Can I place an area rug over a carpet floor?
Area rugs can be placed on top of either hardwood or existing carpeting. They add color and texture to a space and are an easy way to change up the decoration of your room. Aside from being easier to clean in many cases than wall-to-wall carpet, they add an extra layer of underfoot comfort, warmth, and insulation and help a space feel grounded and balanced.
What rug material works well in high-traffic areas?
If your area rug is in a high-traffic area of your house, you will want a durable material that holds up to wear and tear over time. Cotton rugs are versatile and easy to clean. Or you can opt for a synthetic rug that works well to repel stains. Machine-washable rugs are also a great addition to high-traffic areas or houses with kids and pets.
Can I use an area rug outside?
Area rugs are a great addition to outdoor spaces. When measuring for the right fit, make sure the rug extends under all key furniture pieces. For outdoor dining tables, ensure that the rug extends two feet wider on all sides so that there is room to pull out chairs. If used under patio chairs and couches, center the rug in the space and ensure the front legs of all furniture are on the rug. You will also want to choose a durable rug material graded for outdoor usage.
If you’re looking for an accessory to add warmth, color, and cohesion to a space, look no further than an area rug. As the name implies, an area rug is designed to cover a particular swath of floor in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, studies, and beyond.
Area rugs come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and patterns, from a geometric circle to a sheepskin rug. They create a focal point in a room, helping to tie various furniture pieces together and warm up your space.
As a layer between flooring and furniture, the right rug can make a space feel pulled together and provide added comfort — while enhancing the existing ambiance. Read more below to learn everything you need to know about area rugs.
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