Summer rugs

I love decorating with rugs and always have. I am even a fan for placing rug on top of rug. Too bad most of the rugs I fall in love with cost too much ;). However for our summer place, I am not looking for anything fancy. Not at all, I try to go for the natural, affordable, practical but still good looking rugs. Since all our stuff is in storage, I cant show them but I can at least show the 2 styles I have and like more…

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Yes, one being the good old favorite sisal. A natural rug and style that fits well into our beachy summer home. I also think it will be a nice contrast to our raw concrete floor.

The Sisal rugs can take a lot of wear n tear and I actually prefer them more after a few years. As some might know, the custom in Sweden is to take your shoes of when entering a home (Here in the US I notice they want to keep them on more). However, during summer we tend to let our guard down a bit and the running in & out with shoes becomes a bad habit.

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Image of and by pellahedeby/stilinspiration

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Another rug I have tons of is the traditional Swedish rag rug, an old technique and really a part of Swedish cultural heritage. Woven from any material you had available in your house, which most often came from old clothes, bed sheets as well as old furniture fabric. I dare to say that every household has at least one. My best friend E and I had an obsession over them a while back. We went to all close-by summer flea markets. Now, I will admit I have way more than I need, in all kinds of tones. Believe together, we could probably start a shop ;)!

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Below an image from our old summer house, where you can spot 3 of mine.

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Last summer I also started to make pillow covers of some old rugs. Great way to reuse it all even one more time…

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While on the subject, I need to tell you about a couple of creative and talented Swedish girls that actually started to reproduce new rag rugs. I am totally in love with them,  especially the ones they have made in dove earthy and pastelle tones. Here are some images I found on their website. Of course they can customize for you according to your specific wishes! Check out their website, here

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Aren’t the Swedish rag ones just lovely. What if! What if I could trade in all my old flea markets rag rugs for just ONE like above 🙂 …Ha, I wish. Sticking with my oldies for the time being.

By the way, where did this week go? I really need to start packing for my trip!

Hugs P

Pics borrowed from Swedishrags, pinterest, elledecor, pellahedeby, stilinspiration, elleinterior.se, skonahem.se

 

 

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