th store in the United States (that’d be Grand Prairie, Texas y’all), some classic items will be deeply discounted for tomorrow only. Pop into your local IKEA on Wednesday, December 13 and snag yourself the workhorse-meets-style-statement that is the STOCKHOLM rug for just $99.
Dec 12, 2017
15 Machine-Washable (Yes Washable!) Area Rugs
Earlier this week, I wrote about real rugs in the bathroom and how much I love the look. While many readers were totally onboard, others were seriously concerned with cleanliness, moisture and beyond. Look, I totally get it. I don’t agree with putting priceless Persian rugs at the foot of your tub; I’m not about aesthetics for the sake of aesthetics. But there’s another way. Let me introduce you to the machine-washable area rug.
Nov 17, 2017
The Decorative Trick That Transformed How I Feel About My Bathroom
For the longest time, I thought there was only one solution for rugs in the bathroom: the traditional bath mat. I always struggled to find something I liked enough. Everything was either too fuzzy and nubby, or too bland in terms of design, as I like to add a punch of color via rugs in my all-beige bathroom to liven things up. That is, until I refreshed my space this past summer and went in a completely different direction. The “area rug as bath mat” concept is not a new one.
Nov 11, 2017
Mind The Gap: This Rug Will Have Guests Watching Their Step
If you scroll by quickly, we can’t blame you for thinking there’s a gaping, cartoon-style hole in this dining room. Thankfully, it’s just an optical illusion. The Void Rug is the work of Scottish designer Scott Jarvie, who created the 100% Merino wool rug so that when it’s viewed from certain angles, it gives the illusion of depth.
Oct 22, 2017
5 Awesome (& Big!) Rugs You Can Get on Amazon Under $100
A good area rug can be a total game changer for your home. Not only can they instantly warm up a bare (or chilly) room, they’re a great way to experiment with texture and pattern throughout your place. And while there’s no shortage of gorgeous oversize area rugs on the market, finding affordable ones that don’t scrimp on style isn’t always easy. So we dug through Amazon (why not buy a rug while you’re restocking on facewash or batteries, right?
Oct 13, 2017
Can You Wash a Rug at the Car Wash? We Find Out
When my friend Emily and I first met, I knew we were meant to be BFF’s after hearing all her wonderful tales of growing up in a big old victorian home. I was just 18, but already desperately in love with great big old houses, so of course I gravitated toward people who lived in them. One tale in particular she told, was the story of how each year her entire family would load up all the carpets in the house and take them to the carwash to be cleaned.
Oct 11, 2017
Watch Your Step: This Viral Optical Illusion Carpet Is Driving Twitter Crazy
How uncomfortable does the above floor make you? If you’re like some on Twitter, the answer is very. Have no fear, though—the floor is flat and the carpet is causing an optical illusion. Australian YouTuber Muselk posted about the visual trickery last week calling it evil, and the tweet has over 150,000 likes and 77,000 retweets. Whoever designed this floor is evil. THATS A FLAT CARPET. pic.twitter.
Sep 25, 2017
Machine Washable Rugs? They Exist, and Here’s What You Need to Know
Story time: When we first started talking about this at Apartment Therapy, my immediate reaction was, “Machine washable rugs exist?!?” so if you’re reading this thinking, “wait, really?” you’re not alone. (If you did know this already, you can probably still learn a thing or two, and those of us who didn’t know appreciate your patience with us.
Jul 31, 2017
A Totally Unexpected 3-in-1 Design Solution for Blank Walls
Some rugs are so beautiful, banishing them to the floor seems like a tragedy. Filling your vertical space with texture, color and warmth, rugs are the perfect three-in-one design solution for any blank wall in need of a boost. Go big and bold or small and understated, just make sure you hang them properly so gravity doesn’t take its toll on your woven works of art (tips ahead). Jungalow maven Justina Blakeney is no stranger to using rugs in unconventional ways.
Jul 29, 2017
Totally Floored: The Best Rugs We Found This Week Under $100
It’s a wide world of shopping out there on the web, filled with a lot of great and not-so-great rugs but things can get pricey fast. If you’re on the market for a new floor covering to jazz up your bedroom, entry way, living room and beyond, here are 12 of those great options…for under $100. You’ll find rugs of all sizes here. These are not all 5’x8’s, because we didn’t want to judge a rug by its measurements.
Jul 23, 2017
Cowhide Rugs: 10 Rooms That’ll Turn Any Skeptic Into a Believer
Whether fo' real or faux real, cowhide and cowhide-style rugs might just be what your interior needs.
Jul 21, 2017
Here Are The Winners Of the Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge
You came, you saw, you voted. Today, Annie Selke revealed the winning designs of their first ever Rug Design Challenge. Let’s see who they are! Last month, we announced that we’re partnering with Annie Selke for their first ever Rug Design Challenge, tasking fourteen design bloggers to create their very own rug designs. To recap: Your favorite bloggers and digital influencers will take part in a year long project to design a custom rug for the brand.
Jul 21, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: Tribe and Territory’s Luxe Beni Ourain Rugs
We spend our days scouring the Marketplace for gems you can’t find anywhere else. Buy and sell with over 200,000 neighbors who love quality home furnishings and good design. If this picture gives you the urge to sink your toes into a plush rug, then consider Tribe and Territory your source for all that is sumptuous and comfy. Former fashion stylist (and self-proclaimed design obsessed) Katie carries vintage wool rugs made by the Beni Ourain tribes.
Jul 11, 2017
Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge: Voting Starts Now!
Last month, we announced that we’re partnering with Annie Selke for their first ever Rug Design Challenge, tasking fourteen design bloggers to create their very own rug designs. And here’s where you come in: Now is the time to vote for your favorites! To recap how it’s going to work: Your favorite bloggers and digital influencers will take part in a year long project to design a custom rug for the brand.
Jul 6, 2017
Introducing the Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge
We love giving you, our Apartment Therapy readers, a behind the scenes sneak peek into the design process. It’s not that often we get to see how products go from inspiration to in store, but we jump at the chance to lift the veil whenever we can. So that’s why we are thrilled to announce an exciting experiment thought up by the wonderful people behind Dash & Albert: The Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge.
Jun 12, 2017
The 7 Types of People Who Should Consider Using Outdoor Rugs Indoors
Rugs can be a royal pain. While they most definitely can pull a room together, deciding on the right one for your space can sometimes tear things apart (i.e. your cleaning routine, your finances, your chill about pets and kids). If you’re on the hunt for a rug that meets all of your indoor needs but doesn’t break the bank, listen up. Using outdoor rugs inside is a great option for a select group of people, and there’s a good chance you might be one of them. You like patterns.
May 15, 2017
Lessons from Rooms that Nail the Layered Rug Look
Plus, price-conscious combos to get the layered look in your own home.
Apr 25, 2017
7 Rooms That Break Rug Size “Rules” (And Still Look Good)
I’ll be honest, when I got the brief for this article, I took one look at the title and thought: no way. I’ve gone on record around here as a rug-size militant, and one who believes that bigger is nearly always better. But before dismissing the idea completely, I decided to have a hunt for rooms breaking traditional rug rules and still managing to look good. Lo and behold, what I found was eye-opening to say the least.
Apr 3, 2017
Honestly Affordable Rugs: 10 Vintage-Style Finds Under $100
Want to know the fastest and most sure-fire way to upgrade the style in your home? You may have guessed it from the title, but it’s rugs, my design-loving friends, rugs. These decor powerhouses pack a ton of personality into compact packages, but frankly, they rarely come cheap, especially if they are vintage or antique (a majorly on-trend look). We rounded up 10 of our favorites available online in roughly 5’x8′, all under $100.
Mar 1, 2017
IKEA To Sell Rugs Made By Syrian Refugees
IKEA continues to do its part in helping with the refugee crisis. The Swedish retailer announced this week that it will be selling rugs and textiles made by Syrian refugees in Jordan. The United Nations reports that Jordan has accepted over 655,000 refugees from the war-torn country.
Feb 5, 2017
Design Editor’s Short List: New World Market Items I’ve Got My Eye On
In the early 2000s, Pier One Imports was the epitome of worldly sophistication for me, what with its exotic wood furniture, beaded throw pillows and Buddha statues galore. When I redecorated my post-collegiate bedroom, I hit up the store for unique international treasures. “Why yes, these ruffled dupioni silk throw pillows are from the foreign land of Kissimmee, Florida.” Fast forward a decade, and I’ve discovered a new local mecca for global goods: World Market.
Nov 16, 2016
Ground Control: 10 Area Rugs Under $100
I recently faced the dilemma of finding a pretty rug for my living room that didn’t cost a fortune. As I scoured the web, I found many had way too many shades of brown to count or resembled something thrown over a fence at a roadside sale. But I persevered and have handpicked a selection of pretty and affordable area rugs (all around 5′ x 8′) that won’t break the bank.
Oct 17, 2016
Get it Right: How To Pick the Perfect Rug Size for Your Room
A new rug can be one of the most anxiety-inducing purchases you can make for your home. For one thing, even the small ones seem shockingly expensive. For another, once you understand the importance of rug size in creating a comfortable space (spoiler alert: bigger is better here) they become even more so. There’s also room use and orientation to contend with.
Sep 21, 2016
The 10 Commandments of Buying Vintage Rugs
Antique and vintage rugs were once reserved just for your grandmother’s house, but the look is one that has gained tremendous steam in the design world. Floorcoverings from past decades (or centuries) really add character and warmth to even the starkest of modern rooms, though it’s not uncommon for it to be the most expensive item in a space.
Sep 7, 2016
Best Basics: 15 Must-Have Black-&-White Rugs Under $200
Black-and-white floors, whether kitchen linoleum or handmade bathroom tiles, are totally timeless, classic yet bold, and completely irresistible to me. But if you don’t have the time, money, or authority to redo all your floors, you can get the look with any one of these affordable and completely fantastic black-and-white rugs under $200. I’ve seen this rug—or one of a similar pattern—in so many House Tours, and it always looks fabulous.
Aug 23, 2016
Summery Style: 9 DIY Rope Rug Projects to Try
While winter brings to mind ornate wool rugs and sturdy but plain salt- and snow-soaked doormats, summer rugs can be lighter and more playful. Buy and dye some dollar store clotheslines or recycle your old climbing ropes and get to knitting, crocheting, coiling, or just good old-fashioned gluing. This tutorial requires $16 worth of clothesline rope and some hardcore crochet skills, and the result is totally spa-worthy.
Jun 17, 2016
Living Room Style: One Rug, Two Looks
What I love most about home decor is seeing the different ways that people express their style. Like fashion, there are so many ways to wear one piece of clothing and each look is totally different depending on what you pair it with. I thought it would be fun to do the same thing and pick one rug and use it in two very different looks. See how I took this extremely bold and colorful rug and used it in both a bohemian and glam look.
May 3, 2016
Erin’s Warm and Colorful Los Angeles Loft
Name: Erin Location: Downtown — Los Angeles, California Mehmet Bozatli and Erin Eisinger say that despite their strong personalities, they find a natural harmony when collaborating — which they do often. Both work in the creative industries (he as an architect and developer, Erin as an interaction and service designer), and they co-founded their first joint venture —FourByNorth Studios— in Istanbul, Turkey, nearly six years ago.
Dec 30, 2015
Pattern Inspiration: Gallery of Traditional Rugs & Carpets in Real-Life Homes
Jenn & Hunter’s Historic Landmark Apartment Traditional rugs are traditional for a reason. Even though they are densely patterned and filled with a multitude of colors, they somehow still manage to go with everything. I’ve rounded up a bunch of rooms from our House Tours that feature these gorgeous rugs—pale, bright, deep, rich, red, blue, yellow: you name it, they’re all here.
Oct 30, 2015
One Fool-Proof Way to Buy the Right Size Rug? Work Backwards
When buying an area rug, most people start with the rug measurements available in a store – maybe from a catalog, or online – and try to imagine how the given dimensions would fit in their space. Instead, the next time you need to buy a rug for your room, begin with your space. Read on and try this one backwards method for rug shopping, which takes just a roll of painters tape and 15 minutes of your time.
Aug 23, 2015
Are Landlords Responsible for Carpet Care?
Q: Hi, I have lived in my mid-century apartment in LA for over ten years now. I have a very basic 1-page lease that doesn’t go into great detail about long-term maintenance of the apartment.
Jul 2, 2015
Before & After: Nasty Old Carpet Turned Up to 11
What to do when you have a nasty old rug that you can’t replace? Sarah decided to paint hers, using a technique she usually reserves for getting paint out of the carpet! From Sarah: I needed a way to bring some rock-n-roll attitude into this music room, and I couldn’t afford to replace the nasty old beige carpet.
Apr 24, 2015
9 Rugless Rooms That Rock
It’s always interesting when homeowners make an unexpected choice in their spaces. In these nine rooms, one might expect to see a rug, yet these decorators have chosen to forgo one. It’s a slightly more subtle, sparse look that really lets the rest of the room shine. Take a look. So, tell us. What do you think about this look? Would you (do you) sport a bare floor?
Feb 26, 2015
How to Hang a Large, Heavy Rug on The Wall
Malcolm and his parents have been all over the world, collecting souvenirs like this Brazilian rug. When he moved away from home, Malcolm took it with him and initially hung it behind his bed as a pseudo headboard, then decided to find a more permanent home on the wall as art. The rug is pretty big, and somewhat heavy. Which raises the question: how does one hang it?
Jan 31, 2015
10 Sources for Good, Cheap Rugs on a Budget — and Many Are on Major Sale
Beautiful and affordable rugs aren't hard to find if you know where to look.
May 16, 2014
How To: Cut & Install FLOR Carpet Tiles
After years of perusing FLOR’s catalog and website, I finally bit the bullet and ordered the carpet tiles for my entryway and kitchen. The Problem: I have gone through about five different rugs in my entryway. With one pitiful rug pad and two overly-welcoming dogs that rush the front door every time they hear a noise — I was forever straightening, fixing and flattening the front rug.
Jun 16, 2011
Layered Rugs
The other day we looked at a bunch of rooms that went unexpectedly without rugs or carpets, embracing a relaxed bare-floor look. Today let’s go in the opposite direction: what does it look like when one rug just isn’t enough. The most common look for layering rugs seems to be an animal hide (faux or no) over a sisal — this is probably the most neutral option. Other examples mix patterns and colors, sometimes creating a bohemian wonderland of textiles.
Apr 22, 2011
IKEA Hacks: Eket Stackable Side Table
IKEA Hacks: Eket Stackable Side Table
Apr 7, 2017