Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dollars or Pennies: Patterned Rugs

I'm so excited about this edition of Dollars of Pennies, because I've been lusting over the Dollar version for a few weeks now.
I mentioned earlier that I'm in love with the Elina Dhurrie Rug from Ballard Designs. Tribal in a modern, graphic way, I consider it a neutral in the print category. Stunning in pattern, but simple enough to go with anything. The 6x9 version is $399. Not outrageous, but this is a recession people.

Enter the Diamond Printed Kilim Rug from Urban Outfitters. A flatter weave and chocolaty color, this 5x7 baby won't even cost you as much as a trip to the movies. A newly reduced price of just $39.99. How could you beat that!


  1. Are you kidding me? Now the last thing I need is another rug but how can anyone pass this up? The best thing about it would be that at this price, it wouldn't upset me terribly if the dogs were to ruin it (which they eventually will). Are you going to do it?

  2. I know, it's crazy how similar these are. I also have the dog factor to consider when buying stuff for the house, so this is perfect. Yes, mine is already on order!

  3. I love the weave effect on the mat.

    -Zane of ontario honey