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Lonny

Good morning, friends! We hope today is magical for you, and we know it will be for us… Because we’re in Disney World! At the Magic Kingdom, to be exact. And we’re pretty convinced that what they say is true: for a kid, this is the happiest place on earth. 

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OKL

In the meantime, back home, we’re thinking about rugs. Those all-important staples that put a finishing touch on a space and warm up a bare hardwood floor in a jif. 

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OKL

We’re all pretty good at thinking about the aesthetics of the thing. (We’re in a natural fiber mood, as you might can tell!) How it will look in our room… What style we want…

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OKL

But, sometimes, and especially with rugs, we have to think about the logistics of the thing as well. 

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Miles Redd via AD

Because rugs, like so many of the fabrics, accessories and other chic touches that we add to our homes, are probably temporary. If we choose wisely, we hope they’ll be beautiful for years to come, but, even still, it’s always important to think about long-term and protecting your home.

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Architectural Digest

And one of the worst feelings in the world is realizing that, when you pull up your rug of ten years to spruce or decide you want to go back to plain wood floors, the surface underneath is completely ruined. 

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OKL – Sara Costello

 

 Just like spending a little more on a quality fabric that will stand the test of time, making sure your floor has the right foundation is so important for making both the rug and the floor below it last. 

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Milieu-Magazine

With that business taken care of, it’s easier to feel good about the fun part: choosing a beautiful rug to complement your overall design scheme!

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Architectural Digest

Natural fibers like wool and seagrass are certainly our favorites for durability, stain resistance and overall aesthetic appeal. 

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Michael Kors Beach House via OKL

And, in a neutral shade, with the right foundation, of course, you absolutely can’t go wrong! Whatever the rest of the week holds for you, we hope it’s terrific!