Yesterday I posted a picture of my guest room rug on Instagram and it generated a lot of interest, so I thought I would pop over here and give a little review. Overdye rugs have been popular for a few years now, but sometimes I forget that they are still new to some people, or hard to find for others. The most beautiful ones are vintage handmade silk and wool turkish rugs that have been dyed brilliant colors and are
wildly expensive a serious investment. (See ABC Carpet and Home.) Others are new, machine made, quite reasonable but definitely not as cute. That would be my rug. The 5×8 violet beauty was all of $290. But don’t get so excited yet- it has its pros and cons- and I’ll quickly break them down below.
NuLoom Colour Series Genisa Overdye
Machine Made- 100% Polyamide
Since its machine made, and essentially plastic, its super durable and easy to clean.
You could hose the damn thing off.
It doesn’t shed.
It’s Fake looking!
It’s not woven and you can tell.
The pattern looks printed on up close.
It’s not as soft underfoot… a little plasticy and rough. Still softer than a flatweave, though.
Overall, I’m happy with it in my guest room because it is half covered up and adds a nice richness to the room.
It’s not the focal point, it’s just a vibrant accesory. Plus it helps the space feel warm underfoot.
I wouldn’t like it in my living room where are of the finishes are nicer. It’s fakeness would stick out like a sore thumb.
NOT GOOD FOR:
A space where you have already invested in fine pieces or vintage pieces.
(It will bring the whole quality of the room down.)
So basically the rug will be perfect for some, and not right for others.
Hope this little review helps.