5 MAIN REASONS WHY YOU NEED AN AREA RUG
Have you ever wondered why your neighbour, or a friend had a rug laying on their floor? I mean what is the point of having a rug apart the aesthetic touch that it adds to the living space ambience, right? Wrong! It is totally normal to wonder why you should invest in rugs to cover your precious floor, especially when they are not given. Here, we will introduce the main reasons and the benefits a rug brings to your peace of mind.
The first and the most obvious reason to cover your floor with a rug is the look. It is insane how a rug can make a huge difference in your room. Think of your home like a puzzle. The perfect rug might just be the missing piece. Rugs are powerful to tie up the entire room and bring together all the elements and colours used in the décor. Don’t believe it? Glance a look below.
But rugs can bring much more benefits to you, extending far beyond simply the look. If you’re still doubting it, then keep reading to learn how rugs can actually improve the space.
If you’re the type that hates to wear slippers in your house to walk around, adding a rug might be the best solution for your feet to be much more comfortable and at ease, especially on hardwood floors. It is no secret that a rug is extremely more comfortable and softer on barefoot than an empty floor. The rug absorbs your weight and ultimately taking some of the pressure off your body (full control of your body balance). High traffic areas such as a living room are ideal to recognize the maximum comfort a rug can have, especially in area where young kids often play on the floor.
3. Sound Control
Did you ever notice that rooms with rugs are much quieter than an empty floor? Well, you have just discovered a life hack to reduce some of the noise that children can produce. Rugs are not just quieter when you walk on them, but they also absorb the sound in the air, ultimately reducing the noise around the room. You might need to flatten a rug on your floor to notice the difference.
If your home’s floor gets cold in winter times during late night or early morning, and you hate wearing those slippers, then laying a rug on your floor will just solve the problem. Not only hardwood floors are chilly in winter, but they can’t even effectively hold on the heat (higher heating bills). Place a rug over your floors during colder months to help warm up the whole house. Better yet, add a rug next to your living room sofa, and the first thing you will be stepping on is a smooth, comfy rug with a layer of cushion and softness.
5. Grounding Aspects
Many of us can sense that a rug can help the space feel grounded, but we are not all sure exactly why. The following are the principal reasons behind.
Have you ever felt that a rug is not quite the right size for a certain living space? Well, when a rug is properly rested on the floor, within the perfect size dimensions, it gives you the perception of all furniture being at the right spots in the room, as if they belong right where they are. For instance, a rug should be large enough so that all furniture pieces in the room are sitting on the rug, or at least the furniture’s legs are sitting on the rug. Without it, you will have a sensation as if every furniture piece is floating around in the room aimlessly.
The second reason why rugs feel grounded is because they offer the ultimate resting refuge to your body and energy. Believe it or not, a rug has the influence to slow down the energy which flows throughout your house. When the energy is flowing too fast around your house, it can produce the feelings of anxiety and nervousness. Thankfully, the rug is among the best solutions to slow down the energy flow in the house and create a sense of comfort and calmness.
As you can see, investing in an area rug is far beyond just aesthetic (although it is a major factor).