“An area rug should be the “soul of your room,” and the “color scheme, furniture placement and accessories should all connect back to it.”  David Scott, Designer

 

Elle Décor

 

Yes! Don’t underestimate the power of rugs. Rugs have the ability to transform the overall aesthetic of a room; they add color, texture and an extra layer of warmth to your space. Rugs certainly help define the mood or character of a room. Not every room has to have an area rug, of course, but more rooms than not will look more complete because of it.

 

Here are 5 reasons why we should have area rugs in our homes:

 

 

1. RUGS CARRY A COLOR THEME SCHEME

Rugs can serve as an inspiration piece for your color scheme as well as creating the mood and adding character to your space.

 

House Beautiful Magazine

 

 

 

2. HELP DEFINE A SPACE

When working within a larger room, they serve as the platform for the furniture in the space to sit atop. They reinforce the multiple areas within the space and bring harmony and unity to the overall design.

 

Tucker & Marks Interiors

 

Tucker & Marks Interiors

 

Gail Walsh, Designer

 

3. ADDS A NEW DIMENSION WITH TEXTURE

The new wave of rugs is three-dimensional, often using different materials to achieve different effects. A textured rug creates visual depth to your floors offering textural contrast and interest breaking up the monotony.

 

 

Elle Décor

 

Southern Living Magazine

 

4. USE RUGS TO BLEND ROOMS

By placing similar color or style rugs in connecting spaces, rugs can create a flow between two rooms. Of Course, they need to complement the furnishings in a space and work for the overall decorating scheme.

 

 

5. GIVE WARM COZY FEEL

Rugs in the bedroom can give rooms a warm, cozy and inviting feeling for you and your guest, and not to mention your cold feet! If you’ve ever jumped out of bed onto a cold floor, you know the comfort that an area rug will bring.

 

 

 

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