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All About Rugs

Love how you Live and refresh your style, update and add cozy comfortable living spaces with area rugs.

With the refresh that comes with each new year, we’ve been featuring more rugs on our feed and getting a lot of questions about how to select a rug style, how to know what size, and how to manage challenging areas like entry, bathrooms and kitchens. We joined Good Things Utah this morning to answer your questions and share some tips when it comes to finding the perfect rug for your space/lifestyle.

A Rugs Purpose

Before we dive in, let’s clarify what purposes rugs fill:

  • Defines spaces, especially in large rooms such as great rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens.
  • Adds warmth and texture particularly to rooms with hard surface floors.
  • Creates visual interest with pattern, texture, color etc. “Art for your floor!”

The best case scenario is to find a rug that fulfills all 3 purposes by choosing a piece that suits your space and lifestyle while also bringing in beauty. But each room and space will present different challenges. See our tips below for finding the perfect for each room in your home!

Great Room

  1. For sizing, choose a rug that is as large as the space can handle. 
  2. Invest in quality rugs for higher trafficked areas.
  3. Tie in visual interest with colors, patterns, and textures that both unite and flow within your space.

PRO TIP: When arranging furniture on the rug, ensure that all front legs of furniture sit atop the rug to anchor the space.

Music Room/Office

  1. Highlight the focal point of the room (desk, pair of chairs, sofa etc) and place your rug underneath.
  2. Consider layering smaller rugs atop larger rugs for a curated feel.
  3. Choose unique and artistic pieces that will act as art for your floor.


  1. Place the rug underneath the bed and allow for 2-3 feet of rug showing on each side of the bed (general rule: if you get out of the bed on any side, your feet should touch rug).
  2. Don’t worry about placing the rug underneath the nightstands as it can cause them to be unstable and you’ll also want extra rug to…
  3. Create at least 4 feet past the foot of the bed to allow for a bench or ottomans.

Dining Room

  1. Have rug extend 2 feet behind each chair so that as you pull the chair out to sit, the back legs do not hang off the rug and feel unbalanced.
  2. Rugs in dining areas protect flooring, so don’t be afraid to utilize them in larger scale.
  3. Choose a rug that is low profile and has a tight weave/lays stiff and heavy so it will not wrinkle with chairs moving in and out.

PRO TIP: Check out our selection of indoor/outdoor rugs for dining areas!


  1. Long runners in kitchens are trending!
  2. Add a smaller rug under a range or in a pantry to save the floor 
  3. Add warmth under your feet in a hard surface space

Small but Mighty

Don’t forget the small but highly trafficked areas that can benefit from rugs:

  1. Entryways are your homes first impression! Choose a rug that is durable and beautiful to welcome your guests.
  2. Bathrooms can benefit from a beautiful rug placed at the base of a vanity or tub.
  3. Playful prints in Kids spaces define “play areas” and give an extra layer of cushion for growing babes.


PSA: Today is the last day to shop 20% off holiday in store - Our in-line shop sale goes through tomorrow at midnight~link in our bio.

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Watch our Good Things Utah segment from last week as show and share tips for holiday decorating and how to create a mantel like we have in our showroom to help you bring a more natural look using our signature faux greens into your holiday decor this year! 🌿❤️

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Black Friday thru Cyber Monday sale. To show our appreciation we have decided to extend our sale to go till Saturday December 4th in store and Sunday December 5th online! Happy shopping!✨

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Happy Thanksgiving - We are so grateful for all your love and support, always ♥️
Our store is closed today as we enjoy time with our families.
Come in Friday & Saturday while our 20% off ALL Holiday Black Friday sale continues. 10am-5pm.

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Decking the Halls all week with our Black Friday Holiday sale that starts TODAY!!
20% off ALL Holiday items both In Store through Saturday & Online through Sunday ~ or while supplies last! Don’t wait quantities are very limited amd selling out quickly! Happy Shopping ♥️🎄

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10-5.
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day 🦃🍁

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Gatehouse + Good Things Utah

Watch our segment from this week as we talk about dressing up your space for the Holidays!

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Winner: @kelseyparcellsmith

Happy Holidays!❤️❄️❄️❄️ To bring the Holiday spirit we have decided to do another GIVEAWAY! Enter to win two of our Forbidden Fig candles (one for you & one for a friend you tag!), one Juniper Berry candle ring, one Smell of the Tree decorative fragrance, and one of our Deluxe Cedar Wreaths (which is almost out of stock)!

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Giveaway ends Sunday, November 21st at midnight. Winner will be announced Monday, November 22nd!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
**Winner can be in or out of state**

2021 GH Holiday Design Trends with Good Things Utah

Watch our @goodthingsutah segment to see how you can incorporate your style into your holiday decor this season and some of what we have in store now!
Note at the time of filming this segment the garlands were still on the way but we are now receiving our shipments and filling orders on the daily! If you have not yet ordered be sure to go to our online shop and order today!

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Our Deluxe Cedar Garland is now available in store and online for shipping or for local pick up!

For Local Pickup:
If you have not seen your email, please come in this week November 15th - November 19th from 10am - 4pm. If you’re unable to make it in this week please email us to make alternative arrangements.

For shipping:
If you have selected shipping, orders are being processed and shipped out this week. You will receive an email with tracking information soon.

We can’t wait to see your #ghstyleholiday creations!❤️

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