Know Everything About Home Decor Ideas: Area Rugs
rugs are not only underfoot, they are also underappreciated.
They can be both decorative and functional without costing a lot of
money. We've pulled together five benefits of decorating with floor
rugs, and these are aren't the only ones.
1. Rugs are a
great way to add a splash of colour to a room and can be affordable
enough that you change them around depending on the season. Think of
thick and wool
rugs for winter, and lightweight
rugs for summer.
your floors in high traffic areas from wear and tear, flooring is
expensive to replace, so protecting it with some well-placed rugs
can prolong the life of your investment. Common high traffic areas
are: in front of the refrigerator and kitchen sink, in hallways,
entrances, and in doorways. Take a look at the flooring in your home
to see if it's showing signs of wear in any of these areas and
whether a rug could help to slow down this process.
your flooring from pets and stains. Yes, we love our furry companions
but they do take a toll on our floors, from unintentional spills and
stains to pet hair getting embedded in carpet. Put a pet-friendly rug
where your pet likes to lay down or play, preferably one that is
easily washed. It will cut down on your house cleaning time and
washing the rug regularly will help to control pet odours that would
otherwise be in your carpets. The rug will also be a softer place for
your pet to sleep instead of on the bare floor. Our cat loves to roll
on the three rugs we have in our kitchen but won't lay down anywhere
else on the floor. Rugs placed in doorways will also help to catch
some of the mud and dirt on your pets paws as they enter your home
4. Use rugs
with a non-slip underside to help prevent falls on slippery floors.
The non-slip underside is very important, otherwise your rug will go
sliding with you! A great place to use them is in washrooms as well
as on hardwood and ceramic floors. Be careful about putting them too
close to the tops of stairways because they might be tripped on.
are a great way to protect your feet from cold ceramic or cement
floors. Place them in areas where people will be standing or sitting
for long periods of time such as in front of the kitchen sink,
couches or chairs, as well as in the laundry room. Not only will your
feet be warmer, but the cushioning from the rug will pamper your toes
and you won't need to hand out slippers to your guests!
thoughts in mind, take a look at your home and see if there are areas
that can be improved with a well-placed floor
rug. There are many sizes, colours and textures available and
without a lot of searching you should be able to find a rug that is
both attractive and functional.