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What Type of Rug Does Your Space Crave?
January 22, 2020 — 1 Comment

A colorful, textured rug can really bring a room together. Used as a decor piece, rugs are beautiful AND functional. From an aesthetic perspective, they enhance the shapes, colors, and furniture placement of a space. Additionally, rugs add a degree of comfort and functionality to any room or outdoor setting.

Finding the essential color scheme, pattern, and durability to suit your needs can be a process. Here are some tips to give you an idea of what style will bring an element of “you” to your space.


Modern Rugs


The modern rug encompasses a wide variety of styles, textures, color patterns, and functions. The essential concept of “modern” might give you visions of a large carpet with bold primary colors and geometric shapes, but contemporary rugs can be quite eclectic.   You can learn  all about modern styles on  my other blog article here.

Modern carpets are available in everything from solid, low-key colors with a thin weave to bright, bold, bohemian pieces with a velvety pile. Neutral tones look fantastic in open, luxurious spaces that are a touch on the minimalist end of the spectrum. Bold colors with embellished patterns can enhance more traditional styles or spice up a funky artist’s space.

Small, thin weaves are appropriate for entryways, hallways, bathrooms, or kids spaces. Just remember, thin rugs tend to slide, so you may want to invest in a rug pad for better grip.

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Casual Rugs


The casual  style is great for area rugs in kitchens, bathrooms, kids bedrooms or play areas, and entrances. Casual rugs are available in an almost endless array of colors, styles, and durability.

A casual rug can be braided or woven, thick or slender. These carpets are often durable, so they’re perfect as living room rugs or area with high traffic.  Some of the most durable choices are rugs made from wool, synthetics, polypropylene, or bamboo.

For a softer, more luxurious feel, choose a casual bedroom rug made from sheepskin, chenille, cotton, or silk. Rugs made from natural plant fibers, while coarse, are a nice touch for a coastal home or as an outdoor patio rug. Seagrass, for example, gives a  natural appeal to any space. However, natural fiber rugs don’t do well in high-moisture areas., so you may want to consider something different for your kitchen or bathroom rugs.

Casual rugs are wonderful because they are made to suit so many different tastes. They even come in fun prints for animal lovers, sports fans, and film buffs.

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Southwestern Rugs


Geometric patterns and classic Native American motifs characterize the Southwestern style. These bold rugs tend to be very colorful and will add the perfect flavor to a log cabin, adobe home, or contemporary desert lodge.

Southwest rugs are available in all shapes and sizes. Complement your southwest look with large, striking carpets for main living areas and smaller area rugs for hallways, foyers, and bathrooms. The tribal designs and colors ranging from bold to neutral earth tones will add warmth and coziness to your space.

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Shag Rugs


Shag rugs have come a long way since the 70s. A shag area rug will bring a decadent feel to your home or office whether it is rich brown, silvery gray, or pristine white. The long, soft fibers and thick pile coat your space with luxury.

Shag living room rugs add decadence to areas in your home reserved for entertaining. They can also spice up a bachelor pad or dorm room. Shag rugs are not the best choice for high-traffic areas or children’s rooms, as they might not deflect dirt and wear as well as some other types of rug.

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Traditional Rugs


Bring a classic look to any home with a traditional rug. Traditional styles have remained trendy since ancient times. These rugs feature elaborate patterns and a timeless feel. They are characterized by intricate borders, floral motifs, and geometric patterns.

A traditional rug in soft hues will bring charm and tradition to your country home, Craftsman charmer, or elaborate penthouse. This style can add elegance as a bedroom rug, or become a point of interest as a living room rug. They can even make your studio apartment feel like an English manor house.

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Outdoor Rugs


Outdoor rugs are suited as a decorative asset to your outdoor living space. Contemporary outdoor carpets are weather-resistant, durable, and designed for luxury in a variety of patterns, colors, and textures.

With a multitude of people seeking to merge the outdoors with the in, outdoor living spaces often feature luxurious furniture, accessories, and even electronics. Bring the look together with a sleek contemporary patio rug that will be the hit of the party.

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One response to “What Type of Rug Does Your Space Crave?”

  1. George Daniels says:

    Very informative. Thanks.

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