Finding the Perfect Rug for our Dining Room

Finding the Perfect Rug for our Dining Room

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by RugsUSA as the Marquis Chevron Cola Rug featured in this post was sent to me complimentary in exchange for writing this post. All editorial and opinions are my own.

I’ve been on the hunt for a new dining room rug since we moved into our loft this past summer. We were using a hand-me-down rug before and while it served its purpose, I never felt like it truly reflected our personal styles. So, this time around, I was determined to find the perfect rug. And I thought I’d share my rug adventure with you because chances are, you’re on the hunt or soon will be as you decorate your newlywed/wedded nest.

Because our loft has a super open floor plan, the dining room is really the first impression upon walking in so this rug needed to be beautiful and functional and I wanted it to be natural instead of a synthetic blend. Functional, for us, meant that it should be good at stain-hiding (it’s the dining room – food spills happen) and provide a warm/soft feel for chilly nights.

I began the hunt in a few local stores but was either appalled by the synthetic smells or the steep price tags … so I took my hunt online and discovered a mecca of awesome rugs on RugsUSA.

I really loved the traditional look of faux-antiqued Persians. They have such a timeless appeal and I think they have the ability to blend well with most any decor. But then I spotted this gem. I immediately loved the classic herringbone design – it reminded me of the wooden floors in many of the French b&b’s J&I have stayed in which made me smile. And then, upon reading the specs, I realized that this pretty rug was made of patchwork cowhide. Swooooon. I loved that it was a natural rug and that the many different shades of hide would lend a depth and richness (and hide stains!) which couldn’t be achieved with other fabrics. My mind was made and I placed my order. Soon after, this beauty arrived at our door:

Isn’t she sooo pretty??? I love that the smoky colors lend a masculine feel but the delicate herringbone design softens it up. I ordered the 7’6″ x 9’6″ size and it fits our table set perfectly. The rug was hand-made in India and is 100% cowhide. Shop this rug here.

Some of the patches of cowhide are really long and soft and furry while others are shorter and more coarse – it adds such depth and interest. The stitching is gorgeously flawless.

I couldn’t be happier with our new dining room rug and I think it would work equally well in our living room if I ever decide to switch things up. Great quality, price + service – I’m impressed! One more thing I enjoyed was that I didn’t have to worry about how to get this massive rug home – shipping was included making it no-fuss.

And, pssst, RugsUSA currently has a 50% off sale going on right now so if you’re in the market for a new rug, make sure you check out their selection! Have fun!

Photographyh by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.