I am in a slow process of making over the “Den”, for the lack of a better name to call this space. This is a space in my house that I have never know what to call the area. It is directly off the dining area and used to be where the back outside door was located, so I guess this was a mudroom at one point in its life. Now, it leads to an addition on the back of the house which is our office/mudroom. I have been shopping for affordable area rugs and have narrowed my selections down. I decided I would share my finds with you to make your area rug shopping easier.
I am still in decision mode on the area rug for this space and it has been a hard decision narrowing down the choices. I can’t seem to decide between a natural weave, plush, and a muted print design.
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I love the look of a classic natural fiber rug, especially how they look with a natural hardwood floor. I will be tearing out the existing carpet and be exposing the hardwood floors in my space. The above natural fiber rug above is from PlushRugs the 5 x 8 sells for $171.20.
Chunky Loop Jute Natural Fiber is a 5 x 7.5 and sells for $120.20 from Amazon.
Muted Print Designs
The next type of rugs that I love are the muted patterns. I find these outlast the trendy looks over chevron or diamond patterns. This Alexander Home Tremezzina Distressed Shabby Chic Rug is available at Overstock.
This 5 x 7 McCabe Grey/Ivory Area rug is from Wayfair and sells for $159.57.
The next style I really want is a shag rug. I love how lush they look and feel. This is a high-traffic area, so I am concerned about how it will wear over time. This is a 5 x 8 Sador Shag Rug from Wayfair, with many additional colors.
Florida Shag light smoke/beige area rug in a 5 x 7 from Wayfair and sells for $126.65.
My plans are to bring home similar, smaller versions of each style of the rugs above. It helps to make your decorating decision when you have each of the styles next to each other in the space. I am such a visual decorator and I need to see the style rug in the area. Now I need to get to ripping up the carpet and making a final decision on my rug.
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