Remember the good ole days of drunken college parties with all of the rugby team? Or were you not on the rugby team? Me neither. Well do you remember the glory days of playing Settlers of Catan in the middle of your dorm room while everyone else was outside deciding if Jägermeister was actually made in Germany? Well now you can bring a little piece of those glory days back with BuyAreaRugs.com’s college-themed area rugs!
Arkansas Razorbacks: Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is home to many great college sport teams. Many teams you probably watched from the safety of your discount rug in your college dorm room. No one is judging you here. Proudly displaying the red Razorback against its gray background, this area rug is made of 100% nylon and is sure to complement any room whose primary colors are red or charcoal.
University of Pittsburgh: This college was founded in 1787 on what was, at that time, the American frontier. Of course, now this college is located right in the middle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is also home to many great sports teams like the Steelers and the Penguins. This machine-made, 100% nylon area rug is made from the finest materials available. Do you remember standing on its plush surface while you argued with your roommate about who got to keep what in the mini-fridge? Brings a tear to your eye.
Interested in representing your non-liberal arts college degree? Then visit BuyAreaRugs.com for our full collection of college-themed area carpets!
Coastal Area Rug: With nautical and oceanic themes, the coastal collection will create an underwater world in your child bedroom. The colorful, intricate designs will spark the imagination and keep your child in a wonderful ocean world for hours on end.
Lil Mo Whimsy (Space): This area rug features an eclectic design of retro robots and other electronics. The bright colors on this rug will go great with any space-themed room or a play room.
Kaleen Indra Peacock: The highlight of the Indra collection, this wonderfully busy rug is sure to bring out the inner artist in anyone. Made from 100% hand-tufted wool pile, the swirling wind gust moves across a geometric background.
Surya Chic Pink: Bright colors and bold designs mark the traits of this collection. The huge stylized flowers and vibrant butterflies will appeal to the savviest of kids. Made from 100% polyester, this rug is hand-tufted to create a stain-resistant area rug for any active kid’s bedroom.
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Rugs come in every shape and size imaginable. From the ancient rugs that adorned the rooms of kings to the tiny rugs you wipe your dirty feet on in the entrance way, rugs have been an integral part of human life since their inception. That’s why at BuyAreaRugs.com we only bring you the best in quality and comfort, and today we are highlighting our braided area rugs collection.
The Colonial Mills Madison: The oval shape of this braided rug hearkens back to the classic colonial days and is comfortable and familiar. Its simplicity does not draw attention to itself, but it can confidently tie a room of any size together. This rug is even reversible for longer wear.
The Capel Holiday Flores: This holiday-themed circular rug features a festive floral arrangement with a colorful circular border. The rug is 60% wool and 40% nylon, which guarantees a life that will span many a holiday season.
The Homespice Mosaic: A traditional square rug, it features an assortment of earth tones that radiate from the center. This rug is sure to accent any home that is going for the colonial look, as its modest colors complement the hard wood browns that often come with colonially styled homes.
All of these area rugs and more are available at discount rug prices from BuyAreaRugs.com
Placing brand new area rugs into a room with a bare floor is oddly satisfying and will add a touch of grace, character, and charm to any living space. Most people think rugs are luxury items they cannot afford, but with Memorial Day just over, Buy Area Rugs is holding a clearance sale on much of our inventory! Besides the discount you are already getting on our carpet rugs, you can get up to an additional 80% off of our selection. And with every purchase, you will get a Restaurant.com Gift Card. All you have to do is use the coupon code MEMORIAL when you checkout.
One rug to consider is the Oriental Weavers Sphinx Generations Rug. It is cross-woven using polypropylene materials. This rug is available in green/beige and red/beige.
For a more contemporary aesthetic, check out the Momeni New Wave Rug. Made from 100% wool fiber, it is hand-tufted with a design that sports attractive geometric shapes in a handful of colors, including black, gold, and pomegranate.
For a more classical appeal, take a look at the Surya Caesar Rug. Hand-tufted in India using only 100% wool, this earthy rug is great for traditional and transitional interiors.
Having a carpet rug hanging on your living room wall can be quite the conversation piece. But the trick is, how to get it up there? Here are a few ways to turn a rug into a piece of artwork:
- Velcro: A strip –or two, depending on the weight of the rug–is stitched to the top back of the carpet. The mate of the Velcro strip is then attached to a piece of wood that is placed on a wall. For more flexible rugs, you might want to stitch the Velcro onto a canvas, and then stitch the canvas onto the rug for a bit more support.
- Casings: Best used for sturdier, heavier rugs, you can create a casing made from cotton, linen, or twill. All you have to do is sew the material onto the top back of the rug. You can then insert a metal ring into the casing which will be held up by a hanging device. We recommend what you use to hang the rug is not visible from the front.
- Stretchers: Heavy fabrics can be mounted by stretching it over a wooden frame or canvas stretcher, and then stapled or tacked. The area rugs must be sewn in multiple areas so the weight can be supported.
If you have an extra or old area rug that just does not have a place in your other rooms, you can use it as a doormat for your front door or patio. Instead of throwing it away, you can give it a second life, allowing you and guests to keep the floors clean.
Doormats prevent you and other people from tracking in dirt from the outside. This is especially useful for those times when you just had the floors cleaned. Dirt is very easy to spot on wood floors with a lighter finish. And if you have wall-to-wall carpeting, having people come in directly from outside without wiping off the bottom of their shoes–or better yet, taking them off completely–will make cleaning your carpet rugs that much harder to do.
Throwing an old carpet away would be a waste of money, as is buying a doormat. If it is a large rug, you can cut it into two portions for the front door and patio. Not only are these useful in a practical sense, they are a stylish addition to your home. Creating a doormat is just one clever way to recycle an old rug and give it new purpose. Think of it as another way to be eco-friendly!
Most people don’t like to bring their work home with them. Bringing home to the workplace, however, is something we all do. Family photos and nick-knacks make the work desk warm and inviting. A cozy area rug can take you that much further in making the office space a home away from home. Just as no two homes are alike, every office has its own demands.
If you have a large private space, an Oriental rug will make visitors and appointees feel like guests in your home. Interviewees won’t feel adrift sitting across from your desk. Nylon and polypropylene Oriental rugs are also sturdy and easy to clean.
Area rugs can work wonders for cubicle spaces as well. Those who enjoy slipping out of their shoes in the middle of the workday can enjoy a nice break stretching their toes on a shag rug. A simple rug runner can unify a long stretch of cubicles or a shared space and provide a smooth ride for rolling chairs.
There are no rules about how an office must look, and in fact more and more office spaces are shifting away from typical office design in favor of more imaginative environments. Area rugs provide an abundance of creative choices, whether you’re comfortable with contemporary minimalism or in a more lush, luxurious environment. If you’re setting up a new office, or looking to shake up an old one, be sure to factor carpeting into what will make you and your employees feel at home.
Dust mites are microscopic creatures that, while they do not pose a major threat to people, can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to them. Much like other insects and parasites, dust mites can be difficult to get rid of once they have made their homes in your carpet rug. Here is what we recommend to remedy the situation.
If possible, the first thing you should do is to take your rug outside, give it a good shake, hang it on a heavy clothesline and beat it. Not only will this loosen any surface dirt, you might be able to get rid of a few dust mites as well. After that, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter; these are the only vacuums that will trap dust mites and help you get rid of them. You might have to do this once a day to be truly effective.
Use a dehumidifier if you can since dust mites cannot survive in dry areas. Besides your area rugs, you should wash all your linens with hot water every two weeks. Your final option is to use commercial pesticide powder. But before you purchase it, ask a doctor if this is the right option for you because you may have an allergic reaction to it. Be sure to follow the directions carefully.
House decor changes with the seasons just like wardrobes do. With spring upon us and summer right around the corner, it’s time to change your area rug to match the seasons. Instead of dark, warm colors, consider using bright and cheerful colors to freshen up your house. Start removing oriental area carpet by rolling them up and storing them for summer time. Make sure you clean and beat your rugs, and clean the floor beneath them before placing the new rug down.
Rooms with a lot of natural light will really favor large, brightly colored rugs. Adding a cool area carpet to a room with windows will not only open the room up, it will make the space seem larger. While transitioning your home to match the feeling of spring, replace your winter rugs with a lighter textile for summer like sisal, sea grass or cotton.
Keep stock of different colors, patterns, and materials to rotate during the seasons. Rotating rugs will keep both the rugs and your home fresh and new. Remember that with summer comes a brightly shining sun, so place rugs out of direct sunlight to prevent color fading. With a fresh design, your home will feel cozier and upbeat.
Watching Mad Men each week, it’s hard to stop thinking about that uniquely angular furniture, those plush and cushy looking colorful couches and the sharp edges and odd shapes of the tables and desks. Who doesn’t want to live in the rich and colorful world of the upper crust elite in the late 1960s? It seems like something of a pinnacle of unique American style, and any moves we can make closer to that style is a vast improvement.
A great first step is to buy area rugs in vintage styles. There are brightly colored area rugs that look like classic pop art or the cozy and scruffy shag carpets that offer a distinctly retro vibe to any room they are placed in. While you might want to go beyond the adornment of an area rug on your way to becoming a Mad Man, this is a great and inexpensive gateway into that world.
Vintage furniture like you see on the show might cost you a lot or lead you on an endless thrift store search. However, a stylish vintage rug will take you only to your keyboard.