Rug placement most probably is one of the factors that you might want to consider first in selecting a rug. It is important to know where the rug is going to be placed. As you consider the placement of the rug the other factors will follow: such as color materials and size.
There are other kinds of small carpets like rag braided sisal chenille and shag made of various kinds of materials like cotton silk leather wool and synthetic fibers. You can get area carpets for children with games and bright children's designs on them. You can get bath mats that are washable.
Area rugs are ideal for protecting wood or tile floors and bring warmth texture and depth to any space they occupy. Choosing the area rug that is right for your space your lifestyle and your décor preferences is largely a matter of personal taste and the only real rules that should be followed are those guidelines you establish for what you want out of your area rugs and what will work best for you and your family.