Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rag Rugs via Etsy

As I contemplated our recently complete bathroom remodel, I was looking for a great bath mat. Something a little different than your typical white shag/terry one. Our floor is white tile, our toilet and sink are white and the walls have white beadboard wainscoting, so I wanted something that would contrast a bit with its surroundings.

I started thinking about using a rag rug...they usually have a nice mix of colors and are soft and somewhat absorbent for a bathroom. I knew Etsy would be a great place to look for rag rugs because they are often handmade by recycling old bits of cloth and weaving them together to create mixed patterns. Although I ended up going with a small patterned kilim for the bathroom, I really loved many of the rag rugs I saw on Etsy.

Do any of these strike your fancy?







I know we all probably think of rag rugs as a bit "country", but I think in the right setting, mixed with non-country elements, these rugs can look chic. And I always love bringing something handmade and unique into my home. Search "rag rug" on Etsy to find all sorts of choices.

5 comments:

  1. I am one of the ones that usually shy away from rag rugs but I do love the 1st one with all the blue!

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  2. I LOVE me some rag rugs and I'm as anti-country as you can get. Love the splash of color they provide, the casual feel and their practicality.

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  3. If you would like something that's not as "country" but has seriously sophisticated colors, take a look at salvaj.com. I happened upon them at the American Craft Council show years ago and purchased several. The great thing is that they've never shed threads as rag rugs are wont to do.

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  4. I love the cream tonal one....

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  5. I vote for the nubby cream one!

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