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RUGS 101

RUGS 101 from Layla Grayce from Layla Grayce
Shopping for a rug can be confusing: which size do you need? What’s the difference between one weave and the other? Which one is best for a child’s room? Which one will easily clean up after a red wine spill? (Because #scandalnight requires a full glass at all times.)

See? So many questions. Luckily, we’ve got the answers. Read on for our foolproof tips on picking the perfect rug.

Size: This is probably the most important factor in choosing your floor decor. You want the scale of the rug to suit the room and to accommodate your furniture. The guidelines are as follows: a rug should be two feet shorter than the smallest wall of a room (example: in a 12′ x 14′ nursery, you’d want a 10′-wide rug). For dining rooms, it depends on the table. Make sure the rug extends at least 18 inches beyond the table — you want the chairs to fit!Choosing a Rug Size from Layla Grayce

Diagram: Indeed Decor

Care and Cleaning: You need a rug pad for both comfort and to prevent slips. Vacuuming is a must, too: no need to over-do it, but routine cleaning is a good idea. If you do spill, it’s important to clean immediately to prevent staining. Cleaning methods vary from fabric to fabric, so be sure to check your labels.

Color and Pattern: Ah, the fun part! A rug can truly define a space. It’s important to find something that speaks to your style but is also practical.

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  • Striped rugs are versatile, classic, and fun. We love them in a kid’s space or a refined bathroom.
  • The Bohemian trend is here to stay, and a rug is the perfect way to express your free-spirited style.
  • Blues and beachy tones provide a coastal air: we think of oceanfront homes and serene spaces.
  • A more graphic rug gives interiors a quick dose of pattern, ideal for a bold, modern look.

Material: A kitchen rug and a living room rug serve completely different purposes. And a house with four kids, two dogs, and a parakeet has different needs than that of a sophisticated empty-nester. This is where material comes into play. A vinyl floorcloth is perfect for a high-traffic area, while a romantic aubusson makes for an elegant piece in a low-key living room. Sisal, wool, vinyl, jute and cotton blends are ideal for durability and easy cleaning while other varieties are best for low-maintenance households. Once you decide what you need, you can shop by material.

So, did you get all that? Rugs can really make a space, and getting the right size, fabric and look for your lifestyle is key. It’s all about what’s best for you! We hope this tutorial shed a little light on the matter, and you can always contact our customer service team for a one-on-one session if you need help choosing that perfect piece.

Sale Into Fall

Sale Into Fall from Layla Grayce

We adore sales. They turn our lust-induced Pinterest boards into a reality. This time, the style house Surya stands out with a 15% off promo code (SOFANCY15) in anticipation of our favorite customers scooping up stunning lamps, patterned rugs, and classical designs. We’ll ease you into the new season from our pool float-filled summer by adding new products to fall in love with throughout the sale. Make your list by perusing the entire collection.

Q&A With Loloi Rugs (feat. Cyrus Loloi)

Q&A with Loloi Rugs from Layla Grayce

We just love how Loloi rugs transform a room! From bold chevron prints and floral patterns to blended neutral tones and solid hues, this versatile collection establishes a unique vibe in any space with hand-knotted, tufted and looped textures. Looking to revamp your bedroom or living room? We interviewed Cyrus Loloi, principal for Loloi, to get the inside scoop on the best tricks for choosing the perfect floor covering to suit your style. Shop the Loloi rug collection here (and enjoy free shipping on the entire line!).

Q&A with Cyrus Loloi of Loloi Rugs

LG: When deciding on the size of a rug for a room, how large should the border of flooring around the rug be? Does it vary from room to room (bedroom, living room, dining room)?
CL: Keeping at least 18 inches of bare floor exposed by the rug’s edges is the classic rule, but it can vary depending on the area. If you have a smaller room feel free to bend this rule a bit, but allow for at least a few inches of space at the rug’s edge. Rugs right up against the wall end up looking like carpet, and that’s not what you want.

LG: I’m looking for a rug for a high-traffic area. What are some tips for choosing the correct rug for my lifestyle?
CL: In this scenario, you have to consider two things: construction and fiber. The most durable construction is hand-knotted, but flat weaves and hand-tufted rugs last fairly well and are considerably less expensive. For fiber, I recommend either wool, polypropylene, or polyester. Many people think that synthetic rugs wear out quickly, but polypropylene and polyester are actually extremely durable and stain resistant.

LG: What are the top 3 things I should consider when selecting my new area rug?
CL: In the rug world, it all comes down to color, design, and texture. First, you have to consider how the colors in the rug are going to coordinate with the room’s existing colors. The colors don’t have to match perfectly, but you do want to pick complementary tones. When in doubt, a natural fiber rug like sisal or undyed wool offers a very versatile look. Trust me, when you get color right, it makes all the difference.

For design, pick a pattern that fits your style and personality. Don’t be afraid to pick a traditional rug in a contemporary room, or a modern rug in a traditional room. As a word of caution, if you have elaborate wallpaper or patterned upholstery, a solid design like the Anzio Denim Hand Woven Wool Rug works best.

Texture plays an important role too. Textured rugs like the Sahara Ivory Hand Knotted Wool Rug offset the solid surface of your floor and draw your eyes to the dimension of the rug.

LG What are the biggest trends in rugs right now?
CL: I’m enjoying the wave of blues that designers seem to be using everywhere this year. Aqua, indigo, and navy are really on-trend right now, especially paired with white, like this rug.

Q&A with Loloi Rugs from Layla Grayce

Our Top 10 Rugs

Top 10 Rugs From Layla Grayce
1. Dash & Albert Plain Tin Charcoal Wool Hook Rug 2. Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Trimaran Stripe Rug 3. Surya Frontier Marrakesh Dark Blue Flatweave Rug 4. Company C Indoor/Outdoor Talavera Tile Rug 5. Jaipur Coastal Living Bahai Hand Hooked Rug 6. Jaipur Maroc Nyasha Gray Wool Rug 7. Surya Frontier Casablanca Blue Flatweave Rug 8. Surya Frontier Wide Zigzag Yellow Flatweave Rug 9. Surya Frontier Enchant Mediterranean Blue Flatweave Rug 10. Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Platinum White Rug

Whether you’re looking for a little pop of pattern in the bedroom or a sophisticated neutral accent in the foyer, a beautiful area rug is just the answer! Our extensive collection of floor coverings combines plush comfort with striking patterns and colors for the perfect home accents.

Design enthusiasts everywhere, we know gorgeous, one-of-a-kind area rugs are enough to floor your excitement. However, there’s more! Through September 17th, you can enter to win a $1,000 Surya rug shopping spree, meaning one of these beauties can be yours at minimal cost. Click here for all of the details!

Pin to Win a $1,000 Surya Shopping Spree!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to our winner, Irina K.!

Pin your perfect fall color palette for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree towards Surya Rugs on Layla Grayce! To celebrate the arrival of fall and all the beautiful hues of Surya, we’re giving one winner a $1,000 shopping spree towards ANY Surya rug(s) of your choice (subject to availability). To win, simply follow the steps found below.

In the mean time, soak up the fall color inspiration from these autumn-hue induced Surya rugs! This season, we’re crazy for their rich blues, crisp greens and cool neutrals; not to mention their vibrant shades of orange and red shades (and a surprising pop of fuschia!). As the summer air fades to cooler fall temperatures, there’s nothing better to cozy up your home than the warm, textured palettes of Surya’s finest seasonal finds. Don’t forget to enter the contest… these exciting new designs are yours to win!

Surya Pinterest Giveaway
Blue Family Room, Pink Dining Room, Surya Rugs

To Enter:

  • Join Pinterest.com, and follow Layla Grayce and Surya‘s Pinterest boards
  • Launch a new Pinterest board, and name it “Layla Grayce/Surya Fall Color Inspiration”
  • Fill this board with at least 10 pins – a minimum of 5 must be pinned from our Surya Pinboard. Complete your board with other inspiration and/or products from Layla Grayce’s bedding and decor categories.
  • Tag all pins on the board #laylagrayce and #suryarugs
  • When you’re done, click here to submit the board’s URL via Facebook and be entered to win! *Note, you must have a Facebook account to enter.

Giveaway closes Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at midnight EST. Winner will be announced Wednesday, September 18. Winner will receive up to $1000 credit towards Surya on Layla Grayce, in the form of a one-time use promo code. If product winner selects totals less than $1000, the remaining winning dollar amount will be forfeited. If product exceeds $1000, winner agrees to pay the difference. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Employee Spotlight: Chelsea, Site Content Manager

Layla Grayce Site Content Manager Chelsea @LaylaGrayce
Dream Dining Room, Andy Warhol Pattern, Worlds Away Star Chandelier, Global Views Grey Arabesque Rug

Here at Layla Grayce, we love our site content manager, Chelsea! Originally from Los Angeles, she started out working for our main office in Pasadena. When she moved to Alabama, we loved her so much that we couldn’t let her go and she became part of our web team! Chelsea has a super glam, refined style that has us all wishing she could come over and decorate our homes. We especially love her Worlds Away Star Chandelier!

Brands We Love: Trina Turk

Trina Turk Rugs @LaylaGrayce
Trina Turk Rugs

Inspired by a sunny California lifestyle, Trina Turk creates home decor with bright and artistic design! Just in time for summer, her rugs and throw pillows introduce eclectic patterns to a living room, bedroom or any other space that needs some extra flair and whimsy! We’re floored by the dynamic artistry of her rug collection, carefully crafted with iconic prints and vibrant colors.

Trina Turk Pillows @LaylaGrayce
Trina Turk Pillows

If you’re hoping to add a little modernist art influence to your home, Trina Turk’s throw pillows effortlessly provide a bold graphic look. Citrus-inspired hues energize your sofa or bed, while geometric shapes, eye-catching florals and on-trend ikat swirls offer stunning visual interest.

Trina Turk Pillow @LaylaGrayce
Trina Turk Pillows

Channeling sophisticated mid-century modern style and injecting a healthy dose of casual West Cost style, Trina Turk’s throw pillows, rugs and fabric by the yard collections deliver vibrancy and energy to the home. To shop the entire collection, click here.

15% Off Summer Entertaining Essentials

Favorite Summer Entertaining Items @LaylaGrayceInsider Faves: Summer Entertaining

Every month, we choose Insider Faves – our Top 10 favorite items in a particular category – and offer 15% off those brands. This month, we’re ready for summer entertaining! We selected summertime essentials, ranging from our nautical inspired serving utensil set to a personalized cutting board and ice bucket that make great hostess gifts. Click here to see all of our picks, and don’t forget to enter “FAVE15” at checkout to save 15% off our selected brands. Offer ends Sunday, June 30.

See our list of excluded vendors.

Runway Inspired Rugs

Fashion Inspired Rugs @LaylaGrayce
1. Gypsy Soul, Surya Native Rug 2. Walk on the Wild Side, Jonathan Adler Zebra Rug 3. Petal Pink, Surya Honeysuckle Pink Rug 4. Classically Graphic, Dash & Albert Black Chevron Rug 5. Seeing Stripes, Jaipur Striped Rug 6. Patchwork Perfection, Dash & Albert Gypsy Rose Rug 7. Retro Revival, Amy Butler Morning Glory Rug 8. Marigold Fields, Thomas Paul Maize Rug

From preppy plaids to bright florals, this season’s top fashion trends have captured our attention. While we could always go out and scour the racks for our favorite looks, we decided instead to bring the runway home in the form of interior design (since that’s what we know best!). So often trends transcend more than one genre, and sure enough, we found the season’s hottest patterns right under our nose in our very own rug collection. If you’re one to take a walk on the wild side with bold prints, Jonathan Adler’s black and white Zebra Rug will decorate your space with a taste of the animal kingdom. Or if you’re a gypsy soul through and through, the Surya Frontier Native Rug delivers the eclectic colors and patterns you love. For other trendsetting runway-to-rug designs, shop our full collection!

Company C Rugs + Throws

Company C Chevron Rug @LaylaGrayce
Company C Capri Blue Chevron Rug

Maybe it’s the longer days or the slightly warmer weather, but there’s something about April that brings out a desire to brighten our décor with a bold palette and fun graphics. Company C’s new collection of area rugs, throw pillows and blankets has us floored with mesmerizing patterns and vibrant hues for the entire home.

Company C Throws @LaylaGrayce
Company C Throw Blanket available in White, Sky, Blush, Blue Iris

Motivated to add some color, but don’t want to change your entire room? Swapping out a rug or tossing in a throw blanket immediately energizes a space with fresh and distinctive style. Company C’s latest line of cozy woven blankets delivers soft texture to a sofa, chair or bed in an array of rich hues.

Company C Fushia Chevron Rug @LaylaGrayce
Company C Fuchsia Chevron Rug

On-trend and perfect for spring, the bright fuchsia, orange and green hues and the funky zigzag print of their chevron rug add unexpected pizazz to the home this season.

Company C Pink Portico Rug @LaylaGrayce
Company C Portico Rug

Ready to spruce up your space? Shop the entire inviting and evocative Company C home textile and accessory collection.