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, [...]

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 [...]

Unusual Rugs From Around the World: Kazak, Oushak, and Sumak Rugs

Rug Market

Everyone’s heard of Oriental rugs and Persian rugs. But have you ever heard of a Kazak rug? What about a Sumak rug? If you’re searching for an area rug that will add a touch of international flair to any space in your home, why not consider one of the more unusual traditional rugs linked with [...]

Transitional Rugs vs. Contemporary Rugs: What’s the Difference?

Rug showroom

When you start looking for a new area rug, how do you search? Do you narrow your choices down by material, such as wool or polypropylene? By style, such as shag or hand-hooked? By shape, such as cowhide or hand-carved? Or do you stick to a certain design category, such as transitional or contemporary? It’s [...]

How To Care For Your Cowhide Rug

Cowhide rug

There’s just nothing quite like the look and feel of a cowhide rug. And with the unique and varied selection of cowhide rugs available today, they can provide the perfect touch whether you’re going for a traditional, rustic look, a modern, sleek style, or something in between. Fans of that rugged, country look can incorporate [...]

A New Rug For A New Life

New Life

What type of bride are you? Regardless of whether you’re married or not, everyone has their own signature bridal style. Maybe you put together the wedding of your dreams years ago, and still get a thrill from flipping through those photo albums.  Or maybe your wedding is yet to come – but you’ve been planning [...]

How To Speak The Language Of Rugs

Rug Language

You know, it’s one thing to buy clothing, or furniture – a product’s description is pretty straightforward when you’re shopping for those things. It’s easy to understand what it means when a shirt is dry-clean only, or when a couch has a frame made of kiln-dried hardwood. They may be unusual terms, but they’re in [...]

How To Choose The Right Area Rug For Every Room in Your House

Rugs in Rooms

You know how, sometimes, when you’re standing in the cereal aisle at the grocery store, looking at, like, 400 different varieties of corn flakes and shredded wheat, you can start to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices available? You just stand there, reading nutrition label after nutrition label, paralyzed by indecision, until you [...]

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 [...]