The Pink Rug that is rocking our family room + rug giveaway

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A pink rug may not be your first choice when thinking about sprucing up your home. In fact, when I told my husband we were getting a new pink rug, he said, “don’t make our family room all girly!” I am here to tell you that decorating with pink, is a perfect way add color to your home. Pink happens to be my favorite color. My phone case, purse, sandals and just about 3/4 of my wardrobe is pink.  This post is sponsored by Mohawk Carpet. All opinions are 100% mine.

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When Mohawk Carpet, the world’s largest flooring manufacturer, asked if I would like to try out their new “SmartSrand” rug and one of the color choices was pink, I said YES! The pink rug is rocking our family room and the men in the house actually love it!

Mohawk pink rug decorating

I didn’t even know that Mohawk Carpet had such a fun and trendy line of area carpet. Do you know how plush and soft this rug is? It is so soft! We have two dogs and children and every rug in our house gets soiled and something spilled on it at least twice a week. Here are a few statistics about SmartStrand that I found interesting and appealing.

SmartStrand has permanent stain and soil resistance that will never wear off.
Most carpets have stain and soil treatments that are applied topically to the fiber. Over time, in the face of foot traffic, and due to wear and tear, the topically applied stain and soil treatment wears off. This can leave ordinary carpets looking worn out and dirty sooner than you might expect for such a large purchase. With SmartStrand, you don’t have to worry about that. For as long as you have the carpet, it will have stain protection because it is built into the carpet fiber itself.

decorating with a mohawk pink rug

Mohawk Carpet

SmartStrand is extremely easy to clean.
Say goodbye to carpet cleaners! You don’t have to use any harsh chemicals or carpet cleaners to remove stains from SmartStrand carpet. All you need is a dishrag, some warm water, and mild detergent, like dish soap. Even tough stains, like ketchup, mustard, red Kool-Aid, and even red wine will clean easily out of SmartStrand carpet. Almost everyone has a flooring horror story, but with SmartStrand there’s no need to worry. Did you know that this carpet is rated #1 in consumer satisfaction? You can see consumer reviews on the MohawkFlooring website as well.

decorating mohawk pink smartstrand rug

Mohawk Carpet

SmartStrand is very durable.
So durable, in fact, Mohawk held a SmartStrand Zoo Challenge. Mohawk carpeted the rhino enclosure at a popular zoo in Birmingham, Alabama. Ricko the Rhino lived on this carpet for 2 weeks! When all was said and done, Mohawk removed the carpet from Ricko’s home, had it professionally cleaned using only hot water extraction…and the carpet looked good as new! The next year, they took it even further and had six African elephants at the Dallas Zoo live on SmartStrand carpet for two weeks…and the result was the same. SmartStrand carpet is super durable. Strong enough for actual wildlife…and strong enough for YOUR wild life, too!

We don’t have a rhino but we have this guy who slobbers more than any dog I know. I’m loving the features about this rug!

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When my pink rug arrived, I shopped our home for items that would coordinate with the rug. I recently created our own DIY Wall Art which happened to incorporate pink, brown, green and orange.

fabric diy wall art pink decorating

The pillow covers that I made last month (shown on the couch) also help tie the rug in nicely. When decorating with pink, adding browns and creams help balance the over pink tone. Would you like to win our own SmartStrand rug? There are many colors to pick from if pink isn’t your thing.

Enter the Mohawk Carpet SmartStrand Giveaway HERE

You can win your own 6’ X 9” SmartStrand bound carpet rug in style Simonton Beach. And since this is all about color, Mohawk has agreed to let you pick the color of your choice. There are more than 40 Simonton Beach colors to choose from! Go to the contest page through the provided link to enter.

So are you loving the pink rug that is rocking our familyroom? I know a pink rug isn’t for everyone but I am here to tell you that I would love any of the colors featured in the Smartbrand collection. This particular rug is called “simonton beach shell pink” As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Thanks so much to Mohawk for sponsoring today’s post.

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  1. It’s so funny how the pink really does work with your room!!! I love it for a fresh pop of color along with your pillows and art. And your pup could not be cuter!!!

  2. Damaris Gonzalez says:

    I absolutely LOVE the way you decorate your rooms. I look forward to looking through before and after pics of your rooms, but I’m not crazy about the pink flooring.

  3. You are DEFINITELY rocking that pink rug! It completes the space and looks great with your wall color and the little pops of pink. My four year old daughter saw this over my shoulder and asked why I didn’t get a pink rug too. 😉 Now I’m wishing I did!!

  4. Janice Vincent says:

    Hi Jessica –

    I love the pink rug – it’s perfect for your room and is a nice enhancement – not overpowering “girly”.

    I especially like the permanent stain and soil resistant properties.

    I clicked through to their website – Am I the only one that can’t find the form to complete. Feeling somewhat inadequate here.

    Hope someone will give me a clue.

    Thanks much – janice

    1. So sorry Janice you are having trouble. I am contacting Mohawk right now to find out why the links are not working. I double checked all the links this morning and they were working (going to the contest form) but maybe they are having trouble. I’ll get back to you! 🙂 Glad you like the pink rug!

      1. Jessica – Thank you so much for checking with Mohawk. The link you gave me did have the form and I was able to enter the contest. I’m so excited about the stain & soil resistance properties. With animals & children running through the house, cleaning this carpet is going to be a breeze!

  5. Wow that pink carpet and the green wall brings back memories, good ones, it is a very updated version of the colours I grew up with. Very beautiful.

    1. Ha Andrea! I never thought of it as a updated version from way back when but you are right! Now that I think about it, I remember one from my childhood as well 🙂

  6. Lisa Speake says:

    I LOVE the pink rug. Who would have thought? But it works fabulous! Our house is nautical and I would love to do something like that.

  7. I would have NEVER guessed that color could look so mature!

  8. Hi, can you please tell me the name of the Smartstrand pink carpet you bought? I love it, but can’t find it anywhere.

    Thanks, Viviam

  9. Hi Jessica –

    I think Fate is looking out for me: I literally stumbled upon this blog post via Pinterest while looking for window treatment ideas. Where Fate is involved is in the fact that I am considering Mohawk’s SmartStrand carpeting for a basement renovation and, well, here you are!

    So, since you’ve had it in your home for almost a year at this point, how is it holding up? Are you still really happy with it? I have two large dogs and a teenage son who loves to have his friends stay over. I was considering a laminate flooring for the clean-up ease, but I think it might be too “cold.” Would love to put in this carpeting, but it has got to be durable and easy to clean!

    Thoughts and experience would be appreciated.

    I LOVE your blog – so much awesome information! Thanks for sharing your great ideas and projects.

    1. we love our smart strand rug 🙂 We have two dogs and kids so it takes a beating! It cleans up nicely and still looks great!

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