I’m a Style Editor, and This Is the One Thing I’m Buying on Sale During Labor Day Weekend

published Aug 29, 2022
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Credit: Alicia Macias

As I’ve (slowly) decorated my apartment, I’ve learned to be strategic about buying big ticket or splurgy pieces on a budget — and holiday sales are my shopping time to shine. My couch, side table, and coffee table have all been Black Friday purchases, and I saved significantly waiting to get my favorite gold mirror during a post-holiday home sale in 2019. Basically, my design game plan involves scoping out furniture or decor I love and keeping them in my cart until there’s a deal or promotion (pro tip: sign up for emails from your fave retailers to get this intel!). And as Labor Day sales start to roll out, there’s one item in particular I’m prioritizing from my home wishlist this year: a jute rug

This natural woven look is hardly new, yet I’ve been seeing it styled more and more in homes across our site or my social media feeds — and I’m hooked. Jute area rugs bring a cool coastal, Nancy-Myers-movie-set aesthetic to any space, plus they’re a great neutral base for layering more vibrant rugs over top. One not-so-glamorous association, though? Their cost. I’ve had my fair share of sticker shock browsing potential buys over the past few weeks. Luckily for me (and fellow rug shoppers), I found the prettiest pair-with-every-room jute style from Rugs USA, and a 6′ x 9′ size is currently 60 percent off, on sale for less than $200. Newest reasonably-priced home accent, added to cart.

Originally $489.70, the Off White Chunky Jute Tasseled Area Rug checks all my boxes: it’s light-toned, fairly thick, looks incredibly high-quality, and has rave reviews. On top of that, I love the handmade rug’s decorative tassel border, and it’s the perfect pairing of warmth and texture that I can’t wait to add to my living room ASAP. The 6′ x 9′ version is ideal for my own apartment setup, but this design also comes in 2′ x 3′ to 12′ x 15′ sizes, plus runners and square, oval, or round shapes — yes, all on sale for 60 percent off. Even small spaces or hallways can instantly feel more sophisticated with this flatweave accent… although, thanks to the can’t-miss deal, you could easily stock up for every room, regardless of square footage.

Choose from eight total hues, too, ranging from light or dark natural tones (like my personal preference, off-white) to a soothing blue or sage if you want to lean into more color. Bonus, if you order before noon, you may be eligible for free two-day shipping, depending on your zip code.

Credit: Rugs USA

Don’t just take my word for it, either — the Rugs USA site has a handful of well-designed customer photos, so you can see this specific rug in action across different interior styles. Or, take advantage of the “View this rug in my room” feature and upload a photo to digitally try before you buy. Which, if you do plan to buy this jute area rug (as I already have for myself, TBH), I’d suggest acting fast — select sizes are already selling out, and the clock’s ticking on this absolutely amazing 60 percent off sale. Psst, the early Labor Day savings don’t end here: we’ve also rounded up some of best ongoing home deals across appliances, bedding, and more to get the most bang for your buck.

Looking for more great deals? Check out our complete Labor Day sale coverage, and be sure to sign up for our Retail Therapy newsletter for the latest sales and must-have home finds.