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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.


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!


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!


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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Kids vs. Carpet

Posted by: on June 19th, 2012 | Make A Comment


Let’s gather up a dozen or so adorable kids, dress them in orange ponchos and urge them to ruin a perfectly good carpet. That’s exactly what you have with this video.

You owe it to yourself to watch this, if only for the vicarious fun of watching kids slather a clean white rug with spaghetti, chocolate pudding, and a mysterious green substance that reportedly feels like “poop”.

Can the Home Depot carpet stand up to the punishment?

[Spoiler Alert]

We probably wouldn’t have posted the video if it couldn’t. But watch it anyway, even if you know the ending. The kids are awesome. The Home Depot sells some pretty awesome area rugs, too.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.