Monday, May 21, 2012

Teaching an old rug new tricks.

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good accent rug. But like any gal living in an apartment in the ‘Big City’ I only have so much floor space. So over the past couple of days, I’ve been finding some new and interesting ways to use all the great rugs I own. 

My co-workers office, I think he actually lives here.

Protecting your furniture from pets:  Jellybean rugs are flexible and washable. Find a matching design, and drape it over the back of your sofa, or toss at the end of the bed to keep your furniture fur-free. When it gets dirty, just give it a spin the ol’ Whirlpool.  ((link to jellybean care instructions))

Protecting your pets from Leather car seats:  To above tip works well for car seats too, but sometimes it’s our pets that need protecting from the seat. In the summer leather seats can scorch and in winter they are cold and uncomfortable. Keeping an extra Jellybean rug to toss down is easy and will keep Fido happy. 

Wall Decor: Large oriental rugs have long been used to decorate walls, but why stop there? Jellybean rugs are light weight and can be easy hung with nails or put in a frame! They also come in a ton of great designs. 

 Replace Porch Furniture.  If you’re lucky enough to have a porch large enough to entertain friends, forgo traditional lawn furniture. Instead place a Jellybean rug, for each guest, around a coffee table, that’s been weatherized.  Ad in outdoor throw pillows and you’ve got a relaxed bohemian spot to enjoy a glass of wine.