Splurge versus Steal: Multicolor Swirl Rug

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The vibrant Swirl rug designed by British fashion designer Paul Smith for The Rug Company is a real stunner, but at $134 per square foot it is a major investment that most of us cannot afford.  Although it lacks the graceful curves of Paul Smith’s original pattern, the Tectonic Floor Rug from Land of Nod is an absolute steal at just $299 for THE ENTIRE RUG!  If you are wondering, that comes out to $12.46 per square foot for the 4’x6′ size, and less than $10 per square foot for the larger 5’x8′ size.  Both rugs are 100% wool.  The Nod version is a blend of Indian and New Zealand wool with 100% cotton backing, whereas the Rug Company version is hand-crafted of 100% Tibetan wool by master weavers in the vicinity of Kathmandu.  And while the Swirl rug surely has superior fiber and craftsmanship befitting it’s price, The Land of Nod does provide an 18-year quality guarantee on all of it’s products, as well as offers complimentary swatches if you contact their customer service department.  One important difference between the two rugs is the range of sizes.  The Tectonic Rug is only available in 4’x6′ and 5’x8′, whereas the Swirl rug is available in 10 sizes ranging from 3’x5′ all the way up to 12’x18′.  If the lovely Swirl rug is within your budget, then by all means, invest in this gem of tactile artwork.  But if you want to add a pop of color and energy to your home without going broke or living in constant fear of muddy shoes and grape juice, go for the playful Tectonic Floor Rug from The Land of Nod.

To learn more about the Swirl rug by Paul Smith visit The Rug Company.

To learn more about the Tectonic Floor Rug visit The Land of Nod.


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