Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Let's Talk Rugs

I got a new rug for my entry way last week and got a ton of questions about where to find vintage rugs. I am always on the hunt and it took me over a year to find one for our entry. They are not easy to come by and require some persistence.( Disclaimer: They are easy to find if you have a ton of $ to spend.) I have found checking out local antique stores and estate sales are your best bet.

I found the rug in our kitchen on Ebay. 
When searching for rugs I usually search- 
Tribal rug

Another great source is Esale Rugs. They are actually based out of Rock Hill, South Carolina. The site can be overwhelming with so many choices. I tend to stick with "Tribal Rugs".  ECarpet Gallery is similar to Esale with great prices.

Moving on to animal prints. I consider most of them a neutral. They add a layer of sophistication.
While I love an animal print, they can go Real Housewives of New Jersey really fast. Sometimes the cheapest option looks, well, cheap. Do yourself a favor and invest. Animal print is not going anywhere.
Spotted Hide | Giraffe | Antelope | Leopard | Zebra

Clockwise: Diamonds | Border Rug | Jute Flax | Scallop Rug | Madeline Weinrib

My go to sources-
Rugs USA
Urban Outfitters
West Elm
Lulu and Georgia
Esale Rugs
Dash & Albert
Madeline Weinrb
Zara Home
Shoppe Amber Interiors
Pottery Barn Teen
ABC Carpet
Company C

Local vendors-
A. Hoke

When it comes to rugs,
Trust me, I get it. I am cheap too. Do not buy any 5x7 rugs. No point unless you are layering them on another rug.

Here is the perfect example of what not to do.
This is my house. I bought this rug 3 years ago.  I bought a 5x7 because it was going to be $150 more to upgrade to an 8x10. I saved $150, but I was never really happy. Let's all be honest. It looks dumb. Pay the extra money, get the bigger rug! You will never regret it.

In a perfect world, we would all have so much money we could have carpet cut and made into the exact size we need for every room. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

There are some great cheat sheets floating around on Pinterest to help choose a rug size.

  • -all of the links take these to blogs without proper credit. anyone know the original source?


  1. Ah, so glad my affinity for PB Teen is shared.

  2. Amen on the rug size. It makes all the difference.

  3. Love this post and so true about the rug size. Currently struggling to find the perfect one for my apt! X

  4. Where did you find new entry rug?

  5. Ah I work for Lulu & Georgia! They are the best! :)

  6. Ok first of all, I love this post! Second of all your entry is killing me. That mirror and rug with the skirted console is perfect.

  7. Such a great post!! I love the first picture with the tall lamps!!


  8. Great Selection! I especially like the neutral/grey wish we had a West Elm in the UK, they have some great pieces

  9. I love this post (and totally needed the help!) Thank you!
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

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