5 Reasons for Area Rugs

I was hesitate to get area rugs for a few rooms in our house, I really like hardwood floor, but at the same time I knew it would be great to have. I got sick of mopping at least three times a week. I knew we had to be extra careful getting these rugs and make sure that everyone took their shoes off. We also have dogs, so I was sick of sweeping and moping almost daily. Once we got the rugs I realized how great they were, so I wanted to share the top reasons for area rugs if you are on the fence about it:

  1.  Noise Reduction: Rugs can help reduce the noise because carpet is quieter to walk on than a hard surface floor, plus it also absorbs sound from the air. I like being able to walk around without making a lot of noise now.
  2. Comfort: Carpet is a lot softer than hardwood or tile, duh. Plus in the winter time I don’t have to worry about my feet getting cold on the bare hardwood floor anymore!
  3. Warmth: Carpet is warmer than hard surface flooring. It has a greater insulating value, thus not getting as much dampness in the house.
  4. Fun: The area rug can be fun. We have a toddler and he loves the feeling of the carpet, and loves being able to do some gymnastics on it. We feel much better knowing it is safer for him too!
  5. Allergies: Carpet can actually have a positive effect on allergens in the home.

Choose the Rug. There are some great perks to having an area rug, I put together some of our favorite finds for you! 

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15 thoughts on “5 Reasons for Area Rugs

  1. I’m a big fan of area rugs! They are perfect for babies and toddlers to play on, plus, so much comfier for ME when I sit on the floor to play with them!

  2. We have moved to area rugs in our living room, and I am always surprised at how much more dirt I can see! The air quality in our home has improved with less carpet.

  3. I love the warmth an area rug can add to a room. Also, we added color to a neutral room with a colorful rug.

  4. I love the idea of area rugs especially with the cute pattern, but it always need to clean constantly, it catch so many dust and crumbs, but it add the warmth feeling in the room and an easy DIY home decor to fit the room theme.

  5. Yes! I love hardwoods, and I think it’s silly to cover them with rugs, but they do get dirty faster without them. And they are definitely cozy to walk on. Plus, if you have kids you definitely need rugs!

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