Its Friday! I wanted to start a new Friday tradition of sharing some of the products I find around the internet each week. Every week will have a different theme and feature links to where you can buy each product. I know I love finding new goodies and hunting for sales online so I’m hoping you guys do too!
This week’s theme is area rugs. Since we ripped out all the carpet in the house it was important to me to find lots of great rugs to use in the house. Not just to protect our hardwoods but to add warmth(design wise and actual warmth, Ohio winters can lead to chilly floors!). I have found rugs for most of the spaces that need them in the house but I am still hunting down a few more. Since I have some shopping around to do I figured I would share what I found.
My style is what I would describe as modern industrial farmhouse. I love a good mix of chippy, vintage, metal, wood, and cozy elements in my home. I want my house to be pretty but also feel lived in and inviting. I love neutral colors as a base in my home for larger pieces. This allows me to add some color with accents like pillows, blankets, etc. and change them out whenever I feel in the mood for a change. Plus it is much less expensive to change out some pillows or small pieces of decor than to change out large pieces of furniture. For that reason I tend to gravitate towards more neutral options when it comes to rugs. Rugs aren’t something I change out often once they are in place because lets be honest who wants to move all that furniture? So keeping them neutral means they will go with pretty much any seasonal decor changes I make in a room.
My love for jute rugs may be boarding on an addiction. They are durable and hide dirt and stains well, which is great when you have three small dogs. But there are a couple downsides to jute rugs. Some jute rugs can be kind of rough in texture. Maybe this isn’t a problem if you are using it in an area that you don’t walk in often or if you wear shoes inside. But if you are going to be standing or walking on it with bare feet it can get uncomfortable. This rug however is much softer than most of the jute rugs I have found. Another problem with jute rugs is the dust. They tend to leave a layer of dirt on the floor underneath no mater how much you vacuum. I’m not sure how this rug is with dust since it is bleached and lighter than the jute rugs I have in my house. But for all the added texture it brings to the room I can deal with a little extra dust under the rug.
I love the tassels and pattern on this rug. Its neutral but still brings some texture and interest with the woven patten. It also has a silver lurex thread woven in that gives it a subtle shine.
This rug is like a giant wool sweater for your floor. Soft, comfy, and warm. Its a light gray that would be a perfect neutral base to compliment the gray hardwoods in my home.
I love the fact that this rug has a pattern but it is soft so it’s not overwhelming. It comes in a bunch of sizes which is great when you’re looking for just the right size to fit your space. It is only offered online which is a little bit of a drawback since I like to be able to feel my rugs before I buy them. But the reviews say it’s very soft and if you don’t like it then it can always be returned to a local store.
This rug is made from 100% hand tufted nylon which is suppose to make it more durable. Its neutral colors make it easy to pair other accent colors.
Cream color and subtle chevron print, what’s not to love? Oh and its on major sale!
I know, I know another jute rug. But I just couldn’t resist the cute pattern. It comes in four size and three colors(the ivory and navy is gorgeous!) and it’s on sale!
Cream with touches of gray, just my style. Its a jute, rayon, and cotton blend which hopefully means its lest dust than pure jute rugs. The tight weave makes it more durable. Its also on sale!
A little more pattern than the others but still very neutral. Its more like the texture of carpet so its easier to vacuum than jute. It also comes in four sizes and at $272.99 for an 8′ x 10′ its super affordable.
10. Adirondack Rug
So it should be obvious at this point in the list that I love gray, probably why my whole house is shades of gray. I also like classic prints like chevron. This rug is a great combination of both. Its pattern but not busy. And its a great price!
So what do you think? Do you love neutral rugs? If you’ve found any good deals on neutral area rugs please leave them in the comments!