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Welcoming First Impression

by nwrugs September 26, 2015

Welcoming First Impression

They are coming… family from out of town, friends passing through, neighbors dropping by with holiday cheer. Yes, it’s that time of year.

One of the fun parts of the upcoming fall winter season is the opportunities to get festive decorating the front of the house, the porch, the front door. You go to the effort to make folks feel welcome. Extend that hearty and warm greeting by paying the same attention (and intention) to just inside the door by adding (or updating) an area rug. 

You’ve set the tone with the decor outside so carry it through into the foyer. NOTE: The entry rug isn’t for wiping feet - that’s what the welcome mat is for. Inside is a place to land and get acclimated to your home.

More than likely this is where you’ll grab their coats and invite them to remove their shoes. A rug not only adds that finishing look to the space, but provides a soft warm surface underfoot. 

Get inspired and check out these rug options for entries and mudrooms. Which is your favorite look? Whether tribal, traditional, modern or contemporary, a rug at the entrance is one of the best ways to greet and welcome guests into your home. 

( Stripes always work well, especially to make a space appear larger)

(Kaleidescope Collection)

Carolina Balog
Welcome (flickr)
Calista Interiors 
Carpenter & MacNeille 
C aterina Tana Design 
Regan Baker Design 
Teri Thomas Interiors
Joe Carrick Design 
Hendel Homes 
2Scale Architects
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design 
Lawrence Architecture 

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Karla Gust

August 20, 2017

I’m in love with the rug pictured with the blue door. Is that something you sell?

Cynthia C

October 13, 2015

First impressions matter and these rugs really help to give a nice welcoming feel.


October 10, 2015

What a beautiful home! I love area rugs. Our home is an older home with hard wood flooring. I love the rugs that I’ve seen so far. I need one for my living room.

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