See this space right here at the bottom of the stairs?

This is Buddy’s favorite space in the entire house.

I can’t blame him.

The sunlight pours in from the windows and it’s one of the warmest places in the house and it’s not too far from the kitchen and all his dog food.

Here’s where you’ll find him.

And here.

And here.

Okay.

You get the general Buddy idea.

And I love Buddy.

And I love that he feels at home.

And I love that’s he’s cozy.

But just between us?

That rug has HAD IT. That is a lot of Buddy and a lot of dog hair and all the stuff that dogs leave behind.

So I’m trying something different now.

Can you guess?

Yep.

A washable rug.

Have you heard of washable rugs before? It’s exactly what it sounds like. You can wash the rugs in the washing machine. If you get a smaller spill, you spot clean the rug with a cotton cloth or paper towel. Blot lightly and work from the edges to the center of the stain. Start with water and blot the stain. If stain is more challenging, you can use a solution of dish soap and cold water. For larger spills or more stubborn stains, place the rug in the washer on a delicate setting and then hang to dry.

A rug that goes in the washing machine.

And I thought life was already amazing enough now that stirrup pants are back.

Walmart has an incredible collection of washable rugs. There are tons of colors and patterns and finishes and sizes that would work in so many different spaces. I’ve put together some of my favorites.

This distressed bohemian blue rug is so pretty.

I love anything blue and white and this would work well in the entry (and upstairs in Whitney’s room, too).

And it comes in an 8′ x 10′.

You can see it here.

Here’s a washable runner in a similar color with the prettiest border, too.

These are both similar with a white background and a distressed pattern.

I love that they look so vintage.

You can see the distressed ivory gray trellis rug here.

You can see the distressed blue and white pattern here.

Here’s the same rug in two different colorways.

I love both and they would work in so many different spaces because of the layers of colors.

You can see the blue and pink and purple rug here.

You can see the taupe and brown and turquoise rug here.

Here are two options that would work perfectly with modern farmhouse decor.

They are both a little vintage and distressed looking.

You can see the orange and navy and brown washable rug here.

You can see the gray and khaki and white washable rug here.

I saved my two favorites for last.

The pattern of the blue and navy and lilac of the first rug is so pretty.

But for the space in the entry?

I think this last option will work perfectly. Look at how similar it is to the rug that’s already there. It’s a little more vintage and a little more distressed looking.

But the colors are the same.

And when Buddy lays down and all the dog hairs and dog stuff get all over the rug?

I can just toss it in the washing machine and it will be all ready and waiting.

For the next time Buddy takes a nap. 🙂

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Comments

  1. Image for Barb E Barb E

    Washable area rugs are the greatest creation…I agree! I know people who have them and love them! Something that has been on my radar for several months… I just need to take the leap. I have hardwood floors and enjoy the ease of cleaning them without “working around” rugs, but on the other hand I think I may enjoy the coziness and beauty area rugs may provide. Some (washable rug) websites provide a “washer guide” which might be worthwhile checking out to make sure your washer will accommodate the size rug purchased. I am interested in seeing what you purchase and how you like it!

  2. Image for Barbara Barbara

    I have not gotten a washable rug but sounds like a winner! Sweet dogs LOVE rugs especially when there's sunshine. Our dog threw up of course on the rug and as I was cleaning it up and assuring her that it was OK and I still loved her...she did it again in another spot! Sounds like washable rugs are a great idea!:)

  3. Image for PJ PJ

    My son recently put washable rugs in his home that he shares with a very large dog. He has been very happy with his rugs. I am on the lookout for a rug to cozy up our living room. With a dog and a cat in the house, a washable rug seems like the way to go. Thank you for sharing these pretty choices.

  4. Image for Katie Katie

    We will be getting LVP flooring in our home. Not all rugs are compatible with LVP, especially those with non-slip backing. Do you know if these are?

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Some of these rugs are actually made in the USA, that's is great and washable too, win, win. Now if I can decide which one! lol!

  6. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Have you tried them yet? I really am interested as my dogs think they can make messes on any rug. I have been thinking about them but still an investment in the amount I would need.

  7. Image for JC JC

    Absolutely brilliant! I've known Ruggables make washable rugs, but didnt know Walmart has a line! This sounds like a more economical choice to try them out. I love that you are coordinating your rug with Buddy's hair! It's going to look great on him and your floor! Thanks for sharing. I'm looking into a runner for my laundry room.

  8. Image for Carla Carla

    I have washable rugs and love them but would like to ask what are you using on the stairs to keep your rugs in place?

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