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Benefits of a Well-Placed Rug in a Room

Are you wondering how you can improve the look of a room to make your home more comfortable? Check out the benefits of a well-placed rug in a room here.

There are many ways to effectively decorate a room. One important and often understated asset for homeowners is a thoughtful rug. The benefits of a well-placed rug in a room include a quality look, a comfortable feel, and a boost in coziness. These beautiful furnishings can bring a space to life with their vibrancy and designs.

Broaden a Room’s Aesthetic

For the most part, decorators are stuck to adorning the walls and placing furniture over whatever the floor happens to look like. For most people, the floor is simply a basic facet of the home, and few even give it a second glance. This is a mistake, though, as the floor is as important a part of the home as the walls or ceiling. Having wall-to-wall carpeting or hardwood flooring does not mean you can’t still decorate. With a rug, you can make the floor a statement piece of a room’s décor. There is no reason to feel limited by bland patterns or drab palettes.

There are amazing styles, patterns, shapes, and materials on the market these days, including ones that match this year’s trending colors. Try spicing things up with a rug that stands out. Adding a splash of color or a different pattern can make a room much more vibrant.

Manage Temperature

Another great service a rug provides is warmth. They are natural insulators, and the warmest rugs are ones with the thicker pile. These rugs are typically also softer. Denser rugs absorb and retain the heat of your home.

Aside from this, rugs also help seal any leaks that may be sneaking up through tiny cracks in your flooring or baseboards. Most of all, rugs are sanctuaries of reprieve from cold hardwood or tile. Strategically placing rugs, especially in the cold seasons, makes a home much more comfortable to walk around barefoot or with socks.

Dampen Unwanted Noise

Rugs absorb noise. This is particularly important if your home has a lot of smooth walls, open spaces, or hardwood floors. Adding a rug adds insulation, as we’ve discussed, but it also cushions annoying echoes. Rugs are very good at breaking up sound waves and absorbing noise.

Adding even one rug to each room can help manage the overall audio quality inside the whole home. If you’ve got kids or pets storming around the house while you work, try throwing a few rugs in their path. Besides helping dampen echoing voices, a thick rug will help soften the sound of footfalls.

Tie Together a Space

Other benefits of a well-placed rug in a room include calming down a space and making its design more cohesive. As mentioned, mismatched rugs can make a room pop with a texture, color, or pattern. Rugs that match more subtly cause a room to feel more inviting and calmer. By choosing a rug that matches the décor of the walls and other furnishings, you will ground the space. A room without a matching rug can suffer from dissonance caused by the floor not matching the rest of the room.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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