From a decorator’s point of view, area rugs can be a huge asset to the overall interior design scheme of your home. They can work to bring all the elements together for a gorgeous setting, or they can be bold and unique, drawing the eye right away when you walk into the room. Since you can get your rugs in any size, shape, color, or pattern, matching them to your specific desires is an easy task.
For protective measures, area rugs can work double time. You can place them in strategic areas so that they’ll catch dirt and debris before they ever make it inside to your flooring. For instance, they can be placed where guests come in from directly outside, or where hard surface flooring meets soft surface flooring. These rugs will catch the debris, keeping it from scratching your hard flooring or getting ground into your soft flooring, where it can create stains and odors.
Another protective use for area rugs is placing them underneath heavy furniture. Without them, floors can become dented or crushed, and many times they won’t recover once the heavy pieces are moved. With these rugs in place, however, much of the destructive properties can be distributed across the rug, leaving your floor in much better condition. Since they are easy to move, you can move them along with the furniture, if necessary.