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The Power of a Rug


Affordable Area Rugs

We’ve been working on finishing up the guest room for the big One Room Challenge Reveal this week.  I’m really not sure if it will all come together before I shoot it on Wednesday, but we shall see.  Last week was my sell week meaning I sold everything that was no longer needed in the room.  I list through Craigslist and a private buy/sell Facebook group for people in my area.  The money that I made was the money I used to buy new items for the room.  I might have spent a little out of pocket, but not too much.  The rug pictured above was one of the items I sold.  I loved that rug, but it wasn’t going to go with the new guest room and we have no place to keep it in the house.  I purchased the leopard rug from Joss and Main when we moved earlier this year.  It was an impulse buy that had full intentions of making the cut.  The guest room isn’t a leopard kind of room, so it unfortunately got the boot.  I buy/sell A LOT and while most of the time I feel like I have a shopping problem, money wise it all evens out.  The only thing I lose is my time, and I’m okay with that.

I brought the leopard rug out to the living room to photograph it for the listings and was blown away by how much it changed the living room.  It toned it down SO much (not that I want that, but it isn’t a bad thing).  It instantly made the room an all natural space.

Affordable Area Rugs

Affordable Rugs

Affordable Rugs

Area rugs really do hold together a room.  It’s often the first thing I choose when designing a room, and it’s usually a great starting point.

I rounded up ten area rugs that are affordable ($500 or less for 8×10 size) and great starting (or finishing) items for any space (depending on the room, of course).

Affordable Rugs

1 –  Grey Geometric | 2 – Overdyed Pink | 3 – White Cable Chunky | 4 – Black and White Striped | 5 – Moroccan Dark Blue | 6 – Light/Dark Blue | 7 – Ivory and Silver | 8 –  Moroccan Trellis Shag | 9 – Turquoise | 10 – Blue Stripe Pattern

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