Rugs make the room, don’t they? In fact, they’re usually the first place to start when you’re decorating a space. Professionals always start with the rug and then choose paint colors and furniture to go along with it.
I’ve had lots of practice buying rugs over the years, since we move so frequently. Sometimes a rug that works at one house just won’t fit at another. Sometimes we have all hardwood floors in our home and need lots of rugs (like now), and sometimes our entire house is carpeted and we put them in storage (or sell them).
There are a few items in my house that I’d never consider selling, but rugs generally aren’t on that list, so when we move, I sell the ones we don’t need any more on Craigslist or Marketplace, and then I buy new (or new-to-me) ones.
My first source is to find used rugs, either at a local thrift shop or online (Craigslist and online yard sales are my go-to places for buying and selling). I find some great deals this way–and all of the rugs I’ve bought look brand new.
I have several great online sources for new rugs that won’t break the bank; I’ve shopped at each of these and can personally vouch for the quality of the rugs I’ve received. Most of them have no (or very low) shipping, and they usually have extensive online reviews so you can read about the color, feel and quality from other purchasers.
Here are my favorites:
I’ll also share a few of the rugs we’ve used in our own homes after the photos; it always helps to see how they work in real spaces.
Let me know if I missed any of your favorite places to find rugs, and thanks for stopping by.