Primitive Home Decor | Braided Rugs & Outdoor Rugs
Homespice Decor has been making braided rugs for over 15 years. As a family-owned business, we design & import handcrafted rugs and accessories from our factories in India for wholesale in the U.S. and Canada.
How Homespice Decor Is Helping Small Businesses Succeed in 2019
How Homespice Decor Is Helping Small Businesses Succeed in 2019
It takes a lot of risk and courage to open a small business in 2019, especially if you're thinking about opening up a brick and mortar shop. With rising rent cost and the threat of online shopping, sometimes it just feels like a risk not worth taking. Online retail giants like Amazon.com are here to stay. Their fast shipping and mass products availability can quickly derail anyone's dream of opening a physical storefront.
Here at Homespice Decor, we continue to grow thanks to our wholesale partnerships with small business owners. Our partners understand the importance of physical customers and product interactions. We work with hundreds of small brick and mortar shops to grow their home decor business every day. As a small business ourselves, we understand the struggles that may occur in the retail industry. We pride ourselves in connecting with our partners at a personal level. When calling in to us, you'll never be greeted with an automated system or an overseas customer support staff. Our staff and office is right here in Atlanta, GA suburbs. On top of that, our products are also housed at the same location. Once your order is placed, it is picked, packed and shipped as soon as possible. Our washable indoor/outdoor rugs and hooked rugs are just a few of our products that are in stock and ready to ship.
At Homespice, we do more than just sell products to our partners. We offer them proven strategies that can help them succeed. Here are a few tips that have helped our partners become successful:
-Social Media. We recommend each business owner to create a Facebook business page, and post a picture or video at least once per day of their shop and/or products/staff. Facebook pages are free and a great way to get customers inside your stores.
-Floor displays. Buy a large braided rug and display it in your high traffic area. Then purchase our 10"x10" samples so the customer can see and feel the fabrics. Our Ultra Durable Rugs are stain resistant so you can perform a demo and spill red wine on the rug and watch it disappear.
-Take advantage of our dropship service. If a customer wishes to buy a particular size or rug and it is not available in your store, you can place the order with us and we'll ship it directly to their house. This is extremely popular with our smaller business owners that do not have enough room to store our bigger rugs.
There is always a risk when starting your own business. Proper planning and great partnership can help take some of the risk away. Team Homespice and their partners is proof that in 2019, you can still find success in opening up a small business.
Barcelona Gold - Burgundy Ultra Durable Braided Rugs
A Few Tips to Decorate your living Room with Rugs
Just think about what the simple addition of rugs can do to your living room! They can add a very interesting pattern to your existing color palette. They can introduce a touch of softness to a contemporary room that might have hard edges. Here are a few tips to decorate your living room with a rug.
Keep the Basics Right
To begin, pink is no longer called a strictly feminine color. There are deeper hues available as well. Take something between magenta and rosy pink, for example. These shades can spruce up any room in your house!It is important to prioritize the visual appeal of the rug. However, before delving into aesthetics make sure you are paying attention to basics. For example, you need to choose something which is compliant with the scale of your room. In other words, do not go wrong with the size of the rugs. Prioritize comfort as well. Do not select anything which doesn’t feel comfortable under your feet – regardless of how beautiful it is. Additionally, find out about the ways to maintain these rugs.
As far as visual appeal is concerned, you need to ensure that you are choosing something which complies with at least 2 or 3 accents of your room. Remember that color is always more important than patterns.
Focus on definition and harmony
Living room rugs are a great way to actually separate areas – especially when you are choosing them for very big rooms that lack definition. If you are using multiple rugs make sure you’re choosing rugs that compliment each other rather than disrupt each others’ appeal. Do not use same sized rugs because they ruin the definition you are trying to create. And do not choose patterns that don’t harmonize well.
What kind of “feel” do you want to introduce to your room?
You can choose rugs in accordance. For example, if you’re really looking forward to introducing something which accentuates the boho vibes of your living room, then invest in fun, vibrant rugs. Bright colors are much more visually soothing when they are on the floor. You don’t even have to paint your room with bright colors in order to bring about the transformation that you are looking for, a colorful rug will do the job!
For coastal vibes, invest in dreamy blue hues!
Do keep these points in mind if you’re in the process of selecting rugs for your living room.
Pinecone Green Jute Braided Rugs
Primitive Star -Gloucester Black - Red Jute Braided Rugs
Barcelona Gold - Burgundy Ultra Durable Braided Rugs
The Rug Color That Can Work Pretty Much Anywhere
Handcrafted Rugs: The Versatility of “Pink” Explored
When it comes to rugs, pink is a color which has been underrated. Some call it a feminine color, others believe it is the least versatile choice imaginable. However, it can actually command unparalleled versatility in terms of rug aesthetics when placed properly. Start by considering different shades of pink for different rooms. It is one shade which can work its magic pretty much everywhere.
Pink would be an infallible choice if you are looking to compliment natural wood shades of green or yellow.
Pink is not only for those who want to add a touch of femininity to their homes
To begin, pink is no longer called a strictly feminine color. There are deeper hues available as well. Take something between magenta and rosy pink, for example. These shades can spruce up any room in your house!
If you are looking to add a rug to a conspicuously modern space, you can actually choose shades of vintage pink sans any pattern. The color especially goes well with wooden floors. Vintage pink also goes well with blue and white themes.
Pink Goes very well with Neutral
Even rooms with neutral shades can accommodate pink easily. In order to strike that perfect aesthetic balance, make sure you are selecting something in softer shades. Carpets with touches of pink (not entirely pink), actually add neutrality and a touch of brightness to the room. You can choose this shade for your office or any room having fall décor. Pink is one shade which looks brighter during the day owing to the sunlight and looks aptly saturated in the evening.
Pink braided rugs actually work magic for neutral rooms dominated by grays and blues.
Pink Rugs work well for high traffic and low traffic areas
This particular shade is recommended for fuss-free spaces with low traffic (they are every designer’s dream), as well as for homes with pets and kids. If you are particularly looking at something which can hide dog hair, we suggest vintage, pattern-free pink teamed with golden streaks.
Pink rugs can actually be quite versatile, and add brightness to any room!
If there is one home décor trend which has surged ahead of others in 2019 – then it’s definitely sustainability. Talk about our love for handcrafted rugs, pillows or for that matter prioritizing manufacturers who are committed to sustainability – home décor in 2019 will largely be about going green. Here’s a detailed look at the string of trends that will rule home décor in 2019.
Direct relationship between man and Nature will be highlighted
We are actually talking about Biophilia here. It has been opined that 2019 will witness the rise of biophilia, which essentially emphasizes “the connect” between Nature and human beings. So, get ready to see a lot of organic materials like plants, natural wooden floors, and rooms filled with daylight. The rise of this particular trend will eventually mean the slow phasing out of gendered rooms. No more shall we see girly motifs or macho concepts marring creativity by any means. With the passage of time, our emotional response to our homes will be at the forefront.
Our commitment to sustainability will best be concretized by our love for handcrafted goods like braided rugs, pillows, doormats and artifacts. As has already mentioned, this year consumers will be more serious than ever about who we are working with:
Who are the manufacturers?
What kind of sustainable values do they stand for?
What type of materials are they employing for their products?
The rise of handcrafted materials allows more room for creativity. Have you looked up the online stores offering hand woven doormats, pillows and baskets? Let us tell you that you will literally be floored by designs that you eventually come across. The heartiest attribute of these designs is that they are nothing like anything that we see often! Right from the quirky shape of table mats and rugs to the contemporary designs – they are well worth your consideration without fail.
Minimalism: Its Rise and Rise!
This is one of those trends that have been gaining momentum the past few years. In 2019, expect this trend to take the lead. Minimalism helps you decorate your rooms in very intelligent ways--- chair pads, plants, baskets and a lot more.
Make sure that you are keeping these points in mind. They will help you bring out the best of the functionality and aesthetics that each and every corner of your home has to offer.
Your living room isn’t your bedroom, however, that doesn’t mean that you can’t introduce a relaxing touch to it as well. Your living room is often the busiest room of your home. But don’t forget that it’s also a place where friends and family get together for an unhurried time. So, try to keep some relaxing vibes in your living room through the way you decorate it.
Aim for the Right Mix of “Relaxation” and “Energy”
The vibes that your living room generates definitely depend on the way you choose to arrange it —i.e. the furniture chosen by you, the way you choose to place them, the choice of your curtains, rugs and others. Make sure you are introducing the right mix of energy to your living room. Here are a few tips with the help of which you can arrange a living room.
Start off with the basics of home decor. So, take your measuring tape out and measure the different corners of the room to gauge what each of them can accommodate. One of the most effective ways of adding to the visual interest of rooms is to introduce furniture of different sizes or “characters”. If you are decking up an area meant strictly for relaxing, then make sure that you are incorporating units of similar sizes. For the more energetic spaces, you can add units of various sizes (like armchairs with tables) to pave the way for those busy vibes.
Braided Rugs Add Charm to your Living Room
Investing in quality braided rugs can also add to the visual appeal of your home. The rugs made available in variant designs can add a lot of character and functionality to a living room. Since, the leading manufacturers offer you a versatile range of rugs in terms of designs you can easily select something which complies with your existing home décor. Some of the common options that you can procure – include:
Make sure you are prioritizing your responsibilities to accessorize your space as well. You have to save up sufficient space to accommodate important and visually-appealing additions such as reading lamps, flowers, photographs and others. Accessories – don’t forget- go a long way when it comes to adding a unique charm to rooms.
Summary: You don’t have to spend a fortune to accentuate table décor. Just a few simple steps like adding plants, fruits and braided rug accessories can help.
What does it take to give a brand new look to your dining table? Does one need to invest in a new table in order to change the look of the living area? Not really! A dining table is definitely a very special corner. It’s way beyond just a place where families and friends share their meals together. If decorated properly, the dining table does have the power to accentuate the look of the entire living space. On the other hand, if one ignores the table while decorating a room, the rest of the décor can end up looking quite incomplete. So, here are a few simple yet effective tips to spruce up table décor.
Fruits and Plants
These are very common elements which can help decorate a table. As has already mentioned, one doesn’t need to invest in pricey home décor items to spruce up table decor. Just experimenting with regular items can work magic. Fresh fruits, for instance, add colors to the existing décor. By putting fruits like apples, lemons and oranges in glass containers and turning them into centerpieces – one can easily steer clear of monotony as far as table décor is concerned.
Fruits can be replaced by potted plants as well. Select plants in smaller sizes because the bigger ones will end up obstructing views.
Braided Rug Accessories
Investing in beautiful braided rug accessories – is once again- a very effective way to spruce up table décor. These rugs are available in variant colors and designs. Therefore you have the freedom to choose something according to your existing décor. However, that’s not the only benefit offered by braided rug accessories.
These are actually great “aesthetic” choices for those who are looking to invest in eco-friendly home décor. Crafted with jute, these accessories have the natural ability to repel water spills.
They are easy to clean and maintain. It is important to procure these accessories from reputed manufacturers for the best quality.
Adopt a Minimalist Approach
Minimalism also remains an option for smaller tables. Designers suggest that for frill-free time (lunch or dinner or breakfast) at the table – one should not put anything like plants or heavy decor on the table. A glossy wax finish will suffice with a few simple braided accessories like table mats or a runner.
Outdoor parties can be a great way to socialize. However, as a host of the party, you need to acknowledge the need for fulfilling a few responsibilities before your guests start pouring in. After all – at the heart of a successful party – is “organization”. Right from styling your outdoor space in the right fashion, to choosing the right food – here’s a lot you need to do. Below are a few tips.
Styling the Outdoor Space for the Party or Picnic
It all begins with a great theme. Backyard BBQs, for instance, make for a great summer party idea. The decorations, food and music that you end up selecting for the party will depend on the theme. It’s important to invest time when it comes to curating the playlist. The music can be anything from energetic to something really calm and serene. You can also add fun games and contests to the whole mix.
Limbo and hula hoop contests, for instance, can turn out to be a great idea if you’re working on a vintage theme.
Investing in Outdoor Rugs: Why is it Advisable?
You can completely do away with the hassles of decorating with tables and chairs. Consider investing in beautiful outdoor rugs instead. The beautiful cotton and jute ultra durable braided rugs come with the following qualities:
1. They can virtually last a lifetime without demonstrating signs of wear or tear
2. If you’re procuring them from a credentialed manufacturer/dealer – then you can expect them to retain their color despite their exposure to the sun
3. These rugs are easy to maintain and clean
Regardless of whether you’re actually investing in tables and chairs or rugs, make sure you have enough seating for your guests. You can mix and match your outdoor stools and poufs. The addition of rugs or blankets can introduce a strong “picnic vibe” to the whole party ambience.
Decorate your indoors as well
Make sure you are keeping your indoors ready for your guests as well. Those taking part in your outdoor party, might need to take mini breaks as well. So, do make sure that you are decorating entryways, kitchens and living room.
We hope these tips will be of ample help when it comes to organizing an outdoor party. Make sure you are planning the decoration, theme, food and music way ahead so as to eliminate chances of gaffe.
Black Outdoor Braided Rugs
Oxford Horizon Denim Blue Ultra Durable Braided Rugs
Exeter Horizon Black Mist Ultra Durable Braided Rugs
Go eco-friendly with Ultra Wool Rugs Crafted from Recycled Water Bottles
Did you know that recycled water bottles are now used to make eco-friendly rugs? A large volume of plastic bottles is dumped every year in landfills, and this is degrading our environment. Tons of plastic bottles are also littering our oceans, which is harmful to marine life and also enter the food-chain.
Environmentalists are working to find out ways to address the ever-increasing plastic problem. Recycling and reusing are the best ways to overcome this issue. Water and soda bottles are recycled to make PET, a polyester fiber, which is used to make PET rugs.
PET is sustainable, and the rugs made from it are stain resistant and easy to maintain. This material looks and feels like wool, although they are made by weaving together the strands of recycled plastic bottles!
Not only are these rugs eco-friendly, but they are incredibly practical. These rugs have the following benefits:
these rugs have a water-resistant property; therefore they are suitable to be used indoors as well as outdoors.
these rugs do not have much weight, so they are easy to carry.
they can be rolled easily. Therefore you can shift them wherever you want and easily take them out to be cleaned.
4) UV treatment
these rugs are usually UV treated, so they do not fade in the sunlight.
they are much easier to clean as compared to conventional rugs. You can simply shake them off or hose them to give them a fresh look.
6) Comfort factor
people may think that these rugs can’t possibly be plush like other rugs, but they give a soft feeling just like wool! They are very soft to walk on barefoot.
they are tough enough for high traffic areas such as the hallway, entrance, or kitchen area.
these rugs are designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions year round with minimal care. These rugs do not hold water, and are mold resistant.
Portsmouth Stripe Green Ultra Wool Braided Rugs
Portsmouth Stripe Blue Ultra Wool Braided Rugs
Northwoods Green - Brown Ultra Wool Braided Rugs
These Ultra Wool rugs are available in innovative patterns and a comprehensive range of colors, like red, yellow, blue, green and more. You can also use them to brighten up your outdoor areas like patio, poolside, or deck. Because they are light-weight and flexible, you can even take them while going on a picnic or use them for camping.
You don’t have to worry about spills and stains with them. Because they are washable, you can wipe clean the dirt or hose them off and let them air dry. They can also be vacuum cleaned. As they are washable and stain resistant, they are a nice option for pet-lovers too! These rugs may be slippery on the surface; therefore, it is advisable to get a gripper mat underneath or keep it anchored by furniture.
They are a smart choice for rug enthusiasts who prefer going green, and they are economical too! Available at affordable prices, you can give your home a modern yet subtle look with these long-lasting, eco-friendly rugs.
Cotton Braided Rugs – Classic Americana in Your Home
The days are gone when braided rugs were considered old-fashioned. In fact, nothing can offer a classic Americana look like braided rugs. They are the perfect decor piece to add a traditional touch to any space. They are easy to maintain, economical, and eco-friendly.
The Beginning of Braided Rugs
Americans used to cover their wooden floors with straw or rush-woven mats in earlier days. These archaic coverings were inefficient in bringing warmth and comfort to the home. Although European rugs were available in the mid-18 th century, they were too expensive for the general population. Wool became readily available in the early 19th century, but commercially produced rugs were still quite expensive. So, Americans tried the technique of braiding wool as they used to braid straw mats. This way braided rugs were introduced as a floor covering.
Braided Rugs Gained Importance
In the early 1900s braided rugs became very popular during the arts and crafts movement. People started making rag rugs from leftover scraps of materials and strips of old clothes. With due course of time, necessity gave way more to the art and craft, which gave rise to creative, bold, and fun patterns. And today, braided rugs are a prime choice to protect the floor in high traffic areas, while adding a primitive charm to any space.
Cotton as a Material for Braided Rugs
Cotton is a fluffy staple fiber derived from agricultural cultivation. It is more commonly used in making the foundation of the rug instead of using it for pile or flat-woven facing. It is easy to make an evenly-proportioned, tightly woven rug with cotton yarns. While weaving a rug, the warp must be placed under high tension. Therefore, cotton is the most common fiber used for rug warps because of its high tensile strength.
How Are Cotton Braided Rugs Made?
Strips of cotton are incorporated into a rug design in cotton braided rugs. Technically a cotton braided rug is made by joining three strands of cotton together in a braided pattern. Right strand is wrapped around the center strand and then the left strand over the center one in a repetitive pattern. The braids are then stitched together to create braided rugs into various shapes and sizes.
Decoration with Cotton Braided Rugs
Cotton braided rugs are very popular in decorating homes in a country-style theme, especially when decorating a kitchen, hallway, or porch areas, where an informal look is desired. Acknowledged as an iconic symbol of the Colonial American culture, cotton braided rugs are a great pick for rug enthusiasts who appreciate a traditional touch in their home. You can coordinate these rugs with other accessories to decorate any space. Match them with table runners, chair pads, and hall runner styles to remodel your home. Placing them as a focal point is one of the easiest ways to revitalize and beautify any room. They can easily turn a dull room into one full of color.
Cotton Braided Rugs in the Living Room
Cotton braided rugs can transform the look of your living room incredibly. You can either choose to decorate with a full-size rug or stick to accenting parts of the room. Cotton braided rugs give the entire space a rustic country feeling.
Cotton Braided Rugs in the Kitchen
You can lay a large cotton braided rug in the center of your kitchen. You can also place smaller rugs around the room like near the sink, microwave, or refrigerator to give yourself something to stand on.
Don’t forget – cotton braided rugs aren’t meant just for high-traffic areas. They can easily be incorporated in other areas as well. Cotton braided rugs are one of the easiest ways to decorate your floors in any room of your home.