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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Budget Room Design with Area Rugs

I think we all hear the word budget these days – whether we try to travel on a budget, eat on a budget, entertain on a budget or in my case (more often than not) decorate on a budget. There are a lot of ways to stretch your decorating dollars- whether it is a quick fresh paint job, adding some new throw pillows to your sofa, flea market or garage sale finds or my favorite (wait for it…) a new area rug.

Area rugs are one of the most cost effective ways to update a room and its feel. You can add a punch of color and drama with rugs or you can tone things down and add a sense of calm with a rug. It’s all how you use it and it all can be very inexpensive.

Take this example – you have tired, old furniture and a builder beige carpet on the floor – try this… Get simple white slip covers for the chairs and sofa – find a bright and fun area rug to place between them all, then accent the sofa with pillows that pull out the colors, add nick-nack and flowers and presto you have a brand new room.

An area rug is the perfect jumping off place for decorating a room on a budget – it gives you an instant color palette, anchors the room and adds a personal flair. Once you’ve picked out the perfect rug, take your inspiration and go looking for fun fabrics to help tie things together. Discount stores are a great place to find bright fun napkins that can be sewn together to create pillows – or bedding that can create a curtain or a fun accent slip cover – just use your rug as a jumping off place and I’m sure you will see in no time how easily (and inexpensively) you can wake up a tired room.

A couple great places to look for cheap area rugs are from our Fashion Source collection and our Sphinx by Oriental Weavers collections.

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