Accent On Hardwood Floors. Hardwood floors have made a big comeback in the past few years. And they are beautiful! But too much can be a bit overwhelming, and they don't retain any heat so in the cooler months you can find your footsies getting chilly. Using an area rug in a large room such as a living room can add a beautiful focal point to the room and accentuate your hardwood floors even more. It will also keep the floor warmer and cozier. Because there are so many types of areas to choose from you won't have any problem finding one that works. You can choose from Persian rugs, Oriental rugs, Southwestern rugs, traditional styles or contemporary styles.
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.
Since many contemporary rugs make a bold statement, they are great to design around. Can certainly be the focal point of the room, so if you are redesigning a room completely you may want to buy your first rug and then choose other elements in space to work with your carpet. You have to choose furniture that can work with the contemporary style of your carpet. These rugs really work great with furniture and walls of solid color or print minimal.