Shopping for rugs can be overwhelming! There are many places to shop, as well as many styles, colors, and options to choose from. And you really don’t want to make a mistake with rugs as returning them can be a bit of a challenge. I struggle with decisions, so if I have too many options it’s all very overwhelming for me.
I have to say that I don’t always order the best and just hope for the best. However, I do enjoy getting recommendations from trusted friends. Seeing how a rug looks at their homes makes it easier to make a decision.
Since I’m often asked about my own rugs, I thought I would share many of them with you in one location. I can show you the styles and sources of rugs we’ve actually bought and had in our home (or my girls’ homes) in recent years. I’ll share photos of rugs with sources linked below (I gathered as many as I could that are still available).
I’ll skip the vintage rugs and we can talk about finding vintage in a separate post someday, but now I’ll share our currently available new rugs and styles.
You will also find additional options for rugs that I love at the bottom.
Here are a few of the places where I bought new rugs:
Other spots to look would be Ballard Designs, Birch Lane, Lulu & Georgia, Urban Outfitters, Joss & Main, H&M Home has some great affordable rugs, Rifle Paper Co (we have a new rug on the way from them we’ll share this spring!). I’ll add more sources here as other ideas come to mind.
These are the tips to help you choose the right rug for you:
A rug can bring life to any space. A neutral or natural fiber rug can add texture and coziness to a room without making it the focal point. Or, a rug can be used to bring more color or pattern into a space.
When it comes to deciding on the size rug, runners are my favorite. They are longer and narrower and can be used in hallways or near the kitchen sink. They are cheaper, have softness, color, and are easy for you to move around your house. A smaller rug can be used as a layer next to your doormat or in a powder room for a fun look.
You can layer smaller rectangular rugs on top if you’re looking to change your rugs.
Larger rugs can be used in living rooms to bring together the main furniture. Your rug should be at least large enough to allow the legs of your furniture to rest on it. Each room is different, so take into account your own room layouts, doors, walkways, and furniture arrangements when making decisions. You might also like the indoor outdoor rugs or washable rugs if your dog is like ours. They are easier to maintain.
Rugs we have:
This one above is a “comfort” rug with non-slip padding on the bottom–the perfect cushiony rug to have at your kitchen sink! It’s easy to wipe off to clean and is even machine washable. The pattern is very pretty. It came in both the large and small sizes. We used the one nearest our door. PS- if you’re looking for a rug like this in a different pattern, this is the same rug in a solid textured tan color, and this one is striped.
You are looking for more ideas about rug options? See posts below, and follow our new Instagram @theinspiredroomstyle and check out the “Rugs” highlight for rugs we’re loving lately. We’ll share more in a future blog post, too!
Ultimate Outdoor Rug Roundup
My Honest Thoughts and Favorite Design on Ruggable Rugs
Inspiration by: Blue Patterned Statement Rugs