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Home Decor: The Top Reasons to Add Rugs to Your Home

Area rugs are the perfect addition to any room in your home, as they are an easy and affordable way to add color and personality to a room that lacks excitement. With the addition of a rug, you can bring your own personal touch to a space without having to invest a great deal of time and money. Yet, you may find yourself wondering if there are any other benefits to area rugs. Particularly if you have never had rugs in your home, you may find yourself wondering why you would want to cover up your beautiful tile or hardwood floors with a rug. If this is the case, keep reading to find out why area rugs make a great addition to any home. 

They Help With Noise Reduction

Not only can area rugs help to transform the way your home looks, but they can also aid in noise reduction. If you have hard surface floors such as wood, tile, or laminate, then you know that these floors can create a great deal of noise. Not only are hard floors noisy to walk on, but they do not absorb sound the way carpet does. This means that any noises going on in your house such as talking, footsteps, or voices on the TV will echo throughout your home, causing these sounds to become amplified. An area rug can help to greatly reduce this problem by muffling the sounds of footsteps, sliding chairs, and falling objects, preventing these sounds from echoing throughout your house. With the addition of a thicker rug pad underneath them, your rugs can also help absorb other sounds, significantly reducing the noise level in your home.  

Bring Comfort and Warmth to Any Room

While hard surface flooring might be beautiful to look at and is a timeless addition to any home, they are not always the best option for comfort. It is no secret that carpet is a lot softer than wood or tile, and many people would agree that carpet is more comfortable to stand on than hard surface floors. This is because carpet is softer on your skin, and this softness also gives it flexibility, allowing it to absorb impact from your footsteps. This can literally take pressure off of your body when moving around your home.  

In addition to being softer, carpet is also a much warmer option than hard surface flooring. This is particularly true if you have tile flooring, as you likely know how unforgiving it can be to step onto cold tile in the middle of the night. This is where carpeting can prove beneficial over hard surface floors, as it provides better insulation and will not freeze your toes. 

Yet, if you love the look of hard surface flooring, you may not be willing to trade the beauty of your wood/tile floors for wall-to-wall carpeting; this is where area rugs can be beneficial. Strategically placed area rugs can make navigating your home more comfortable by providing a soft, warm surface to walk/stand on. This comfort is why area rugs are a particularly popular addition to bedrooms 

Adds Color to Your Home

Do you have a room in your home that looks bland and you are unsure what to do about it? An area rug could provide the perfect solution. Area rugs allow you to play with colors and patterns, helping you to transform any space without having to mess with paint or expensive renovations. In fact, area rugs can be a fun way for you to express your style and personality. Choose a pattern/design that speaks to you and the theme you are hoping to bring to your home, and you can easily create a space that pops and is fun and bright.  

Protects Your Floors

Whether the floors in your home are wood, tile, or carpet, the fact is that they are not impervious to damage. Dropping heavy items on wood and tile floors can cause cracks, chips, and scuffs to form, blighting your otherwise pristine flooring. Furthermore, spilling liquids, which is a common occurrence in any house, can stain carpet and damage wood or laminate flooring. Having area rugs placed throughout your home is then a cheap and effective way to protect your flooring. It is much more cost-effective to place rugs in high traffic areas and replace them should they become damaged or stained than it would be to replace your home's flooring. This small investment in your home's decor could actually end up saving you money in the long-run.

Cover Up Damage

Unfortunately, accidents happen, and the flooring in your home may get damaged at some point. Whether your carpet has been stained by a spilled drink or your wood floors got scratched, damaged flooring can stand out and leave you feeling self-conscious. Yet, replacing flooring is expensive, and it may not be practical to replace the damaged section. In this case, an area rug can be the perfect option to hide imperfections in your flooring. A strategically placed area rug can help cover up the damage while bringing a splash of color to your home. 

They Can Help Define a Space

Even if they are not hanging on the wall, area rugs can be extremely useful in helping you to define spaces in your home. If your home has an open concept, you may find yourself having a hard time defining separate spaces within it such as your dining room, living room, and office if they are all one large room. A simple way to do this is by using area rugs to create "zones" within the space, breaking it up into separate spaces. Using area rugs as focal points around which you arrange your furniture, you can define separate spaces for eating, working, and relaxing, helping you to create a space that feels more defined. Using area rugs to create zones can even help to make your home feel bigger.

Area rugs are a great tool when decorating your home, as they can help to bring warmth, color, and definition to any space. Contact us to learn more about the unique benefits area rugs provide as well as for more home decor tips.

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