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How to Choose the Right Rug for Your Hardwood Floors



Hardwood floors are a classic and elegant element of any home, so why cover them up? Adding a rug can impart a cozy feeling to a room by offering color and textures that bring out the beauty in a room. Choosing the right texture and style will help create your desired ambiance. Here are valuable tips to help you select the perfect rug for your home.


Choose the Correct Size

When looking for a rug to complement a particular room, there are various theories on which size is correct. Depending on your flooring, you can showcase this accent in several ways.


For instance, a larger rug can be the room's focal point, with complementary furniture that sharpens the look. If you want to accentuate the beautiful grains on your floor, opt for a smaller rug. There is no right or wrong answer here. It is about the style you are looking for, however, a helpful rule of thumb from designers is that at least the front legs of all furniture pieces should be on the rug, and dining chairs should remain on the rug even when pulled out.


Add Color and Texture

Just as a splash of color can draw attention to a room, the texture of a rug can define the character of the space. Imagine relaxing in your living room after a long workday as your tired toes plunge into a lovely plush shag rug that is soft and comforting. It can give your space a feeling of coziness and is an excellent contrast to the hardwood. Remember that when selecting soft rugs, there are options for padding that will stabilize them to avoid slipping or sliding.


Revitalize Planks With a Pattern

The great thing about hardwood flooring is that it provides an excellent base for whichever rug you choose. Your choice can be something abstract and exciting or something more neutral. An antique rug can emphasize its singularity, while dazzling Oriental or Southwestern rugs with unique patterns can be complementary, no matter the age of your floor.


Cover Damage

One fantastic feature of a new rug for your floor is its ability to cover scratches and irregularities if surfaces are damaged. For instance, if you have pets who have scratched up the flooring in a room, bring it back to life with a new and stylish rug. The inconspicuous addition will mask any unsightly markings without needing an expensive floor replacement.


Add Protection

In addition to changing the look and feel of your space, rugs are excellent for protecting your hardwood floors. Daily life, heavy furniture and pets can cause damage, and rugs are the perfect solution. If you have an active household, consider large rugs to cover most of the surfaces of rooms throughout your home. They will add style while still being highly functional.


Get Help Matching the Perfect Rug for Your Hardwood Flooring Today!

These tips will help you choose suitable rugs to enhance the beauty of your hardwood floors and connect your space with an added sense of style to the rest of your home. At Blue Ridge Floors, we offer personalized recommendations to give your home the fantastic look you want to achieve. Contact us today for a free quote!

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