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When we install our dream floors inside the home, we do so anticipating years of durability, beauty and satisfaction. Even though longevity is the goal of the surfaces we invest in, that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to refresh our interior design seasonally and periodically!
In fact, we can use fashion-forward area rugs throughout the home to easily add color, excitement and style, as well as protect our floors underneath. Area rugs are the perfect way to unleash our creativity when it comes to interior design and switching up the vibe from time to time. Here are some ways we love to use fantastic area rugs for every room.


In addition to adding a touch of fashion to your entrances, area rugs will help to catch tracked-in debris from the outside world from touching your floors indoors. Not every area rug is appropriate for an entranceway: Focus your search for this area to rugs specifically designated for “Indoor/Outdoor” or with construction specifically designed for durability and easy clean up. We love these options from Kaleen: the Zuma Beach Collection Blue (left), Boho Patio Collection Coral (center), and A Breath Of Fresh Air Green (right).

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We crave delicious flavor when we eat, and your kitchen should give you the creative inspiration to make unforgettable meals. Maybe a culinary-themed design or pattern will enhance your space. Look for durability and comfort in the construction to assist the time you will stand cooking. Look no further for the recipe to stylish success than this Affinity Country Kitchen rug from United Weavers (left) and Scattered Kitchen Dri-Pro Comfort Mat from Mohawk (right).

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For areas like hallways that will see more foot traffic, you can employ rugs called runners to help cushion each step and provide slip resistance. Not only will these valuable rugs protect your floors underneath, they may be the perfect soft landing pad for the tumbles of active little ones! Like wall-to-wall carpeting, you can use carpet pad under these rugs for even greater comfort and absorption. It’s hard to resist selections like this Karastan Spice Market Charax Gold Runner (left), Novogratz Bungalow Bun-3 Tiles Multi Runner (center), and Nourison Somerset Navy Runner (right).

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Since we start every day and end each night with time in the bathroom, we need to add comfort for the proper ambiance. The bathroom is also a great place to add a lovely pattern and light color to help us re-energize and put our best foot forward. Let the soft woven comfort of Mohawk’s Spring Mountain Bath Rug White Pepper (left) and Spring Mountain Bath Rug Flint (right) add casual vibrancy!

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Living Rooms

Sometimes the perfect piece to unify your furniture and overall design, you can use an area rug in your living room to create as much elegance, luxury or dramatic effect as you desire. On the other hand, neutral colors and subdued patterns can provide just the right subtle sophistication. Area rugs can also help pad and support the legs of a coffee table or other furniture from impacting the flooring underneath. Fabulous rugs like Karastan Expressions Precipice Lagoon (left), Nourison Living Treasures Rust (center), and Mohawk Simple Living Slate (right) will certainly create a lasting living room impression.

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When it comes to the room where we rest and completely unwind, we like to think as soft and luxurious as possible. Think about how good it feels to step on supremely soft shag or a plush, cloud-like pile after waking up from a great sleep. Soothing colors and calming animal-inspired patterns will help put your mind at ease and help you prepare for the next great adventure. We crave the luxurious style of the Nourison Luxe Shag Light Grey (left), United Weavers Legends Leopard Skin (center), and Couristan Chalet Redingote Skin (right).

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Want to receive some extra guidance selecting area rugs for your favorite rooms? Get in touch online or speak with one of our flooring specialists at any of our retail locations. Each location has a wide selection of spectacular rugs to explore. Find a location near you today!