Rugs USA and Emily Henderson have teamed up, dropping a rug collection that’s all the buzz. It’s a first for Henderson, a 15-year design celebrity, and it’s making waves.
The line? It’s called Emily Henderson x Rugs USA. Picture this: 23 designs, some with extra color options, all easy on the wallet. Henderson’s vibe is all over this. “Launching this? It feels really good,” she says. That’s big talk from a big name in design.
Rugs USA is all in. CEO Alyssa Steele is upfront about being a fan. “Emily’s design? It’s joyful, vintage, approachable. We’re proud to bring this to people.” That’s the word from the top.
“Transitional – Work Anywhere Rugs”
The inspiration? Scandinavian farmhouse clean lines meet Henderson’s eye for the soft yet striking. “Simple but special—that’s my mantra,” Henderson shares. These rugs? They’re meant to fit in, anywhere.
Durability meets design, too. These rugs can handle the chaos of a full house, and they still spell luxury without the luxury price tag. “I’m about comfort,” Henderson adds. Soft, inviting, affordable. That’s the checklist, all ticked.
Styles run the gamut. Stripes, plaids, geometrics. Materials? Jute, wool, cotton blends. The price tags run from $100 to $975. The collection is live now, ready for homes.
Do’s and Don’ts for Rug Selection
I’m a fan of Emily Henderson. I like her style and philosophy on style. For the money, her rug collection is a great deal. While the rugs are touted as “transitional – work anywhere rugs” it’s a good idea to keep in mind some of the following do’s and don’ts when choosing rug for any room. These consider color, pattern, material and texture:
Choosing an Area Rug – Do’s:
- Do consider the room’s use: High-traffic areas need durable materials like wool or synthetic fibers.
- Do coordinate with existing décor: Select colors and patterns that complement your current interior design style.
- Do select the right size: Ensure the rug is proportional to the room and the furniture it accompanies.
- Do balance with the room’s color palette: Choose a rug that either complements or tastefully contrasts the primary colors of the space.
- Do mix textures: Combine different textures to add depth and interest to your room.
- Do think about the mood: Decide what kind of ambiance you want to create – warm and cozy, or bright and airy – and choose a rug that helps achieve that.
- Do opt for easy-to-clean materials in dining areas: Spills are inevitable, so choose a material that can handle a bit of chaos.
- Do test for comfort: If comfort is a priority, especially in bedrooms or living rooms, choose softer, plushier textures.
Choosing an Area Rug – Don’ts:
- Don’t overlook the rug pad: Always use a rug pad to prevent slipping and extend the life of your rug.
- Don’t use delicate materials in high-traffic areas: Avoid materials like silk or viscose in entryways or hallways.
- Don’t choose light colors for high-use areas: They show dirt and stains more easily than darker or patterned rugs.
- Don’t forget about scale: Avoid patterns that are too large or too small for the size of the room.
- Don’t be too matchy-matchy: An area rug shouldn’t exactly match everything in the room; it should complement the space.
- Don’t skimp on quality for important rooms: Invest in high-quality rugs for spaces like the living room, which often feature the rug as a focal point.
- Don’t ignore the sheen: Some materials have a sheen that can change the rug’s appearance under different lighting conditions.
- Don’t neglect maintenance considerations: Some textures and materials require more maintenance than others, so consider how much time you’re willing to dedicate to upkeep.
Yeah, I know that’s a long list of rules. Regardless, there’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect rug in Emily’s collection. They are versatile and can’t be beat at those prices.
That’s the scoop. Emily Henderson x Rugs USA. A first of its kind. A design debut that’s already turning heads.