Feb 12

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.

Feb 4

4 Reasons to Use Outdoor Rugs Indoors

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Using outdoor rugs indoors

The reason we love using our indoor/outdoor rugs on a porch or patio is obvious: these super durable, stain- and fade-resistant rugs instantly transform an outdoor space, creating the finished look of an outdoor “room.”

Feb 15

How to Choose the Right Size Rug

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Learn how to choose a rug size

One of the things we always say here at Ballard is: when decorating a room, start with a rug. A rug provides the perfect foundation of color, texture and style on which to build your room’s design. Choosing the look is only part of the challenge, though – you also need to know how to choose the right size rug.

Feb 7

Rugs & Fabrics: Lessons in Layering

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Defining your room’s style is all about layering in a perfect balance of texture, color and pattern. To get you inspired, we’ve paired six of our rugs with great fabric combinations. Imagine applying these fabrics to bed pillows, throw pillows, curtains or bedding. Or pull from the color scheme for wall paint, vases and furniture. Your options are endless.


A traditional rug doesn’t have to define your space. Add in updated prints and colors pulled from the rug for a wonderful eclectic look.

1.) Carlson Rug
2.) Claire Gray
3.) Felicity Spa
4.) Lorenzo Charcoal
5.) Bark Twill
6.) Danish Linen Oatmeal
7.) Natural Microfiber, Bark Twill, Indochine Stone

Traditional Layering

Mar 25

A Guide to Mixing Outdoor Fabrics & Rugs

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Creating a Cool Summer Look

As soon as the frost melts and the weather warms up, it’s time to take it outside. Why not make the most of the season by moving your family room outdoors? Create a cool, comfortable setting for family and friends to talk, eat and sit a spell.

Feb 8

How to Choose the Right Rug

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Whether you follow the Ballard tried-and-true decorating concept of “start with a rug” or just select one to add color and definition to an established décor, area rugs are the quintessential decorative accessory.

Feb 7

How to Care for Your Rug

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Now that you’ve picked the perfect rug, you’ll want to keep it looking beautiful, so you can enjoy it for years to come. Follow our care recommendations to extend the life of your rug.