Area Rugs

Area rugs have a unique way of bringing together all of the elements of a room. They can pull together various colors used in the décor. Area rugs can be placed in the living room, bedroom or dining room. As a rule of thumb, use an area rug under the largest piece, or group of furniture, in a room to make a room look connected and cohesive. In living rooms and family rooms, use an area rug that’s big enough to fit under the front legs of your furniture. If it’s too small to do that, center the rug under your coffee table.

 Types of Area Rugs

Synthetic rugs are mostly made from petroleum products. They’re popular for their colorful designs, durability and low price. 

Wool rugs offer a step up with their remarkably soft, plush feel. Most are hand-tufted, with loops of yarn punched into a cloth, backed with latex and then sheared to produce a cut-pile surface. It’s completely normal for wool area rugs to shed a little when they’re brand new. 

Jute rugs are another natural fiber area rug. These are usually handwoven. Jute rugs are a designer favorite in many interiors today because they add texture, lie flat and are easy to maintain. 

Polyester rugs are a non-absorbent and fast-drying material, which means that it is far less prone to mildew and mould. Due to the way it is dyed it's also resistant to most chemicals as well as any fading from UV rays. This makes polyester a great option for those looking for a rug that is going to stand the test of time.