Home » Home Improvement » Home Appliances

Choose A Great Area Rug To Add To Your Homes Decor

Aug 2, 2008
An area rug is a wonderful way to spice up your home decor. You know what it's like at home now. It all looks a little tired, there's those spots and stains from when the kids were young and didn't respect the carpet, there's the worn patches in the lounge room where everyone walks.

A great looking area rug can hide all that and turn a drab room into a colorful and appealing room. A well chosen area rug can do wonders for your home.

But how do you choose your area rug so that it matches the decor of our home, or at least matches the decor of the room where you want to put it?

Firstly you need to decide if you want the rug itself to be the focal point of the room. Are you going to draw everyone's attention to the rug so that they don't see all the rest, or do you just want the rug to blend in and add color and flair?

If you want the rug itself to become the focal point choose a bright selection of colors and perhaps one with a strong central motif. This draws attention to the rug and distracts from the rest of the room.

Or else go for an area rug with more muted colors and design to add flair but not to draw everyone's immediate attention.

Understand the amount of use a rug will have. Don't put a beautiful contemporary cream rug in a high traffic area, it will show the dirt and will look worn out fast. Use lots of bright and mostly darker colors. On the other hand a rug can go in an area where it will not receive a lot of foot traffic and look great in a simple contemporary design and simple light colors that won't darken with wear.

Speaking of colors, a lighter color to your rug, or a lighter collection of colors, adds space to a room visually, whereas darker colors will draw the walls in and make the room look smaller. So don't use darker colors in small, or dark rooms.

Experiment with shapes. You aren't restricted to squares and rectangles with area rugs. You can get all sorts of shapes. Personally I love round rugs myself. And runner rugs are wonderful in long spaces like hallways.

There are all sorts of things you can do to your house with a well chosen area rug. And surprisingly they aren't as expensive as you would have thought. There are all sorts of places you can buy cheap area rugs at well below retail, as long as you know where to look.
About the Author
For a website totally dedicated to Cheap Area Rugs visit Peter's Website The Cheap Rugs Supermarket and find out about Cheap Contemporary Rugs and more, including round rugs.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 197
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources