A Guide To Natural Fibers, Part 3: Bamboo and Hemp

Bamboo Feet

If you’re a big fan of sustainable materials and environmentally friendly products, then today’s installment of our guide to natural fiber rugs will be right up your alley! In our previous posts, we discussed the differences between sisal and jute rugs, and the unique characteristics of seagrass and coir rugs. Today we’ll be taking a [...]

A Guide to Natural Fibers, Part 2: Seagrass and Coir

Seagrass Mat

Welcome to the second installment in our handy little guide to choosing an area rug made from natural fibers! In part one, we discussed the differences between sisal and jute. Today, we’ll be taking a look at two more fascinating fibers: seagrass and coir. Seagrass OK, everybody – you get three guesses. Where do you [...]

A Guide To Natural Fibers: Sisal vs. Jute

jute rug

Looking to add that relaxing, outdoorsy touch to your home décor with an area rug made of natural fibers?  The number of choices available can be overwhelming. And if you don’t know what jute is, or even how to pronounce the word sisal (it’s SIGH-suhl, by the way), it can be enough to make you [...]

A Whole New World: RugsUSA Now Ships Internationally

International Shipping

OK, people, we need a show of hands here. How many of you have seen Disney’s Aladdin? Good. Now, how many of you were actually obsessed with Aladdin  when you were younger? As in, so obsessed that you can still, to this day, recite all the lines in the entire movie with the exact same [...]

Flokati Rugs: From the Mountains of Greece to Your Home

Flokati Rug

Dowries aren’t much in fashion anymore these days – probably because, you know, paying someone to marry your daughter is not really conducive to a happy union. But throughout pretty much all of history, up until just the last century or so, women had to bring something of substantial value with them into a marriage, [...]

Pirates and Princesses: Decorating Children’s Bedrooms Around a Theme

themed bedroom

Alright, moms, be honest now.  Do you live  to decorate? Does each change in season require a total home makeover? Are you addicted to flipping through home decorating magazines, or viewing slideshow after slideshow of home décor ideas online? Have you ever watched HGTV for eight hours straight? Then boy oh boy, do we ever [...]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Decorating With Rugs

Decorating with Rugs

So, here’s the thing. Decorating with rugs is definitely an art, and not a science. No hard and fast rug rules have been handed down from on high by the home décor gods. And while there may have been stricter guidelines for area rugs in the past, in a world where white after Labor Day [...]

Hippie Couture Makes a Comeback in 2014

Hippie Couture

OK, we admit it. We may not have been in on the hippie revolution the first time around, but we’re making up for lost time now. There’s just something about those long, flowing dresses and earthy, hand-made crafts that we love. The hippie look is so romantic, so laid-back, so…groovy. And it looks like we’re [...]

How To Spot-Clean Holiday Spills On Your Area Rug

Wine Spill

Ah, the holidays. The time for good will and joy, for shopping and gift-giving, for family gatherings and parties galore – and for spilling festive food and drinks on your rugs! With all the extra traffic your house sees during the holiday season, your area rugs are bound to take some abuse. And while some [...]

Urban Elegance: Tap Into Vera Wang’s Style With New Velu Rugs

Velu Rug

If you’re a fashion fanatic, like all of us here at RugsUSA are, then you’re probably already aware of Vera Wang’s latest ready-to-wear collection. Her Pre-Fall 2014 show was a tribute to all things dark and urban, while at the same time retaining that signature Vera Wang elegance and femininity. Imagine our excitement when we [...]