I finally found a rug for the laundry room… or rather, three rugs.
It was hard to figure out the exact dimensions that would work in this room. With jig and jogs around cabinetry and laundry machines and the drying rack, the rug could only be so wide. But it was a relatively long room. Did I want the rug to go just in front of the washer and dryer? Just in front of the sink? All the way from wall to wall?
I eventually decided that it made sense to have a rug in front of the sink, the washer and the dryer.
But then came the question of material. I liked the idea of a natural jute rug, but I wasn’t confident I’d find one that met my measurements for a price I was willing to pay. I’ve seen some great antique and vintage patterned rugs on other blogs, but, again, price was a factor and availability is always challenging
Then, during an Ikea trip, I came across Signe.
It was a fairly natural tone with pops of black and red, two accents I used a bit in the laundry room.
Plus it was cheap: $2.99.
The downside was it was short. One rug was less than 3 feet long. But for $2.99, I could buy three.
At home, I laid them out in the laundry room. This just might work.
After an afternoon spent ripping off fringe and some time spent with my sewing machine, I had a runner the exact dimensions I needed–8 feet long by 22 inches wide.
I used a wide zig-zag stitch to join the rugs end-to-end, doing my best to match the stripes.
The result was the right colours, the right size and the right price. It’s a nice finishing touch in the laundry room.
Score! Very ingenious. The stripes make me think of tea toweling material, which is kind of fitting since it’s a room devoted to cleaning things 🙂
Thanks. I feel like it’s a really good fit with the room.
I’m filing in my mental Rolodex. I prefer rugs that can be washed, but that becomes more difficult to find when looking for a runner or larger size. This idea is just the solution. The fresh, crisp colors and pattern look great in your space.
This is definitely washable!