An area rug is a common addition to a hard surface floor such as hardwood or tile, and the carpet can even layover wall-to-wall carpet. What are the benefits of using area rug? While a rug is a great way to enhance your room’s decor, I find them an extremely functional addition to making the space cosy! There are many reasons why area rugs are so prevalent, yet some may be uncertain whether they should cover up their floors with a rug, and I think everyone should! Hardwood floors are not easy to clean, and I believe good washable cotton rugs are the best way to keep them clean!
One of the most obvious reasons to have an area rug is to add some aesthetic value to your room. Area rugs have a remarkable way of bringing together all of the elements of a room. For example, they can pull together various colours used in the décor. And this is true.
An area rug will enormously decrease the noise in your space. It is quieter to walk on a carpet than on a hardwood floor. Also, rugs absorb the sound from the air. Do you notice that your room has a slight echo? That is because the hardwood floor does not absorb sound as carpet does. Lay down a rug, and listen to the difference.
I love my peace in my home. My bedroom is carpeted, and I use this beautiful rug from the Handmade Store to add brightness and quietness to my hardwood floored living room.
Benefits of Using Area Rug: Comfort
Most people will agree with the statement that a mat is more comfortable to stand on than a hard surface floor. The carpet feels softer to the touch on your skin, but its softness gives it flexibility, which allows the mat to absorb some of the impacts of your footsteps. This also takes some of the pressure off your body.
In addition to being softer, carpet is warmer than hard surface flooring, and it has a more excellent insulating value, especially if a pad is under the rug. This applies throughout the home but is particularly welcomed in basements, where the floor can be downright cold.
I use a rug on my patio during the winter, making this space cosy in the winter. Texas is not very cold in the winters, but a carpet makes sure that I enjoy the winter sun to the fullest!
Benefits of Using Area Rug: Grounding Aspect
A rug helps to feel grounded. What do I mean by that? There are more benefits of using area rugs than what meet the eyes.
When properly placed, an area rug can help anchor the furniture in a room, which helps to create a cosy and intimate space. A family room rug should be large enough for the couch to sit perfectly on the carpet. Without the rug, it can feel like the furniture is “floating” in the room.
The second reason area rugs help ground space is that they provide a resting place for both body and energy. According to Fengshui, a carpet slows down the energy that flows through the home. Energy travels faster over hard surfaces and slower over soft surfaces. Fast-flowing energy can create feelings of excitability or anxiety, so space can feel somewhat chaotic with nothing to slow down the energy flow. An area rug introduces a sense of calm into the room by slowing the energy.
Choose your rug wisely – it makes a world of difference!