This article is provided by Amy Shawley.
Discover the magic of a rug this winter. Whether you have carpets, floorboards or vinyl flooring, everyone can benefit from a little extra underfoot comfort. Here are our top five reasons for adding a rug to your home:
1) Warm your toes
We can not all afford the luxury of under-floor heating and a wooden or vinyl floor can really get chilly in the winter. Give your feet a break and place a rug next to your bed, by the sofa or in the hallway. This extra comfort will mean you are still warm when wandering about with bare feet, even in the coldest months.
If you have carpets, you can still layer a rug on top, providing even more luxury.
2) Change the atmosphere of the room
Modern homes can be a little hollow and sounds can bounce around inside. Rugs can act as a soundproofing device by swallowing up the noise. Where footsteps echoed around and voices traveled through the house before, rugs will mute them. Shaggy rugs are the best type to use for this purpose due to their depth, plus they are sure to add luxury too!
3) Seasonal style
Bright colors are warming and welcoming; a bright rug can draw you into a room and create a focal point. Use reds and oranges for a really festive feel. When it is grey outside, your home will feel just as homely as ever.
4) Extra stability
Rugs can actually create extra grip on a slippery floor. By using adhesive rug pads underneath, you can secure them in place and make a smooth hallway or living room a safer place. This is especially useful when kids are running about.
Tactically place a rug under a table and chairs to prevent the table sliding around and to mask the sound of chairs scraping in and out.
5) Pack it up, move it on
A rug does not need to be a permanent fixture. You can move them to different spots in the room, or even different rooms, change them for a different color with the seasons or just roll them up and put them away in summer.
If your room is in need of a slight update, a rug is the perfect addition.