Rugs

Feb6

Guide to Choosing a Rug Size

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Choosing a rug size for a bedroom

You can give your room an instant makeover with the quick switch of a rug. Everything about a rug, from the texture of its construction to its color scheme and the overall design, can heavily influence — and therefore change — the design statement in the room. Another important detail that shouldn’t be overlooked is rug size. Admittedly, figuring out the best rug size for any room can be a difficult task. Follow these expert tips and diagrams to help you choose the best rug size for your space.

 
Jan20

Decorating with Round Rugs

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A round rug in a dining space

There’s something so lovely and unexpected about round rugs. They’re a welcome change from the conventional rectilinear nature of our surroundings, from floors to walls and most of our furniture. But it can be hard to know just what to do with one. Take a look at our ideas on how to pull off a round rug in any room.

 
Dec23

We’re Into: Cowhide Rugs

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Natural cowhide rug from Ballard Designs in living room

If you’ve always thought a cowhide rug just isn’t for you, think again. These chic, one-of-a-kind layering pieces have proven to be a natural fit in a surprisingly wide variety of interiors. The organic shape and texture of a cowhide rug can soften the lines in a room, yet there’s a certain rugged quality to it as well. And since the hide’s natural oils resist staining, it’s a great choice for high-traffic areas or homes with small children or even pets. So put aside your doubts and take a look at some of the ways you can decorate with a cowhide rug in your home.

 
Oct6

Two Unexpected Ways to Use a Runner

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Pair of rug runners in the bedroom

Let’s pretend we’re playing a word association game, and we give you the term “rug runner.” What word immediately comes to mind? Was it “hallway”? That would be an obvious answer, since it seems runners were exclusively made for those long, narrow spaces. But we think it’s time to step outside of the…um…rectangle and put your runner in an expected place. Here are a couple of our favorite ways to use a runner beyond the hallway.

 
Jul8

Pet Proof Your Space with an Outdoor Rug

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Outdoor rugs are great for pets!

Pet owners rejoice! If your beloved best friend has a habit of soiling rugs, we’re here to the rescue! This was the dilemma for one of our Assistant Buyers for Dining & Kitchen, Maryanna.

 
Feb12

Shopping Guide: Natural Fiber Rugs

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A Guide to Natural Fiber Rugs

There are many reasons why natural fiber rugs are a go-to favorite. Jute, sisal and seagrass rugs are easy to care for, affordable and eco-friendly. Their natural, earthy texture makes them amazingly versatile — and a perfectly neutral foundation for any decor. In fact, many designers opt to go au naturel, using a natural fiber rug in nearly every room of a house.

 
Feb10

Our Love for Oushak Rugs

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oushak_rugs_2Although Oushak rugs (pronounced ooh-shack) date back to the 15th century, the style is as chic as ever – and has become the rug of choice for many of today’s designers. Originating from a Turkish town in the Anatolian Region called Usak, the ancient flat-woven rug possesses a versatility with a perfect blend of old and modern that seems to work in any style interior – which is exactly why the style is so popular. Throw down an Oushak, like our Valentino Rug (pictured above), and you’ll add instant polish without the fuss.