During the past three years, one of the major purchases for our home was rugs. I thought it would be fun to take a look back and share a review of a few of the rugs featured in past posts and room makeovers. A few I love, and a few have not held up so well.
Living Room Rug
This is the most recent addition and we love it. Going indoor/outdoor in the living room is the perfect solution for us. With two dogs who like to rub their faces all over the floor after a meal, this 9×12 from Ballard Designs looks as good as new.
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We’ve had several incidents and spills, and this rug cleans up easily with soap and water. The upkeep is so easy that I’m considering indoor/outdoor rugs for all future rug purchases. This leads me to …
This navy trellis rug from Target is the third entryway rug since we moved in. The first faded within a year. The second (a sisal rug) ended up covered in mud and would not come clean. However, third time is the charm.
This one is also indoor/outdoor, which is perfect for an entry. It cleans up really well and no fading (so far). It’s also the right size at 4×5. A 3×5 is a little too narrow, and a 4×6 is a little too long.
I LOVE these vintage rugs from Target, part of the Threshold line. The color patterns are awesome and hide everything. At the time, they didn’t make this rug any larger than a 7×10 so I couldn’t use it in the living room. However, now there is a 10×13 available for an amazing price. Plus, the 2×3 can be thrown in the washing machine, which is pretty amazing.
It’s a super soft rug and hides stains really well. But, you can see how it’s fraying around the edges and some of the braided seams are coming apart. It’s a beautiful rug, but is probably better for a lower traffic area. I can see this one in a bedroom or maybe even under a dining room table.
In two of the bedrooms, there are large area rugs. In our bedroom, we have an 8×10 gray and cream rug, purchased from Overstock during our master bedroom/bathroom renovation. I loved this rug at first, but it has faded really bad. Finally, in the guest bedroom, I found a patterned rug in navy very similar to a more expensive Dash & Albert rug. It’s very soft, and with a rug pad underneath, it feels great underfoot. This is one of our lowest traffic rooms, but, so far, so good.
I’m still on the hunt for some more runners for the hallway, and at some point, will need to replace the rug in our room. What is your favorite source for rugs?
Shared on Metamorphosis Monday