I love farmhouse style rugs, all tattered looking and gorgeous. What I do not love, is how expensive area rugs can be. I found 7 8×10 area rugs, all with a vintage, distressed, rustic, farmhouse, boho vibe… all under $150.
We have a lot of little kids running all willy nilly with juices, crackers, candies, markers, slime, dirt, ketchup, chocolate, milk, and Lord knows what else. I cannot be having them trashing and destroying rugs. That’s the main reason why we never upgraded our rugs when we built this house – we knew they’d get destroyed.
And… they have.
The living room rug has a blue sharpie line drawing, a big blue stain from a renegade freezie pop that was left to die a slow death, toothpaste, ketchup, and a LOT of small random stains that I don’t recall cleaning up.
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I steam clean the main carpet in our house at least 3 times a month and while we do use an amazing carpet spray (which also is used in the laundry too), the carpet itself is just so basic-level and worn, it’s beyond. We shall upgrade the carpets in the second floor with a better quality carpet, but the first floor shall have none.
Our grand plans are to remove the carpet in the living room, dining room (why there is wall-to-wall carpeting in dining rooms is beyond my comprehension on so many levels), and the play room, and do some type of wood or wood-look flooring. We will keep the carpet on the stairs, hallway, and bedrooms upstairs, but will upgrade that to a nicer-grade option way, way, way down the road. Like when they can brush their teeth without toting the toothpaste around the house.
I have been thinking about getting a giant area rug for the living room in the mean time, to help break up the sharpie stains and beige-ness. Which, is ironic because all the rugs I keep gravitating toward… are in the realm of beige. Go figure.
Every(ish) Friday, 1915 House and The Purple Hydrangea get together and bring you a super simple, fast, fix to help simplify and beautify your home and life.
This weeks fixes:
Sarah: Myrrh Facial Serum Recipe
Lisa: Vegan Potato Soup – Tasty Healthy Comfort in a Bowl
7 Gorgeous Farmhouse Style Area Rugs, under $150
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