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Area Rugs

Using Area Rugs in Your Home

Area rugs are a wonderful addition to a room for a number of reasons. They are often used in tandem with hard surface floorings such as hardwood, tile, laminate, or vinyl, because they add a level of protection over your flooring. They also protect against heavy impacts from things such as furniture or foot traffic.

Area rugs can add warmth and a soft surface underfoot, they can break up a room into different sections, they can add a pop of color or style, or they can add a combination of all three! Before buying an area rug, it is important to consider what the rug will be used for. This consideration will determine the sizing and placement you will choose.


Rug Sizing and Placement


While some may say there are rules when it comes to area rugs, we like to consider it more of an art. Current trends and your personal style will play a big role in how you choose to use an area rug in your home. Consider the layout of the room and how your rug will work together with your furniture. Since furniture layout will differ between living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, here are some options for each room.


Entrances and Hallways


What about entryways or oddly shaped rooms? As most entryways will differ in size, it will be important for you to measure your space. Runners are traditionally designed to be a few inches smaller than your hallway’s width (this actually makes your hallway appear longer!) You may also choose circular rugs or other shapes if that is the best way to fill negative space.


Custom Area Rugs


Some rooms in your home may need something smaller or specially made to fit. While local Carpet One stores carry so many unique and beautiful area rugs from quality brands, many of them also offer custom services like area rug backing and binding. Often, you can choose between the new carpets they sell, or you can browse their remnant inventories to find a hidden gem.

If your local Carpet One offers this service, they will be able to cut and finish any piece of carpet to your exact dimensional specifications! Please check with your local store about this service.




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Area Rug Inspiration



From bold and bright to pristine and purposeful, there are so many ways to use area rugs in a room. Looking for design inspiration and other tips? Click here to learn more.

Area rug brands will vary by the store since each store carries a varied regional assortment. Many local Carpet One stores also carry national brands like Surya, Masland, Karastan, Kaleen, Nourison, Kas, Couristan, Milliken, and Stanton.


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Ready to Unroll?

Already envisioning how your area rug will fit into your next room? Have more questions about custom area rugs? Don’t hesitate to contact your local store to get more information about the specific products and services they offer. Each of our stores is proud to offer its own assortment of regional brands from around its local area. When it comes to rugs, we’ve got you covered!


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