How to Turn a Mess Into a Memory: A guide to celebrating messes with worry-free home decor

Nord Brown Rug moment by @teeenzy


Life’s messiest moments can also be the most memorablethe stories you’ll tell for years, the “you had to be there” moments. The key is not to worry about whether something is going to stain or spill, but to be prepared when the inevitable occurs. Because you know what? Just because you have a rambunctious toddler or a slobbery St. Bernard, doesn’t mean you can’t have a living room that ranks up there with all the interior designers you follow on social media. Well Woven’s affordable, stain-resistant rugs take the pressure out of tasteful living: think style without the sacrifice. And with our bestselling line of indoor-outdoor rugs, you can spend the sunny days ahead making memories, even if they’re a little messy. 

How to Laugh (Not Cry) Over Spilled Milk (or BBQ Sauce) 

Picture this: the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the family is over to celebrate summer and help break in the new grill. After a long spring spent bringing your dream backyard to life with landscaping and new patio furniture, you’re proudly taking in the sun-splashed scene. Then, it happens. You see it unfold in slow motion: a guffawing uncle claps his hands together in laughter, his elbow sending the just-opened jar of grandpa’s ribbon-winning, secret-recipe BBQ sauce flying. And there it lands, emptying rapidly atop the beautiful indoor-outdoor rug you spent so long picking out. 

As the sauce sinks into your trendy new rug, this scene could unfold in a few different ways: you laugh, you cry, your hands fly to your face in recreation of the famous ‘Scream’ painting. And while laughter might work better as a medicine than a spot-cleaner, we’d still advocate for the first option. Well Woven’s affordable indoor-outdoor rugs are crafted for these moments. They’re spill-friendly, mess-welcoming, and stain resistant. So give the uncle a pass, laugh with the rest of them, and give that baby a hose-down. 

Nord Grey Rug moment by @mybeautypharm


How to Turn a Faux Pas Into a ‘Remember When’

Maybe your dream backyard still exists entirely on a Pinterest board, but your apartment’s balcony serves as a temporary oasis for now. You decided it’s time to put yourself out there, and you’re now nervously awaiting date #2 with Mr. (Maybe) Right. He’s on his way over for coffee and pastries on the balcony. It’s a bright day and you’re feeling cheerful. He arrives, and in the flurry of nerves and greetings you don’t think to look down; by the time you notice what he’s tracked in on his shoes, the remnants of a street vendor’s chili dog are ground into your cute new indoor-outdoor rug. It’s not his fault; urban living can be messy, and you’ve been meaning to buy a doormat for this reason. But the stain demands your attention. Do you let it ruin the mood? Does the guy become “that one who ruined my rug?” 

Noin fact, maybe it’s a story you’ll tell at your bridal shower, or one you’ll laugh about after years of marriage. Well Woven’s indoor-outdoor rugs are not only a versatile option, they’re stain-resistant, a breeze to clean, and available in dozens of trendy designs, allowing you to spend less time worrying about messes and more time flirting. 

Carmen Geometric Rug moment by @amandalemau


How to Teach Life Lessons to Your Dog (Lesson #1: Accidents Happen)

Let’s say you finally buckled down and said ‘yes’ to the puppy dog eyes that beckoned from your local animal shelter. You adopt a four-legged friend on a whim, without spending much time considering how your new companion will affect the home you’ve carefully decorated. Your weekends are now spent bonding and training in the backyard, and before long, the stylish indoor-outdoor rug that brings life to your back patio has gotten the brunt of it: the dirty paws, the bathroom accidents, the puking, the mud splatter. Did you make a mistake? 

Of course not! Messes fade (and with Well Woven’s pet-friendly, stain-resistant rugs, you can actually make most of them disappear), but the company and devotion of a dog lasts long past the ‘house training’ phase. If you ask us, home decor should be designed to enhance life with a growing family, not add stress to it. 

Nord Brown Rug moment by

How to Embrace the Toddler Years (AKA The ‘House-Is-Never-Clean’ Years) 

Speaking of growing families: when you’re a mother, messes just come with the territory. Curious hands will always find the peanut butter jar or the lipstick tubes, and no matter what their packaging promises, sippy cups spill. Step away for three seconds to turn on the washing machine, and the dining room looks like a baking powder bomb went off. Worry not: with the right mindset, there’s magic in the mess. 

Because the right rug allows you to celebrate life’s messes: to laugh at them, to brush them off, to take the spills and powder bombs as they come. Well Woven’s indoor-outdoor rugs are crafted to be resistant to not only weather (they’re UV protected and won’t fade in sunlight), but to stains, spills, accidents and catastrophesall while earning serious style points from your family and friends. They’re also budget-friendly, which takes the pressure out of choosing home decor that will stand up to life’s chaos.

The bottom line: life happens. Instead of stressing over the mess it brings, turn it into a memory. 

Beni Blue Rug moment by @alexandrarodriguez__