Days are shorter, nights are longer — not to mention colder — and you're beginning to spend a bit more time nestled up inside your home than you did during the warmer months. And if all the fuzzy throw blankets and soft decorative pillows in the world still aren't enough to make your space feel cozy, it might be time to turn to something a bit more impactful: the area rug. It's pretty much the perfect way to add not only interest, but an inherent sense of warmth to your living spaces, and just may be what your home's missing. The good news is that West Elm's rug sale has gorgeous picks for any aesthetic, so now's the ideal time to go in on one for yourself.
The furniture and homewares company, known for the modern spin it puts on classic design, is holding a "winter warmup" sale on site, during which rugs are 20 percent off with discount code TREAT. On top of that, you'll also find several select rug styles with an even steeper discount of 40 percent (that's some seriously major savings). And while it's not just West Elm's rugs that are discounted during this special period — in fact, just about everything the store offers is included, with the exception of furniture — using the sale to snag a piece that'll have the most impact is definitely smart.
The power of an area rug, especially during the colder half of the year, goes beyond just the visual interest it provides — although that aspect is decidedly of great value in a stylish home. In fact, you'll notice that your throw rug provides you with actual, physical warmth underfoot, which is a quality that certainly won't go unnoticed on cold winter mornings. Regardless of the texture and color you prefer, you'll do well to add one beneath your couch and coffee table for nights spent watching movies, hot cider in hand.
A practically foolproof method for selecting your ideal area rug is to opt for one in a neutral color palette, with a subtle design that should seamlessly integrate with the rest of your aesthetic. But to ensure the resulting look isn't too bland, seek highly textural pieces, like West Elm's Jute Boucle Rug. The pale golden color, which they call Platinum, and hand-knotted texture will infuse a space with tons of warmth, without overpowering any other focal points you have. When you use code TREAT, the rug's down to an easy $143.20 for a 5'x8' size, so you'll see a huge change to your space with a minor hit to your budget.
West Elm's Souk Wool Rug, in a bright shade of white with contrasting black zig-zags, would achieve a similar effect, and the soft high pile texture will feel incredibly luxurious on feet. The rug's fringed ends provide even further interest, so despite being fashioned from completely neutral colors, it could be a statement piece in its own right if the rest of your space is super sleek. The rug can ring in as low as $159.20 during the sale.
Bolder options also abound in West Elm's sale rug offerings, fit for those who don't shy away from color in their homes. If you're looking to provide a cheery vibe, consider the brand's Cozy Plush Rug in Adobe Rose — the ideal shade of dusty pink. It'll come down to $239.20 thanks to the sale. If blue tones are more in line with your décor, grab the Summit Rug, a denim-blue Moroccan inspired piece that's also $239.20 with the special code. As a bonus, the rug is reversible and can also be used outdoors, so it's a great option if you foresee switching up your spaces as the seasons shift.
Just as you fortify your winder wardrobe with layered pieces for the dropping temperatures, be sure to do the same for your spaces to keep the place cozy (and stylish) for the season. Browse some of West Elm's best reduced-price rug picks ahead, so you can appropriately outfit your home for less.