Area Rugs Define a Room


For an easy room refresh, simply add a new area rug. Unlike the complicated task of a full-room rug installation, all it takes to create a new feel for a room is to unroll an area rug of any size, set it in place and call it a day.

Area rugs achieve several decor goals at once: add color and texture, as well as define a space within a room, such as a sitting area or an area for play or sleep.

An area rug can change the look of a room, making it seem as if you've just painted, and can elevate the look of your furniture say, by bringing out the shade of your couch or the soft texture of its suede material.
Best of all, this is one "remodel" that can be done on a budget, especially if using home-decor store coupons or reward points to load up on area rugs for several rooms at once.

Here are three new trends in area rugs to help inspire you:

1. Shape: Area rugs aren't just the traditional rectangular styles you may be used to. Now, you can find square rugs, ovals and circles to create your desired effect.

2. Graphic patterns: In a simply designed room with little pattern, area rugs add a punch of artistry to the space. Trendy patterns for area rugs include oversized geometric shapes, colorful checkerboard patterns, cobblestone, branches and other nature motifs including birds, black-and-white lace for a formal bedroom or bathroom design, oversized stripes that create a nautical theme, and pairing two vibrant shades for a child's playroom.

3. Message on a rug: Messages are not just for wall hangings. Every morning when you walk into your kitchen to make your coffee, you can see "This day will be beautiful" on the rug at the foot of the sink, or be reminded to "live, laugh, love" on an area rug set before your coffee maker.


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