You know what adds a ton of warmth and coziness to a space in one move? A rug!
But I’m not interested in spending a whole ton of money on a new rug for our dining room, which, of course, led to online window shopping of sorts to find something pretty.
The last time I shared the dining room, it was looking like this (a little Christmas-y, yes but really, take those mini trees off the table, and this set up would work anytime).
Definitely in need of a rug, yes? Which also begs the question, which camp are you in? Pro-dining-room-rug or tooootally against it because they just end up with food all over them?! I’ve learned people have STRONG opinions on this.
I typically play it safe and go a bit more neutral with rugs (ahem, see the kitchen, family room or entryway rugs). While those are gorgeous and we still love them, I’m challenging myself to add some color this time around. Nothing too crazy but maybe a good mix of neutral and blue.
I’m sharing what I found below if you’re in neutral or blue rug shopping-mode, too. Bonus: they’re all under $250! Since not all rug styles are created equal, the size of these varies slightly between 7’x10′ and 8’x10′.
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15 neutral and blue area rugs under $250
So which is your fave?
The one seagrass rug (with the green border) is the larger version of the rugs we have in our entryways, and we really like them. But in the spirit of branching out, we’ll probably go with something else. It’s such a pretty neutral rug though I had to include it.
Where do you shop for rugs? Or do you already have the perfect affordable neutral or blue area rug? Share your secret!
You can see all progress on our dining room makeover here:
- Coastal farmhouse dining room makeover plans
- The painted dining room: Agreeable Gray
- How to build a farmhouse dining table
- Gorgeous coastal dining chair options
- Dry brushing old windows for wall decor
- Or, see all centerpiece and tablescape ideas here
We’re still building benches (the folding chairs are getting a lot of use, ha!) and wrapping up a few things, but we’re making progress in here.
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