When you move into a new home, one of the most exciting things you get to do is redecorate the interior. Unless you built your home from scratch or plan on renovating, you’re pretty much stuck decorating according to the flooring, paint color, and overall design aesthetic that’s already there. However, that’s basically a blank canvas so you shouldn’t stress.
Once you’ve added all your paintings, placed the picture frames accordingly, and had your window treatments installed, it’s time to add a little something extra – an area rug. When you add a rug to your home, it doesn’t matter what room you place it in because it’s beneficial wherever placed.
Benefits of Adding an Area Rug
- Hides any unsightly wearing in the carpeting or wooden flooring.
- Provides extra foot comfort.
- They can easily be moved from room to room.
- They assist with lessening the noise caused by wooden floors.
Determining where you’ll be placing the area rug is the first step in determining the style rug you want to go with. By “style,” we mean the color scheme, patterns, as well as the size. Consider your area rug as a piece of artwork designed for your floor. It’s a pretty accurate comparison, no? You can even move it from room to room like a piece of art.
Rule of Thumb for Choosing an Area Rug
At Carpet Culture, we recommend that anyone investing in an area rug take two sizing tips into consideration if nothing else, and that is to choose an area rug that is:
- No smaller than six inches in diameter.
- Sit no more than two feet away a wall.
When you invest in an area rug, it’s important to acknowledge that it’ll be the new focal point of your room; you want to bring all the colors of the room out within the rug itself. If your home has paintings with a lot of blue, then your entertainment center wood borders on the burgundy side, you want to choose a rug that brings both those colors out, and you also want to incorporate the color of your furniture.
That’s the benefit with area rugs. The whole concept is to add design while bringing out the other colors that are pre-existing in your home. If you’ve been looking for an area rug, but can’t quite find what you’re looking for, visit us at Carpet Culture and we can help you find that ideal area rug for your home that will not only last for years to come (provided you take care of it), but you won’t get tired of looking at it.