3 Ideas for Decorating with Rugs

From the most classic to the most daring ideas. Below we will show you various ideas so you can decorate your home with rugs.
3 Ideas for Decorating with Rugs

Last update: 02 January, 2019

Decorating with rugs is simple since they’re one of the most classic decor items. You can adapt them to almost any type of home, whatever the decor style and size. Rugs also never go out of fashion and you can find a great variety of designs and prices.

In the following article, you’ll find various ideas for decorating with rugs in different areas of the home. We hope you find inspiration.

1. Rugs to separate different areas

It’s becoming more and more common to find the dining area and living area in the same room. If you want both to be harmonious but at the same time a clear difference between the relax zone and the eating area, one option is to use a rug.

Choose a large rug and place it in the rest area. If you use it in the dining area you will probably have to clean it constantly. It’s highly likely it could get stained when using the dining table.

If instead, you place it next to the sofa, it will make the living area much more comfortable and cozy. Lots of people like to have bare feet when they’re relaxing on the sofa, so it’s much more comfortable to have your feet on a rug.

We recommend that you use a rug that’s slightly bigger than the sofa area. It would be perfect for the rug to be bigger by about 20 cms all around. That way, the sofa/living area will be clearly distinct from the eating zone.

Regarding the color, it depends on what you like. If your sofa is a striking color, and if you also try decorating with rugs in strong colors it might be a little overwhelming.

When decorating with rugs, use a large rug to mark out the sofa area

2. Rugs hanging on the wall

It may seem like a slightly crazy idea, but if you stop and think about it you don’t necessarily have to put a rug on the floor. In fact, some rugs are so pretty and delicate that it’s almost a shame to tread on them. So, why not try decorating with rugs as if they were a picture frame? In some countries, such as Russia, it’s very common to see rugs hanging on the walls of the living room, so it’s not as crazy an idea as you might think.

A couple of good places to hang a rug could be in the hallway, or in the living room behind the sofa. That way, the rug will be a feature as if it were a tapestry. If you want to try this option, it would be best to choose a thinner rug, so you can hang it more easily.

Why don’t you hang a semi-circle shaped rug as a type of headrest?

Another option is having a rug that carries out the function of a bed headrest, by hanging it behind the bed. In this case, a circular rug would be perfect. No matter where you hang it, it will certainly add warmth as well as originality to your home.

When decorating with rugs, why not hang one on the wall to use as a bed headrest?

3. Warmth in the entrance hall by decorating with rugs

The entrance hall is where you access your house, and therefore is the first impression of your home that people will take away with them. If you use a rug there, it will add warmth and make entry more pleasant and cozy. In this area of the house, you have two options for decorating with rugs. Choose the option that will better suit your home and daily life.

  • Doormat style rug. These rugs are a little less visually appealing and a little more practical. If you live in a place where it rains frequently, this would definitely be your best option, since it will save you having to clean the floor every day. Within this range of rugs, you can find rectangular rugs or even rugs that you can roll up and take out when necessary. If you want to utilize a rectangular rug, they can be the perfect item to give a casual touch to your house. You can find many such as these with fun and original phrases for example.
  • Conventional rug. This type of rug can be used in almost any room of the house. We recommend that you use one in the entrance hall only if you don’t have children, pets, and don’t enter your home with dirty shoes. In the rest of the house, it doesn’t matter if it’s a more delicate rug. However, in the entrance hall, it’s common to enter with dirty shoes because you’re just arriving home from the street. Make sure your rug doesn’t appear worn and dirty shortly after you start to use it.
Think about the type of rug to use when decorating with rugs in the entry hall