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Area Rugs from Carpet One

Decorating with Area Rugs

Fashionable. Functional. Versatile. Area rugs serve a wide variety of purposes in home décor. Area rugs can be used to tie the look of a room together much as a scarf pulls an outfit together. They can help define separate spaces within a larger room or add a touch of warmth and color to a hardwood or tile floor. They can also serve as a link between rooms. And these are just some of the possibilities for home decorating and area rugs.

Because they serve such a wide variety of roles, area rugs come in all shapes, colors, textures, and sizes. Be it wild or subtle, extravagant or simple, these rugs are an easy way to express your decorative flair.

While there's no installation per se, larger area rugs usually require the movement of furniture. The amount of care needed to help maintain the beauty of these rugs will vary according to the area rug's material and construction as well as the specific usage.

The first rule of choosing an area rug for home decorating is to understand that there really are no rules per se. Since much of the selection process is based on your own personal taste and sense of style, we simply offer some general guidelines instead.

Size Guidelines

  • Room size area rugs should leave a border of 18" to 24" on all sides.
  • Dining room area rugs should measure at least 4' longer and wider than the dining room table, so chairs will not fall off the rug when pushed back from the table.
  • Hallway rugs should leave be approximately 2" to 4" narrower and 18" to 24" shorter than the hallway.
  • Other area rugs will vary in size according to need.

Design Guidelines for Decorating with Area Rugs

  • Try using different patterns that use some common colors in the same room for a coordinated look that is also fresh.
  • Don't get boxed in by traditional rectangular or square rugs. Consider oval and round shapes as a way to inject new life in a room.

Wear Guidelines

  • Consider traffic patterns, exposure to spills and other wear factors when choosing area rugs.

We have a huge selection of area rugs in varying sizes, styles and colors. Fill out the form below and we'll contact you to set up an in-store appointment to help you find your perfect rug! Or, simply stop by the store at your convenience.

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