DIY DUPLEX | Affordable Rugs Round-Up
You all have been following along on @ISPYDIY Instagram while I decorate the DIY Duplex. I have been getting a ton of questions about the rugs. You know how much I LOVE Loloi rugs! I have them everywhere in the Barnhouse, so I was super excited when they wanted to work together to deck out the Duplex! I picked a few affordable rugs I have used before, because they are just THAT GOOD, and a bunch of new ones. The best news is they are all affordable rugs (under $300!) and ALL on Amazon (I made a list for you to shop HERE!)
Let’s jump in with this one in the downstairs bedroom, Lucia Distressed Area Rug in Grey/Sunset. We actually put carpet in most of the bedrooms to help with warmth and noise dampening, but I am a fan of layering rugs on carpet. It finishes off a space, grounds the bed, and especially for a small room like this, adds some visual interest. The high/low pile on this rug is SO SOFT, and depending on lighting and direction it’s facing you can see more gray or peach (most woven rugs look lighter or darker depending on the direction you are looking at it). It complimented the art perfectly in this room!
I talked all about the Loren Collection Vintage Printed rug in the room makeover post for this bedroom HERE. I LOVE it, used it in the Loft at my house, and would use it again and again. The pattern is printed on the rug (not woven) which is great for a couple reasons; it is SUPER durable (with 2 pups we put it to the test and it looks perfect after a year) and the low profile is great if you need a door to swing over it…which two do in this room. The muted pattern with a few pops of blue is gorgeous and could work in so many spaces.
I have always loved the look of layering rugs, it adds depth and texture to a space. Jute is my go-to for layering, and the Ivory Edge Rug worked perfectly! The jute is more tan, and leather is woven through in shades of grey, which paired beautifully with the blues and grays in the Layla rug layered on top. I picked this one because I wanted to compliment the blues and cool tones in the stained glass window. This rug does read a little bluer in real life, but that is also being highlighted by the blue light coming through the stained glass. Sidenote: buying affordable rugs online can be a challenge, because lighting can affect how it looks, buying from Amazon has the huge perk of a easy return process!
I actually planned on putting this rug in a bedroom, but after painting the table this blue color and staining the bench, the blush and greyish-blue colors in the Skye Printed Distressed rug pulled together the whole space. This is also a printed rug, which is great for a dining area, because you don’t have to worry about food hiding in woven areas!
The famous rug that EVERY blogger has in their home! I get it, the Layla in Olive/Charcoal is a great rug at an AMAZING price (I have a smaller one linked because the 5×7 is currently sold out). We have two in the Barnhouse (on the landing and entryway). The color is beautiful and it’s indestructible, even when the dogs peel downstairs to bark at the mailman. There are a ton of questions about this coloring of this rug, and to be honest it can really vary depending on lighting and paint color. In my house, it read too green in the office with my Evergreen built-in, but in this blue room all the pretty olive, rust, and blue tone pop!
For the upstairs bathroom, I did not want anything that competed too much with the wallpaper, so the monochromatic color palette of the Mika Stone/Ivory rug was perfect. I also picked this one because it’s an indoor/outdoor rug so it will be more resistant to water when guests step out of the tub!
Photographing a rug in this little bathroom is tough, but trust me that the blues, reds, and tans in the Loren Sand/Multi are rich and bold! I had a similar vintage rug in here, but got nervous leaving my precious vintage rugs at an Airbnb, so this was a beautiful substitute that pulled together the wall color and wood tones. This is also a printed rug, which works great in the bathroom, because it’s similar to a bath mat.
This is a tight room, so you can just get a peek at the Loren Silver/State rug in the downstairs Master bedroom. The pattern on this printed rug is super sweet, and reads more on the blush side, which would make it SUPER cute in a nursery.
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There you have it!! You can shop all the affordable rugs in my Amazon Store HERE! And let me know in the comments if you have any additional questions!
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