Skip to Content

Choosing the Right Entryway Rug

This post is part of a sponsorship with Wayfair. 

A little something fun for a Thursday and it comes in the form of a discount from Wayfair! But before we get to that, I could really use some help choosing a new entryway rug.

If you’ve been following along with our sporadic home improvements, you know that we do a little here and there, nothing for a while and then tackle a huge project. Last month we got new windows. This month, I’m trying to deal with the summer splurge and get organized.

livingroom dining

Currently, I am on the hunt for a great entryway rug that will coordinate with the rest of the decor in our open living-room and kitchen. I have never been one for matchy-matchy stuff, which means you won’t see me buying rug sets or basically any room-in-a-box type thing. It takes longer for me to find what I want, but I feel like the end result is worthwhile. Plus, and let’s be honest here, if I ever felt like my house was finished, what would I do with myself?!

livingroom entry

livingroom door

So here is what my room looks like. We’ve got some pretty bold patterns going on in the dining area curtains and the living room rug and I love the way it’s coming together. Yes, I love a good pattern. But I also know I should probably stick to something simple for the front door. I’ve narrowed my choices down to three options. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Entryway rugs

Option 1

This is a great and practical rug for the front door. I like the variation in texture for cleaning dirt off of shoes and it looks to be non-slip which is a bonus. My concern here is adding another red to the room. So far, I have been ok with matching reds and this one looks like it would work. But I won’t know until I see it in person. Bungalow Flooring Aqua Shield Boxwood Mat $40.

Option 2

I really really love this rug. I love the color and the pattern. That said, is it subtle enough to bring in with the other patterns in the room? Part of me says yes, but I need some encouraging here. It’s definitely the riskiest one of the bunch. It’s also thinner and would require a non-skid rug pad underneath. Dash and Albert Woven Sprout Indoor/Outdoor rug $35.

Option 3

I love the look of natural rugs and I think this one would look really nice in the room. It would also need a rug pad but would be great for catching dirt as we come in from the yard. Kosas Home Anello Natural Rug $63.

So here I am with 3 tabs open in my browser and I just can’t decide! I’d love to hear your thoughts on these. And if you have some rug shopping to do, I have an exclusive discount for Wayfair to share with you!

Wayfair.com Discount

Between now and August 4, 2014, use the code RUGLUV08 to get 15% of any area rug purchase on Wayfair.com. These discounts don’t come around very often, so if you need a rug it’s a great time to buy!

Happy shopping! (But seriously, help me pick a rug)

choosing-the-right-entryway-rug

This post is part of a sponsorship with Wayfair. 

andrea

ABOUT ANDREA

I'm a travel-loving boymom living in Raleigh, NC. I love making life a little bit easier and a lot more fun by sharing easy recipes, travel tips, and holiday treats. Read more...

Tags

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Julie Meyers Pron

Friday 1st of August 2014

I like the red best. The texture allows for it to be a few shades off from the other reds in the room, and it gives you something different. The natural blends with the floor and the green is like you're throwing another color in that's no where else. That's kind of awkward, from a decorating (well, at least my 9-hour interior design course decorating) standpoint.

Andrea Updyke

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

Thanks! The green is on the other side of the room, but I think I am leaning toward the red too. I just like that I won't need a rug pad!

Christa Ryan

Friday 1st of August 2014

I'll be the voice of dissent here! I think you should go with the red. It provides a nice pop of color at the far side of the room, plus it's already non-skid. I've had a thin rug like the green one, and even with a non-skid pad, it still bunched up. That can be aggravating, especially at a main door. The neutral rug isn't bad, but it just kind of blends in with the floor.

Andrea Updyke

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

I think I am leaning that way too!

ilinap

Thursday 31st of July 2014

I like the green and the natural. Then again, I went with green recycled glass countertops in my bar. I do appreciate a jolt of color. (http://www.houzz.com/photos/11747976/Cameron-Park-Historic-Renovation-transitional-kitchen-raleigh)

Andrea Updyke

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

I love the green. So much. I just don't think it will hold up as the front door rug. And your counters!! Sigh. Just perfect.

Krystyn

Thursday 31st of July 2014

I think I like the natural one best. And green is a close second!

Andrea Updyke

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

Thanks! I like them both, but I wish they would be non-slip.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.