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How to Choose an Area Rug

Sometimes it’s an area rug that really ties a room together. Whether your home features hardwood flooring, laminate, or wall-to-wall carpeting, you may want to consider adding some area rugs. It’s amazing what adding one rug can do for a room! Here are some tips from the Poulin Design Center here in Albuquerque on how to incorporate area rugs into your home’s design.

Evaluate Each Room

Go through your home and take an inventory of any spaces that could potentially use an area rug. Be sure to consider the entryway, the dining room, your living room, hallways, and even bedrooms! Remember, an area rug will help to protect the flooring underneath, so it’s a good idea to add area rugs to high traffic zones in your home. You’ll keep your flooring looking great and add some style at the same time!

Limit Patterns

Sometimes it can be easy to get carried away with patterns. See how many patterns you already have in the room. Is the couch a solid color? Are there throw pillows? Do the curtains have a pattern? You just want to make sure you aren’t overwhelming the design by adding in too many patterns. Remember you can always install an area rug that is a solid color as well. If your current décor is fairly muted and solid in color, then feel free to go for a pattern that will tie in the various colors at work in your design.

Consider Colors

So often with flooring we want to install something with timeless style that will look great for decades to come. With an area rug, you don’t have to make such a long-term commitment. If you feel like adding a bold color to your flooring with an area rug, you can! If you change your mind a few years down the road, you won’t need a team of flooring professionals to change it up! Area rugs are a great way to keep your style current in your home. So add in a beautiful red area rug, a deep blue, or anything in between!

Take a look at your home and see where you could add some serious style with a new area rug! We can help you select the perfect rug for your home. If you feel you may need some new flooring from hardwood to carpet, give the experts at the Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque a call today!