It used to be more common for rooms to have wall-to-wall carpet to provide soft feel and warmth. However, with many of our homes now featuring wooden, stone and laminate flooring, rugs are more important than ever. Here are some of the ways that rugs can improve any room.
Adding warmth and comfort
Laying a rug onto a hardwood or stone floor will instantly give more warmth and comfort to the room. You’ll have a nice soft underfoot feeling, along with better insulation so there’s less discomfort from walking on a cold, hard floor. This is great if you don’t often wear slippers when walking around the house, or if you have children who often play on the floor in a nursery or living room.
Tying a room together
A rug is an ideal way to bring the look of a room together. It can complement the colour scheme of the rest of the furniture, or contrast with the flooring to really stand out. Areas of the room can be defined by a rug, such as a seating area, an eating area, or a conversation area.
Protecting the floor
Rugs are great for more than just looks and feel; they can also protect wood flooring. This kind of flooring is vulnerable to stains and scuffs, so it’s worth giving them some protection in high traffic areas, such as underneath a dining table where chairs are moved back and forth a lot and in entrances and hallways. Rugs make for ideal protection, preventing against scuffs from shoes and chairs as well as any debris brought in from outside.
If you have a large room with hardwood flooring, it might be noticeably louder in there than other rooms in the house, even potentially having an echo. A rug will absorb sounds and vibrations from people walking or dropping things, giving you a much quieter environment to relax in.
Aside from all the practical positives of a rug, there’s also the fact that rugs are a simple and versatile way to show off your interior design style.
At Harts Flooring, we stock a huge variety of rugs with something suitable for every kind of interior. Whether you need something to add warmth, protect the floor, or add a splash of style, we have the perfect rug for you. If you can’t find a suitable size, we can even make one for you with our bespoke rug service! Find out more here or get in touch with us today to find your ideal rug.