Finding an Area Rug for Your Living Room
How to Choose the Best Rug for the Living Room
The first thing to do when choosing a family room/living room rug is to consider the size of your space. Area rugs are typically available in a wide range of rug sizes to complement and fit any room.
Next, consider the color scheme of the room. A brightly colored patterned living room area rug in a minimalist space adds a pop of color and brightness. If the wall color in the room is a bit busy, a solid-colored accent rug can complement the room without being overwhelming.
Benefits of Living Room Area Rugs
Below are some of the biggest benefits of adding a quality area rug to your living room:
- Add warmth to a room with hardwood or tile floors.
- Easy to care for and keep clean with regular vacuuming; many modern area rugs are stained resistant.
- Low pile rugs are great for transitional spaces with high foot traffic and fit nicely beneath doors.
- Sustainable; lasts years when properly maintained.
Styling Your Area Rug
Placing your high pile living room rug beneath the coffee table and the front legs of the couch can pull the room together and create a focal point for the room, as well as provide comfort and cushion beneath the feet.
For an extra bit of style, layering rugs is a great way to add multiple layers of texture and color.