Area rugs are here to stay, but the styles and the way we use them keep changing. And that’s good! We don’t want to get bored with our homes. So let’s look at how people are keeping in fresh while protecting their floors, shall we?
Layered Area Rugs
Layered area rugs sounds like it must be a mistake, doesn’t it? But no. This extra-squishy underfoot, visually interesting and highly adaptable trend is no mistake. Do you wish you had an L-shaped rug? Well if you have two rectangle rugs or runners that you like, bam! You’ve got your needs met and a bit more interest and style than you would have had otherwise. The key here is to have the rugs you’re using all look good together, whether they have similar looks or complementary ones. Here’s a great guide to getting the trend right: How To Layer Rugs.
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Patchwork or Carpet Tile Area Rugs
Salvaged rug sections, carpet tiles, and other patches of carpeting are becoming masterpieces in people’s homes. Do you have tattered old rugs you want to Frankenstein into a new rug? Great! We honestly have no idea how to do that. Creating carpet tile rugs is considerably easier, and DIY friendly. But you can also buy upcycled area rugs, and we think that’s a great idea. Of course if you’re craft and confident, we wish you luck and fun making a patchwork rug.
Runner rugs are not just for the hallway, although for a while there they seem to have gotten in a rut. Runners are back, in our halls, our kitchens, our bedrooms, wherever we have heavily trafficked paths that need style and protection. There are so many beautiful styles of runners, there’s something to complement any setting.
Imitation furs have been showing up in small, natural fur shapes and huge rectangles, plush wavy circles and basically every shape but triangles. People love faux fur area rugs because they feel soft and cuddly to the touch and bring something outdoorsy and natural to the atmosphere. Who doesn’t like soft cuddly outdoor nature?
To find the right area rug ideas for your space, talk to our experts at Dublin Carpet. We love to help create the stylish, functional home you seek.