Renter Choices. If you are renting you certainly don't want to spend your money on carpets. Whether your carpets are worn or they just don't fit your decor you can give your apartment a facelift for a minimal amount of money. Then when you move you can roll up your area carpet and take it with you to your new home. There's no point in begging the landlord to change the carpets because unless they are totally shot chances are you won't get your wish. And even if you were willing to change them yourself your landlord might not approve but you'll get no arguments about putting down an area rug. In fact you don't even need permission. You can use one or more area rugs throughout your apartment to add your own personal touch and finish your home decor.
Basic Tips for Choosing Area Rugs. When selecting an area rug size matters. In fact the size of the rug is one of the most important aspects to consider. While color style and design are obviously important factors in achieving the overall desired look the size of the rug will ultimately determine if the rug looks like it belongs in the room or was haphazardly tossed on the floor without much thought.
Entrances. Most people think area rugs are too large for an entrance but they are available in the smaller sizes. So whether you have a grand entrance or a smaller entrance you should consider making a decor statement where people enter. You could place a beautiful oval braided rug at your entrance or a bold rectangular rug. Make it blend or stand out. Your choice. An area rug at your entrance also has some function use as well. The worst thing for your carpets is oil dirt and sand. Even a clean pair of shoes will track particles onto the carpet. Using an area rug will help reduce what gets tracked because it will act as a catcher. If you have a tiled or linoleum entrance it will also keep it looking cleaner as the rug can pick up the dirt or mud off of shoes and it's easily cleaner up with a vacuum.