These area rugs are made for walking (from Scandinavia to Morocco to the moon!)
Area rugs are going through some fun trends right now: Moroccan influences, Scandinavian trends, distressed prints, and color is finally coming back (not that neutrals are ever wrong). I rounded up some of my current favorite pretty area rugs with color, textures, and loads of diverse looks to match your stuff.
Are you in the market for an area rug? See if your future stomping grounds are in this list…
The lazy crafters’ guide to making a T-shirt rug
This project is quite easy, and it’s also immensely rewarding. It let me keep old (unwearable) clothes without cluttering my drawers. It gave them a new, useful and pretty life. It’s easy and quick enough to get actually finished in a few days. It leaves behind minimal craftermath. And my favorite part — since it seems I’m getting old and lazy — for the most part it can be done while sitting on the sofa, watching reruns of Grey’s Anatomy.
19 of the coolest area rugs you’ve ever seen
I’m currently looking to replace my worn-out-but-still-awesome-but-also-kinda-stinky living room rug, and while searching for an area rug replacement, I’ve stumbled upon some of the coolest rugs I’ve ever seen. I’ve found goth rugs, rugs made from rags, rugs for nerds, punk rock rugs, a rug with a time travel theme, and even something called a Pop Art Jazz Rug.
Rainbow hallway runner will make your day
Remember when Alice shared her de-beige-ified rental kitchen? Well she’s added a butt-ton of color to her hallway, too — with this awesome pants rainbow runner!
I begged her for more details on how she achieved this rainbow hallway look, and she divulged the goods!
Paint your own polka dot rug
Rugs can transform a mediocre space into something more special but it’s not always easy to find one you love on a tight budget. While nothing can compare to that rug you’ve been saving up for, this DIY is a great option for areas that need a little pick me up such as a studio, a guest room, or your front porch.
7 picks perfect for tiny spaces from Design Public
I took a little stroll through Design Public this week to pick out a few high-design items for ogling. They have SO MUCH cute junk, and some especially great pieces for the space-crunched.
I picked out some artsy odds and ends, fun seating, great rugs, privacy ideas, and ways to organize that look pretty while they work. Let’s shop!
So you have $1000 to spend. WHERE DOES IT GO?
This doesn’t happen often, but sometimes we have some extra money to spend on the house. A few hundred bucks for new speakers, or a grand for a couch. Each time we have a windfall we can put into our home, we stall with anxiety. Scott and I have been living together a long time, and out of our parents’ homes for a decade, and just like most people in their late twenties, money like this needs to be used carefully. We can’t just whittle it away on hookers and beer — we’d like a sensible piece of furniture good for a lifetime.
But that anxiety! What if we choose a couch we hate or our car breaks down the week after we paint the living room and then we wish we hadn’t dropped $400 on the job?
The must-have accessory for the home of the modern adventurer: a monster-skin rug
Joshua Ben Longo makes monster rugs. They’re about $3000, so start saving now. Made with felt, stuffing, and polymer clay, these pieces make me feel more imaginative about my entire home. Like, what if I do something CRAZY with the linen closet? kind of imaginative.