Thursday, October 30, 2014

Creative Uses for Area Rugs

When it comes to decorating a room, sometimes it's the simple touches, such as lamps or area rugs, that make the biggest difference.

While you may think first of hallways or foyers when you consider where to put an area rug, there are all sorts of places where you can use them to add color, brightness or visual interest to a room. Area rugs can add sparkle to larger rooms, helping you to define certain areas better or make a specific nook or corner stand out.

A creative use of area rugs can help bring together all the decorative elements of a room. These days, there are so many types of woven or tufted rugs to choose from, including brightly colored rugs in abstract, modern patterns or calmer toned rugs in traditional woven Victorian or Oriental patterns. Those are just a few of the possibilities you can consider when purchasing an area rug for your home.

Best of all, you don't have to spend a lot of time canvasing carpet and home decor stores as many online venues offer a wide selection of carpets, in varying shapes, sizes and styles, that you can peruse and order today. When you begin your search, it helps if you have a general sense of the size of the space for which you're shopping as well as a sense of the style of rug that will work best for your space.