Area rugs are a great way to change the look and feel of a room in minutes.
Choosing the right colors in a room is one of the most important decisions you can make. Unlike wall color, which is somewhat permanent, an area rug can be changed out quickly. Pick a neutral for a more subtle look or go bold with a vibrant pattern. In selecting a rug, consider the colors that will visually enhance your room. Do you want the rug to stand out or fade into the background? Your rug doesn’t need to be a perfect match to your walls and furniture — and shouldn’t try to blend in with your hard surface flooring. Instead choose a contrasting or complimentary hue.
If you love the look of your dark floors but crave a little brightness, an area rug is the perfect solution. Beyond color, they can also create light in any room.
Your house is a home, and with that comes the pitter-patter of plenty of feet. Whether it’s high heels, soccer cleats or dog paws, they can all take their toll on your flooring. Step one might be to leave shoes at the door, but an area rug can also offer protection, especially in high-traffic areas. A strategically placed rug in front of doors, in hallways and under living room furniture can help extend the life of your flooring by protecting it from dirt and moisture, too.
To keep both your flooring and rugs looking new, consider these tips:
● Clean your floors well before putting down an area rug, to minimize scratches.
● Rotate your rug regularly to avoid uneven discoloration.
● Use a nonslip pad for added comfort and safety.
Create smaller spaces within an oversize room with a cleverly placed rug. Put a low-pile rug under a desk and office chair, or choose one with a central medallion pattern to direct attention to the middle of the rug and room. Use rugs to create borders around furniture, creating spaces for eating, conversation or other activities.
Imagine stepping off your cool hardwood floors and sinking your feet into a soft, plush rug — what a way to unwind. Area rugs offer the coziness and warmth of carpet, and they also help absorb noise, especially on hard flooring surfaces such as stone and wood. When your air conditioning is cranked on high in summer, your feet will welcome the luxury of that area rug.
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