The Friday Five- Area Rugs

Friday, June 19, 2015

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 Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has a great weekend celebrating their Dad's!
I have some great area rug options for you today!

Area Rugs not only ground the space, but can create such a statement in any room.  Most times seem to be the inspiration in my designs.  Whether, hardwood, tile or carpet, it's okay to use a rug in any space. I used to be scared to layer rugs over the carpet, design 101 no-no according to my design professor, but there seems to be a change of opinion on this matter now.  As long as the rug is large enough, it's a go!
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Rug buying rule of thumb...
-If you are putting it near a sofa, make sure its at least a foot or more under the front legs of the couch.  And be sure to have at least 6 inches on either side of the sofa.  Having a rug too small in the room with make the room feel more crowded and less pulled together.
-For a bedroom be sure the rug is a few feet wider than the bed.  Again, there is nothing worse in a design than seeing a rug that is too small.  For a king size bed, for example, nothing smaller than an 8x10 or 9x12.
-When putting under a kitchen table make sure the rug is large enough where the chairs will still be on the rug when pulled out to sit on.

My favorite places to buy rugs, you ask???
Amazon, Rugs USA, Target, & West Elm are a few of my faves...
Be sure to sign up for their emails to know when they have sales, which happens more than you would think!

As promised... some great looking 5x7 to 8x10 area rugs for under $200!
Happy Shopping, friends!

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