Elevate Your Home Decor: 9 Unexpected Ways to Use Rugs & Transform Your Space!
How To & Advice• July 07•12 minutes
Rugs are a great way to add warmth and style to our home, but they can also serve a functional purpose by protecting your floors and adding comfort underfoot. While many people think of using rugs in common areas such as living rooms and bedrooms, plenty of overlooked spots in your home could benefit from adding a rug.
As a home decor buff, I’m thrilled to share some tricky and magical spots for your rug placement. Are you still finding it hard to place the rugs at home as a sight to behold, or do you just want some innovative angles to put them right and make them shine? So, let’s jump right in and cut to the chase. Come explore some of these spots and how to use rugs to brighten them up.
Comparasion Sheet for Differenet Room Types
|Entryway||Durable, complement decor, define space, set tone||Welcoming, first impression||Heavy traffic|
|Hallway||Narrow, complement decor, reduce noise||Add warmth and style|
|Bathroom||Machine-washable, complement decor, prevent slips||Add warmth, comfort and style||Water damage|
|Kitchen||Durable, easy to clean, complement decor, define space||Cozier, inviting, hide dirt||Can be messy|
|Dining Room||Large enough, complement decor, protect floors||Add warmth, style and protect floors||Scratches and spills|
|Home Office||Durable, easy to clean, complement decor, define space||Cozier, inviting||Can be messy|
|Closet||Easy to refresh, comfy, excellent style||Luxurious, inviting|
|Bedside||Soft, plush, complement bedding||Cozy, hospitable,cocooning|
|Under Desk||Durable, easy to clean, complement decor||Define space, comfort, protect floors||Scratches and scuffs|
|Random Spaces||Complement decor, add interest||Define space, add texture|
Light up your Entryway
Your entryway is guests' first impression of your home, so why not make it a welcoming one? A rug in your entryway can help define the space and set the tone for the rest of your home. Choose a rug that is durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic and complements your decor style. A bold pattern or bright colors can add interest to an otherwise bland space.
Transform the Dull Hallway
Hallways are often overlooked when it comes to decor, but they can be a great place to add a rug for hallway. Not only does it add warmth and style, but it can also help to reduce noise and echo in the space. Choose a narrow rug to fit the space and complements your décor style.
Renovate the Single-vibe Bathroom
A rug to your bathroom can add warmth, comfort, and style. Not only does it protect your floors from water damage, but it can also help to prevent slips and falls on wet floors.
Choose a machine-washable rug, and that complements your decor style. A plush shag or thick cotton rug can add comfort underfoot, while a colorful or patterned rug can add interest to an otherwise bland space.
Complicate the Kitchen
Your kitchen is often the heart of your home, so why not add a rug to make it feel cozier and inviting? A rug in your kitchen can help to define the space and add color and texture to the room.
Choose a rug that is durable and easy to clean, as the kitchen can be messy place. A patterned rug can add interest to an otherwise utilitarian space, while a neutral rug can help to ground a room with bold cabinets or countertops. Like the Country, a great choice to hide dirt and add profundity and pizzazz to go with the smell of cooking.
Make an Impressive Dining Room
A rug in your dining room can add warmth and style to the space and protect your floors from scratches and spills. Choose a rug that is large enough to fit under your dining table and chairs and that complements your decor style. A patterned rug can add interest to an otherwise bland space, while a neutral rug can help to ground a room with bold furniture or wallpaper.
Remake the Home Office
You spend a lot of time in your home office, so why not add a rug to make it feel cozier and inviting?
A rug in your home office can help to define the space and add color and texture to the room. Choose a rug that is durable and easy to clean, as the office can be messy place. A patterned rug can add interest to an otherwise utilitarian space, while a neutral rug can help to ground a room with bold furniture or wallpaper.
Highlight the Closet
Your closet may not be the first place you think of when decorating, but adding a rug can help make the space feel more luxurious and inviting.
Choose a rug that is the easiest way to refresh your closet, with a comfy feeling underfoot and excellent style. A darker rug can share the same cultured vibe as a classic wooden closet. For a case in point, check out the rug, elegant with the lingering charm when paired beside the closet.
Next to Bed Statement Piece
Placing a rug near your bed can cultivate a cozy and hospitable area for your feet to alight upon waking up in the morning. Opt for a soft and plush rug that complements your bedding and style adornments. Adding a rug to your bed frames your sleeping area and extends comfort beyond the fitted sheets.
A rug with texture invites wandering toes and provides footing with acoustic muffling. The rug becomes an extension of your bed, cocooning in warmth and welcoming dreams.
A patterned rug can contribute visual intrigue to an otherwise lackluster space, while a neutral rug helps craft a tranquil ambiance in your bedroom. The style and harmoniousness of the rug depend on the overall decor and aesthetic you aim to achieve in your personal bedroom sanctuary. A plush rug in matching hues pulls the bedside space together, as an accent rug introduces color and pattern for focal interest.
Swanky Under a Desk
Adding a rug under your desk can help to define the space and add comfort underfoot. It can also help to protect your floors from scratches and scuffs from the wheels of your chair. Choose a rug that is durable and easy to clean and that complements your decor style.
A patterned rug can add interest to an otherwise utilitarian space, while a neutral rug can help to ground a room with bold furniture or wallpaper. Desk renders dull and dreary vibes, but adding a rug can make all the difference, giving out a chic style and embodying an extension of the rest of your home.
Random Open Spaces
Finally, don't be afraid to add a rug to random open spaces in your home. This could include a living room corner or a nook in your hallway. A rug in these spaces can help to define the space and add interest and texture to the room. Choose a rug that complements your decor style and adds visual interest to the space. Choose whatever style strikes your fancy, traditional, bohemian, Moroccan, the list goes on and on, and the new arrivals will be constantly updated for more inspiration and matching looks.