If you know me, then you know I am all about making our house a home affordably. It makes no sense to me to spend big bucks on something when you can get the exact same thing for less elsewhere or make it yourself. Problem is, knowing where to find those deals. That hunt can take time and time is money. Thankfully, I was able to enhance my family room by adding a rug, and I want to share with you the affordable area rugs I found. PLUS, I have a giveaway! eep!
Enter in our family room… this used to be a detached garage. Bet you’ve never seen a garage look so good! If you follow along, you know that last week I shared with you how on a whim I decided to give my fireplace a makeover. The view I’m about to show you is to the left of that same fireplace.
In the future, I will show you the true before as a few years ago I did three coats of paint and stain-blocking primer to this room, tore down a drop ceiling, and made my pallet shutters and barnwood & bedskirt valance. (both have tutorials) I even got the entertainment center for free from a guy who was originally going to charge me $100, but told us we could have it if we would take his projection TV’s. Deal! Serious praise is that most everything in this room was received for free, even the furniture.
However, this room is not done as I am still ACHING to be rid of that berber carpet that is beyond ancient. Once our kitchen is done we are giving this room a makeover, so I CAN’T WAIT! I’ll share more on the other details later on when we tackle the room.
An ongoing debate between my husband and I is whether or not to put wood or carpet (blucky!!) down on the floor. I have repeatedly argued that it makes no sense that there is carpet because of the fireplace (burns all over), we carry in firewood every other day (mess), and with kids and dogs (vomit, potty mishaps) it is gross. Let me tall ya that I will NEVER have that stuff again because who gets to clean it? yup. My concession to him was an area rug on one side and wood on the floor.
Truth: I always sit on the floor and if I’m on a couch it’s because I’m sick. He never sits on the floor so I should win, right? sigh…
Since then, I have challenged him that if I could find someone to sponsor us a rug (because that’s what I do for y’all) then wood it is. Guess what? I didn’t even have to find one as Rug Expedition sent me an email asking if I would love to try one of their rugs. Whaaat?? ahahahaha!! WIN! God has a sense of humor. tee hee.
For the record, my husband is game for wood floors, but he tends to be a carpet-lover, so I am blessed he is an easy-going guy. So even though we’re not completely done with the room, I want to show you my latest addition. Check out this natural jute beauty…
*post sponsored by Rug Expedition and does contain affiliate links
Be still my heart. I just love natural rugs especially, as I also own bamboo and wool ones. The fact that any rug can be removed from the room and a good cleaning can happen makes my heart happy. You can see more of the one I chose HERE.
If you take a closer look, you’ll see how gorgeous the braids are and how well this rug is put together.
Funny thing is that it wasn’t long before this happened…
My whole family are confessed bibliophiles (book lovers) and this is the normal scene around here. So much so that I have to punish them at times for not getting their school work or chores done. I love having that problem. They are obviously in love with how cozy our area has become.
Even our cat, Lily, who never lays on the floor, was found getting cozy later that same evening. I think we have a winner!
Just for fun, I took it upon myself to show you a few of the hundreds upon hundreds of choices that caught my eye at Rug Expedition. Have a close look because in a minute you’re going to have a chance to win your choice of rug! Yay!
Check out these affordable area rugs (click each image to read more about their materials, etc):
|Varanas 27 Tan|
I could get lost in choosing only one. I even considered this blue version of the jute rug I chose. Isn’t it beautiful?
Now let’s get this party started for you. All you have do to is fill out the widget below and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card to Rug Expedition. They have thousands under $100, so you can get something completely free, or put it towards a larger purchase. Best part is this a family-owned business who offers free shipping and a 30 day in-home trial on all purchases. Can’t beat it.
Giveaway is open to all U.S. and Canada residents and winner will be contacted via email and announced on the Sept. 27th. I’m so excited!
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Later on this week I am keeping my promise to you to show you how to create this rustic “hello Fall” sign to get your season started off right. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get the details in your inbox. 😉