That [Kilim] Really Tied the Room Together


The Dude had it right—a good rug is the foundation for a good room. How’s that for a quotable quote.

If you paid attention to my living room makeover (which I will probably blog about from now into infinity because I am obsessed), you can’t have missed the show-stopping, new-to-me kilim rug.

That rug, my friends, is from my new favorite small business, Kaya Kilims.

Vintage rugs and more from Kaya Kilims

The colors. The texture. The history. I kind of want a mansion now just so I have room for ALL THE RUGS.

I know what you’re thinking—This is a sponsored post, why should I believe any of this hype? I’ve only partnered with a couple brands so far, so you probably don’t trust me further than you can spit.

So let me take a second to be totally real with you. I love this blog. And as much as I’d love to earn some monies for all my hard work on it, I will not clutter it up with sponsorships and/or reviews that I don’t genuinely like and think you will too. That is my promise to you.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s get back to Kaya Kilims. Wowowow. I am beyond impressed with my rug, and the whole experience of shopping with them.

Vintage rugs and more from Kaya Kilims

Idle Hands Awake Living Room Reveal PLUS Loom & Mill Giveaway!

Idle Hands Awake Living Room Reveal PLUS Loom & Mill Giveaway!

Since we’re talking about vintage wool rugs here, I expected mine to arrive all musty. NOT the case. That rug was clean, gleaming, and ready to go the moment I ripped open the package. Which, by the way, made it from Turkey to Massachusetts in five days.

Shop owners Nez and her family were soooooo friendly and helpful when I reached out to work with them. I always love buying from an independently owned business rather than a big box store, and reading Nez’s story about her personal connection to kilims made it even more special. The collection is so beautiful and I’m not sure how much longer I can resist getting another one, lack of space be damned!

But there’s good news on that front—if you’re in my tiny apartment boat and can’t squeeze (another) one of these beauties into your space, they have kilim pillows. Can we say “wedding gift?”

Now I’d love to hear from you—do you love kilims too? And if so, do you have other good sources for kilim rugs?

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

2 comments on “That [Kilim] Really Tied the Room Together”

  1. I love their products! ever since you posted your living room re-do, I keep checking back on their etsy site on and off again, and I need to get one of these puppies in my life!

    I love their products! great find!!!

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