How to: Update Your Space with Area Rugs

We love area rugs, because a great new area rug is the easiest way to update the look or functionality of a room. Because a new area rug offers a choice of distinctive patterns and coloring, to make a clear visual change. And also because special characteristics will make a big difference to how you live in the room. Think of what’s important to you: softness, ease of care, or high-performance capabilities.

For example, easy-care performance area rugs prep any room for active living because they’re durable and often stain-resistant. Meanwhile, the softness and sheen of a classic 100% wool rug gives a room a sense of warmth and is very comforting. Because of natural wool’s soft texture, it offers more sensory expressiveness too. Polyester area rugs hold their vibrant color well and are a great choice for rich prints and patterns, while usually being very affordable.

How to create a feminine, yet very livable room

Our answer: Because the Brighton Floral Area Rug is hand-hooked from durable polyester-acrylic, it looks rich and the pattern stays brilliant. And the hand-hooked pile is hand-cut to create an artful texture. Layer it on a neutral rug for extra depth. Add a few accent pillows in a corresponding hue. Play with art, too. Complement the blooms with delicate bird wall art, and keep the whole thing modern by adding a gold metal mirror frame and floor lamp.

floral area rugs

How to create a transitional & natural look with area rugs

Our answer: Because a vintage-style floral pattern produces a calm, soothing look that works in many kinds of rooms, the low-profile Durban Rug is a natural. This romantic pattern is beautifully designed to look age-softened in some areas, but it’s also refreshed with updated color. Power-loomed of easy-care 100% polypropylene, it’s stain-resistant, too. We love the ease of living with polypropylene area rugs, because you can really enjoy an active, busy life when they form the foundation of a room. Invite everyone over for pizza and wine. Polypropylene rugs come in many transitional looks, like this one, and in just as many natural hues and patterns.

transitional area rug

How to use areas rugs to create a global or boho look

Our answer: Because the look of leather, wood, and metal accents goes so well with rich, earthy colors of deep red, gold, and neutrals, the 100% wool Austin Area Rug is a great choice. It’s hand-hooked and naturally durable. It also has the marvelous character of a rare heirloom find from the very first day. Pair it with textured or fringed pillows, unique wall art, and baskets, too. This rug’s ready for a world of design adventures.

Want more rug style ideas as you shop? Read The Right Rug, The Right Size: 3 Tips.

global look rug

    1. Hi Susan! Thank you so much for reaching out to us. Good news: we have several green rug options available in the size you’re looking for. Check them out here!

  1. I saw a pink braided rug in your April 2018 book..on page 4.. I love it..but I cannot locate it anywhere on your website. BTW..I am only interested in this rug only ?

    1. Hi Gail! Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the rug you had your eye on has sold out. We change up our collections every year, as a means to stay on top of trends and keep up with the ever-changing tastes of our customers. The best way to stay informed of new products is to sign up for our email registry. You can do so by visiting Thank you for your feedback, though – we’ll be sure to pass it along to our Merchandising Team!

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