Area Rug Do’s and Don’ts

For homeowners looking to change the aesthetic of their space, an area rug is a great way to start. Available in an assortment of styles, colors, designs, and sizes, area rugs enable you to put a new spin on an old room with minimal effort and cost.

Considerably less expensive and laborious than putting in new flooring, be it carpet, vinyl, hardwood, or something else – an area rug is a perfect choice for someone looking to update an existing space or refresh a particular area within their home.

With that said, the team at The Floor Store has some recommendations when it comes to selecting, placing, and maintaining your beautiful new area rug. By adhering to our area rug do’s and don’ts, you can help ensure that your area rug is effectively utilized within your home.

DON’T Select an area rug that is too small for your space

When purchasing a new area rug for your home, it can be tempting to go with a smaller size as those are generally less expensive. Purchasing an area rug that is too small for your space is not recommended as it will look strange and out of place within your home and may result in you having to purchase a larger one in the not-so-distant future.

DON’T purchase an area rug without considering your existing furniture and color scheme

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but it is not uncommon for a shopper to fall in love with the color, design, or style of an area rug, purchase it, bring it home, and then realize that it completely clashes with their existing home decor. We recommend considering if the area rug of your dreams will fit with the furniture/aesthetic that you have in your home before purchasing.

DO place your area in high traffic areas of the home

While area rugs add a sense of style and beauty to your home, their purpose remains to protect your existing flooring. That means that you should consider placing your area rug in a high-traffic area of the home where wear and tear are the most likely. Doing so will enable the flooring beneath your area rug to stay looking its best for years to come.

DO clean your area rug, often

Area rugs, like any flooring, need to be cleaned regularly to remain looking pristine. By vacuuming often and addressing any spills that might occur, you can help to ensure that your area rug remains functional and attractive for years to come.

For additional information on area rug care and maintenance, we recommend you consult our guide.

Area Rugs and You

In the end, the best area rug is the one that makes you happy. Whether you’re looking for function, style, or a combination of both, we recommend area rugs as a cost-effective option for updating the flooring and design aesthetic of your home. By following our do’s and don’ts, you can guarantee that any area rug investment you make is not done in vain.

Are you interested in learning more about area rugs or wanting to shop our extensive selection of beautiful area rugs? Contact the team at The Floor Store today!



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