5 Great Sources for Cool Rugs


Firstly, I know I left you all hanging yesterday, and I’m sorry about that! I am a little under the weather this week and the doctor prescribed lots of rest.  I’ve been hanging out in my bed with my furry assistant, Perry, who is more than happy to comply with the prescribed care.  Although a few of the DIYs I had scheduled may be pushed out, I’m more than capable to search the internet and find beautiful things… so it might be that kind of week.  But enough of that downer.  Onto rugs…

When I started researching rugs for my kitchen remodel, I started at all my typical spots, Urban, Ikea, West Elm, etc. I soon realized, however, that I needed to expand my rug reach if I was going to find a rug that not only met my exact requirements, but that also wasn’t splashed across every blog, magazine, pin out there. I wanted something with a flat weave and a unique look, but in a more traditional neutral/warm color in a turkish or persian style pattern.  Nothing too crazy geometric or trendy and nothing too colorful.  BUT I do want some color, not just black and white.

As I expanded my search, I found five great sources that had what I felt was a really expansive selection where I could just keep hitting ‘next page’ to search for my perfect kitchen rug. 

rug sources - charish

What I love about Charish is that the pieces are all for resale from individual people.  Most of the stuff is vintage and it’s very well curated and cataloged.  Unlike some other vintage sites,  it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.  Since everything is priced by the seller, the costs range significantly.  I’m loving the over dyed rug above as well as this and this.

rug sources - gypsya

Gypsya is a seller I originally discovered on Etsy a few years ago and in the meantime the husband and wife team have opened the shop Bohem in Salt Lake City.  They have a lot of gorgeous rugs ranging from preppy to boho.  The pricing is on the low end of moderate and each piece is one of a kind! I’m loving this knotted rug for it’s unique weave and warm but neutral colors.

rug sources - hdc

Home Decorators Collection… a lesser known division of The Home Depot with some amazing finds.  You might be familiar with the label when you pick certain things up at the Depot, but did you know they have a ton of beautiful things online? My friend Lacey turned me onto their rugs and I’ve kept them as a resource in my back pocket every since. They’re not as unique, one-off as some of the above, but they’ve got great stuff and some great deals.  I especially like this Torino Area rug.  It’s got a lot of warmth, but I’m on the fence about all that brown…

rug sources - lulu

Lulu & Georgia is a well known gem, but what I love most is the one-of-a-kind pieces they get in here and there.  This ‘Monti’ rug was among my favorites, but is now sold out (tear!).  I’ll have to look at some of their other beauties like this.

rug sources - okl

You might like One Kings Lane for their amazing flash sales, but if you’re not shopping their regular inventory, you’re missing out! Not only do they have a big selection of cool rugs, but they have great prices as well.  This Marrakesh Kilim is just $485.

I’m happy with the selection I’ve collected and will probably be making a decision this week on which to buy.  For all of you who weighed in on the paint colors last week – THANK YOU!  I have decided to go with Sheeps Wool and am (hopefully) going to get painting this weekend!

Have a great week out there!

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