Rugs help warm a dreary room, add a splash of color to a dull space, tone down a room with strong, bright colored furniture and create a new look to almost any room. Plus, it’s a quick fix to any floors that may need replacing.
- Persian rugs can cost thousands of dollars, but many rugs can be very affordable.
- Leather rugs add depth and complement traditional, rustic styles.
- Wool rugs are warm, sustainable and a great way to add a natural accent.
- Shag rugs add dimension and coziness to an otherwise flat room.
- If you anticipate lots of traffic and wear, consider a patterned rug to hide stains.
- A wool rug is easier to clean than other fabrics.
- A jute rug is a perfect indoor/outdoor fabric for enclosed patios and outdoor rooms.
An inexpensive way to dress up a room is with area rugs. They come in a wide range of colors and designs and provide warmth and comfort. They can also help absorb sound in a room. The shape should mirror the furniture or room size. For example, a rectangular dining table should have a rectangular rug underneath. Likewise, a round dining table should be paired with a round rug.
Interior designers say to never cover the entire floor with an area rug; leave at least nine inches of the floor exposed. A small rug right in front of the entry door is acceptable. A dining room rug should be large enough to accommodate the legs of all chairs. Be sure rugs don’t cover vents or keep doors from opening.
Correct placement of rugs can give your home a distinctive look and added dimension that potential buyers will remember.