Do you have a Target shopping routine? I definitely do. Once I figured out where my local Target likes to place its clearance items, I made those areas regular stops on my Target shopping trips. At my store, they place clearance items on the ends of the racks, in the least-traveled areas. I found some great stuff on clearance in the past, so I always make a point to look at the end of the racks in the Home section whenever I'm in the store.
The diaper trip was no exception. I picked up the diapers (fleeing from the baby section as soon as I could because I felt woefully out of my element over there) and proceeded on my normal route. I was SUPER excited to spot a bunch of rugs in the clearance section at the end of the aisle! They almost never have the rugs on clearance– usually it's shower curtains, vases, tablecloths, etc.
To make a long story short (or maybe not so short), I bought two fabulous rugs for more than 50% off! Our new living room rug is totally awesome. It's bold, modern, graphic– and super soft underfoot. I paid $165 for the 6.5x 10 size, which was just over 50% off the normal $350 purchase price. YES!
(That white vase? Also picked up in the Target clearance aisle for $12!)
Isn't it fun? I feel like the bold pattern and rich colors totally woke up the entire room!
This is what it looked like with the previous rug, a hand-me-down from my parents:
The browns and reds in the rug really compliment the painting above the fireplace and make the whole room feel much more put together. I love the look, and my husband loves how cushy the carpet is when you walk on it.
We are training the nuggets not to lie down on the rug because light-colored dog hair + dark colored rug = bad combo! (We moved a dog bed into the living room so they would sleep there instead of on the rug, and it seems to be working.)
I also took home this beautiful runner for our hallway for only $22 (down from $90). It's awesome, too!
It's crazy how a rug can change the whole look and feel of a room, isn't it?