Many of the newer homes have wood flooring and great rooms. That open floor space is highly appealing with its light and airy feel and openness. The decorating challenge that I find is that people add their furniture and their accessories and still their home doesn’t feel “finished.” What pulls a room together and anchors it to a particular purpose is a rug. Rugs add that comfortable feel that is often lacking in a home with all wood flooring; they also cut down on the sound in the house.
You are not limited to using rugs only over wood or tiled floors. Layering rugs, for example, a throw rug over wall-to-wall carpeting offers visual interest and can also be used to define a purpose in a room. Getting the appropriately sized rug is important, you don’t have to have all of your furniture on the rug; however, you will want it partially on the rug. Click here for an excellent resource from Wayfair explaining how to choose a rug size for a given space.
If you have children or animals, or very messy adults, you may want to consider a rug that you can spot-clean. Polyester, nylon, or polypropylene (indoor-outdoor) materials offer the best options for spot-cleaning and are generally the least expensive. Here is a list of retailers where you can find your perfect rug:
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+.