There are plenty of reasons why it’s a good idea to have an area rug in a living room or family room. Area rugs provide comfort, warmth and decorative interest (color, pattern, texture, etc.). They can act as artwork for the floor, and they can create a frame in which to place furniture and define spaces.
Area rugs are often advantageous over wall-to-wall carpeting because they are easier to clean, and if you get tired of the look it’s easier to switch out an area rug and replace it with something new. While there are tons of options in the field of area rugs, there are certain things to consider when using them. Here are some rules of thumb to consider before buying an area rug.
Rugs define spaces, frame ambiences and establish interfaces whilst conveying a sensation of warmth that creates a welcoming work or home environment. Rugs convey emotions. Beyond the impression created by their beauty, colours, textures and design, rugs also affect mood. Architects and interior designers consider rugs an essential part of a room’s decoration. When it comes to home decor, few pieces are more versatile than an area rug. It’s a total multitasker, capable of adding style and hiding imperfections at the same time.
Rugs are extremely easy to clean and require minimal maintenance. The secret to keeping a rug in good condition is to vacuum it regularly and to clean spillages before they dry. Keeping rugs clean, dry and in good condition enhances ambient air quality and helps minimize allergic reactions, as they act as natural filters, trapping and retaining dust particles, which are the main cause of allergies. Rooms with rugs in contain up to eight times fewer airborne dust particles, hugely enhancing air quality.
Wool and jute rugs’ fibre composition provides outstanding natural heat insulation and makes them fully antistatic. Rugs act as soundproofing, dampening footsteps and absorbing ambient noise to create relaxed and harmonious spaces that foster productivity, combat stress and enhance well-being.
Area rugs come in virtually every size, color, pattern and material one could possibly imagine, which makes it easy to find the area rug soul mate for any given space. You can use your area rug as the bold focus of your room, or you can use it to unify your color schemes. It just makes everything make more sense.
Walking into a large room without an area rug can feel a little bit like walking into a middle-school dance — there are several small groups lining the perimeter of the room looking unsure of what to do. An area rug connects everything and makes it feel nice and cohesive. Alas, if only there had been an area rug at all those awkward middle-school dances.
Rugs are a great way of alleviating the physical strain produced by walking on hard floors. In addition, they create a safe non-slip surface, which is ideal for both children and the elderly; and minimize the risk of an injury caused by falls.
Wool rugs are comfortable, safe and fire resistant. They are also non-flammable and inhibit fire propagation. Wool rugs are recyclable and biodegradable for its natural features, caring for and preserving the environment that surrounds us.