Area rugs are beautiful rugs that cover just an area of the floor as opposed to a carpet that covers wall to wall. They do not need to be tacked down and can be rolled up and moved to a new location any time you choose. This comes in handy when you have one of those rooms that seems to be shuffled around every few weeks or that you rearrange in the spring and winter. An area rug can also give an old room new life. There are those who have four accent rugs. With the changing of each season, they will bring out their spring, summer, fall, or winter rug and table accessories. Each of the four area rugs has a beautiful design that reflects the season for which it stands. Here is what an area rug brings to your homes décor:
The One And Only Area Rug
Changing your area or accent rug is certainly easier and lass expensive than changing your furniture or repainting the walls. Multiple area rugs will keep your room changing and give you versatility in the décor that you can place in the room. Often, an accent rug that completely clashes with everything in the room has the opposite effect of a clash and brings the beauty of the room to startling life. The accent or area rug is the only décor item that can pull this off.
Refocus The Focus
If you have a fireplace that is less than exciting, an area rug can bring the focus back to that point. A fireplace should always be the focal point of any room. If your fireplace is in an awkward location, which is one of the few drawbacks that can take the focus off the fireplace; arranging a chair and pipe stand, or a love seat on an eye catching area rug in front of the fireplace will pull the attention back where it belongs, the fireplace.
The Sneaky Beauty Finder
If you have a room that was once beautiful but has never changed, adding an area rug can bring this room back to life. That one small change will have your friends and family asking if you did something different to their favorite room. We had a frequent guest who loved to sit in our drawing room ask what we did to his favorite room for months before he realized that the accent rug is what brought his attention back to the beauty of the room, which is like a museum of our family history.
Find What You Have Been Missing
When shopping for an area rug, it does not take long before you realize just how beautifully stunning these rugs can be. The intricate patterns and bright, vibrant colors that the new dyes bring to the table catch your eye in a way that is mesmerizing. It is amazingly easy to match area rugs to any type of décor in any color. There is no room in your home that could not benefit from an area rug. A standard sized area rug is 4 x 6 but they are very common in other sizes like 2 by 3 feet, 3 by 5 feet and all the way to 15 x 18 feet. I do not have to tell you how stunning the larger area rugs can be. You almost hate to step on them and will always get the urge to take your shoes off before you do so.