How to Use Area Rugs to Decorate Your Home

Area rugs are much larger than your typical bath mats or door rugs. They are designed to cover large areas in your home. They can be useful floor coverings to protect hardwood floors from furniture scratches or hide stains on older carpets. However, they can also be used as stylish statement pieces in your home décor.

How to Use Area Rugs

  • Highlight a color scheme — Rugs can be used as a basis around which to decorate the rest of a room. If you have found an area rug that you love, you can use it as a color palette as you select curtains, furniture, or accent pieces around your home.
  • Go for a fresh change — As time passes, our tastes change. Just like clothes go in and out of fashion, sometimes, we like to give our home furnishings an update. So, what can you do to modify your home without doing a major remodel? Use an area rug to brighten up a room with a fresh look.
  • Establish different areas — Area rugs can be used as a way to divide big rooms into smaller spaces without walls. For example, you can place two area rugs in one room to make a dining area and a sitting area. One area rug could house the dining table and chairs, while the other acts as a centerpiece for a conversational setup of a sofa and chairs.

Area rugs are a versatile choice for home décor. Whether you are looking for a bold statement piece or a subtle furnishing to complement your home, consider using an area rug as a decorating tool.