Area rugs are the in thing when it comes to giving your house that nice finishing touch. Like their name suggests, they usually cover only a section of the floor and not the entire floor surface. Any interior decorator will most likely use area rugs to spruce up the look of your dining area or living room than full surface rugs. Not only are they beautifully made with lots of attention to detail, they bring with them certain benefits that other floor coverings do not. These rugs are both functionally useful and aesthetically appealing and therefore make for the perfect investment for your home. Here a few benefits they give you that other rugs will not.
Small and easy to maintain
Let’s face it, we all hate the dreary job of removing a huge rug to go get cleaned or the tedious job of vacuuming feet upon feet of carpet. This is what you get with regular full surface rugs. Area rugs on the other hand are usually small and easy to keep clean. They only cover part of the floor on which they are placed and do not gather as much dust and dirt as other types of rugs do. Often they serve a specific function where they are placed whether simply aesthetic or as a comfort item. Cleaning these types of rugs takes just a few minutes and you are done.
Room for more decor
As earlier established, area rugs cover only certain specific areas which are strategically chosen. For instance, they can be placed smack at the center of a room or at a particular corner of the room. This essentially means that area rugs leave a lot of room to spare. You interior decorator will probably tell you the advantage of this. You can use the extra space to create more appeal in the room. The extra space left around the rug also creates a feeling of space in the room especially if the rug is placed at the center of a small room.
Great for focal point creation
Creating a center piece in a room is made easier if one has a beautifully handcrafted rug. They are usually made in interesting patterns that draw attention to the eye immediately. You can arrange seats around an area rug to create a cozy living room that catches the eye of any visitor who comes in. be sure to leave space between the rug and the seats though.
Rugs retain heat and preserve floors
Many people do not realize this but area rugs are made with a lot of attention to detail and skilled workmanship. The materials used for making these works of art must not be taken for granted either. They are woven together with a material that actually retains heat. This particular property of area rugs has made them very popular in homes located in cold areas. Apart from heat retention capabilities, area rugs preserve the section on which they are placed. Homes with many people walking about frequently require rugs to keep the floor boards pristine.