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Selecting Area Rugs for Your Home

For a room that needs a little pizzazz, adding an area rug might be the perfect answer. We offer a large selection of area rugs from top manufacturers such as Karastan, Nourison, Masland, Stanton and Momeni, just to name a few. Rugs are available in all sizes, shapes, and price ranges, so you can make any space warm and inviting. Area rugs complete a room by tying together all the different pieces within the room.

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Centerpiece of the Room

Designers recommend starting with the rug first as the basis of the color scheme. Then, choose your paint color, throw pillows, and paintings to coordinate with the rugs. You can use a rug to define or separate spaces in your home, such as dining areas, seating areas, and entryways. If you use more than one rug in a room, make sure they are not the same size. Using two rugs of the same size can visually cut your room in half. If your furniture is patterned, choose a rug that is subtle, but if your walls and upholstery are fairly plain, a busier pattern can add more interest to the room. Area rugs come in many shapes and do not have to be rectangular. The way you group your furniture will help determine what size rug you should choose.

Open Spaces

Leaving the floor bare at the edge of a room makes the room look bigger. When using an area rug under a dining room table, leave at least 24” of rug space from the edge of the table on each side. This allows the back legs of the chairs to stay on the rug, even when the chair is pulled out to let someone sit. As for an area rug intended to serve the whole room, the edges should be a minimum of six inches and no more than three feet away from the walls. A large rug warms and softens the feel of a hardwood floor without converting the room to carpet, and you can still show off the wood’s finish around the edges of the room.

Trust the Flooring Experts

Tip: Always use a pad/liner to keep your rug from slipping or “walking.” There are many different types of pads/liners, and the type should be chosen according to whether your flooring is made of laminate or another material.

Custom Area Rugs

If you can’t quite find what you are looking for, Barb-Lin Carpet One Floor & Home has an extensive in-house workroom where we can create a custom rug to complete your room. If you can dream it, we can create it.

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