Friday, August 1, 2014

Dorm Inspiration: Boy

Slugger Baseball Bat Wall Decor // Altered States Rug // Belding Desk Lamp // Moonlight Globe // Wristwatch Alarm Silver Geneva

Send your sportstar off in organized style with our baseball-themed hook rack. Perfect for jackets, towels, and more. Nourison's Altered States collection will inspire his inner rockstar and alternative interests with these fun yet affordable prints. The Belding Desk Lamp will add an industrial feel to his space yet offer ample lighting for studying. The Moonlight Globe is as sophisticated as it is functional. Grab a pair for studying and bookcase envy. The Wristwatch Alarm will insure he always makes it to class on time. Cleverly oversized, this under $100 find is both humorous and essential!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dorm Inspiration: Girl

If you've got a teen headed off to college, Rug & Home can send her in style with everything from rugs to occasional seating, lighting and accessories! The perfect way to hang accessories, clothes, and extra towels, our Inspired Wall Hooks will begin each day on a positive note. Display jewelry with ease on the Ava 3-tiered jewelry holder. As an alternative to traditional laundry hampers and storage bins, the Handsel rag baskets will brighten up her room and provide loads of cute storage. The Nourison Amore rug is both soft under foot and durable. The trendy trellis pattern will match most any decor in a neutral palette. Task lighting is essential to late night studying. Choose a lamp that's both stylish and interesting such as the Belding Desk Lamp. Every grad needs a few trendy frames to house treasured memories. At under $35, these Kamie Beaded frames are both trendy and affordable!

Inspired Wall Hooks // Ava 3-Tiered Jewelry Holder // Handsel Rag Baskets // Nourison Amore Rug // Belding Desk Lamp // Kamie Beaded Frames

Friday, July 25, 2014

Rug Buying with Pets in Mind

Pets are part of the family. Dogs, cats, and other animals share our houses and our lives. They therefore influence the decisions we make about decorating and furnishing our homes. This is especially true when it comes to rug-buying. Many pet lovers would rather live with bare floors than relegate their pets to the mud room or even worse — outdoors.
Whether it’s the musty odor a pet leaves behind, the inevitable accident during training, or the outright misbehavior that sometimes occurs, you need to consider the consequences of pet damage when you buy new rugs. The first line of defense for making your rugs — and your house — pet-proof is to consider the type of rug you lay on your floors.
Indoor/outdoor rugs come in a wide range of colors and styles now; they can complement almost any indoor decorating scheme. The beauty of an indoor/outdoor rug is that you can easily clean it when it gets dirty. Just take it outside, scrub it down with a mild detergent, and let it air-dry over a porch railing or clothesline. Niggling pet odors and accidental discharges disappear completely. Once it dries, you've got a rug that’s as good as new.
The weave on various kinds of rugs may undergo substantially more wear and tear than others when you have pets. Long nails and claws, for example, can get caught in hooked rugs. Simply by treading across a hooked rug, your cat or dog can create a snag or pull. Similarly, shag rugs and thick hand-tufted pieces, with pile that’s a quarter-inch high or longer, can catch long nails too. Your pet can pull out fibers inadvertently when trying to free itself. Instead of hooked or shag rugs, stick with flat, low pile to prevent this kind of wear.
If you prefer hand-knotted beauties on your floors (or if you’ve got other rugs you can clean), you must get to an accident as quickly as possible. Spot cleaners made by Capture® are ideal for such messes. Blot the cleaner on the spot with a wet sponge. Avoid rubbing or scraping, which can destroy the rug’s fibers and spread the mess. Use cold water so you don’t damage the rug’s color or wool fibers. Continue blotting with fresh cool water until the mess is gone.
For the best of both worlds (beauty and ease-of-use), we recommend a hand-knotted rug with a low pile. Rugs made of natural materials are the only ones you can have professionally cleaned. Once your pets have an accident on synthetic, machine-made rugs, they will never be pristine again. While you can certainly spot clean anywhere Spot made a spot, in the end, you may still be able to spot that spot. A thorough professional cleaning for your tufted or machine-made rugs just isn’t possible.
So if you have pets, your best bet is an all-natural, hand-knotted rug or an inexpensive indoor/outdoor rug. Even Spot will enjoy it.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Camotes Seagrass Ottoman  // Keira Small Aluminum Lantern // Talulah Carved Wood Mosaic Turtle // Ithaca Oversized Silver Shell Bowl  // Seahorse Decorative Plates S/2 // Authentic Indonesian Shell Boxes

Keep the summer vibe alive by adding some coastal-inspired decor to your home. Seagrass ottomans are a fantastic alternative to traditional seating as they can serve multiple purposes. Use one as a side table, add some extra seating to an area, or position one on a covered porch for a plant stand. You can never have too much lighting - especially candle lighting. Add a soft glow to this Keira Aluminum lantern - beautiful enough to shine all year. The Talulah turtle shimmers in mosaic tile and would add an interesting element to any garden or patio space. The Ithaca oversized shell bowl will be the center of attention. Place this on a coffee table, as a dining table centerpiece, or on a buffet and fill it with a multitude of special treasures. For any beach lover, this could be changed throughout the seasons to add fragrance or style to your home. These Seahorse decorative plates are a must-have at less than $15 for a set of 2! Wow. Jewelry holders, key holder, bedside catch all... There is so much potential is their substantial sizes. You really, MUST check these out. Authentic Indonesian Shell boxes make a thoughtful alternative to traditional gift boxes. Use these to gift small trinkets such as jewelry or display them on a vanity to hold cosmetic essentials. At less than $30 for the set, these are a steal. Click here to view more coastal-inspired decor.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Introducing: Lloyd Flanders

Rug & Home is excited to introduce a brand new line of Lloyd Flanders indoor/outdoor furniture. Available in a variety of styles, colors, and finishes this long-lasting true wicker furniture is very eye-catching. Featuring some Sunbrella fabrics, the Lloyd Flanders line offers a variety of colors and patterns to be custom ordered in both our Gaffney and Kannapolis locations. Have questions? Feel free to give either location a call to learn more. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pretty, Practical Pillows

Pillows aren't just for your bed. Accent throw pillows provide an easy, inexpensive alternative to remodeling a whole room. Pillows can also solve those ergonomic troubles you may be encountering with your new deep-set sofa or your favorite, aging recliner. But don’t take our word for it; try it for yourself.
Create an instant makeover by adding several large pillows to your sofa. An odd number of pillows will kick the old traditional look aside. Look for complementary pillows instead of matching designs to embrace a more artistic style all your own. Find a combination that speaks to you. For example, place a big, down-filled, striped, ultramarine pillow on one end of the sofa with a smaller, solid, brighter green one in front of it. At the other end, go for a floral or contemporary pattern with splashes of green, pink, and white.
For a clean look, leave space between the pillows. One idea that’s worked for some is to set matching floral pillows on each end, and then arrange three smaller striped pillows in front of the larger floral pillows and in the center of the sofa. The five throw pillows create clean lines, plus guests can find their own comfort with or without them.
If your pillows are too small, they become dwarfed by the sofa, chair, or bed. Instead, choose pillows that are at least 18 to 24 inches in diameter to show off the new colors you’re bringing into the scheme. Place an unexpected shape in the center, such as a long, oblong pillow. Alternatively, mix it up with a few round pillows that contrast the larger squares.
Stick with linen, cotton, and duck fabrics in a modern setting. Add class to traditional rooms with silk or velvet. Tassels and fringe on pillows can enrich the room. To prevent your traditional look from getting too formal, mix up the fabrics and patterns a bit. Pair busy patterns with solids and stick with just two primary colors.
While you’re in the market for new pillows, consider how you’ll use them. If their appearance is paramount, the stuffing is not that relevant; however, if you plan to use them to help support your back, make sure you get firm accent pillows filled with goose or duck down. The pillows sold at Rug & Home can provide the support you need if you have trouble touching the floor when seated. If your lower lumbar is acting up, rely on large firm pillows — they can allow you to sit for hours in comfort while you visit with friends or watch your favorite TV show.
When shopping for pillows, you must try them out in the store. Place one behind your back while sitting on a sofa similar to yours at home. How does it feel? Is it firm enough? Does it give enough?
Another shopping tip is to choose pillows when you purchase a new living room rug or the picture that will hang behind the sofa to be sure the colors and patterns don’t fight. You’ll more likely avoid horrid mistakes when you buy pretty and practical pillows at the same time you make other decorating purchases. It’s like giving your room a complementary upgrade.
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Red, White, & Blue: Colorspiration

1. Kaleen's Matira Rug  // 2. Glory American Flag Wall Decor // 3. Bellante Table Lamp //
4. Blue Latah Lamp // 5. Nourison Ashton House  // 6. American Flag Wall Art

Happy 4th from Rug & Home! Enjoy some red, white, and blue colorspiration while celebrating this Independence Day. 

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