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Surprise, we spent more money! If you follow me on Instagram, you already know James and I decided to forgo buying each other Christmas gifts in 2020. Instead, we decided we would contribute equally to an item for our new space. With a budget ~$200, we decided that a rug for our living room would be the best investment. We already have a rug for our bedroom.

Our design inspiration is a modern take on a mid-century aesthetic. Through a mix of vintage and modern pieces, we want to curate a space reflecting the structure of mid-century design and express our own quirky perspectives through the use of colors and patterns.

In a dream world, we'd have this Hand Tufted Mota Geometric Area Rug. But I don't have $3,900 to spend on a rug....yet.

As I shopped around for mid-century inspired rugs within our budget (around $200), I kept coming back to Wayfair. I'm not surprised, the site carries multiple brands with multiple designs at affordable price points. Our first experience with Wayfair was a positive one. Our yellow couch, one of the first five purchases made for our new space, came quickly and in pristine condition! Given prices, we decided to also purchase our rug on Wayfair.

The hardest decision? Picking a design. We wanted a geometric design to help complete the mid-century modern feel, however, with our bold yellow couch and emerald green accents, we had to be selective with the exact design and color of the rug.

Below, I'm sharing our picks for rugs under $200! Not all of these rugs were suitable for our living space. This bright yellow rug would've clashed with our couch, but I loved the geometric pattern, and it is a GREAT options for those of you looking to add a punch of color to a small space. The two George Oliver rugs linked were my top choices...until James found this geometric Union Rustic rug.


What I loved about the Union Rustic rug:

  • James loved it!

  • It came in the size we needed, 7'10"x10'.

  • It has a geometric design that doesn't visually overpower or clutter the space.

  • The burnt orange outline acts as another neutral color in the space.

  • The pink and orange work with the yellow couch and green accents, not against it.

If you've recently moved or are redesigning your small space, check out my design tips and picks from Ashley Furniture HomeStore in my post, 7 Tips for Designing Small Spaces. In collaboration with James, we've also discussed Our Home Kitchen Must-Haves to help you step up your home cooking game.

If you love anything I've shared here, comment on this post, send to a friend, pin a photo on Pinterest, and/or recreate it with your own personal flair! If you share on Instagram, don't forget to tag me!

For more home inspiration, check out previous posts under the AT HOME tab. Lastly, you can keep up with my everyday home updates by following me on Instagram!

Until next time,


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