Posted by in Fuzz Buzz Flooring on 8/30/2013

Whether you live in a small apartment in the city or a big house out in the suburbs, area rugs are the perfect way to add a touch of warmth and style to any room. Extremely useful for providing a soft and quiet walking surface over hardwood and tile floors, area rugs also help protect finishes from scuffs and scratches. One of the best things about area rugs is that they can adapt to your home’s evolving décor. If you want to paint a room a new color or change the feel of a space, a new area rug can be just the thing to tie everything together. Area rugs are also easy to clean, and can be moved from room to room as your needs change.

When choosing an area rug for your space, you’ll have various fibers and countless textures and patterns to choose from, so finding the perfect rug for your space is easier than ever. Color and design are the first things people tend to notice, but you should also consider the feel of the rug, and the location where it will go in your home. For example, an area rug for a front foyer will get lots of traffic, so you’ll want to choose a sturdy material in a color that will resist stains and hide dirt between cleanings. On the other hand, an area rug in the bedroom should be soft because you’ll undoubtedly walk on it with bare feet.

Area rugs are useful design tools because they can divide rooms into separate functional spaces. For example, a large open room can be split into an entertainment area and a formal living room, or a kids play area and an adult lounge. If you rent an apartment, area rugs can really make the space feel like a custom home designed just for you. You may not be able to choose the flooring or even the paint color, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t dictate the style of your space.

As mentioned above, there are several choices for rug materials, but the most popular Chicago area rugs are definitely wool rugs. Wool provides an ideal combination of high durability, natural stain resistance, and quality feel. Best of all, wool rugs are available in just about every style imaginable, from traditional oriental and Persian rugs, to contemporary geometric designs and simple monochromatic ones. Finally, wool is an eco-friendly choice because it is a totally renewable resource. Unlike synthetic rugs, which require the use of harsh chemicals and even petroleum products to be made, wool rugs are all natural and long-lasting.

To learn more about the widest selection of Chicago area rugs available, contact Home Carpet One today.


Tags: area rugs , hardwood , decor

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