Why get an area rug?
Aside from providing practical comfort, an area rug contributes a design element to your current décor. Quite often, an area rug alone serves as the foundational centerpiece for a room’s design theme in a way that balances the space's furnishings and accessories. Rugs also define conversational areas in rooms with multiple seating arrangements and aid in guiding foot traffic throughout the home.
Where to put area rugs
Area rugs can go anywhere in your home. The key to matching room to rug is by assessing how much foot traffic there is. Rugs made of wool or synthetic or polypropylene fibers are ideal for high-traffic areas like hallways, family rooms, and kitchens. Of these fibers, polypropylene is the most stain- and fade-resistant as well as the most durable. Delicate rug fibers like silk, viscose, and cotton are better-suited for low-traffic bedrooms and dining rooms. Natural rug fibers like jute and sisal fall somewhere in the middle for durability.