Types of Area Rugs
Although hardwood floors and nicely tiled kitchens create a very sharp and impressive living space,
there are some disadvantages to decorating a room without using carpeting.
For one, during the colder months, feet often get very chilly when walking on these carpet-free
surfaces. Additionally, the risk of slipping is increased, especially for young children and the
For both of these reasons, as well as decorative purposes, area rugs are a great piece of décor you
may want to consider for your home.
There are many different types of area rugs and they can be put to many different uses. The most
commonly used area rug is a rug placed in the middle of a bedroom or living room. These area rugs are usually a
complementary color to the style of the room.
Another type of area rug is the type of rugs placed either right inside or outside of an exterior
door. They create an area where visitors can wipe their shoes before entering the house, or if inside, a place
where shoes can be left and easily found when leaving the home.
Bathroom area rugs are both decorative and serve a purpose. In addition to tying
the bathroom décor together with well-chosen and complementary bathroom area rugs, these rugs absorb water
from recently showered people and prevent them from slipping on an otherwise bare, tiled
Finally, some area rugs are designed to sit right in front of a kitchen sink. These area rugs
feature thick padding underneath the top of the rug and create a very soft surface on which people can stand when
doing dishes or other tasks in the kitchen, like cooking. These types are also usually washable rugs.
The type of area rug for which you are searching will dictate the best place for you to purchase
it. Stores like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Wal-Mart, and Ikea will have at least a small section of each of
these types of area rugs.
However, if you are especially looking for an area rug for a living room or bedroom, you may want
to also visit some stores geared just toward home décor, like Pier 1 or Pottery Barn. Bed Bath & Beyond will
have a very large selection of small area rugs for bathrooms and kitchens. If you’re looking for a deal, you can
try Home Goods or T.J.Maxx, but they may not have a very large product selection or the exact style for which you