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Thursday, July 14, 2011

More area rug advice...

In a previous post, I gave you my blessing to use area rugs on top of carpet. Today, I'm lending some general area rug advice.

Let's start with the one pictured here. It is absolutely my all-time favorite rug in life. Designed by Vivienne Westwood and sold by The Rug Company, this beauty is out-of-this-world...and out of my price range. Not to mention, SOLD OUT.

In fact, most of what you'll find in a retail store is inspired by pieces you'll find at The Rug Company ( All designer and all handmade, you'll have a hard time covering these works of art with furniture. But you don't have to break the bank to stay ahead of the rug trend. Find replicas in your price range. They're everywhere.

I won't advise you on the style of rug to chose because that's a personal choice. I will, however, offer your you these few tips:

1) Choose the right size. 5x8 should suit your standard living room furniture arrangement. 8x10 should do it for your dining room.

2) Whatever the size, your furniture should be either all on or all off. (Your sofa best not be propped up on its two front legs.)

3) Like window treatments, rugs are items that you shouldn't cheap out on. This is especially important in high traffic areas.

4) If the rug is a focal point of the room, select one with an ornate pattern or print. Otherwise, opt for a simpler design.

That's all folks!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the advice, and for leading me to a new online store. I love my sofa and bedding, but I want a new look for both my living room and bedroom, so I am only willing to change my rugs. ~Devin