Home Inspiration, INSPIRATIONS

Ok, I am going to admit something, I have spent a ridiculous amount of time searching the internet for my living room rug…too much time, way too much time. There are a couple factors I am working with that are making it a bit difficult.

1. In a tiny space, the rug becomes a centerpiece/focal point, so it sets the tone for the entire apartment. Should I go with a statement color or stick to a neutral?  
2. I am allergic to wool (cruel joke played on a kid from Wisconsin) and I had no idea how many rugs are made of wool.
After searching blogs and pinterest graphic black and white rugs keep catching my eye, and now I am on the hunt for the perfect (wool-less) version OR a white rug that I can DIY my own version. You like? 

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7




  1. Lara Lewis says:

    Like very much! Big fan of all the black and white rugs.

  2. very nice post!!
    love the pics

  3. Eva says:

    I love it but unfortunately it doesn’t fit my interior 😉 xx


  4. Rachelle says:

    Love all the white, great inspo.


  5. Erin says:

    These are amazing options! And I totally understand why you’d be searching for awhile—it’s hard to find the perfect rug!


  6. Anonymous says:

    I like the airy look with the white walls. The rugs look fabulous in room. So nice.

  7. Janika R. says:

    These are very good options..All the best for your search.


  8. ....... says:

    love the stripes! adds a really cool vibe to any space. that sucks that your allergic to wool- must be difficult to find a good rug! good luck hun! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  9. Kacie Cone says:

    Beautiful inspiration, these rugs definitely make the rooms pop!

  10. Conny says:

    That looks so nice! It would make a simple design so much more interesting! 🙂

  11. Love Style says:

    i love mixing black, white, and grey. something about the contrast just makes a room seems so much bigger and brighter.


  12. If I hadn’t pink walls and the floor with a mosaic I would certainly go for a striped rug 🙂

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

  13. Anonymous says:

    I like the striped rugs. The apartment is so cool.

  14. i love those rugs! spices up any space!


  15. Stacy says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
    I like the idea of posting some quotes, phrases on the walls


  16. Anonymous says:

    This is totally my idea of a great looking apartment.

  17. You have awesome taste, love them all!

  18. Oh I love it! And I’ve got a really nice place for one at home…

  19. Anonymous says:

    Love the look. It looks so homey.

  20. It’s amazing how a touch of strips and a few decorative details in a living space can bring out the best in a home!

  21. Andrea Gill says:

    You should try flor.com They are incredible I use them all over my home.

  22. Emily says:

    Have you tried Zara Home? (Pretty sure it’s available in the States now) I bought a black and white striped cotton runner from there last year. Such a nightmare being allergic to wool, I couldn’t survive in the UK without out it, plus I love my IKEA black and white Stockholm Rand wool rug. Good luck with the search.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I love this rug it would look great in my iving room! I have been looking on a bunch of site but i just can’t find what im looking for for the right price. Does anyone have any ideas as to where to get an inexpensive fashionable rug other than the usuals (target, walmart, etc.) I am thinking that the next place I try might be Marshall’s or TJ MAX.

    Andrea Siegel
    Tulane Freeman Student

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