Posted by Kerry on October 11, 2015
I absolutely love fall. I love being able to work in the yard without becoming swampthing. I like sweatshirts and hate coats and I love fall colors. My wife tells me they are her colors and it's true, she can really rock some fall colors. So, last week we decided it was time to update our home with some rugs. She met me at RC Willey; we bought two new rugs, and lo and behold they both had a fall vibe to them. Another wonderful thing about fall colored rugs is they hide dirt way better than the WHITE rugs we had in our living room and dining room - bad moves with pets and a toddler. Here are a few I picked out and you can always check our massive selection of area rugs online.
Posted by Andie on July 15, 2011
I used to have the assumption that decorating with oriental/ persian rugs was just for people with very traditional taste. Recently though, I've come to find that oriental rugs can look pretty snazzy when incorporated into a modern, transitional, or eclectic room! So if you thought that oriental rugs were just for old people--- think again! Not only are they luxurious and classy, but they can also be colorful, fun, and hip!
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natalie clayman via decor pad
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What do you think?
I'm already dreaming up a living room design......
Check out the hundreds of different kinds of rugs we carry!
Posted by Andie on September 30, 2010
Area rugs can be one of your greatest assets in home decorating because they have the ability to alter the feel of an entire room. If you are going to invest in a quality rug, understanding how to preserve it's value is absolutely essential. Here are a few things you can do to ensure your rugs live long, healthy lives......
1. Use rug pads
Be sure that you have a 3mm- 6mm rug pad underneath all of your rugs. This will help to keep your rug from sliding around, allow more support throughout your rug, and keep your floors looking nice by acting as a protective surface.
2. Don't vacuum the fringe!!
Fringe is usually the first thing to wear out on an area rug, and so keeping it looking nice should be top priority when it comes to rug maintenance. The best thing you can do is fluff the fringe by hand instead of using a vacuum. It may seem quicker and easier to run a vacuum over the fringe, but it actually causes a lot of damage because the fringe gets sucked into the beater bar of your vacuum.
3. Get your rug professionally cleaned
Just like carpets, rugs need to be deep cleaned every once in a while. Depending on how much foot traffic your rug gets, you should get it professionally cleaned ever 3-5 years, and spot treat it yourself in between treatments.
4. Spot treat carefully!
Beware of abrasive stain removers when treating small stains, as they often they do more harm than good to your rug. Here are some of the home remedies that rug experts recommend:
- For stains caused by soda, red wine, pets, coffee, or anything with dye or an acid base, use club soda. Since these are the toughest stains to reverse once they dry, the quicker you act, the better. Pour the club soda directly on the area, and let it absorb into the rug. The salt in the soda will neutralize the acid. Continue to blot until the stain is gone.
- For bloodstains, blot with milk.
- For soil and grease-based stains, mix one part Ivory soap detergent with 16 parts water.
If you can't get rid of a stain on your own, don't wait too long to call an expert!
Congratulations to Lindsey Livingston, of Orem, UT!
She is our 'What Would Your Grandma Think?' Amy Butler Contest Winner! Stay tuned to see which rug from the Amy Butler Collection she picks for her home!
Thanks for entering everyone!
Posted by Andie on September 9, 2010
We think Amy Butler's Rugs are pretty fabulous, which is why RC Willey just started carrying some of them online! The beautiful patterns she creates are bold, fresh, and modern.....yet lovely, classic and vintage looking at the same time. Analyzing her breathtaking designs brought up a hot debate in our office.... while many of the younger generation are attracted to her rugs, what would a grandma think?
My great grandmother was a remarkable woman for many reasons, but I always idolized her because of her unique, eclectic personal style. She loved shopping for clothes (she could sniff out the best bargains around), dressing up, and accessorizing. As a little girl, I would sneak into her bedroom and admire all the rows of pretty colored high heels, fancy hats and gloves, frilly purses, and the many boxes filled to the brim with beautiful flashy jewelry. Even with old age she never lost site of her style. She dyed her hair and wore bright coral lipstick, high heels, and lots of jewelry up until she was 100 years old. I'm pretty sure these rugs would have been right up my Grandma Vie's ally.
So, What Would Your Grandmother Think?
Enter our 'What Would Your Grandmother Think?' Contest for a chance to win your own Amy Butler Area Rug! Simply sign up and leave a comment on our Contest page, and become a follower of this blog if you aren't already. On September 30th, we'll select one lucky random winner, and they'll get to pick out any 5'x7' Amy Butler Area Rug on our website (retailed at $835) to grace their home!
Take a look at what People are saying about their Grandma's!
Check out our new Amy Butler Rug Collection and start picking out your favorites!
Here are a few of mine.....
Aren't they lovely?
Posted by Andie on July 30, 2010
Tell me you love this rug as much as I do.
I fell in love with the looks of it and special ordered it for my living room. (RC Willey has an incredible special order department by the way... but that is a topic for another day). The day it arrived I literally skipped home in excitement. Anxiously I tore off the plastic and unrolled it onto my floor.........
and it looked horrible with my couches.
I'm still sad. I've tried to justify keeping it for the past few weeks, but realistically we don't have room for it, and I can't stand the thought of this lovely rug being shoved away in a closet and not getting the proper attention and foot traffic it deserves on someone's floors.
And so, in an effort to find this rug a new loving home, I've decided to give it to one of you, my readers.
Become a blog follower if you aren't already, and leave a comment telling me why you want this rug and you'll be in for the running...
A winner will be selected at random next Friday, August 6th!
P.S. It's 5X7.6' For more product specs, check out Jaipur rugs. If you're interested in special ordering any of their rugs shoot me an email!
In other news....
You're invited to an ice cream party!
Come get a FREE single, double, or triple scoop Ice cream cone!
Where: ANY RC Willey location
When: today! (July 30th)
Why: Because it's hot outside. And you deserve it.
Party Details: RC Willey will also pay your sales tax on any purchase of $499 or more all weekend!