Oh heyyyy guys! So as of last week, I'm obsessed with a new trend: kilim rugs.
Now I know that not all of the rugs pictured below are "kilim" print. Some of them look more southwestern or aztec, and to be honest I don't really know what the difference is. I'm pretty sure kilim rugs are made in Turkey, though. But there is something I love about each one of these pictures, which of course I will explain below!
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1 - This rug is a little too bold for my taste, but I love the combo of the rug with the rustic table and the fur throws over the chairs. (Faux for me!)
2 - Another awesome rustic table with a bold rug, and I love the random white chair at the end to keep things modern & playful. But again, this rug is a bit too wild for my taste.
3 - LOVE this kilim rug from West Elm! The print is still fun but it's more toned down.
4 - Another awesome rug from West Elm, and I love this one even more because it's not quite so girly and I think Tony may approve. What I don't approve of is the $549 price tag. Oh, West Elm, you are such a tease! What I also love about this pic is the mid-century modern chairs. I keep coming across images of similar chairs paired with rustic tables and I really like the combo. (I'm trying to talk Tony into building a farmhouse table for the dining room - more on that later!!)
What first got me hooked on this trend was Emily's post about her journey to find a similar rug. And then she found the perfect one! Except it was on the floor of a bar with no tag, so it's origin is a mystery. She snapped this picture of it, and I love everything about it!
So of course I started daydreaming about how awesome it would look in our new dining room, paired with a rustic farmhouse table, modern white chairs and a faux fur throw over the two end chairs. *swoon*
Can you see my vision?? I know it's not for everyone, but something about it just speaks to me!
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I searched the internet high and low to find this elusive rug, with no luck. This is the sasquatch of rugs, I tell ya! But during my search, I stumbled about this tutorial on how to paint your own kilim rug. Whaaat??? I can paint my own rug? This means I could basically create whatever rug I wanted for under $50, if I start with a plain Ikea rug.
After some more searching, I discovered that Jen over at Tatertots & Jello has painted several of her own rugs and they look amazing! Here are some of her creations:
These are so inspiring! I cannot wait to tackle this project and paint my own rug. I love that this will give me the freedom to choose colors that tie into our house, and that I can do any pattern I want, whether it be kilim or something totally different. (Tony is not totally sold on the kilim idea yet.)
Have you ever painted a rug??