Cover Worn Carpet. We'll all face worn carpets at some point and lets face it carpet replacement is a big investment that we can't all afford. An affordable area rug is a perfect way to give your room an entire new look and disguise that worn rug. Most rugs wear in the middle of the room where they get the heavier traffic and the outer foot or two often still look relatively new. So buy a huge area rug that compliments the carpet already on the floor leaving just the outer edge that's less worn exposed. You'll be amazed at how different your room looks. Area rugs are also a good way to hide a damaged or stained area of carpet.
Bathroom Rugs. While many people opt for traditional bath mats in their bathrooms area rugs can completely change the look of the room and transform it from a utilitarian space to an extension of the overall interior design of your home. An area rug is not necessarily any more difficult to care for than a bath mat and will bring an air of elegance and a completely new design dimension into the space. Because bathrooms often have limited floor space you will want to select a rug that will accommodate all of your bathroom fixtures and furnishings while leaving a border of at least two to four inches on all sides.
Dining Room Rugs. When selecting dining room area rugs many people purchase rugs that are actually too small for this purpose. While some rug buyers focus primarily on the relationship of the size of the rug to the size of the dining room table the space required for the chairs when they are in use is often overlooked. For example if your rug expands only to the back legs of your dining room chairs when they are pushed in under the table this might look lovely when the dining room is not in use but it will become an issue when hosting a dinner party or even simply having your nightly family meal.