A New Rug for the Family Room


    I am in LOVE with this rug and I am so excited to share my review with you today, sponsored by RugsUSA! Thank you all so much for your kind words about my Christmas home tour as part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk yesterday! Christmas and decorating are two of my favorite things [...]

How to Confidently Mix Patterns


There are many more options for decorating a room than just using solid colors, or limiting yourself to a single pattern. When decorating an entire room from scratch, you can be more adventurous by mixing and matching your patterns to achieve any look from antique to funky. Find Your Inspiration Start with one pattern and [...]

What Is Dry Rot and How To Avoid It

dry rot

With rugs, as with any textile, there is always a chance of mildew and mold build up that can lead to discoloration and damage over time. If left unattended, wet spots can sometimes lead to dry rot, which is the worst kind of mildew/mold and can result in holes, tears, and occasionally your rug falling [...]

Room Inspiration – RUGS BY RUGSUSA.COM

RUG USA inspiration board

  I have been wanting to get a rug for our family room area for a while. I happened to stumble across RugsUSA.com… and was so impressed with what I found! Here’s a round up of some of my favorites that they offer. Some of these would be so cute in a family room.. or [...]

How to Keep the Room Warm with a Rug

Handmade Rugs, Pampaneira, Spain © ArenaPhoto UK

Rugs That Bring the Indoors Out Outdoor spaces such as the patio and backyard, for things such as cooking, entertaining, and living, are all hits recently. Being in your backyard or hosting a party on the patio focuses the attention on the outdoor furniture as well as the décor that is available for making livable [...]


Winsdor Overdyed Grove

  Hi Everyone! I’ve loved the look of overdye rugs for quite some time now. I had plans to DIY a version in our last house, but never got around to it before we moved. When it came to a design direction for the living room in our new house the only detail I knew [...]

Sarah Throws a Pool Party

Summer Entertaining

Emma’s editor-in-chief throws a pool party complete with everything from watermelons to wine. She shows us that effortless entertaining is where it’s at. And  with a few simple tips you can throw your own stress-free summer soirée. Decor: A large outdoor rug like this one from Rugs USA brings in color while creating a living [...]

Kenzie’s Room Makeover

rugsusa cream shag rug

  Since we have wood and natural stone tiles throughout the house, it is essential to have a good rug, not only for decor, but to keep little feet happy. I’ve wanted a shag rug after seeing one in my mother’s living room. Rugs USA offers the  Standard Shag Greek Flokati Rug which is truly [...]

The Pros and Cons of Shag Rugs

shag rug

The “retro” look of shag rugs is making its way back into more and more homes each year. It brings a different feel to a room that can be hard to imitate with any other type of rug. If you’re looking for this distinct touch in your home, whether it is a bedroom or living [...]

How to Bring a Southwestern Flair to Your Living Room


The heart of the Southwestern style comes from its vibrant colors and patterns. Providing a rustic and lively look, adding this style to your home can bring it just the touch it needs. From pillows to rugs to pottery, there are many ways to incorporate a Southwestern flair into your living room. Originating in Mexico, [...]