This post is sponsored by The Carpet and Rug Institute.
I have a best friend. He gets along with my husband, helps comfort my child and is friendly with my pets. But I am sure you’ve already guessed who it is! If there is 1 thing I could not live without in this home with all these hardwood floors and tile, it would be my area rugs and carpet in the bedrooms and main living spaces. They are an absolute necessity for me and I think you will agree too. I have partnered with The Carpet and Rug Institute, who is a great resource for knowledge on health benefits and environmental efforts to trends and advice on carpet and rugs, to share why you should have carpets and area rugs in your home.
5 Reasons to Use Carpet and Rugs:
Reason #1: It softens the look of an area.
When you have hardwood floor it can look very sterile and cold. By adding a area rug, the room instantly has a softer look. I love adding a area rug especially to bedrooms that have wood or tile floors. It grounds the furniture and is nice and soft on your bare feet never mind gives you a gorgeous backdrop to your furniture.
Reason #2: It adds warmth to a room.
Wall to wall carpeting adds warmth to a room that otherwise would feel very . . . well cold. When in a complementary and neutral color to the walls, can be a great backdrop to the showcase the furniture. I honestly prefer carpeting in a bedroom. It is so noice to climb out of bed and have your feet sink into plush carpeting!
Reason #3: It frames a seating and conversation area of a space.
Oh this is just so important in my book. As a designer, I think a area rug really pulls the furniture together. If you have a open concept floor plan, like we do in our kitchen and breakfast room, it really helps to divide the space.
Reason #4: It adds personality to a room.
Friends, your personality should resonate in every room of your house and there is no better way to make a statement than with a area rug. If you have been following me for awhile then you know my favorite color is blue since I grew up all my life near a ocean. It truly speaks to me, so of course this gorgeous ikat rug was the perfect piece for me. Use area rugs to pop your favorite color in a room. Trust me, you will love it!
Reason #5: Helps reduce trips and falls.
This goes back to reason #2. Bedrooms should feel warm and cozy and when you wake up in the middle of the night to walk to the bathroom, carpeting gives you traction. I don’t know about you but I shuffle my feet when I am half asleep and carpeting definitely helps this little problem of mine. Hardwood can be very slippery and when you have something down you are less likely to make a disastrous fall.
So what do you think? Are you ready to go shop your heart out on some carpeting and area rugs for your home?? We want to hear your “Beauty of Carpet” story below in our comments!
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THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. A BLISSFUL NEST HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE, AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM THE CARPET AND RUG INSTITUTE IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING. HOWEVER, ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE OUR OWN.
Rebekah Dempsey is the Creative Director, Stylist and Editor of A Blissful Nest. A site about everything for the home from stylish entertaining to fresh interiors. She has been in the interior design field for 10 years and currently venturing into designing custom made items for the home to help other mommies live a stylish and blissful life.