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Accent and Area Rugs Add Style to Any Space

By Paulryan Subscribe to RSS | April 9th 2012 | Views:
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Hardwood floors in Los Angeles, CA are popular because they are beautiful, easy to maintain and add elegance to any home. However, many homeowners still want some carpeting in certain locations because carpeting has different qualities than hardwood flooring. For example, rugs and carpeting feels warmer on the feet than hardwood flooring to many people.

When you have hardwood flooring, the last thing you want to do is completely cover it up with carpeting. Instead of carpeting, many people choose to use area rugs that partially cover the floor so the beauty of hardwood flooring can continue to be enjoyed. You get the warmth desired, but there are many other advantages to using area rugs.

One of the main benefits of area rugs, when you want to partially hardwood floors in Los Angeles, CA, is the fact they add a designer touch to a room. The area rug can imbue color, texture and beauty in a room. They can also become centerpieces around which furniture is arranged. A sofa and comfortable chair arranged along two sides of the area rug can make a room cozy and inviting.

Area rugs work well in many rooms including the foyer, living room, dining room, family room, bedroom or den. They are excellent additions to hallways and stairs also. Homeowners with enclosed porches or sunrooms will use area rugs to turn the space into an extension of the rest of the house. In fact, it's common to use area rugs to set apart space in any room whether it's a corner, the center of the room or an open space.

In large rooms like a family room, it's common to use more than one area rug to set off separate spaces. For example, you may have an area for watching television on one end of the room and a play area on the other end and so use two large matching area rugs. Commercial facilities frequently use area rugs to divide large rooms. It's common to have multiple area rugs in a hotel lobby.

Using Area Rugs with an Eye for Design

Area rugs are used for both convenience and design. They are also used on both hardwood floors and on carpet floors in Los Angeles, CA homes. Area rugs laid on top of carpet instantly highlights space and furniture in a room. This is especially true when the carpet has a low profile and a single color.

For example, you can add a floral patterned area rug on a cream color carpet. It works the other way around too. You can add a single color area rug to a busy carpet that needs to be toned down some. Florals and geometrics are two of the most common patterns seen in area rugs.

Area rugs, like carpet floors in Los Angeles, CA, come in a variety of colors too. The colors can be bright or muted. The choice of colors depends on where the rug will be placed. If you will be laying an area rug in front of furniture then it should not clash. A common practice is choosing an area rug that picks up one or two colors from the furniture upholstery to make them more obvious.

Years of Enjoyment

The one thing you should avoiding is buying an area rug at the nearest low budget store. These area rugs are not designed to lie snugly on the floor and often have unfinished edges that unravel. A quality area rug on carpet or hardwood floors in Los Angeles, CA homes should always be well made and designed for everyday use so you get years of enjoyment.

Paulryan - About Author:
The author of this article is working for a www.barrycarpet.com. If you want to know more about Carpet Floors, Los Angeles, CA or Hardwood Floors, Los Angeles, CA than please visit the website linked here.

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