About a year ago, I switched out my old, fraying foyer rug for PB Teen’s Scroll Border Dhurrie rug:
It was a major improvement over the old rug and I’m really happy with how it has held up but since it’s black, it shows every little piece of lint and dirt that gets tracked into the house. So while I love the rug and would still use it somewhere else in my house, it was not a good choice for our entry. So I searched for an inexpensive jute rug to replace it, looking all over for one – Target, Pottery Barn, Ballard Outlet, IKEA – but couldn’t find the size rug that I wanted for the money that I was willing to spend. Then, after getting an e-mail from Rugs USA about their Spring Savings Event (50-80% off all rugs!), I went online and found exactly what I was looking for – the Maui Chunky Loop Jute Rug:
They had it in the hard-to-find size that I wanted (4 x 6) and for under $55 with free shipping. It came at the end of last week and I love it! Not only does it look better because it hides any dirt that gets tracked into the house but the bigger size makes my small foyer look much bigger – a definite plus!
It’s a thick, chunky rug that feels great underfoot and I love the fringed edges:
Rugs USA has a great selection of rugs, they run sales all of the time (as much as 75-80% off!) with free shipping, and they have free returns (other than shipping fees). Since the return shipping fee on a large area rug can be pretty hefty, if you’re considering a large rug I would think about ordering it in the smallest available size first to make sure you like it. Yes, you’ll have to pay a shipping fee to return it, but it won’t be that huge and then you can order a large rug in the same pattern with confidence that it will work. There are LOTS of great rugs to choose from at Rugs USA, including many that have been used in various bloggers’ homes. Here are a few of my faves:
Aren’t they great?! Rugs USA will definitely be one of the first places that I look for rugs for our new house. Pottery Barn and West Elm are other favorite sources – their prices tend to be a bit higher but you have the advantage of being able to see the rugs in person and sometimes you can snag a great deal at the Pottery Barn Outlet, like I did on my West Elm Chevron Knot Rug. What’s your favorite source for rugs?