What You Should Know About…Kaleen Rugs

This Thanksgiving weekend, our customers enjoy a 20% discount on all Kaleen rugs, in addition to our already low prices. Being family-owned and vertically-integrated might seem like buzz terms used to add style and hype to a brand’s image, but Kaleen places special meaning behind those words. From sourcing the fiber to dyeing the yarn, to designing and weaving the rugs to selling the finished product, the family in charge of Kaleen Rugs is involved in every step, eliminating process inefficiencies to lower manufacturing costs. That kind of meticulous quality control results in a high-quality product Rug & Home is able to offer our customers at a great value.


Kaleen Rugs specializes exclusively in hand-tufted rugs, consistently pushing the boundaries of fashion with their modern designs. With simple, clean, fresh designs, it’s hard to deny Kaleen their position as the best in the hand-tufted world.


Every rug collection is personally curated by the Rug & Home buying team. Here are some of our favorites:

Nomad NOMO6 Red

Nomad: Hand-tufted, flat-woven construction gives these geo-prints and tribal designs a global, well-traveled feel. 5′ x 8′ – $339

Matira MAT02-17 Blue

Matira: Inspired by the secluded beaches of Bora Bora, these indoor-outdoor rugs will brighten any room! 5′ x 7’6″ – $269

Casablanca CAS04 Ivory

Casablanca: Trendy Moroccan designs featured in hand-tufted wool. 5′ x 8′ – $339


Bimini: These hand-tufted polypropylene indoor-outdoor rugs provide a simple look with a soft hand. 5′ x 8′ – $219


What You Should Know About…Momeni Rugs

This year for Thanksgiving weekend, Rug & Home is offering deep discounts on rugs by five different name brands as part of our Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales. We don’t feel it’s enough to simply tell you the name of the brand and the discount associated with it. Rug & Home believes that the centerpiece of any beautiful room is a carefully-considered, well-chosen rug. For that reason, we’ve created a new series of blogs to help you get to know the rugs on sale this Holiday weekend. Today’s entry tells you what you should know about Momeni Rugs.

This Thanksgiving weekend, our customers enjoy a 20% discount on all Momeni rugs, in addition to our already low prices. Our buying team relies on the unique talents of this third-generation, family-run business to source the best rugs from around the world. The Momeni team’s keen eye is always scouting for the highest quality in hand-knotted rugs – Kazaks, Peshawars, and Afghanis, to name a few – allowing us to provide them to you at a great value without sacrificing quality.

The unique quality of Momeni Rugs’ pieces extend to their groundbreaking children’s rug designs. Momeni’s children’s rug designer knows how to see home décor through the eyes of a child, treating the young to amusing scenes, geometric patterns and their favorite images – from sports to fantasy. The result is their Lil Mo collection – and your child’s comfort and enjoyment.

Every rug collection is personally curated by the Rug & Home buying team. Here are some of our personal favorites:

Lil Mo Whimsy

Lil Mo: These kid-friendly rugs feature designs ranging from classical to quirky. Your child will absolutely love these pieces! 5′ x 7′ -$299

Momeni New Wave

New Wave: One of Momeni’s longest-running collections, these hand-tufted wool rugs are timeless. 5’3″ x 8′ – $599

Momeni Geo

Geo: These casual, hand-hooked rugs are the perfect accent for any modern room.    5′ x 7′ – $279

Momeni Baja

Baja: Simple, graphic patterns and lively color palettes are the signature of these indoor-outdoor rugs. 5’3″ x 7’6″ – $149

Momeni Delhi

Delhi: Master craftsmen hand-carve and hand-tuft these simple and elegant 100% wool rugs. 5′ x 8′ – $299

Momeni Bliss

Bliss: Bold transitional and soft contemporary patterns distinguish these hand-tufted Chinese rugs. 5′ x 7’6″ – $279

Trend Alert! Winter in White

You may have snow outside your window this winter – or not. But you can enjoy the bright and cozy combinations that winter white allows inside your home this year.

White isn’t only for summer, as seen in the myriad of outfits trimmed in white fur, paired with off-white cashmere sweaters, worn with oyster-shell white wool pants and pulled together with a touch of color in a dazzling hunter green scarf trimmed in bright white fringe.

You can create the same show-stopping arrangements in your home when you turn your bright white hot summer room into a warm, inviting white winter wonderland.

Winter white, in all its creative variations is a trendy color to wear for the 2012 season – and it’s all over the home furnishing fashion pages. Paint giant Benjamin Moore even carries a newwinter6 color called – that’s right, Winter White.

You don’t have to go so far as to paint your entire room, though that’s a good place to start to freshen up a space for the holidays. (You can roll on a quick coat over light-colored walls in one afternoon.) A plush white leather recliner, a new white linen sofa and side chair, white-washed dining and end tables look thoroughly modern against your holiday greens and bright red poinsettias.

winter9Don’t try to match whites. It’s never going to happen. Instead, embrace the many shades of white, from eggshell to oyster, cream and ivory. The great thing about decorating with winter white is that all shades complement each other. Unlike the nuances you see in an orangey-red or blue-red, whites don’t hold other variations from the color wheel. They’re all just tints from the same base.

If you don’t want to completely redecorate at this busy time of year, introduce touches of the trendy winter white in your accessories. Start by stringing white lights throughout your house and on the tree. White lights have long been favored by the traditionalists who opt for style over substance.

Rug & Home carries a nice selection of lamps with art décor themed white lamp shades that will spiff up a lost corner that formerly held a stocky brass lamp or worse – no light at all.winter in white image2

winter7Create a centerpiece of decadence on your floor with a thick, plush white rug from Kas. Their white Bliss rugs are the ultimate in rich winter white wonder that will transform your space. And the price is reasonable enough that it won’t break your gift and holiday decorating budget.

Wear white proudly this winter and entertain in luxury when you accent or surround your space with the glorious shades of white that are all the rage.

Lessons of the Season: Finding the Perfect Gift

Rug and Home has an array of items to choose from.  Any of these fun finds would make great gifts!Shopping for children is relatively easy. Find a plush toy or the latest game, and you’ll get the wide smile and excited hug you were expecting. Shopping for adults, however, can be a challenge. How many striped ties, golf clubs, or jogging pants does Dad really need? How many gallons of perfume, buckets of lotion, or leather gloves does Mom really need? Is that combination fingernail clipper-letter opener really the best you could do?Bright yellow birdcages make for a fun, whimsical gift.

And what about the adult children in your circle whose electronic gadgets change monthly? Buy them a new phone or music player, and it will be obsolete by the time New Year’s Day rolls around. Forget it if you want to buy them something that will make a lasting impression.Gifts can get stale. Finding the right one can be almost impossible in this day and age. Do you go to a store? Do you shop online? Do you browse a catalog? Remember when department stores had everything you could possibly want?

The best advice we got this year was to think outside the gift box. Instead of clothes that may not fit, consider an exotic, over-the-top, or creative home accessory for a different kind of present. Unlike a vacuum cleaner or toaster, a kitschy home accent piece is both personal and practical. Find a fun framed print you know they’d like or a set of throw pillows with a Warhol print in different (but matching) colors.

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finding the perfect gift image3Lamps are another great gift idea. They aren’t just for practical lighting anymore. There are so many new sleek, colorful, whimsical, and ornate lamps on the shelves that there’s a lamp for every kind of taste. Get Dad a new floor lamp to set beside his reading chair. Give Mom a set of lamps with silk shades for her sitting room. Grab a mismatched pair of art deco lamps for your young adult’s new living room.

Of course, you can always splurge on a new recliner, especially if you know the old one has seen better days. If you want to make the chair a surprise, bring the recipient’s measurements to the store when you shop so the salesperson can help you find just the right recliner to support his or her frame.

Whatever you buy, make sure it complements the person’s current theme. You’re always safe with brown leather and wood, which matches most every kind of space, but don’t be afraid to take chances. The better you know someone, the more outrageous you can safely venture. Just remember: you want your gift to be appreciated, not taken as a hint that they should change the entire room.

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Home furnishing gifts don’t have to be obvious either. Rug & Home stocks unusual items such as the latest collection of recycled wood benches, ottomans that turn into video game seats, or solid wood, hand-painted boxes that can hold all the other same-old, same-old gifts they got for Christmas this year. Your thoughtfulness will surprise them.

A Home for the Seasons

Bring out your winter accessories to decorate for the season.

Autumn. It’s the time to go through your wardrobe and pack away those halter tops and shorts until next summer. Out come the wool sweaters and corduroy pants. If you’re like many fashion-loving men and women, you probably have a jacket for cool fall evenings and a heavy down coat for winter days.

So while you’re spending the day airing, washing, and preparing your fall and winter wardrobe, why not consider switching out your room’s décor to reflect the changing of the seasons? Not many homeowners take advantage of the changing seasons. Sure, you put out the ceramic turkey salt-and-pepper shakers at Thanksgiving and the red-and-green tablecloth for Christmas, but there are so many more decorating options for your home. Consider completing your home’s wardrobe with four separate sets of accessories to complement each season.

How many times have you passed up a beautiful piece of art or a blown glass vase because you knew you didn’t have any place to showcase it? How many of your family heirlooms are packed away in the attic because you’ve had to make room for new pictures and knick-knacks? There is no reason that you can’t enjoy all your fun furnishings. Just spread them out throughout the year.

A bright, floral rug is perfect for colorful spring and summer decorating!

Start with your area rugs. Use a bright floral rug for spring and summer, and then switch it out for the deep, rich heirloom Oriental in the fall and winter. Use jute or sisal rugs in your main living areas during the warm, sunny days and replace them with warm wool rugs when you begin to light fires in the fireplace.

Drapes and window treatments are another aspect of a room that can change the ambiance from one that says, “Open me up and let the sun shine in” to “Keep me closed and snuggle up beside the fire.” Replace the light, airy sheers that pick up the pastels in your summer rugs with those lovely velvet curtains that keep in the heat during the winter. And when you switch drapes, send out the ones you’ve taken down for cleaning so they’ll be ready when you need them again.

Decorative baskets with colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables make fall decorating a cinch!

You can replace your knick-knacks more often. Bring out your favorite vases in the spring to hold cut flowers. Then in the autumn, replace them with baskets to hold fresh fruit and vegetables. Fill your wall space with dried twigs and flowers in the fall and create centerpieces from the last of your herb garden. During the winter, bring out your scented candles and holiday accessories to enjoy for the entire season.

When you make accessory changes an integral part of your seasonal wardrobe switch, you can enjoy each special purchase as if it’s brand new. You know that feeling you get when you pull out your favorite pair of leggings each fall? Expect to experience the same renewed jolt of wonder with each statuette, blown-glass bird, and wooden carving as you bring them out from storage. Have a home for the seasons!

Truly One-of-a-Kind Gifts for the More Discerning Ladies on Your List

If you struggle to come up with a new gift idea for your girlfriend, wife, best lady friend, sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, or any other female in your life, then this blog’s for you!  Our designers have picked out some of their favorite items, to give and to receive.  These gifts will make you look like spent days researching and hours selecting the perfect item for that special lady – it’s an almost guaranteed way to close out the year with some extra brownie points!

Unique Gift Idea #1: Not-So-Ordinary Vases

Every woman can use another vase, but with these, it will seem like so much more – it will seem like a work of art!  Frosted glass, etched ridges, and multi-colored glass add style and sophistication to these vases that will look great with or without any flowers (although, hand delivered with the flowers is a sure-to-win-her-over touch that we HIGHLY recommend!).  Plus, there are dozens more to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that fits her taste and personality to a tee.

Large Blossom Vase $58

Small Round Vase $32

Callie Vase $48

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Easy and Inexpensive (All Items Under $299) Ways to Get Your Home Holiday-Ready!

The holidays are just around the corner and, as your eye scans through your house, you start to enter into panic attack mode seeing the bare walls and floors, and colorless table tops.  There just doesn’t seem to be enough time or money in your decorating budget to get your house holiday-ready before the guests and *gasp* your MOI (mother-in-law) arrives!  We are here to tell you that, fortunately, that’s not true!  We have some easy and very inexpensive ways to fill-in all of those spots that seem like empty holes in your home.

Solution #1: Add Florals and Greenery to Tabletops to Brighten Up the Place

The easiest way to add a sense of cheeriness to any room is by bringing in plants to brighten up the space.  However, live versions require maintenance between watering and picking off dead leaves, but life-like florals and greenery are the perfect alternative!  We have a large selection of extremely reasonably priced arrangements (the ones below are under $150!) that will bring joy to your home through the holidays and all year round.

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