Beautify, as well as, make every room in your home warm and cozy with these fabulous area rugs design ideas.
14 Area Rugs Design Ideas for Your Home
From ancient times to the present, rugs have played an important role in keeping homes warm and cozy. Besides keeping feet warm from cold floors, area rugs also reduce sound. But it also adds color and texture to any room of your home.
And, no matter the season, area rugs are a great way to take a ho hum room and make it a wow-factor.
DID YOU KNOW? Some say that the knotted pile carpet came from the Armenian Highland or near the Caspian Sea (Northern Iran). Either way, folks have benefited from having this mainstay in so many ways.
Moreover, 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.
Choose the Right Area Rug for Every Room of Your House
If you are unsure if the area rug you have in mind will work with your decor, check out this handy video tutorial on how to choose the right rug for your home.
How to Choose the Right Rug for Your Space (Video)
Area Rugs Are Versatile
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.
Plus, depending upon what they are made of: synthetic, jute, wool, etc., you will also be able to use them indoors or out.
Keep in mind, the lower pile the easier it is to clean. In addition, you won’t see furniture pressure marks when you rearrange your room.
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 Your Home
From a price point, area rugs range from inexpensive like manufactured synthetic carpets to the most expensive hand-knotted wool rugs from Persia and beyond.
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They also come in lengths from 2 feet by 2 feet to as large as you want it to be, simply by seaming with heavy duty thread or with seam tape.
Decorating Tip: Jute rugs offer beauty as well as a great choice for any room for folks who have allergies.
Area carpets differ from wall-to-wall carpets due to how it is manufactured. What they have in common is that both types of floor coverings have a place in contemporary homes, and in many instances, they can be layered much like you would add a throw to a sofa or armchair.
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
So, if you want to add pizzazz to your home decor, area rugs can’t be beat.
Here are 14 examples of area rugs that might work in your home design:
4. Kilim Rugs
11. Chevron Rugs
13. Jute Area Rugs
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