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Using Area Rugs in your Home

Area rugs are a wonderful addition to a room for a number of reasons. They are often used in tandem with hard surface floorings such as hardwood, tile, laminate, or vinyl because they further add a level of protection over your flooring. They also protect against heavy impacts from things such as furniture or foot traffic.

Area rugs can add warmth and a soft surface underfoot, they can break up a room into different sections, and they can add a pop of color or style. Before buying an area rug, it is important to consider what the rug will be used for. This consideration will determine the sizing and placement you will choose.

Rug Sizing and Placement

While some may say there are rules when it comes to area rugs, we like to consider it more of an art. Current trends and your personal style will play a big role in how you choose to use an area rug in your home. Consider the layout of the room and how your rug will work together with your furniture. Since the furniture layout will differ between living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, here are some options for each room.

Entrances and Hallways

What about entryways or oddly shaped rooms? As most entryways will differ in size, it will be important for you to measure your space. Runners are traditionally designed to be a few inches smaller than your hallway’s width (this actually makes your hallway appear longer!) You may also choose circular rugs or other shapes if that is the best way to fill negative space.

Custom Area Rugs

Some rooms in your home may need something smaller or specially made to fit. While our local Jackson store carries many unique and beautiful area rugs from quality brands, many of them also offer custom services like area rug backing and binding. Often, you can choose between the new carpets they sell, or you can browse our remnant inventories to find a hidden gem.