As a renter, rugs can be a really important aspect of your space. Though sometimes pricey, their overall mark on a room can be really transformative. Here are some of the reasons (or arguments if you need those) to consider area rugs in your space.
- Use Area Rugs for their Size
Since area rugs take up such a large amount of surface space, their potential to transform a space is ten fold. Think of it as an opportunity to add color, texture and pattern to your room when choosing the one for your space. While there is a time and place for the single note area rugs, step outside the box and don’t shy away from pattern. Neutral furnishings feel fresh when paired with a bold statement on the floor.
2. Use Area Rugs as Visual Guides
Open floor plans are all the rage these days – and for good reasons! BUT open plans can be hard to style if you need space to perform lots of different functions. Where older homes use walls to identify different spaces, think of using area rugs in the same way. They can anchor a dining table or seating area while still feeling open to whatever function is happening beside it.
- Invest in Area Rugs as a Renter
As a renter, it’s not always easy to commit to investing in design. The space isn’t really yours and the ever ominous security deposit is always standing between dreams and reality. To get around this, try investing in things that can grow with you. While area rugs give you the homey and designed feel you’re looking for, they also move with you when its time to leave your rental. Plus: they don’t damage the space and won’t violate your rentals rules.
If you’re looking for the best design bang for your buck, area rugs are always a great place to start – and if you’re willing to shop around, you can find a deal worth the splurge.