Tips and Tricks for Area Rug Decoration

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by

Whether you want a nice pop of color, extra protection for your floors, or just enjoy decorating, you may want to add an area rug to one of your rooms. Though choosing the right rug may seem easy, there are some things about the process that can make it a little tricky. The staff at Carpet Mills of America, a trusted Carrollton flooring store, has some tips and tricks to help spruce up your space with an area rug.

Size Up Your Space

It is imperative the rug you choose is appropriately sized for the space. A rug that is too small can easily be overshadowed by large furniture, while an oversized rug can overwhelm your space. By assessing your floor space ahead of time you can determine the ideal size for your rug. If you want to be completely sure, use painter’s tape to outline where the rug will go to help visualize how much of the floor will be covered.

Choose a Pattern

For added interest in your room, consider a patterned rug. Patterned rugs, both large and small, can make a statement. For a bold look, larger and brighter prints and designs are best. If you would rather have a subtler look, many area rugs come in neutrals with slightly raised patterns.

Go Natural

Don’t feel limited to woolen weaves and poly blends. Natural rugs offer a fresh feel while being eco-friendly and versatile. Materials range from jute to seagrass and sisal to hemp, and there are even some blends. There are many options to fit various types of floors and traffic areas. If your heart is set on color, don’t worry. Natural doesn’t have to mean neutral. Even natural rugs can be dyed and color treated to fit your space.

Use a Rug Pad

To maintain the integrity of both your floor and your rug, a pad is essential. Not only do rug pads protect your flooring, they also help keep your rug in good condition. There are a variety of options available based on your individual needs, whether you just need extra padding or want something that is specifically beneficial for protecting hand-scraped hardwood flooring or Mohawk Frieze carpet.

If you’d like additional tips on including an area rug in your living space, reach out to the flooring and design experts at CMA Flooring. We are a proud distributor of the Armstrong flooring Carrollton homeowners love, which includes high-quality hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, and much more. For more information on our flooring products, give us a call at 972-418-6606 or stop by our showroom.