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recent rug finds

why is finding an attractive and inexpensive rug so very hard? i'll definitely need one for my new bedroom next year as the floor is unfortunately covered in hideous wall-to-wall blue/purple carpet but it is proving to be such a challenge! here are some of my recent finds. if you know of any other great sources, please let me know!
{overstock's perspectives wool blend rug, $100 for 2'3" x 7'6"}
i think this organic polka dot print would be a playful alternative to your average black-and-white stripe.
{overstock's hand-tufted world classic grey wool rug, $170 for 5' x 8'}
i love the pattern (and the price!) of this neutral rug. it's a great lookalike of this pricey alternative:
{overstock's hand-tufted medallion turquoise wool rug, $300 for 6' x 9'}
the colors of this understated option remind me of this pretty space:

{overstock's hand-woven natural wool flokati rug, $159 for 5' x 7'}
what are your thoughts on flokati? i know it's not very practical as far as cleaning goes but i think it could be really cool in the right room.
$105 for 6' x 9'}
{fab habitat's lhasa rug in orange and violet, $105 for 6' x 9'}
i stumbled upon these rugs on haven and home and i swear my heart skipped a beat. the colors are beautiful, the size is awesome, the price is unbeatable, they can be used indoors and out, and, oh yes, they're reversible. i'm in love.

19 comments:

Debby Lee said...

Love the look alike rug, you are right, inexpensive rugs can be hard to find. Good luck shopping!! xo

Elecat said...

Flokati is gorgeous but it's a pain in the butt! lol! I almost cried when I finally got rid of mine but I discovered that it was a relief not to have to obsess about keeping it clean anymore, (I do have children though so...) The second rug is gorgeous but I think that the top one could be a lot of fun without looking gaudy. Good luck! :)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i'm all about the flokati!!! but i see from the last comment that it's a ton of work! glad to know that before i bought one. all the rugs rock... i like the turqoise dots too.

Naomi said...

oh my blue/purple wall to wall does sound pretty terrible.

Don't forget Ikea. They have a lot of cute options!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Love the second rug! I never realized how hard it was to find a good rug. In our den, we have a neutral sisal rug. Love it! And we do have a neutral semi-shag in one of my daughter's rooms. My in-laws are still so into the oriental rugs. Sometimes you can make it work, but not how they have it. Haha!

Marija said...

Good eye on the KWID rug! I so love Overstock!!

The Zhush said...

Wow! I had no idea about what was going on in the rug department at Overstock! Great finds, will have to investigate this further for myself, thanks!

Trish said...

Hey cutie! What a fun post, I have been missing reading your awesome finds. #2/3 are my faves, love that bold pattern and how it adds so much to the room without taking over or being distracting. I hope you are well, I've been thinking about you!! xoxx

SogniSorrisi said...

Some great choices. Love the turquoise one.

Love these Jill Rosenwald rugs for CSN, too: http://www.csnrugs.com/asp/keyword.asp?keyword=Fallon&command=dosearch&matchtype=&keywordvalue=

Elizabeth said...

You're going to laugh, but Wal-Mart.com has a handful of very cute options for a good price. You have to sort through a ton of crap to find them, but they're there!

Mary Ann said...

love that gray wool pattern and affordable too...verbena comment

Elyssa Blaire said...

I love the Kelly Wearstler one...Its so nice. I want it :)

Elyssa
http://somethinglovelyhere.blogspot.com/

Full House said...

Ooh you have picked quite a few that I think would work darling.

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hip hip gin gin said...

Finding a cute affordable rug is really hard! I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling with this. I need to check out overstock, I love both of those rugs especially the second one! We have had some luck at Ikea, found a couple of rugs that we like, but I have to say a lot of theirs are a bit flimsy. We are going again soon so I'll have to see if they have anything new.

Lovely Little Nest said...

Great finds! Overstock is definitely the best place for rugs. Excellent selection and unbeatable prices.

Thanks for sharing! :)

Johnathan said...

nice post!

Lane said...

I love all the designs but I love the polka-dot one the most. Its 70's touch is a very dramatic detail in the modern interior design. I remember my mother who has one like this before. Her problem with this was the dirt and bacteria living on it. She looked for the best carpet cleaners in town. And gladly she found some carpet cleaning (Fort Myers, FL) companies that are very dedicated in the services that they offer. Carpet cleaning (Ft. Myers) is a tough job but these companies never bother but to give the best and satisfactory service to people.

H Romero said...

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