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Why Rugs are a Great Home Accessory March 1, 2010

Did you know that you could easily add warmth and a bit of style into a cold, modern room just by adding a rug? Rugs, area rugs and rug runners are great additions for any home and include a few benefits such as protecting your floors from getting scuffed up and keeping your rooms a bit warmer during the winter months. Design wise, they’re an excellent way to cohesively bring the look of your home together.

Especially beneficial for those who have hardwood floors, rugs will definitely protect your floors from getting scuffed up. But rugs aren’t just limited to hardwood floors; even if you have carpet, it’s a great way to prevent food and drink spills from staining your floors. Additionally, if you are adding a rug to an already carpeted floor, it’s always a fun and easy idea to add a splash of color and design to your floor.

You wouldn’t think it, but rugs can act as energy savers, even if it’s only pennies a day (and hey, pennies do add up). Instead of turning up the thermostat, having rugs throughout your home will actually help keep the warmth in your house. Like sweaters, rugs are usually made from wool, nature’s little insulators. Essentially, you could go nuts with rugs, even if it’s just for the cold winter months!

As home accessories, rugs are an excellent way to bring the look of a particular room or home together. If for instance, you have a pretty traditional theme going on in your living room (complete with rosette knobs on your doors and drawers, and mahogany furniture), then having a botanical inspired or Oriental rug will complete your motif. If you’re taking a minimalist approach in your home décor, then perhaps a large area rug with pop art inspired patterns or geometric shapes will be the way to go for you.

Having a rug (or two, or three, or four) in your home is always a good idea. Whether or not you have carpet or hardwood floors, rugs generally evoke a warm mood. What better way to create and complete that inviting environment than with a rug?

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