Rugs are exhausting. We get it. How are you aware the appropriate measurement and placement? Will it look good in your room? What if appears to be like nothing just like the photographs on-line? When you’ve got any of these ideas, this publish is for you. We’re going to dive into an particularly magical rug that goes with principally any coloured couch/wall/room, but in addition discuss typically about rug measurement and placement. Plus, we’ve listed a bunch of different favourite rugs, vetted by us (we purchased all of them with our personal cash & love them – no affiliation with any of ’em).
The Magic Rug
Let’s begin with the magic rug. We purchased this rug a few years in the past for one of many duplex dwelling rooms in Cape Charles.
I’m undecided who first dubbed (within the rust colour) the “magic rug,” however it all started once we realized it regarded good with basically any room, irrespective of the colour scheme. There are heat & cool tones in it – and a variety of every – so it appears to tie in and relate to principally something. I imply, you may see it with a lime inexperienced couch in a video in a while on this publish. So yeah, this rug has RANGE.
And since this discovery, we’ve been flooded with dozens, possibly even a whole bunch (!!) of images from different individuals who’ve used it of their bedrooms, dwelling rooms, and extra – all with nice outcomes. So when you’re on the lookout for a no brainer rug resolution, that is the one.
And based mostly on our Instagram suggestions, I’d say the magic rug has a hilariously massive following of canines who admire it too (or, at the least, canine homeowners). This collage is simply the tip of the dogs-on-the-magic-rug-photos iceberg, of us:
Spherical of applause for everybody who took these photos. Additionally, pay attention to the way it flatters each canine. Actually goes with something. Observe: we’ve additionally obtained photographs of a child pig and a gaggle of child geese on the magic rug. If solely I may discover these for this publish.
The place Can I Purchase The Magic Rug?
We bought this rug below the identify “nuLOOM Classic Harriet Medallion Fringe Space Rug” from Overstock for our duplex rental three or 4 years in the past. That identify is kind of the mouthful, which is one more reason it’s simply simpler to name it “the magic rug.”
Harriet The Rug additionally goes by the names Ethel or Edessa on many different websites (possibly with all of those alter egos we should always name her Harriet The Spy as a substitute). As you may see under, we discovered the identical rug listed below totally different names on different websites like:
We’re sure they’re all precisely the identical rug. The brand new names are simply how shops make it more durable to cost examine (boo hiss). So when you’re somebody who likes to buy round for the perfect deal, you’ve received OPTIONS in these bullets above. The one place you’re unlikely to seek out it’s in shops, except you occur to come across it randomly in HomeGoods or one thing (we’ve by no means seen it in a retailer).
What Makes This Rug So Magical?
The quick reply is that it’s a really adaptable rug that performs properly with quite a lot of dwelling decor kinds and colour schemes. The sample is basic and conventional, however lots of the colorways – notably “Rust” – nonetheless really feel brilliant and recent (not muddled and darkish).
You’ll be able to see the way it pairs nicely with the fashionable chandelier and couch within the picture under (in addition to with the extra conventional chairs, curtains, and a classic espresso desk). It actually anchors a seating space or bed room the second you roll it out.
It’s additionally fairly inexpensive: round $350 for an 8×10. So for many individuals, it turns into an accessible strategy to both add a brand new rug to a room that has by no means had one, replace an outdated rug, and even change a too-small rug with one which’s a greater measurement (for many bedrooms and dwelling rooms we’d advocate an 8×10 (a 5×7′ tends to be too dwarfed below a mattress or espresso desk and you actually wish to anchor these rooms with one thing bigger – even when it’s solely a foot from the partitions on all sides).
As a result of we’re nothing if not thorough, let’s discuss just a little extra about rug sizes…
What Rug Measurement Is Proper For My Room?
Shopping for a too-small rug is an especially frequent mistake. Conveniently, the magic rug is available in an enormous assortment of sizes – together with runners, spherical rugs, sq. rugs, and as massive as 10′ x 13′. That’s one more reason why it’s so adaptable to so many rooms. However which one’s proper to your area?
We’ve written some room-specific rug pointers since eating rooms, dwelling workplaces, dwelling rooms, and bedrooms all have totally different concerns. However our normal suggestions are:
#1: Purchase the most important rug that your room and your funds can deal with.
Usually, you may’t go incorrect with a rug that goes practically wall-to-wall – though we sometimes like to remain 8-12″ from the sting of the room if potential. So in case your pockets can deal with it, measure for the most important measurement your room will match. You’ll be able to see under that we scooted the rug even nearer to the wall alongside the 2 edges of the seating space since no person goes to be admiring your hardwoods flooring there and it helps to floor the seating space:
Here’s a shot from additional away to make clear how we positioned it. See the way it’s nearer to the wall in that again nook to floor the couch and chairs within the sitting space and tie every thing collectively. In the meantime, extra wooden flooring is revealed in areas the place you stroll by way of and round this sitting zone.
#2: Rugs assist to outline an area & join the furnishings
By join, we imply actually contact. This implies in case you have a rug in a seating space, ideally the sofa and chairs ought to at minimal have their entrance toes on the rug. You’ll be able to see this precept in motion under within the earlier than and after despatched to us by Sam on Instagram. Nothing else modified within the room moreover the rug. Isn’t that wild? Reveals you the way a lot a brand new rug can do.
The outdated rug was an “island” that was drifting by itself with out making contact with the opposite furnishings (aside from the espresso desk). The brand new bigger rug now permits the entrance toes of all of the furnishings to hook up with the rug, which higher anchors the zone and ties every thing collectively.
What Shade Ought to I Select?
This rug is available in practically as many colour choices because it does sizes, which provides to its versatility (though you may’t all the time depend on each choice being in inventory). Our favourite colorway is “Rust” which is the one we purchased for the duplex that earned this rug its mystical fame.
The “Orange” colorway works equally to Rust, however has a extra colourful and excessive distinction vitality to it. So if you need one thing with just a little extra pow, that one has you coated. And the “Mild Brown” one reads as a gentle muted beige/pink in each picture we have now seen. Actually gentle and delicate and good.
A lot of the different rug colorways are extra muted or monochromatic – like “Mild Blue” and “Silver” – each of which we have now additionally seen in rooms (they give the impression of being delicate and easygoing). In order that they’re nice choices in case you have a tighter colour palette in your area or are on the lookout for one thing that’s extra subdued.
How Does The Magic Rug Really feel?
Sufficient about appears to be like, proper? This rug is SO SOFT underfoot. Sherry likens it to “a chenille sweater” (it doesn’t have that itchy tough or plastic-y feeling that some funds rugs have). It’s not the thickest or most plush rug on the market, nonetheless, so that you’ll positively wish to add a rug pad. We like these grippy felt rug pads for some added cushion, however these inexpensive non-slip pads additionally do the trick.
What Else Ought to I Know About The Magic Rug?
Remember the fact that, like most rugs, this rug has a lightweight and a darkish aspect. This simply signifies that due to the luster of the fibers or the course of the pile, the rug would possibly look darker or lighter relying on which finish you’re standing. For example, within the picture under you’re wanting on the “darkish aspect” of the magic rug:
And right here is the “mild aspect” seen from the opposite finish of the room. See the way it has a bit extra sheen and lightness?
We positioned the rug this fashion as a result of the daylight coming by way of the entrance home windows helps the darkish aspect look lighter. Had we finished it the opposite method, the darkish aspect would’ve appeared even darker as a result of every thing is backlit by the home windows. So this association minimizes, not exacerbates, the distinction between the 2 sides.
Need To See The Rug In Motion?
We’ve largely sung the magic rug’s praises on Instagram Tales through the years, so you may see extra by visiting the RUGS spotlight on our Instagram profile. However to make it simpler, we’ve additionally edited a bunch of these slides collectively under for you. On this video, you may see:
- particulars in regards to the binding and fringe
- a deeper rationalization of the sunshine and darkish sides
- extra earlier than & afters of the rug in quite a lot of properties
Observe: You may as well watch this video on YouTube.
Our Different Favourite Rugs
And whereas we’re on the subject of rugs, we’ve received just a few others that we have now particularly beloved. So let’s contact on these earlier than we go. Beneath you may see our bed room rug, which is gentle and fascinating. Patterned however not too in your face. Very muted and layered (the photographs on the web site do it no justice).
Upstairs we have now certainly one of our favourite rug finds of all time from HomeGoods round 9 years in the past. They not promote it, however this one is comparable. Don’t neglect to seize a rug pad to go below any and all of those rugs, simply to assist with grip and to thicken them up a bit.
In our daughter’s room we received this enormous mild pink rug. It’s gentle underfoot and provides some enjoyable sample and colour to the room with out being too overwhelming. The opposite wall on this room has an enormous colourful mural, so we didn’t need the rug to combat with that.
We purchased the rug under for the artwork room in our final home & took it with us to our present home as a result of it feels particularly beachy (it now lives in our son’s room). It’s so inexpensive and the gentle blue/grey tones imply it may slip into virtually any area with ease (ours is the “indigo” colour).
One other rug we actually beloved is this one that we had within the pink home’s front room. It felt extraordinarily nicely made (it took SO MUCH abuse – together with an particularly memorable slime incident) and nonetheless regarded like new. Additionally, shout out to that shiny white wall shelf within the background, which is likely one of the few issues we took with us since we bought the pink home furnished. It lives on in our kitchen!
Upstairs on the pink home we additionally beloved this rug, which was VERY SOFT and added some gentle small-scale sample with fringe on two sides.
This rug has extra of a jute texture (not tremendous scratchy, however not additional gentle like wool or cotton) and we preferred that it felt stable and beachy. Simply wouldn’t kneel on this one, so keep away from it in a room like a nursery the place you would possibly play on the ground so much. Could be superior in a house workplace, visitor room, or sunroom.
Beneath is a photograph of the duplex, and this bed room rug was certainly one of our favorites. As soon as once more it’s a small-scale sample and a reasonably muted tone. Though there’s blue in it, it learn like a impartial within the room, whereas nonetheless lending some curiosity.
And final however not least, right here’s one other favourite bed room rug from the duplex. It’s a jute look however didn’t really feel very scratchy. Simply good and impartial whereas including some depth to the room (it tied in so nicely with the blue-green doorways there – see that one within the background?). Ours is the “blue pure” colorway.
Okay, that’s every thing I can consider with reference to the magic rug… and past. We actually took fairly a rug journey right here.
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