The Most Popular Interiors of 2014

With the new year on its way, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most popular interiors of 2014 according to you — our followers. We scoured our Pinterest page and found 15 of the most pinned interiors of the year. Enjoy!


Via: Style at Home

Colorful Kitchen

Via: A Lovely Lark

black and white

Via: Modernisti Kodikas

Colorful Entry

Via: Design Mom

Minimal Kitchen

Via: Nordic Days

Yellow Bedroom

Via: Quintessence


Via: Design*Sponge

Blue Rug

Via: Emily Henderson

Southwest Entry

Via: Bowerhouse

Serene Living Room

Via: Lonny

Suzani Bedroom

Via: Carla Aston

Living Room

Via: designlovefest

Script Rug

Via: Decorated Life

Neutral Living Room

Via: Delight By Design


Via: Domino

Which room is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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Budget Friendly Rug Tips

Budget-Friendly Rug

Craving a fresh start in your space? Consider looking at the floor first. What’s underfoot can make a big impact on how your entire space looks and feels. Of course, shopping for rugs on a tight budget can seem like a daunting prospect; but that’s where this mini-guide comes in! All of the rugs featured in this post cost under $200 for at least a 5-by-7 foot size, and often much bigger.

The dining room, with the inevitable dinnertime spills, is a great place to choose a budget rug! And since this tends to be a less-frequently used room, why not try something a little bit different? The striking red tile print rug in the square shape shown here would look amazing in a square dining room, with a round table. For a rectangular dining room, go with a rectangular rug and rectangular or oval table.

Budget-Friendly Rug 2

In the bedroom, seek out something lush and soft, like the ikat-inspired rug shown here. Soothing shades of gray, blue, lavender, and cream are restful, so save the more lively colors for social spaces like the living and dining rooms. Room-size rugs look great in the bedroom, and give you the maximum softness underfoot, so get the biggest possible size that fits your space. The one shown here is only $199.50 for a 7-foot 10-inch by 10-foot rug!

Budget-Friendly Rug 3

Speaking of social spaces, either the black and beige zigzag rug or black and beige tile print rug would make a fun, graphic statement in a modern or glam living room. For a fun pop of color, try using this sky blue rug beneath white and light wood furniture for a fresh, simple look. Or, for a more classic vibe, pair this elegant charcoal and ivory rug with traditional dark wood furniture. And of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic natural fiber rug which can be used alone or layered beneath a more colorful rug.

Which rug is your favorite? Share your pick in the Comments!

Rug Shopping Guide: Safavieh Courtyard rug in RedSafavieh Courtyard rug in black and beige zigzagSafavieh Courtyard rug in black and beigeAmer Rugs Zara in sky blueOriental Weavers Brentwood rugOriental Weavers Brentwood rug in charcoal and ivoryCouristan Nature’s Elements rug in bleached sand;

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Cozy Up Your Dining Room with Rugs

Rugs can add warmth and texture to the dining room, which is especially welcome in the fall and winter. Even if you go without a rug most of the year, adding one to the dining room now can be quite transformative! Take the space shown above for example. The rich pink walls are fun, but it’s the over-dyed red rug that really gives the space that “wow” factor.

And because of the many upcoming fall and winter holidays, this season is a great time to add a dining room rug, and really get your entertaining space ready to go. A warm, rich rug as shown in the top image is lovely for fall, but if you want something a bit more versatile, consider a black and white graphic print like the one shown here. It’s fresh, modern, and goes with any other colors you like. Notice how these homeowners warmed up the seat of their dining bench with a sheepskin for a cozy touch.

Choose a flat-weave rug for the easiest cleanup in the dining room. The fact is, people do spill things — and if you have kids, this point is even more important to drive home! Save the thick pile rugs for the living room, where food and drinks are not involved. And be sure to keep appropriate cleaning products on hand so you can tend to spills quickly.

Adding a simple striped rug in an easy color like blue is a great way to update a traditional dining room. Just imagine the space shown above without the rug — it would be perfectly nice, but a bit boring, right? But with the rug, it balances trad and modern elements for a fresh, eclectic look.

If you really want your rug to stand out (and you own your home) consider painting the floors white for contrast. While certainly not for everyone, if you are a fan of Scandinavian design, this could be just the look for you. The addition of a rug makes the white floors more practical, covering up some of that pristine white with warmth and texture for an appealing mix. And did you notice that pressed tin ceiling? What an unexpected way to add a bit of shine!

A rich denim blue rug like the one shown here can almost act as a neutral — just think how many things pair with your blue jeans to get an idea of the versatility of a denim rug. And you can actually get the exact rug designer Emily Henderson used in the space shown here: it’s the Loloi Anzio rug, a flat-woven, all-wool rug perfect for the dining room.

Ready to go shopping? Here are three can’t-miss rug picks for the dining room:

Rich raspberry and burgundy, cool black and white, or classic indigo denim. Which is your favorite?

Rug Shopping Guide (from left to right):

Kaleen Restoration rug in raspberry, burgundy, and milk chocolate brown; Surya Frontier rug in ink and winter white; Loloi Anzio rug in Denim.

Photo Credits (from top to bottom of post):

Horchow; Design Sponge; Stephanie Swander Interior Design; Blue and white stripe rug from Logan Killen Interiors; Mad About Your House; Emily Henderson.

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Neutral in the Room, Color on the Floor

Alvhem Makleri & InteriorImage: Alvhem Makleri & Interior

One of my favorite trends lately is the look of a relatively neutral-toned room with a large, eye-popping floor rug. There’s just something so nice about having your eye drawn directly downward before surveying the rest of the room and taking in all of the smaller details. I love the relaxed vibe that all of these elements create when brought together and can just about see myself relaxing on that couch with a cup of hot tea and a hardback.

DominoImage: Domino

This look can easily transition into just about any room as well. We’ve seen a living room, but how about a kitchen? Done and done. A clean backsplash, wooden flooring, and light cabinetry all welcome a jolt of color and pattern in their midst. (Worried about a rug in the kitchen? One with a pattern with help camouflage drips.)

Milk MagazineImage: Milk Magazine

This is one of my favorite examples. A sweet corner of a room with lots of light that sets off the natural tones of the different woods and leathers used within, all while giving ample focus to that beautiful shag masterpiece that’s front and center. I’ve always believed in keeping larger elements like wall color and furniture light and neutral and using art and accessories to really amp up your style!

Sulu DesignImage: sulu-design

I want to move into this living room immediately! The palette of the southwestern-inspired rug sets off the warmth of the other features and makes this space feel oh so welcoming, perfect for fall and the cooler temperatures that are starting to show up around us.

Rugs CollageShop the Look: 1. Trans Ocean Imports Liora Manne 2. Capel Eaton 3. Safavieh Nantucket 4. KAS Original Signature Prisms Rugs 5. United Weavers Designer Contours – CEM Talon 6. Loloi Rugs Lyon

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