Saturday, February 1, 2014

How to Buy Designer Label Rugs for Less

My Secret to Buying Designer Rugs at a Fraction of the Price

But let's just keep it between us :)


See, I almost don't even want to post about this because I kinda feel like it's my little secret... and that the more people who know, the less awesome rugs there will be for me... but really, this trick is just too good not to share. And how many rugs can one person have, really? They're not like shoes or handbags in that way. So, I'm going to stop being selfish about my rugs and let you in on my secrets. :)

Last fall, I discovered an awesome way to buy designer rugs at a HUGE savings, and since an event at Rug Studio is going on again now, it seemed like a good time to share! Until Monday, February 3, they're running a Warehouse Sale, and using promo code WH20 will save you an additional 20% off your purchase (but certain brands are excluded, and many of them are the designer options you probably want the most). Here's the coolest thing, though: you can still get an extra 20% off already reduced designer rugs, even the ones that are excluded from the sale! Here's how:

Inexpensive Rugs By Dash & Albert, Safivieh, Capel, Surya, and More!

You may have realized that I sort of have a fascination with Dash & Albert rugs (you can get a peek of my dining room rug in this post), and in the pic below, you can see the beautiful huge one I got for our playroom. And while Dash & Albert's not in the super-expensive category, they still cost a pretty penny, so the price has to be right for me to buy them. I got our playroom rug at a 45% savings last year! This beautiful, big, durable rug cost me just under $140!

Rug Studio Sample Sale / Warehouse Sale

Rug Studio often has a Sample Sale on their site that consists of rugs that were floor models, and they are hugely discounted! On top of the discount offered, there is often an additional 20% clearance code you can use (it'll be listed right on the product page). I just ordered two rugs for the cottage, both gorgeous, and both at amazing prices! Even if you're not a Dash & Albert fan, this trick works for many designer brands.

Take these nine beautiful rugs I've highlighted below (these are just a few that I loved, there are so many more). They're all designer brands (most of these happen to be Surya, but that's my taste!). One of them (the yellow one) is selling for 70% off the retail price! I even did a little more work and found all the links and discounts for these beauties below so you can find them more easily :)

  1. Capel Med Blue {3'x5': Retails for $317}: $136.47!
  2. Safavieh Ivory {5'x8': Retails for $380}: $160.78!
  3. Surya Brindle {5'x8': Retails for $575}: $220.80! 
  4. Surya Frontier {5'x8': Retails for $534}: $184.54!
  5. Surya Aimee Wilder {5'x8': Retails for $1278.00}: $386.46! 
  6. Surya Frontier {5'x8': Retails for $534}: $205.06!
  7. Surya Frontier {5'x8': Retails for $534}: $196.09! 
  8. Surya Dark Robins Egg Blue {5'x8': Retails for $534}: $196.09!
  9. Surya Boardwalk {5'x8': Retails for $657}: $227.06!

You've Got to Work for Your Designer Rug Bargains!

In order to find these deals, you have to be a little bit patient because you'll end up searching through lots and lots of rugs. To make the process a little easier, here's what I do:
  • Narrow down the options by searching in the Sample Sale section.
  • Further refine your search by using the left menus to specify BOTH the size you're looking for AND, this is important, the BRAND: choose "Rugstudio."
  • Start looking through for the designs you like. I usually refine my search again to search by "Lowest Price" so I can eliminate the really expensive ones before I fall in love with them :)
  • Once you find a rug you like, you may be interested in knowing the brand, BUT the description is not going to tell you that; HOWEVER, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, it will suggest some "Coordinating Options," and here you'll often see other rugs from the same series, and those will be labeled with the designer name. That's probably my favorite trick :)
  • Add it to your cart, enter the promo code, and see your savings increase even more!
  • And on top of it all, you get FREE SHIPPING! Deals like this make me soooo happy.
Just beware, the good rugs won't last long, and since they're floor models, there is usually only ONE of each size available (if that). So if you like it, I suggest scooping it up before someone else does!

I'm so excited for my new rugs to arrive! I hope you find some great ones for your house, too!

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  1. That area rug does everything to make that room stand out.I think it's absolutely gorgeous and it just pulls that room together.Thanks for all the great info

    1. Thanks so much, Wanda!! It was hard to decide how to set up that room bc it's in the basement and doesn't get much natural light at all... so I wanted it to feel really bright down there! As a bonus, the rug is really forgiving and easy to clean (I think the kids started spilling on it about 20 minutes after I rolled it out)! :) Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. I hadn't heard of Rug Studio - thanks so much for sharing! I think we have similar taste - love the rugs you chose:)

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    2. Yay! Thanks so much, Ginnie! I can't believe the amazing deals I've gotten! P.S. You must have great taste ;)

  3. Such gorgoues rugs... Great tips on how to pay for them on a budget....
    Wish I had more room in my house to play with rugs... :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  4. Oooh! I love rugs! I'll have to check them out. :)

    1. Thanks, Ginger! Very excited bc mine will be here soon!

  5. I will definitely be using this site to find a rug for my kitchen! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party, going on now!

  6. This is a great tip! I love Dash and Albert rugs. :)

    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I love that the Dash and Albert rugs are so durable (and cleanable)! Not to mention the designs and colors are to die for! Thanks for stopping by!

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