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Adding texture to a room with area rugs
area rugs

dddSmall home living is a popular trend that comes with many benefits. However, as with most things in life, there's also a few challenges involved in decorating a small space. There's lots of information available to help you creatively decorate small areas so that you gain a maximum amount of storage and organizational space, but you may be wondering how to make your small or large home visually exciting. The answer to your question can be summed up in two words, area rugs.

Any type of floor covering can be enhanced with the addition of an area rug. This includes rugs with carpet. Adding area rugs with a texture that is completely different than the carpet will immediately add diversity to the decor. You can soften the atmosphere of a room with tile or wood flooring by adding area rugs to various areas of the room. Rugs can be used to divide spaces and to give a distinct purpose to certain areas of a room. To enhance the visual excitement in a room, you can add several area rugs, each with a different texture, size and shape.

Area rugs are available in an extensive variety of textures. Bamboo, seagrass and jute provide an element of earthiness to a room. Braided rugs often feature an assortment of colors and are typically associated with a country decor. Plush area rugs are ideal for a bedroom or bathroom where comfort is a priority. Shag rugs are once again extremely popular. The new shag rugs are superior in quality and appearance to the shag rugs you may remember from the past.

When your home or a room is your house is quite small, you have to be creative to make it visually interesting. Layering area rugs that have contrasting colors and diverse textures can add depth to a room. Patterned area rugs can add dimension to a room.

You can add texture to a room using area rugs as wall art. Tapestry rugs, Native American print rugs and various other area rugs can be hung on the wall. A shag rug can be hung on the wall or placed across the bed, sofa or accent chair to make the decor more interesting. Cowhide, sheepskin or reindeer skin rugs whether real or faux can add texture, warmth and exquisite beauty to your decor.