Friday, November 9, 2012

Decorating 101-Why you need a rug

I am so excited to announce some exciting news!

I have my own web based show that is launching today! My show is all about how to make your house a home. I give ideas, tricks & DIY tips that will help you create your home into a refuge from the world. Me being excited is kind of understatement. So, if you are wanting to check out my show and my episodes, head over to My Craft Channel & check out Sassy Style.

I want to talk about Rugs, why I love them and why you need them.

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I am sure that some of you are thinking that you already have carpet, so why do you need a rug? Well, a rug will do a couple of things for a space.

A rug will define a space. This tip is especially true if you have a home with an open floor plan. A rug will help you define an eating area or seating area.

rug dividing spaces

When you use a rug, please make sure that you don’t float your rug. Meaning, you want to have a piece of furniture anchor the space. It can be a couple chair legs, the edge of a couch or a table. Just make sure that you something on the rug.


Spend some money on a rug. I want to tell you a little story. I was redoing my kitchen and I needed a rug, right then. So, I went to Target & found a super cute rug. While the rug was darling, the quality left a lot to be desired. It wasn't 6 months later that it I had to replace it because of snags and durability issues.  Learn from me. Spend a little bit of money on a rug. I have found the Home GoodsWorld Market, & Tuesday Morning are great, affordable resources for rugs.

world market rug

One last idea. If you are wanting a custom look, you can totally make your own rug using Cutting Edge stencils, paint and a plain rug.

I made a few rugs with the help of some spray paint and an outdoor rug.

outdoor rugs-large

Jen from Tatertots & Jello has some awesome tutorials on how to do this as well.


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  1. LOVED your tutorial, but you said not to buy a rug from Target, to spend more money on one somewhere else and then you bought one at Target for the stencil rug!!?? Just wondering if that is for a rug you plan on doing a technique on or when its okay to buy a rug from Target!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS week!! =)

    1. Larissa-
      You are right. I apologize for being confusing. I love targets small rugs-kitchen rugs, bathroom rugs etc. I also love the big $400 rugs. I don't like their $50-100 rugs. These are the ones that fall apart. Did I just confuse you more? I hope not. If you are wanting to the technique that I showed on a larger rug, I would get a plain rug from Ikea or another store. I have never found a large, plain rug at Target before. I am really hoping that this is info is more helpful than confusing.
      Have a wonderful week my friend!

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  3. Oh my goodness, you did a great job! You're so cute! I signed up for the newsletter, so I hope it will let me know when new episodes are up. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great tips! Especially appreciate the tips on how to use rugs to define a space.


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