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Best of 2017: Our 10 Most Popular Rugs

From contemporary to traditional to bright and colorful to subtle, we’re sharing the 10 most popular rugs of 2017 according to you!

#1 – Surya Harput

First up, a colorful and striking number from our Harput collection. Great in cost, and with so many different colors weaved throughout, it makes the perfect addition to any space.

Surya Harput

#2 – Safavieh Evoke

More into a monotone palette? This rug from the Evoke collection is for you.

Safavieh Evoke

#3 – Rizzy Home Southwest

Inspired by the distinctive styling of Native American art and textiles, the Southwest rug sets the tone for any room that shows timeless character. Being handcrafted of soft blended wool is the icing on the cake.

Rizzy Home Southwest

#4 – Safavieh Amherst

Crafted using a power-loomed construction with a polypropylene pile, the Amherst rug is perfect for indoor and outdoor use and offers a timeless design. Think areas in or around the home like entryways, bathrooms, dining rooms or even patios!

Safavieh Amherst

#5 – Loloi Anastasia

Ornate, traditional, distressed and full of character. The Anastasia rug is not only durable, but gives the appearance of being a rug made by hand.

Loloi Anastasia

#6 – Couristan Recife

An extremely durable power-loomed, flat area rug made of 100% fiber enhanced polypropylene (olefin). Great for indoor or outdoor use–the possibilities for this rug are endless!

Couristan Recife

#7 – Surya Felicity

The Felicity rug offers an oasis of relaxed, transitional patterns with fresh colors, originality and style.

Surya Felicity

#8 – Nourison Fantasy

Meticulously crafted with high-density hand-hooked yarns, the Fantasy rug offers bright colors and contemporary design to set the mood for any space.

Nourison Fantasy

#9 – Jaipur Fables

Crafted in machine-tufted viscose and ultra-soft chenille, the Fables rug in bright white and pink can bring any space to life be it a nursery, dreamy master bedroom or tranquil living room space.

Jaipur Fables

#10 – KAS Harbor

Last but not least, the Harbor rug. This multi-hued rug is hand-hooked of UV-treated polypropelene making it a great option for indoor or outdoor spaces.

KAS Harbor

Have a favorite from the above or a Rugs Direct purchase of your own? Tell us in the comments below!

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Part VII: Rug + Room

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via Design Milk + Surya Harput

You know those times when a room looks incredible, but one little thing is missing that you can’t put your finger on? Sometimes that thing is a rug. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re a legit interior designer or someone who likes to play at being one in their spare time, facts are facts. Rooms need texture and defined spaces to look and feel complete. Let’s check out five rug-less spaces that could go up a livability level with the addition of a little something underfoot.

First up, this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen and dining area that could use a little space delineation. By bringing in a rectangular rug in colors that already exist in the room’s palette you can already breathe easier. The traditional pattern gives a nod to a Scandi farmhouse vibe, while the colors within it stay muted and in the background so as not to overwhelm the simplicity of the space.

Gravity-Home

Don’t you just want to crawl under that massive pile of bedcovers and hibernate? I definitely do, but I’d also like something nice to set foot on once I wake up from my long winter’s nap. I’d pull this artsy and abstract rug into the space in a large size that would fit under the bed with space to spare on both sides for an extra layer of warmth.

Howie-Guja

I’m all about interiors that make a space feel light and airy, but without a rug in this entry it feels a bit empty. This is another case of relying on the existing color palette to avoid overwhelming an area with a rug that immediately draws your eye downward and keeps it there. The creams, whites, and greys translate perfectly to this round beauty that will help give the entryway an open yet welcoming vibe.

Cement floors can be incredibly chic, but without some distinction in this space they just feel cold. (And with that beauty of a fireplace it should be anything but!) I’d add this graphic floor rug under and in front of the couch to bring some pattern into the picture and cozy up the sitting area without distracting from what’s obviously a gorgeous view outside those massive windows.

Rugs in the kitchen can be controversial, but I’m all for them! Pretreating and spot removal are no big deal, and I always feel like a floor rug makes the space that everyone naturally gravitates toward that much more welcoming. The clean lines in this kitchen, paired with touches like that lovely chalkboard, are asking for a little something extra. This rug holds true to the aesthetic that’s already been outlined and manages to make me want to spend hours chatting there even more.

For more inspiration from Kelly, follow along with her at Design Crush!

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5 Tips for Winter Wellness

Between back-to-back holiday parties, late night gift wrapping sessions, and super short days, it’s easy to get a bit run down at this time of year. Take care of yourself through the holidays and beyond with these five winter wellness tips, and stay healthy, happy, and well this winter.

Domino
Domino

Tip #1 – Get Hygge

In Denmark, it’s common for doctors to recommend “tea and hygge” as a cure for the common cold! If you’re not yet familiar, hygge is a Danish concept that roughly translates as creating a warm, cozy feeling of togetherness. Embrace the spirit of hygge this winter by carving out time to just hang out and enjoy the company of your family and friends. Plan a casual, totally low-key games night, or a movie night with hot chocolate and freshly popped popcorn. Light candles or plug in a few strands of twinkle lights, light a fire in the fireplace or woodstove if you have one, and snuggle up beneath a thick blanket.

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Julia Robbs for Cup fo Jo

Tip #2 – Enjoy Breakfast

Taking the time to sit down to a real breakfast is a lovely way to begin your morning, and it sets a healthy tone for the rest of the day. Try starting with something fresh on your plate, whether that’s cucumbers and smoked salmon, avocado toast, or a berry smoothie. Put your phone down and pay attention instead to the delicious food on your plate and the company of your breakfast companion. Breakfasting solo? Try listening to soft music instead of distracting yourself with social media for a refreshing change of pace.

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Benjamin Voros

Tip #3 – Get Some Sleep!

Getting enough hours of sleep each night is one of the best things you can do for your health. Make your bedroom as conducive to a good rest as possible by cleaning and decluttering, making the bed with fresh, crisp sheets and cozy blankets, and placing just a few carefully selected items on your bedside table. I like to keep a carafe of water, a small green plant or bud vase of flowers, my current read, and a warm cup of tea to sip before I turn out the lights.

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Good Vibes Yoga via The Design Files

Tip #4 – Find Your Zen

Finding a practice that soothes, inspires, and restores your spirit is a key component of any wellness routine. Create a corner of your home (it doesn’t need to be big!) where you can simply be still. You can add a yoga mat, meditation cushions, or simply a great chair where you can sit and write in your journal, a steaming mug of herbal tea by your side. Protect this space by not allowing clutter to encroach, and use it daily. Even if only for five or ten minutes, that little bit of peace can have a big impact over time.

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Domino

Tip #5 – Soak Away Stress

Instead of always rushing through your morning shower, set aside time each week to slow down and really enjoy the experience. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the base of the shower before you get in, and enjoy the scent as it rises with the steamy water. Have more time? Take a soak in the tub instead! The bath shown here uses lavender, sandalwood, and geranium essential oils (plus fresh peonies!) for a fragrant DIY spa experience.

Zen Rugs

Rug shopping guide: (clockwise from top left) Feizy Rugs Arazad in pink; Surya Naya in lavender and light gray; Oriental Weavers Revival in purple and gray; Momeni Petra in lavender.

For more inspiration from Laura, follow along with her at LauraGaskill.com!

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Color Combo Love: Mint Green x Black

LEF living
LEF living

If you’d like your space or even a single room to look fresh and modern without feeling cold, might I suggest the color combination of mint green and black? I’m guilty of always leaning towards white when working with black, oftentimes forgetting how it can work as a neutral when paired with other colors. The result of this particular union is one that’s cooly sophisticated and refreshing.

My favorite way of trying out a new color scheme is to create an accent wall. It’s an affordable project that doesn’t eat up much time, and of course, if it doesn’t work out that can be remedied quickly with another coat of paint.

Elizabeth Roberts

This vintage-inspired bathroom puts mint front and center with black playing a supporting role, framing the main act with a sharp border both top and bottom. The overall effect is stunning, with the pretty tile work practically begging to be called art in its own right. Pairing the square and penny tile together was a great design decision.

Brooke Holm

For a daring floor refresh try painting them mint! (Particularly if they’ve seen far better days and could use an update.) I love the way this dining area pulls black into the design through the window framings and light fixture above the table. I might go a step further with lacquered black chairs as well as some large art in a black frame.

Janis Nicolay

This dining area is riding the edge of the color combo with a foursome of lovely minty chairs and a few black accessories. The two colors are still prominent, with the white walls and lightly colored wood floors falling into the background…just in a more subdued way. Which is usually how most of us choose to incorporate color trends into our lives anyway.

2LG Studio

I saved the best for last – this bathroom that boldly mixes both pattern and color into a perfectly art deco-like space. It’s bold without feeling overdone, colorful, without feeling like too much. The soft curves of the sinks and hairpin legs help to balance out the sharp lines of the mirror and vanity.

Another way to incorporate mint and black into your space is with a great floor rug!

Rugs-Direct-Collage 

For more inspiration from Kelly, follow along with her at Design Crush!

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