Three Simple Ways To Accent Your Furniture With Area Rugs

Finding the perfect accent for any room is hard. You have to balance the space with furniture and colors without it coming off as too bland and unmemorable or too over-the-top and loud. But you can make the task easier by utilizing a subtle part of the room: the area rug. You can accent a […]

A Litte Cover-Up: How to Use Rugs to Smarten Up Any Room

A few years ago I brought some friends over to the house I grew up in. “Oh, wow!” one of them said as soon as we walked in the door. “I love these gorgeous hardwood floors!” My immediate response was, “Huh? Wow, we really do have hardwood floors!” Because, honestly, I had never noticed them […]

Choosing A New Area Rug Part 3: Picking The Right Material

When buying a new area rug, the first step is always figuring out what size rug you need. But the second step – choosing a material – is every bit as important. The material your rug is made of will determine how well it stands up to wear and tear, how easy it is to […]

Choosing A New Area Rug Part 2: Rules For Every Room

When it comes to choosing a new area rug, there are so many guidelines, opinions, and tidbits of advice out there that the prospect of buying one can feel much more daunting than it actually is. This series aims to collect and distill some of the conventional wisdom about how to find the perfect rug. […]

Choosing A New Area Rug Part 1: Planning And Purchasing

Choosing a new area rug is never a simple endeavor – there are so many rules and opinions, many of them conflicting, that it can be intimidating even to start the search. In this series, we’re going to take a thorough look at everything that goes into buying the perfect rug, from planning to purchase […]