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There are lots of reasons to opt for an area rug, from the aesthetic to the totally practical.

As beautiful as hardwood or cement floors are, there’s no denying that they bring with them certain inconveniences, including cold feet and increased noise. Lay a rug over that bare floor to instantly add warmth, texture and color to the whole room. Rugs can also reduce ambient noise by absorbing sound waves from footsteps and voices, which would otherwise echo. Read More

As beautiful as hardwood or cement floors are, there’s no denying that they bring with them certain inconveniences, including cold feet and increased noise. Lay a rug over that bare floor to instantly add warmth, texture and color to the whole room. Rugs can also reduce ambient noise by absorbing sound waves from footsteps and voices, which would otherwise echo. When buying an area rug, there are a few important considerations to bear in mind. One is quality. A top quality rug will maintain its looks for longer and is more durable to spills, sunlight, and heavy foot traffic, so budget high and choose a rug that you’ll be glad to live with for many years. You probably spend a lot of time at home in socks or barefoot, so consider the texture of the rug, and your preference for how it feels underfoot. Rugs made from natural textures will typically feel the best, but to some people that means wool or cowhide, while to others a more Spartan plant fiber is preferable. Finally, think about how the rug is going to be used. If you have pets or a young family, a light colored and/or deep shag rug is probably a bad idea, as it’s bound to get dirty quickly and having it cleaned will be a constant hassle. Opt instead for a richly colored and patterned rug, like the Christine Multi Rug, which hides a multitude of sins. Read Less

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