When designing any space, large furniture like sofas and dining tables are considered investment pieces. They are the items that you pay a lot of money for with the hope they will last for quite some time both in condition and style.
But something else to buy that can be just as pricey (and many time more so) are the area rugs. They add color, texture, pattern, and style to the room and can be the foundation to an entire design. Oftentimes a single rug can influence the paint, fabric and furniture choices in a space.
And much like when shopping for the "most important" pieces of furniture, it is necessary to find area rugs that will withstand the wear and tear of everyday life and not go out of style a few years down the road. Buying one is a big commitment.
There are a lot of choices out there for area rugs, especially if you are shopping online. After awhile all of the rugs begin to look a little alike. And seriously, once you start really searching you'll find that many of the stores are selling the exact same rugs with different names and at dramatically different prices. That is a little lesson to shop around before adding anything to your cart. Often you are able to get different sizes from another retailer as well. (There are a few examples below of the same rug available at different stores.)
The design, the color combination, the way it will feel on your bare feet.....all very important things to consider for this large purchase. Sometimes there is a particular rug that will catch your eye. The moment that you see the rug that was meant to be yours, you know it and your shopping trip is done.
But other times, you may know the color of rug that will fit into your design and must spend the time searching through stores and online to find "the one" in your style and price range. Much like the post from a few weeks ago about classic style sofas, I'm doing the hard work for you. Today I've gathered together a collection of dark blue classic style area rugs that will make a statement in your home for years to come. You trust me to do your shopping, right?
And even if all these rugs leave you still in search of your own, I hope that one of these retailers will have something that fits into your budget, lifestyle, and taste.
Are any of these rugs exactly what you were looking for?
DAMASK BLUE || Lowes
PORTOFINO || Home Decorators
AUDREY || Home Decorators
DESA || Pottery Barn
PATINA || Wayfair
EVOLUTION || Wayfair
CAMBRIDGE || Overstock
AYARA || Restoration Hardware
KUMO || Anthropologie
FAIR ISLE ROSEMARY || Dash & Albert
CENTURY || Rugs Direct
SIMBA || Sky Iris
LAHU BATIK || Greige Design
ARDEN LOFT || Overstock
MIDNIGHT || Loloi Rugs
PALMETTE || West Elm
HEMINGWAY || Rugs Direct
PHOTO CREDIT: Loloi Rugs
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