Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Guest Room Rug | Cotton, Cushy, and Washable!


I've been sort of casually on the lookout for a new rug for our guest room for awhile.  The old one was dark, stained, and a bit hard underfoot.  It was a spur of the moment Home Goods purchase five years ago for under $50, so I'd say it's about come to the end of its life cycle.

What I was hoping to find in the new rug was something lighter, geometric, neutral, and machine washable.  Pretty big list for a little rug, especially the machine washable bit.  But about a month ago One Kings Lane was having a rug sale and this Coyuchi lovely was in the mix.


It had everything I had been hoping for, and was so soft and cushy too, which will be great when our overnight guests plop their bare feet down in the mornings.


The machine washable part may seem odd but this room goes out to our deck, where we keep our grill and outdoor dining table in the warm months, so there's a lot of in-and-out foot traffic about a third of the year (one of the reasons the old rug was so beat up).  I was able to get a matching door mat for wiping feet on Coyuchi's website (they were having a great sale leading up to Christmas).


How about a quick before and after?


I love how the new rug lightens the room and the way the simple diamond pattern plays off the damask in the curtains.

I've got a number of projects in the works right now but updating the bottom half of these walls is still on my list.  Stay tuned!

Linking to Silver Pennies, I Heart Naptime, The Shabby Nest, Craftberry Bush.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer!
    I stumbled upon your blog this morning and love it - I'm now your newest follower :-) The rug is great! I am on my way to check out their website because I've been looking for something just like that to use as a runner on our stairs. Hope you have a great day!

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  2. it definitely lightens up the room- looks great!

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  3. Love it! It really does lighten up the room! How awesome that it's machine washable - yay for that!

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  4. What a great rug! I love how there is enough pattern to add interest but it's not overpowering. Great change for the room!

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  5. looks great! what a difference a new rug makes - love it!!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jackie, it's totally made the whole room feel lighter!

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  6. Oh! It's so lovely. The pattern is perfect, but still keeps the room bright and airy :)

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  7. I love the rug! It looks great in the space! I just found your blog, it's lovely! You have so many great ideas. Have a great weekend!

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  8. The new rug is gorgeous. Love it in your guest room! x

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  9. Thanks for sharing this on Silver Pennies Sundays! I love it! x

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