I am a fan of wood floors, but as a pet owner, I want to protect my floors from the thunder that races through the living room every evening at at 5 pm when Tiger barrels through to the kitchen for dinner.
I rely on sturdy area rugs for my high traffic areas to keep our original 1959 floors in tip top shape. I also love the touch of warmth they add in the fall and winter.
The versatility of area rugs is something we’ve all come to know and enjoy over the years and nowadays, there are millions of choices out there. From thick shags and traditional oriental rugs, to turkish rugs and my favorite lately, upcycled “rag” rugs.
These rag rugs today aren’t anything like the rag rug in your kitchen from childhood. They are thick, gorgeous and downright fashionable. I am lucky enough to have a friend who made one for me from cashmere and wool socks and another from used denim jeans from the Goodwill store (see photo above). It does more than sit blankly waiting to have mud wiped on it. It’s a work of art!
Meanwhile, I am also smitten with this 5×8 rug also made from recycled jeans from Shades of Light.
- Actual Size: 5’Wx8’L
- Color: Faded To Dark Denim Blue/Jute
- Material: Cotton
- Rug Pattern: Striped
- Weave: Flatweave
Being sustainable and beautiful is sometimes hard to find, but I find the unique patterns that show up in these “rag” rugs every bit as gorgeous as a designer tufted carpet.