Make every room in your home warm and cozy (and chic) with these fabulous area rugs design ideas and buying guide.
Helpful Illustrated Guide to Area Rugs Design Ideas for Every Room in Your House
Discover how easy to make every room in your home inviting but elegant with these fabulous area rugs design ideas.
From ancient times to the present, area rugs have played an important role in keeping homes warm and cozy. They keep feet warm from cold floors, reduce sound, and add color and texture to any room of your home.
What I love about area rugs is that they come in a variety of pile choices from low-pile to high, from cable to faux fur, bright patterns to subdued hues. And, depending upon what kind of rug you choose, it can certainly take a ho hum room and make it amazingly beautiful.
DID YOU KNOW? Some say that the knotted pile carpet came from the Armenian Highland or near the Caspian Sea (Northern Iran).
Thus, area rugs are a mainstay in interior design. They serve a definite purpose, whether you decide to use it in an entryway or to highlight an entire room.
Plus, depending upon what an area rug is made of: synthetic, jute, wool, etc., you will also be able to use them indoors or out.
DID YOU KNOW? The first woven carpet in the United States is attributed to William Sprague. He opened his carpet mill in 1791 in Philadelphia. This predates New England mills which started in the early 1800s. —The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc.
Area Rugs Are an Affordable Way to Add Wow to Every Home
From a price point, area rugs range from inexpensive manufactured synthetic carpets to the most expensive hand-knotted wool rugs from Persia and beyond.
They come in lengths from 2 feet by 2 feet to as large as you want it to be, simply by having them seamed together with heavy duty thread or with seam tape.
And, area rugs aren’t limited to floor-only placement. They can also be layered much like you would add a throw to a sofa or armchair by adding one on top of a wall-to-wall carpet.
Keep in mind, however, the lower pile the easier it is to clean. Plus, you won’t see furniture pressure marks when you rearrange your room with lower pile area rugs versus thicker or shag-style ones.
Decorating Tip: Jute rugs offer beauty as well as a great choice, indoors and out, for folks who have allergies.
How to Pick Area Rug Size
Still unsure if the area rug you have in mind will work with your decor, then check out this handy video how to choose the right rug for your home.
As you can see, the sky’s the limit with area rugs. Maybe that’s why I love using them in my own home.
Did You Know? Historically, the term “carpet” can trace it’s roots to it’s English equivalent in the 13th century England. Then, it was translated as “coarse cloth.” But it goes back even further with Armenian translations. Rugs, on the other hand, was considered a “coarse coverlet.” It wasn’t considered a “mat for the floor” until the early 1800s. Wikipedia – Carpet
14 Area Rugs Design Ideas for Your Home
So, if you want to add pizzazz to your home decor, area rugs can’t be beat.
Here are some area rugs ideas that might work in your home design:
4. Kilim Rugs
11. Chevron Rugs
13. Jute Area Rugs
I hope you found a style or two of area rugs that inspired you for your own home. Happy Decorating!
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