The Origins of Soumak Rugs

soumak

Named after the town of Shemakja, where the Soumak rug was first woven, this flat-woven rug contains beautiful embroidery that will distinguish your house, and any room boasting one, from all of your friends’. For all of you history buffs out there, it can be fun to learn the back story of any proposed addition [...]

The History Of Your Southwestern Rug

Southwestern

Southwestern style rugs can be a great addition inside or outside your house, but do you know anything surrounding the origins of these rugs? What we consider southwestern style rugs were originally made by the Native Americans living in what is now the southwestern United States and Mexico. Here is a look at some of [...]

Transition Your Home To Summertime Without Breaking the Bank

summer

The warm, cozy feel of earthen colors can be a great way to keep your house feeling homey during the winter months, but with the ever-rising temperatures that accompany the changing of the seasons, brown walls and dark shag rugs may seem less inviting. Changing your home décor to fit the season doesn’t require a [...]

How To Choose the Right Size Area Rug For Your Space

Rug Size

So, you’ve chosen the perfect area rug for your space! The colors match your décor, you’re in love with the design, and you just can’t wait to walk on it in your bare feet. Now the only question is, what size should you choose? Choosing the right rug size to fit your space can be [...]

The Great Couch Debate: On or Off the Rug?

On or Off?

It’s one of the great questions that philosophers have posed throughout the ages. One of the great mysteries of life. You’ve probably pondered it yourself a few times over the years. Should a couch be placed on an area rug, or off? Alright, so maybe it isn’t quite that big of a question. But it’s [...]

Real Rugs for Real Families

Family

You know, we spend a lot of time on this blog talking about rug designs and decorating tips. And that’s definitely an important part of choosing a new area rug for your home. But there’s another consideration to keep in mind when searching for the right area rug, too – how well that area rug [...]

Frugal Home Fashion

Frugal Fashion

There’s just something extra satisfying about decorating your home on a budget, isn’t there? When you get a great deal on a gorgeous new piece of furniture or find the perfect curtains on sale, it’s a thrill, plain and simple. We love frugal shopping tips as much as anyone, so we just adore Miss Frugal [...]

Refresh Your Home For Spring With 4 Hot New Trends

Spring

It’s finally here! Spring has officially sprung! April has arrived, with its daffodils and tulips, its bursts of vibrant color and fresh, sweet scents, and its bright blue skies and sunny, warm days. And with the arrival of the new season, we can finally open our windows again to let in the gentle spring breezes, [...]

The Effects of Room Color On the Way You Feel: Secondary Colors

Secondary Colors

In our first blog post on room color and the effects it has on our emotions and behavior, we discussed how the primary colors—red, blue, and yellow—influence our mood. But those are not the only colors that have a strong effect on our psyches. Every color, and in fact, every different shade of each color, [...]

How Room Color Affects Your Mood and Behavior: Primary Colors

Color Palette

Have you ever looked up into a deep blue sky, taken a deep breath, and felt inexplicably calmer? Or gone to a restaurant where the color scheme was based on various shades of red, and suddenly felt ravenous? Colors affect our mood and even our behavior in intriguingly powerful ways. So when you’re decorating your [...]