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 [...]

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 [...]

3 Tips To Help You Avoid Buying the Wrong Rug

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If you are considering buying a rug, it is because you want your living space to feel more complete. Of course, rugs are ideal for doing just that. You probably don’t buy a rug all that often, so when you do, you want to make sure you buy the perfect one. There is a huge [...]

Fashion and Function: How To Make a Statement with Your Area Rug

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Purchasing a new rug may seem like only a small part of decorating a room, but its impact is extremely strong. There are many factors to consider when looking for just the right rug to make a statement, including pattern, color, material, size and shape. When looking for the perfect combination of fashion and durability, [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Rug Fringe

Rug fringe

Let’s begin with the basics. What is a rug fringe? Simply put, a fringe is a strand of fiber which woollen or silk piles are knotted and twisted into, and finally tied around the edges of a rug for aesthetic purposes. It is merely a by-product of the weaving process and has little to add [...]

Interesting Info About Natural Rug Dyes

Rug Dye

Natural rug dyes have been in use ever since the very beginnings of rug and carpet making. Middle Eastern rug makers, especially, have been known to use natural dyes for thousands of years. The most commonly used natural dyes are indigo (which is obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant), rust-red (produced by boiling the dried and ground [...]

High Pile vs. Low Pile: Which Rugs Fit Your Lifestyle?

Rug Pile

In rug terminology, pile refers to the density of the fibers used to create a rug’s weave. The thickness of the rug and the length of the fibers in the weave combined determine the pile of a rug, which varies from one rug design to another, ranging from an outright flat pile to a long, [...]

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 [...]