Articles in: Area Rugs

Inspired: Update Your Outdoor Living Space with Stripes

Posted by: on March 4th, 2013 | One Comment

Inspiration board with striped hammocks, umbrellas, pillows and area rugs

 

Update your outdoor living space with stripes! Whether you go for the classic cabana stripe or a more colorful option, we love the way a stripe brings personality and symmetry to a space.

STRIPED HAMMOCKS:

The Algoma Hammocks striped option blends a bright blue and black color palette for a relaxed look. For a neutral stripe, we love the Pawleys Island Regency Sands swing for its simple, wide stripe and sandy color. The RST Outdoor hammock bed in Ocean Breeze stripe brings the perfect punch of color to your outdoor space.

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Inspired: Outdoor Area Rugs

Posted by: on February 25th, 2013 | One Comment

Outdoor area rug inspiration board

It’s that time of year when we start to whip our outdoor spaces into tip-top shape. The cushions come out of the garage, the patio gets a good power washing, and we all wait patiently as the trees begin to sprout their greenery.

If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor space this year, consider decorating it as you would your living room. We love the way outdoor area rugs can add softness and personality to your porch or patio. Here are a few of our favorite patterned outdoor rugs.

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The Home Decorators Collection Persimmon Area Rug in cocoa has a modern outline of leaves and stems, swirling in a pattern that looks modern but still adds graphic interest.

The Espana Area Rug in charcoal makes a more dramatic statement with its dark gray and cream fretwork pattern. The lively pattern would pair perfectly with a brightly colored patio set and some colorful throw pillows.

“Elegant” may not be a word you often use to describe an outdoor space, but we love the soft, sophisticated pattern of the Trellis Area Rug. If you’re looking to create a comfortable but neutral space in your back yard, this rug would lend just the right feminine flair.

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Inspired: 9 Playful Rug Patterns

Posted by: on November 13th, 2012 | One Comment

Rug inspiration board

 

It can be hard to decide on an area rug once you’ve established the foundation of a room. How will this look with my current furniture? Will it stain easily? Will it show dirt? There are a lot of things to consider when making this large purchase! One of our favorite ways to make an impact on a room is to choose bold, playful rug patterns to ground your space. Another perk of this decorative strategy? The rug patterns often hide dirt better than solid colored area rugs!

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Rug patterns that are reminiscent of traditional tribal prints are popular. That’s what you have with the Artistic Weavers Sausalito Desert Sand Area Rug, featuring a spiral, geometric suzani rug pattern of Central Asia. Traditional suzani textiles feature a print that has been embroidered onto the cloth in vibrant saturated colors. The Artistic Weavers Sausalito Desert Sand Area Rug, however, has a very understated, neutral palette, offering a modern update to this tribal classic.

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Inspired: Layered Rugs

Posted by: on June 26th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Layering rugs inspiration board

Layered rugs are a growing trend in the world of interior design; just browse Pinterest for a few minutes or open your most recent decor magazine and you’ll quickly pick up on it. This trend creates a collected, textural feel for a room that satisfies and surprises. But trying to achieve such a look makes for tricky work. How do you confidently shop for the mis-matched, yet coordinated, colors and furniture pieces required for this perfectly collected and curated design style?

One easy way to create that eclectic vibe is by topping a more neutral, natural fiber rug with a pretty patterned option, which can put your living room on the fast track to that had-it-forever-but-works-perfectly combination. It’s a fairly easy trend to get on board, so long as you follow some simple tricks!

For beginners at layering rugs, try starting with a natural fiber jute, sisal, or seagrass. These make great rugs for busy spaces because they typically stand up well to high traffic. They’re also basic, casual, and inexpensive enough to support a more fun, patterned rug on top. For the top layer, feel free to go much smaller and in a different shape!

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The Lenox Sofa in Charcoal Solid Velvet combines an angular masculine shape with a dark and moody velvet. The tuxedo arms and luxurious upholstery create a formal, yet masculine mood, perfect for cozying up by the fire or tucked in for your favorite movie.

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7 Places Around The House To Put The Area Rug You Buy On Cyber Monday

Posted by: on November 21st, 2011 | Make A Comment


Black Friday Savings on Area Rugs

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to update your floors? Do you want to give your living room a bold new look? Would you like to take a guest bedroom from humdrum to spectacular? If so, The Home Depot is slashing area rug prices by 20% just in time for Cyber Monday, and offering free shipping on select area rugs, too. All you have to do is shop homedepot.com to save on select area rug styles.

Not sure if you really need an area rug? Are you unsure about where to place them? Here are seven places around the house where you can incorporate area rugs to give your home a new look.

1. Living Room / Den

Area rugs are excellent style upgrades in living rooms and dens.  They are affordable options for floors that need an update when there’s no budget for a flooring makeover.

2. Bathroom

An area rug can add character to a bathroom. Use a small area rug as a rug runner in front of the bathroom vanity. For larger bathrooms, place an area rug at an angle in the center of the bathroom to make it a focal point.

3. Bedroom

Place a runner-style area rug at the entrance to your bedroom. If you have a seating or reading area in your bedroom, use an area rug there to set the space apart from sleeping area.

4. Foyer

Place an area rug that compliments your design to add a touch of boldness. The right area rug placed in the foyer can add warmth and really make guests entering your home feel welcome.

5. Dining Room

In an eat-in kitchen, place the area rug in such a way that it adds provides separation while blending the kitchen and dining room décor. In larger dining areas or in eating areas separate from the kitchen, use area rugs to add drama.

6.Kitchen Runner

Place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink. Water resistant options are stylish and affordable. An area rug adds style and function to an otherwise bland kitchen design.

7. Under the Christmas Tree

You can stylize a Christmas tree with an area rug. Better yet, you can place an area rug under the tree as a gift.

Take advantage of area rug savings during the Cyber Monday sale TODAY at homedepot.com.  Select area rugs are available at 20% off and other select area rugs ship free.

 

Caring for and Maintaining Your Area Rugs

Posted by: on February 15th, 2011 | One Comment

Area rugs are stylish, functional and have the ability to enhance any room in your home. Although area rugs tend to be less costly than other means of decorating and/or upgrading your space, you still want to maintain your investment. Proper care and maintenance of your area rug can not only increase the life of the rug but also can preserve its newness.

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Hot Interior Design Trends for Fall 2010

Posted by: on August 23rd, 2010 | Make A Comment

As we head into the last days of summer, notions of backyard barbecues, pool parties and outdoor patio gatherings will soon give way to thoughts of cooler weather and enjoying time spent indoors.  Many of us are watching our pocketbooks these days, and the overall mood of the changing of the seasons seems to be a desire for simplicity.

Clean, crisp lines complemented with rich textures and patterns are at the forefront.  Interior living spaces are fresh-looking and uncluttered yet reflect a plush, comfortable ambience.  

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