Roundup: 25 Modern Rugs Under $200

by Capree K

Roundup: 25 Modern Rugs Under $200

I'm a lover of all things modern with an absolute (and nearly uncontrollable) weakness for textiles.  So when I heard that April was modernism month here at Curbly, I knew a roundup of bold, drool-worthy rugs was certainly in order!  Of course, it would be easy to show you eye popping designs that go to the tune of $3k and up, but where's the fun - or reality - in that?  Instead, I'll show you 25 beautiful, budget-friendly rugs that'll look great in any modern, contemporary, or transitional space for less than $200!  Ready?  Let's go!  

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How To Recover a Chair In Three Minutes

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To Recover a Chair In Three Minutes

My new best Twitter friend, Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff, writes her witty blog about everything I love. It's like I found my Canadian counterpart, only she has killer abs and  a TV show. I chuckled aloud as I read her blog and then, being a big fan of an easy chair re-do, my jaw dropped. She's so much more clever than I am! My mom always said "the cream always rises", and sure enough, her chair re-do pops up on

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The John Deere Rug Series.

by Chris Gardner

green rug Contemporary Rugs by John Deere

The John Deere rug series, by Norwegian industrial design studio Permafrost explores the industrialization of farming in rural Scandanavia, where machinery has replaced more traditional forms of agriculture. They don't seem to be ACTUALLY affiliated with the John Deere tractor company, but rather interesting, nonetheless.

black rug Contemporary Rugs by John Deere
brown rug2 Contemporary Rugs by John Deere

For other takes on crafting and design from a male perspective, check out the new site from Curbly - ManMadeDIY.com

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How to Clean Area Rugs with Snow!

by DIY Maven

How to Clean Area Rugs with Snow!

If you live in a place that will have a surplus of snow within the next few months--like I do--you just might want to try this old time method of cleaning area rugs. Apparently, it works for wool, cotton and polyester rugs. Note: You'll want to use DRY snow for this procedure, not the soggy stuff.

  1. First, if you can, vacuum the front and back of your rug, or gently shake it out.
  2. Take your rug outside in a protected area and let it get...

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Hole in Your Rubber? Caulk it.

by DIY Maven

Hole in Your Rubber? Caulk it.

The washing instructions on most rubber-backed area rugs read, "Machine Wash Warm. Do Not Tumble Dry," or something to that effect. I consider these directions suggestions, as I machine dry my rubber-backed area rugs within an inch of their lives. The effect? Holes in the rubber. And sometimes, if I’m really lucky, rubber confetti sifting to the floor as I take my toasty rug from the drier.

Penny-Pincher’s Alternative

A few years ago, after growing...

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