Great Rug, Even Better Price.

Today I'm excited to give you a tip on how to find a great rug in a custom size for a great price.

Great rug. Custom Size. Great price. Does it get any better than that?

In the entryway that I designed, I needed to find a floor covering that fit the unique space. I was looking for a rug that was nearly 15ft. long but only about 5ft wide. Not only is that harder to find, but it can get extremely costly. We're talking in the thousands. I also needed a smaller rug in the same pattern to fit the smaller area at the end of the hallway. That's a pretty specific set of requirements.

To get exactly what we needed, I would have had to custom order a rug and, well, that just wasn't in the budget. Luckily, I managed to get the exact two rugs I needed for a fraction of what a custom rug would have cost. How?

Enter, my secret weapon. Carpet tiles. Yep, carpet tiles. That gorgeous rug in the photo above is made of carpet tiles. Who would have thought?!

The rug is made up of individual tiles like the one above. I used { this tile } and the clients couldn't have been happier with the choice! These tiles hold up well to high traffic areas and if you should spill something and it won't come clean, you can simply replace that one tile without replacing the whole rug. Brilliant!

The carpet tiles you've seen in office buildings are a thing of the past. There are a million colors and patterns you can choose from and they really do look fantastic in person. My tip would be to stick with patterns over solids since they tend to blend into a rug more easily.

There you have it--an inexpensive way to customize a rug. Sweet!