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Entryway Preview and Rug Giveaway!

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entry way from upstairsDisclaimer: I received a rug in exchange for an honest review of the product.  All opinions in the post are my own.

We are in the midst of some remodeling projects around our home, but they are going much, much slower than anticipated (sounds like most remodels, huh?)  But we have to wait for the workers to be available around my husband’s building schedule (read more and ask questions here), so patience is being worked out.

So, I was so surprised and excited when I received an invitation from Mohawk Home to select a rug for my home in exchange for an honest review.  It was like my little reward for all my patience!  I got to shop through all their rugs and pick one just right for our home.

We were actually in the market for two rugs.  We needed one for our living room and one for our entry way.  Since our living room project is the thing taking MUCH longer than expected and the rug is the final puzzle piece for it, I opted for a rug for the entry way.

Our previous entryway, was just not that exciting.  I don’t think I even have true “before” pictures of it.  So we are trying to put a pop of color into the room.  I also wanted to make a statement with the rug, by adding a much larger rug.  Previously, we had a small rug situated in front of the door that was not special.

As I shopped for the rug at Mohawk Home, I had a hard time picking just one rug!  There are some amazing, affordable options!  And we settled on a rug with a Moroccan-inspired print in grey.

Source: Mohawk Home

The minute the rug arrived, I ripped open the package and threw out our old rug.  The new rug is PERFECT!

entry way redo

I love the material (nylon) for use in our entry way because it is easy to clean (just run a vacuum over it) and soft to the touch.  But I honestly love the backing!  It is no-slip rubber backing, so I don’t have to use a rug pad under it and it hasn’t gone anywhere!  Even with our girls running over it and guests coming in and out, it hasn’t moved!

our new rug our new rug 2







The pattern makes the simple statement I was looking for.  Each morning as I come downstairs, I am so pleased to see the new rug in our entry way.  It starts my day off with a smile.  Since my husband is not a fan of pattern (any kind of pattern), I feel like we picked something that works for both of us.  And I feel like I kind of won the pattern battle for once!

entry way from upstairsI also love the size we chose.  We got a 5 x 8 rug because our entry way is large.  Previously, we had a table and chair in the entry way, but we recently purchased the turquoise console table for the space.  Since the console table has a lower profile, we could up the size of the rug without competing for space.

We aren’t quite done with the projects in the entry way and I am still fussing with what will go on the console, but it is so nice to have this rug to make it feel like the room is more complete.

Would you like a rug of your own?  The people at Mohawk Home have generously provided a rug for my readers.  And you get to pick the one you want (up to 5 x 8 and under $150)!  How exciting.  Make sure to enter the raffle below!

Enter to Win a Mohawk Rug!We will be working a lot on our home this year.  And hopefully finishing some projects! So check back in and see what we do with the rest of the entry way (we are planning a DIY lamp project and DIY art for the wall).

If you are looking for more design inspiration, check out and follow Mohawk’s blog Mohawk Homescapes.

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  • Reply Lisa January 8, 2014 at 6:52 AM

    I love the rug you chose! It really looks great.

  • Reply Sheila H January 8, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    I love the rug pattern. It’s exactly what I was looking for, for my home.

  • Reply Rachel January 8, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    None of the editors’ picks caught my eye, but I LOVE the one you chose!

    • Reply ussleah January 8, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      We love it, too! Mohawk has lots more rugs to choose from, too!

  • Reply Jenny Waldon January 8, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Beautiful rug!! And it looks so nice with that console table.

  • Reply Bethany January 8, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    I really love the rug you chose, and I also like the chevron one from their editor’s picks too! But I’ve got to say my favorite is the one you picked….super classy!

  • Reply Selma Harris January 8, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    love the rug. look forward to seeing what’s coming next.

  • Reply Lisa January 8, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    I love that rug! I have hardwood floors and would love to have a rug to put down.

  • Reply Kathleen January 8, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Love the rug. And love that you scored it for free. That is the best price!

  • Reply Jessica Beard January 8, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Tofino Brown would go the best in my house. So pretty!

  • Reply Sandra VanHoey January 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Out of the Editors picks I liked the Anna’s Time Multi

  • Reply latoya January 9, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    I like the Rowe Peat Moss

  • Reply Michelle Hamilton January 10, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    I would pick New Suzani Panel Multi.

  • Reply Brian January 10, 2014 at 5:46 AM

    i liked the tofino brown one.

  • Reply Diana Cote January 10, 2014 at 6:36 AM

    Lascala Chevron Stripe Blue, i love lighter colors and chevron. <3

  • Reply Harmony Burmeister January 10, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    I like the Montero Botanical Heather

  • Reply D Schmidt January 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Visited and I would pick Linked Lines Shitake rug

  • Reply Brooke Ann January 10, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    I love the Blue Lascala Chevron Rug! It would look great in my living room!

  • Reply Debra Guillen January 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    I’d pick Mohawk® Skyways Rectangular Rugs

  • Reply Dani' January 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Whinston Multi

  • Reply Candice January 10, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    The Frye Rust rug would go great in my house. I would love it.

  • Reply heather eg kaufman January 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Mosaic Stones Multi

  • Reply Evelyn Chuter January 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    I love the Swirl Cocoa, but there are so many beautiful rugs to choose from.

  • Reply Samantha Colbert January 10, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    I love the green blue and black herringbone, all of the chevron rugs!

  • Reply Casey January 10, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Your rug looks fabulous! I have been looking for a similar rug for my laundry room.

  • Reply Hanna January 10, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    I love the one you chose! The Lascala chevron stripe in blue is very pretty too.

  • Reply Ashley C January 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    The Campania Pewter is beautiful


  • Reply Michelle January 10, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Cheveron Stripe

  • Reply Robin Wilson January 10, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    They are all so pretty, but I might choose the Caravan Medallion Mult

  • Reply Angela January 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    I like Anna’s Time Multi rug.

  • Reply jr frugalmom January 10, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    I’d probably pick the Elegant Ikat Hot Pink rug

  • Reply Ben (Ada) January 10, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    I think I’d pick the same one you did.

  • Reply Tammy Woodall January 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    I really like the Mohawk Rug you chose. It’s a great versatile color.

  • Reply Kortney Picker January 10, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    I like so many of them, I really like the Elegant Ikat Hot Pink, I am not sure if my husband would like me to put this color rug in our house, but I love it!

  • Reply Katherine January 11, 2014 at 5:25 AM

    I like the Mandarin Star

  • Reply Beaynbopp January 11, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    Out of the ones you picked, I would pick the Aquinas Coco Leaf

  • Reply Jenn S (FotoJennic) January 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    OOO they are all so nice, but I would choose Lascala Chevron Stripe in Black/White or in Neutral.

  • Reply Alaine January 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    I like the yellow swirls

  • Reply Victoria January 11, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    I would get the lascala chevron striped rug in blue

  • Reply Denise Davis January 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    I like the chevron stripe rug.

  • Reply Melissa F January 12, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    I really love the Frye Rust rug. I really wish that the Lascala Chevron Stripe Black/White came in 5×8 size. Thanks for hosting!

  • Reply S Oconnor January 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    I like the Frye Rust rug

  • Reply Cassie Korando January 12, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    I would choose the Urban Abstract Multi!

  • Reply Lora W. January 13, 2014 at 3:06 AM

    I need a rug for our screened porch. I would chose an indoor/outdoor rug, like their Fronds/Spruce rug.

  • Reply Helga January 13, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    I like the Rowe peat moss.

  • Reply Marty Musser January 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    I love the Corsia Bison. So pretty!

  • Reply Michelle F. January 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    I love Lascala Chevron Stripe Rust

  • Reply SF January 13, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    I really like the “Caravan Medallion Multi” rug. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Reply Linda January 13, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Too many choices 🙂 I love so many of them but I am sure I would be able to find one that would work…!!!!

  • Reply maria carrasco January 13, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    I would pick the Mosaic Stones Multi for my son room.

  • Reply Stacie Knox January 14, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Love your choice. I think it’s really pulling the whole downstairs new look together.

  • Reply Stephanie Kay January 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    I see why you had a difficult time just picking one!! I’m trying to prettify my master bedroom as I transform it from a catch-all room to a retreat. I think the Lascala Chevron Stripe Neutral would look great in my bedroom! (Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.)

  • Reply Megret January 15, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Caravan Medallion Multi!!

  • Reply Brianne K January 15, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    I really like the rug you chose!

  • Reply Lynn January 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I would pick the Frise Shag rug.

  • Reply Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) January 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    My favorite is Linked Lines Shitake

  • Reply Patricia Wojnar Crowley January 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    I like the Campania Pewter style!

  • Reply Rita January 16, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    If I had to pick one of the editors picks I would choose the Linked Lines Shitake.

  • Reply adina January 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    clover leaf

  • Reply Kathy Detweiler January 17, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    I would pick the Caravan Medallion Multi, it is so beautiful!

  • Reply shirley January 18, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    I do like the Aquinas Coco Leaf.

  • Reply Amanda K January 18, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    I think I love them ALL 🙂 but the Mandarin Star Neutral rug would actually match!

  • Reply Brynn January 19, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    I would LOVE the Lascala Chevron Stripe Rust for my living room

  • Reply Cori Westphal January 19, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    I love the black and white Herringbone rug! Very cool!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Reply meranda@fairytalesandfitness January 19, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Nice rug. That’s a great pattern too!

  • Reply Calli January 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    I like yours, though i don’t see it on the website, or the Dylan vintage.

  • Reply Rebecca January 22, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    I like the mixed chevrons rug!

  • Reply Kitty Iecvan January 22, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    I’d love the Corsia Bison!

  • Reply abbi January 23, 2014 at 5:59 AM

    Its a toss up between Urban Abstract Multi and Aquinas Coco Leaf but I really also like Kaleidoscope Texture Multi so yeah, hard decision :0

  • Reply Teh Doll January 23, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    I love the Ambrosia Spice rug.

  • Reply Rebecca January 24, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    I would pick the Caravan Medallion Rug!!

  • Reply Linda Meyers-Gabbard January 26, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    I really like the Aquinas Coco Leaf the best.

    ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  • Reply Brandi Price January 27, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Love the Corsia Bison

  • Reply Becky January 29, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Looks great Leah!
    I like your choice in lamp too. 🙂

  • Reply Crystal January 29, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Love it! We need to come over once you finish all your home improvements!!

  • Reply Marni G January 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    I LOVE the rug you chose…I also like the buffalo shag in chocolate

  • Reply Jessica January 29, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I would choose Rowe Peat Moss.

  • Reply Sara January 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    I love your new rug Leah! Good style. I’m hoping to win the giveaway!

  • Reply Lauren Calderon January 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    That looks great! So hard to choose!

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