Rug Swaps for a New Look

Why Here?

The dining room is the first room people see when they enter my house.  It is also one of the most boring rooms in our house.  I like to make it feel new by swapping out the rug in the room.  Plus, I'm a rug hoarder.  I hate turning loose of my rugs, so swapping out rugs gives me an excuse to hang onto them.

Where I Buy Rugs?

Since I obviously love rugs, I do not like to spend too much money on them.  My favorite places to shop for rugs are World Market, Rugs USA, Joss and Main, and Well Woven.  Each of these retailers offers deep discounts and coupon codes, so some of my most favorite 8 x 10 rugs were obtained for less than $200.

Which Rug Is Best?

When placing a dining room rug beneath a table, you want to make sure that all chair legs fit on the rug.  A rug that is too big looks better than a rug that is too small.  For my space, an 8 x 10 is the perfect size.  I like for some of the bare floor to be exposed.  At least 18 inches from the rug's edges is a general rule and looks nice.  Though I  have had all types of rugs and even tried color once, a vibrant blue, my all time favorite dining room rug is jute.  Jute is versatile and cleans up easily after spills.  My dining room also serves as a walkway, so a jute rug is perfect for those tracking in.  Even though I enjoy a different look from time to time, I am a neutral, practical girl at heart, and I always come back to my jute rug.  I have three different jute rugs in my house, and all hold up well and shed little.  My dining room jute rug is from Joss and Main. My living room jute is from World Market.  My entry rug is from Pottery Barn.  The most expensive and the least shedding of the three is the Pottery Barn rug that I have in my entry.  Tomorrow, my dining room may have a different look!  Just wait and see.

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  1. Katrina
    June 29, 2017 / 2:49 am

    YAY! I received an email! Love the blog!
    Keep the fun posts and pretty pics coming!
    You girls are GOLD LAME bloggers!
    Sending best wishes from the panhandle!

    • Shalia
      June 29, 2017 / 11:25 pm

      How awesome! Thank you, Katrina 🙂

  2. June 29, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I wish I just had my house put away so I could hoard rugs and be cool like you! #BCLS <I'm coining that (Be Cool Like S)

    • Shalia
      June 29, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      You are already way cooler than I am. You have a patio with lights and an organized pantry.

  3. Julia
    February 26, 2018 / 5:00 am

    What is the color of your wood floors? Is it hardwood or laminate?

    • Shalia
      February 27, 2018 / 11:38 am


      Hi! My floors are Shaw wood floors. They are Pebble Creek Weathered Saddle. I love them.

      I hope this helps!


  4. March 8, 2018 / 11:45 am

    Hi!!! Absolutely love your style! Can you tell me where you got your animal Hyde rug please? Can’t seem to find it on your LIKEtoKNOW.it

    • Sandi Johnson
      March 8, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Hi, it’s from a local store here in Oklahoma City called Live Boho. They have a huge selection of them.

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