Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hunting For A Rug


The Great Rug Debate


I mentioned a few weeks ago some house projects I would like to work on over the summer. One of those being replacing the rug in our living room. It is a jute, large weave rug that has seen better days and I am looking for a cleaner, fresher look. The sofa is white and the wingbacks are in a plaid that will be recovered eventually. The drapes are going to be replaced soon with ikea ritvas. The walls are a pale powder blue, so we are looking at a mostly neutral palette. I think most of all, I would prefer a traditional rug in a light colorway, but that has been hard to find. We have fairly light wood floors and I need a little bit of a contrast too. Right now, the jute is a shade darker than the wood and I don't like that. I think it needs to be overall a brighter look or with some pattern to break it up. Cost is another issue. Like most people, I would like to find a good rug on a budget. The way our dogs wear on rugs, plus baby spills has really taken a toll on the current rug and I foresee that same thing happening over time. A rug that can easily be spot cleaned would be excellent. Sounds like a tall order, right? But for now, just weigh in on your favorite design above. All of these came from RUGS USA since they always have great deals. Other than spotting one at Home Goods or TJ Maxx, where do you find good quality rugs for a deal? I'll be searching the web to find more good deals but let me know if you have a tip as well!

5 comments:

miss andrea lee said...

Have you ever checked out hand knotted rugs from a local Persian type rug shop? Persians are the most expensive but most of them also carry beautiful rugs in the traditional style you are looking for from China, India or Pakistan that are much more reasonably priced (comparable to pottery barn pricing). They are made to last for generations and cleaning is easy too- our local shop will clean any stain for free. Just thought I would throw this out there, seems like this may be a better fit for your family :)

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

You know my go to places are the same as yours! I can't wait to see what you choose! xx

melissa said...

If you're looking for something easy to clean but durable, Albert & Dash's indoor/outdoor rugs would be perfect! I even keep one in my kitchen. I just take it outside and hose it down when it gets dirty. They range in price but the indoor/outdoor variety tend to be affordable.

Nat said...

I'm looking for the same thing, rugs are tough. I think the top two geometric ones are my favorite

Jennifer Miller said...

Yes, always a tough find! But worth it when the perfect rug is found :). I prefer the traditional Persian look of your yellow one in the second row. Overstock.com has had good reviews from friends. Or an estate sale for a family use one? Happy hunting!