Window Shopping: Refund rugs
Rugs are pretty. And soft. And expensive.
If you've ever shopped for a rug, you know the price tags can be staggering. So what better time to pick up a new one than when there's a tax refund check burning a hole in your pocket? (And if you're not getting a refund - well, you can just look longingly.)
Here are our picks - divided into two distinct styles - for the prettiest rugs worth blowing your tax return on, no matter how much you're getting back.
Gislev rug, $20
(6'5" x 4'4") at Ikea
Go easy on the wallet and the eyes with a neutral floral that can fill a floor without dominating the room. Your state tax return will probably cover this one.
Oversized Floral Rug in Red, $180
(4' x 6') at World Market
Get a rustic look from the hand-woven vines and blooms on this bright red design. It seems destined for brightening up a sunroom or study.
Finnia rug, $900
(8' x 10') at Anthropologie
This busy, yet calming, blue-and-green rug would cast a spell over any room. It comes in a variety of sizes and a couple other color schemes, but this one's best for blowing your tax return on.
Dot area rug, $100
(5' 3" x 7' 6") at Target
Add a spot of color with this pretty polka-dot design. It's soft, plush and borderline-bold - and will cover a decent-sized chunk of the floor for a single Ben Franklin.
Briza rug, $400
(5' x 8') at Crate & Barrel
Turn your tax return into a work of art. Tread lightly on this abstract piece, definitely meant for anchoring a room.
Namaste "Velo" rug, $1, 052
(5'6" x 8'6") at Azia Oriental Rugs in Polaris
You'll want to sprawl out and roll around on this super-plush contemporary creation, with stripes of muted citrus colors that echo the lemon-like circular shapes. Just keep shoes and food clear.