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How to Decorate with Area Rugs

by Product Specialist

How to Decorate with Area Rugs


Area rugs are an inexpensive way to bring a pop of color to any area of your home; found widely in a vast range of styles, area rugs are a great way to protect your floors and eliminate dust, as well.


Some ways that you can decorate your home with area rugs include:


Helping High-Traffic Areas


Make sure to buy durable rugs for high-traffic area protection, such as in hallways, foyers, and common living spaces. The best types of carpeting are polyester and nylon for these highly-used spaces at affordable price points. Wool rugs also hold-up well, but require maintenance to preserve the integrity of the natural fibers.


Think Big


When choosing rugs, it is better to go bigger than to have your rug appear too small. Think about how it will be placed and the measurements of the room before making your purchase. Many shoppers find that they later regret opting for smaller rugs as they look even smaller when laid on your floor.


Try Something New


When shopping for area rugs, this is the perfect opportunity to try patterns and styles that bring something new and fresh to your home décor. Patterned rugs grab the eye, so make sure that they are large enough, positioned properly, and clean for cohesion with the rest of your room's theme.


Position Under Your Furnishings


Arrange your furniture on top of area rugs to further protect your floor while giving your furnishings a polished appearance. Area rugs are perfectly-placed when your furniture – like your table and chairs or sofa – is centered on your rug.


Keep An Equal Border


Another rule of thumb pertaining to area rugs is to always leave equal floor-space around the edge of your rugs. This prevents the rug from seeming crooked or cockeyed, which can gather unwanted attention in your scheme. Area rugs are an easy way to add some visual interest around your home, and a great way to preserve and maintain your floors.