Why Carpet Is Your Best Friend
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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 an area rug. If you have been following me for a while then you know my favorite color is blue since I grew up all my life near an 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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I loved how you mentioned that you can pull furniture together with an area rug. My husband and I are planning on moving into our very first home in a couple of weeks, and we want to make sure that we can choose the right decorations and furniture for it. We’ll have to look into finding some rugs to get for our new home!
I liked your tip that a good rug can really pull the furniture in a room together. My husband and I just renovated our house and we’ve got a lot of hardwood floor space that we’re looking to accentuate with some rugs. We’ll have to look for something that goes well with our furniture.
I loved that you mentioned adding a carpet to your house will provide extra warmth to it. I like to have my feet warm, especially during the winter, and a carpet will be a great way to experience that. I will contact a carpet expert to make sure I make the best decision for my house.
I never realized that a rug could be utilized for framing. The next redecorate, I’ll remember to frame my other furniture with it. I’m hoping to find a rug that would look good in my dining room.