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Using Area Rugs Over Carpeting

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

Just because you already have wall-to-wall carpeting doesn’t mean you can do without area rugs. If you desire to give your home more warmth and color, area rugs will help you achieve the stylish look you’re aiming for. Carpets are not exempted from area rug decorating. In fact, carpeting and area rugs do look good together.

In the living room, area rugs are best placed under furnishings. For instance, under a sofa table. If you have a larger than usual area rug, you can use it for your sofa set. A big rug will be able to include all the furniture together. A dining table set is also one group that you can decorate with an area rug.

Another great way to utilize a large area rug is to make it as the room’s centerpiece. Big or small rooms, placing an area rug in the middle of the space will guarantee attention to the center of the room. It gives the room flair and warmth, especially if the color is of warm tones. An area rug centerpiece is an effectual way to match wall-to-wall carpeting.

If you have walkways such as stairs or hallways, you may want to use area rugs that are made as runners in these areas. Not only will they add a touch of class to the home, but they will also save the wear and tear on the carpeting. Runners are area rugs that have been used as a way to preserve areas in the home that see a lot of traffic. You can place the area rug runners when you are going from a tiled or wood floor to a carpeted floor as well.

Area rugs are impressive in that they serve a dual purpose. Not all decorative items can be useful and beautiful at the same time. Simply using an area rug for one of your rooms will give you quality without having to spend much. It can transform a place in a jiffy, and with a mere change of color and design of the area rug, the room will have yet another different look.

Wall to wall carpeting will be grateful for area rugs as they can withhold the quality of the carpet. Moreover, the rugs are accents for a much better look.

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