Y’all, Joanna’s rugs are now available! I must tell you, when I got the email I was so excited to see them, drool over them, imagine what they’d look like in my rooms, what they’d feel like under foot, pulling together my entire design. I imagined what they’d look like with sippy cups, pretzels and goldfish crackers strewn about, legos, Barbie shoes, and hot wheels stuck in the fibers.
The rugs would look gorgeous. Obviously.
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I mean look at these rugs…
Unfortunately, they are so far out of my usual price range for area rugs. By “far,” I mean… I live in Pennsylvania, and these rugs live in the farthest land away possible. Antarctica or something super, super remote. With no internet, electricity, water, or people.
I don’t think a $2,700 rug is practical for most people, though I could very well be wrong because there are some that are sold out. That kind of cash spent on a rug isn’t practical for me and my household, with or without kids… because I spill. A lot. It’s no surprise they’re a big investment, though. Most are hand woven or hand knotted by actual human beings, all of them using gorgeous fibers.
So, this is what to do when you can’t afford a glorious Joanna Gaines rug…
You find alternatives. You make it work for you. We’ve all been there, right? You find something you fall madly in love with, only to realize you’ve passed out on the floor of whatever store you’re in, from the numbers on the price tag. Then you hightail yourself to the local Home Goods to salvage your shopping trip. You get hunting. Panic mode sets in, and you’re at the point of either buying or ditching it, while trying to keep in mind this handful of excellent budget decorating tips from Lisa at The Purple Hydrangea. As you dig around, you know you will find a wonderfully beautiful and affordably priced substitute. We always do. Along with spur-of-the-moment essentials for a cozy home (thanks Sarah at 1915 House for that perfect list!). I know this story all too well, don’t I!!
To save you some digging, these are 7 of my favorite affordable alternatives to Joanna rugs… since I’m not affording a Joanna rug…
1. nuLoom Blyth Indoor Area Rug (Amazon)
2. Safavieh Adirondack Collection distressed (Amazon)
3. Safavieh Adirondack Collection Ivory & Silver (Amazon)
4. Rugs USA Traditional Vintage Inspired Overdyed Area Rug (Amazon)
Having a set of beautiful rugs from the Magnolia line would be a total dream come true (how sad is that… a dream come true would be a spectacular area rug!?), but in the mean time, my pretzel crumb, barbie shoe packed, lego brick laden floors will rock a few of these affordable alternatives!
As always, pinners gonna pin pin pin.