Fall Area Rugs: Autumnal Splendor for Your Floors

We’ll soon be turning the calendar page to September, and before you know it, you’ll be craving something cozy for your home. What better to warm up your existing flooring than a fall-themed area rug? Besides being seasonally-appropriate, these colorful autumn rugs provide cushioning and comfort underfoot. Here are a few fall rugs that will whisk those rich harvest colors right into your home.

The Seasons Area Rug looks like a bed of leaves on your floor. In colors of sienna, moss, butternut, forest, and taupe, these unique, sculptured rugs have edges that follow the contours of the leaves.

Seasons Rectangle Rug Seasons Rectangle Rug

The Autumn Allure Rug honors the most colorful season with a hint of contemporary sensibility. These floorcoverings feature a collage of autumn colors, leaves, and scrolls on a geometric background.

Autumn Allure Rectangle Rug Gold
If you love the idea of a collage rug, but you’re wanting an even bolder statement, the Autumn Bliss Rug is for you. Scattered leaves pop from a background of blocks in deep burgundy and earthy shades.

Autumn Bliss Leaf Rectangle Rug Brown

For a jewel-toned take on autumn, consider the Fall’s Splendor Rug. This floorcovering features an intriguing display of autumn leaves and geometric blocks in burgundy, green, and neutral hues.

Falls Splendor Rectangle Rug Multi Jewel

Jamila Multipurpose Wall Rack: Great Storage Solution for Any Room!

Magazines, mugs, towels, scarves, or caps… whatever needs to be organized, the Jamila Wall Rack is up to the challenge! With its simplistic scroll design and plenty of hooks, this multipurpose wall rack complements any decor and will be useful in any room. This metal wall rack is available in two finishes: brown and white. Click here to view this fabulous wall rack!

Below are just a few ideas for its use:

Bathroom: rolled towels

Bedroom/Closet: jewelry, scarves, hats

Craft Room: wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags

Entryway: caps, wraps, light jackets, sports equipment

Kitchen/Dining Area/Bar: mugs, wine bottles

Living Room: rolled magazines

Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack

Closet Organizers and Storage Solutions for Home or Dorm

Lost in a sea of bland totes and organizers? Put a little pizazz in your organization efforts with these patterned closet organizers and storage boxes. Towels, shoes, sweaters, cleaning supplies… whatever you need to store, wherever you need to store it, there’s a nifty solution!

Whether you’re a fashion-forward decorator or a college student who wants to stand out, these organizers will be just what you need. Made of fabric, these durable organizers and storage boxes are collapsible when not in use.

The Kelsey Collection is gray with sweet soft pink and silver florals.
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Kelsey Closet Organizers and Storage Boxes

The Lydia Collection has fashionable black, gray, and white damask.
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Lydia Closet Organizers and Storage Boxes

The Zoey Collection is gray with a sophisticated medallion design.
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Zoey Closet Organizers and Storage Boxes

Curious about these organizers?

The Storage Box Set of 2 protects your items from dust and dirt. Each storage box has a hinge for easy opening, a handle, and a label window. Large and jumbo sizes are available.

The Under-the-Bed Storage Box Set of 2 makes use of the space under your bed; stackable boxes can also be placed in a closet. Each has three handles, a hinged top, and a label window.

The Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer turns seldom-used space into ample storage. Organizer has 20 pockets and includes hooks for over-the-door use.

The Hanging Shelf Set of 2 includes a 6-shelf organizer and a 10-shelf shoe organizer. Each hangs via your closet rod and a sturdy hook-and-loop closure.

The Storage Cube Set of 3 is great for any room! Each cube has a front handle and a label window.

How to Choose the Right Area Rug for Your Space

Are you on the hunt for a new area rug? Ready to add comfort underfoot and bid adieu to that cold floor? Consider these tips and recommendations for choosing the right area rug for your space.

Fit Your Lifestyle
Will your area rug be placed in a high-traffic or low-traffic area of the home? If you have children or pets, an easy-care rug with stain-resistant properties is a must. Avoid looped rugs that may snag on your pet’s nails. If you have your heart set on a fluffy, high-pile rug, consider placing it in a low-traffic area or using it to add a luxurious touch in the bedroom.

Practical Concerns
Measure the size of the area ahead of time, and determine furniture placement beforehand, if possible. If the area rug will be placed by a door, note the rug thickness before purchasing. Be sure that the rug is not so thick that it will prevent the door from opening and closing. Consider the appearance of the other items in the room; if window treatments and furnishings have striking patterns, opt for a rug with a subdued pattern or solid color.

Remember a Rug Pad
A good-quality rug pad will provide nonslip protection for your floorcovering while cushioning your step. It will also help your rug to last longer and will make it easier to vacuum. Most rug pads can be cut to size with scissors. Be aware that some rug pads are intended for hard floors or carpeted surfaces only; while others are reversible and can accommodate both types of flooring.

Entryway
This area of the home receives heavy foot traffic, so choose a rug that is durable and easy to clean. For an entryway, select a rug that is slightly wider than the doorway to accommodate more than one person. A low-profile rug is best so that the door can open and close easily. Another option is to place a simple entryway mat close to the door and to position your area rug farther away from the door. Remember a rug pad to keep the rug in place.

Hall
Allow flooring to be visible on all sides of the runner rug for balance. A rule of thumb for runner width is to choose a rug that will leave 4”-5” of flooring visible on each side. For length, determine if the runner will be used as an accent in the center of the hall, or if it will be full-length with just a few inches visible on either side. Just be sure that the runner does not stop halfway in front of a side door.

Living Room
Again, measuring the space and knowing the furniture placement is key. A common approach is to choose a mid-sized rug and to anchor the rug with the front of legs of furnishings positioned on it. You can balance seating by placing coasters under the back legs. Of course, no decorating rules are set in stone, and you may prefer a large rug that will allow all the furniture legs to rest on it. For this “floating” layout, most decorators recommend that you leave 18”-24” of bare floor space around the perimeter; for smaller spaces, 8” around the perimeter will suffice.

Living Room Rug Placement Ideas

Dining Room
Choose a rug that is at least 24” larger than the dining room table on all sides. For example, if the table measures 4’x6’, select a rug that is at least 8’x10’ to allow room for the back legs of the chairs to remain on the rug when the chairs are pulled out.

Dining Room Rug Placement Ideas

Bedroom
An area rug in a bedroom is perfect for keeping bare feet from touching a cold floor. When selecting a patterned rug, keep in mind that the bed will cover most of the rug. Decide if you want all furniture to be on the rug, or if the rug will be placed only under the lower two-thirds of the bed. Leave at least 18” of rug on either side of a Queen- or King-sized bed (and at least 12” for smaller beds). Instead of one large rug, runner rugs can be used at the sides of the bed if you prefer.

Bedroom Rug Placement Ideas

How to Hang and Style a Cornice Window Valance Set

A cornice valance set gives a tailored, layered look to your window. The valance set consists of a center and two side swags, typically with 1.5″ rod pockets. To hang the three-piece cornice valance set, you will need a double rod or two single rods.

Watch the video below to learn how to easily hang the valance set.

Click here to view our selection of cornice valances, including the Chalet Bleu Cornice Valance Set.

Chalet Bleu Cornice Valance Set

Refresh Your Bathroom with Solid White Bath Decor

Is your bathroom looking drab rather than fresh and pristine? Perhaps you simply want to give your bathroom a spa-like feel or the ambience of a fine hotel. Let solid white bath decor be the uplifting solution. Perk up your bathroom with a white shower curtain, white bath towels, and more; then enjoy the radiant, clean aesthetic!

Click here for a variety of solid white bath decor, including the items featured below.

The Maribella White Ruffled Shower Curtain is fun and frilly, with 10 layers of ruffles. The Marquis White Toilet Seat has a stately raised design for a sophisticated appearance.

Maribella White Shower Curtain Marquis Toilet Seat White

The Belle White Bath Rug and Belle White Bath Towel Set have a sculpted medallion design for an understated elegance. The white bath rug and towels are cotton and machine washable.

Belle Bath Rug White 20 x 30 Belle Bath Towel Set White Bath Hand Fingertip

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas Under $50

Have you been invited to a summer wedding already this year? Is the invitation still sitting on your table, like an ever-present reminder that you still haven’t found a great gift for that special couple?

Let these unique wedding gift ideas nudge you (sweetly, of course) in the right direction. Each affordable wedding gift is under $50, making it friendly to your budget and a memorable way to wish the couple many years of wedded bliss. Find them a beautiful wedding gift, whether they gravitate toward traditional, sentimental, or modern decor.

Click here to view over 20 fabulous wedding gift ideas (prices are shown after you click on the link).

The Love That Lasts Figurine features a 1920s-style couple in intricate dress, while the Just Married Sculpture has an abstract, modern aesthetic.

Love That Lasts Figurine Off White Just Married Table Sculpture

The We Decided on Forever Plaque has a rustic, minimalist quality. Lovers of vintage-inspired cottage decor will adore the Enjoy the Little Things Wall Plaque.

We Decided on Forever Wall Plaque Multi Earth Enjoy the Little Things Wall Plaque Charcoal

Provide them with words to live by with the soft and cozy Live, Laugh, Love Throw Blanket. The Mavita Wall Photo Frame is a darling way for the couple to remember their special day.

Live Laugh Love Throw Blanket Chocolate 60 x 80 Mavita Bow Double Photo Frame Gold

The You & Me Word Wall Art has a bold, graphic design that celebrates the bond between two people in love. The Our Hearts As One Sculpture depicts two interconnected hearts and will be a beautiful representation of the happy couple’s relationship.

You and Me Word Wall Art Black Our Hearts As One Sculpture Bronze