Well my good friends happen to be in need of just that. In their condo, they had carpeting in most of the living spaces. They also have puppies ... anyone who has ever gotten a puppy might know that carpeting and puppies are not friends.
Now that the puppies are trained (and they are preparing for another new addition to their family), they have pulled up all of the carpeting and laid down wood floors.
This, however, leads to the dogs slipping around on the floors, and the space in need of some coziness to pull it all together.
We decided to make a day of rug shopping to seek out some area rugs for their baby room, and their front entry hallway. (She already found a carpet for the living room.)
We started out at HomeGoods. They have everything, at reasonable prices ... but on this outing, we had no luck.
So we tried a store called Redi-Cut Carpets.
Now if you don't have one of these in your area, search for other carpet warehouses. They are great.
We stumbled upon carpet heaven.
The deal with Redi-Cut is, they will carpet your entire home, cut large pieces off of huge rolls of carpeting, etc.
You can look through their scrap rolls (that come in myriad shapes, sizes and colors) and pick out something that fits your needs.
They will cut anything down to your specified size and add a binding of your choice.
The costs all vary based on what you are looking at (the fiber content of the rug, size of the rug, rug binding, etc.).
We found this great rug for the baby's space. It should fit perfectly in the space to cozy it up and give the new addition a place to read stories, play, or just have a diaper changed!
This one was a great match for the entry hall, and as an added bonus, it was so long, that we were able to get an extra rug for the bedroom hallway out of it as well!
The shopping trip was a great success! We were able to get everything checked off of our list, and spend the rest of the day shopping for fun!
The lesson here is if you are looking for an area rug, or carpeting of any kind, look for a carpeting warehouse, you might just find exactly what you need, and get it for a pretty good deal. And if not, at least you got a glimpse at carpet heaven.