Adding area rugs can change room appearance

Posted: January 1, 2017

By CAROLYN MUSE GRANT INSIDE SPACES “The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything … or nothing.” — Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Lady Astor, Viscountess Astor (1879 -1964) was the first female member of parliament to take her seat. Most of us love change, right? Well maybe in our homes. […]

Top 4 Ways To Add a Splash of Color to Your Home

Posted: June 6, 2016

Summer is the season of bright colors and summer 2016 is no exception. Although it may sound easy enough, adding color to a plain room isn’t always simple. Yes, you can paint a wall and call it a day – but what if you live in a rented space that doesn’t allow painting, or you […]

5 Steps For Selecting the Best Area Rug For Any Space

Posted: January 1, 2016

Covering your floor is so much more than a mere protection for your hardwood or tile filled room. Area rugs can serve to deaden sound, express your decor taste through neutrals, fun patterns and tones, or simply a solid color, and even soften the flooring underfoot, among many other uses. But how do you know […]

Blues and Neutrals Aren’t Going Anywhere

Posted: December 12, 2015

New Year, new trends. Or is it? In the rug industry, blues and neutrals – especially grays – continue to be the stars, according to several suppliers at the 2015 High Point Market. Buyers can certainly attest to this, as they responded by not only visiting showrooms but leaving enormous amounts of orders. Surya’s President […]

Fall 2015 Rug Fashion

Posted: October 10, 2015

Let’s take a peek into the fashion world for 2015 and see what’s trending. These five styles made our list as the fashion-forward rugs for fall 2015. Take a look. 1. Watch us work with Patchwork! 2. The 70’s are making a comeback…just like our Shag rugs. 3. Bringing the fun with Animal Prints! 4. […]

Maintaining Your Hand Knotted Rug

Posted: August 8, 2015

Hand knotted area rugs are made by skilled weavers who hand tie every knot. Since hand knotted rugs take the longest to make, the cost is typically greater than hand tufted or machine made rugs. To all those who have invested in a hand knotted rug, know that this investment can last you a lifetime. […]

Shag Rugs Make A Comeback

Posted: August 8, 2015

Shag rugs are officially making a comeback. “Shag” refers to a contemporary rug style with long “shaggy” pile.  Shag rugs can be made from natural fibers such as wool and leather or synthetics such as nylon and acrylic. Shag rugs have made a strong come back since their popular American debut in the late 1960′s. […]

The Rug Style Cheatsheet

Posted: June 6, 2015

It happened. You got online or walked into a store to get ideas for a new rug in your home. You’re being asked what you prefer as a style, and immediately words like Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional are all around you. If you’re unsure what your rug style is, don’t worry. Here’s a bit of […]

How To Choose The Right Rug Style

Posted: May 5, 2015

Maybe you’ve purchased or rented a new home, started spring-cleaning or just decided it’s time for a change. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided it’s time to find a new area rug, but need help on choosing the right one. If you need help deciding on a style, check out our new article on the best […]


Posted: September 9, 2014

Sometimes, you just have an inexplicable need for some random rug trivia. Time for a few fun facts about rugs!     The term “carpet” derives from the Latin word carpere, which means “to pluck,” probably because carpets were made from unraveled “plucked” fabric. “Carpet” has the same Latin root as carpe diem, which literally means, “pluck/seize the day”. The […]