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5 Reasons you need more Rugs in your home

5 Reasons you need more Rugs in your home

When you’re thinking about how to make cost-effective and instantly noticeable improvements to your home, rugs may not seem like the most obvious solution. But take it from your local rug experts – there are lots about them that you probably don’t know!

Multifaceted, simple and effective, rugs can serve multiple functions throughout your home, with a different purpose in every room. Just in time for the cold and windy weather, join us in finding out how they can make your home quieter, warmer and more stylish, too.

Protect wooden flooring

Just had your beautiful new hardwood flooring installed by our dedicated team at Carpet Barn? Looking so good that you want to protect it at all costs? Rugs could be the next step in completing your flooring revolution.

While hardwood flooring is a fantastic investment, you will naturally want to make sure the shine lasts as long as possible – laying down rugs in the high traffic areas of your home, such as the living room and hallways means you aren’t scuffing and leaving dirty marks as they move around.

At Carpet Barn we have rugs for every room – for your hallways and entrances, you’ll want lightweight and durable runner rugs, while you might be after a bigger, more cosy offering for living spaces.

Sound Control

Does your spouse get up earlier for work than you? Do you hear them move around the house while you’re trying to catch some extra sleep? Rugs could give you peace of mind that you’ll get those precious 15 extra minutes that you need.

When your home is mostly tiled and/or hardwood flooring, those with heavy footsteps can really be noticed. Rugs are a great way of absorbing some of that sound – generally, the thicker it is, the more effective the sound reduction.

Warmth retention

Not only do rugs create a warm atmosphere in your bedrooms and living spaces with their aesthetics and charm, but they also help to physically regulate the temperature in your home.

Hardwood and tiling floors are renowned for being chilly at all times of the year, and do a great job of keeping your floors cool during the summer months. However, this becomes a problem in the winter! Throwing some rugs down could save your feet in the early mornings, giving you something soft to stand on when you most need it.

Rugs are also able to add a layer of insulation to your floors, meaning that warmth that would have quickly dissipated into the air is instead contained within the carpets.

Easier cleaning

In the constant battle to keep your home clean and tidy, a rug could be a valuable addition to your armory. If your family has decided to eat breakfast bars in the living room, your beautiful new rug will have gathered up many of the crumbs that would have otherwise scattered the room!

It’s then a simple case of hoovering, removing all the dust and dirt from the fibres. If this doesn’t quite get it all out, take the rug into the garden and give it a good shake. Repeat this weekly and you’ve taken a big step in eliminating that mess.

Style

Last but far from least, the rug’s arguably most valuable tool is bringing aesthetics and style to even the blandest of rooms.

There are many ways in which to introduce a rug to a room – if it’s the last piece, it can bring the different aspects of the room together, by physically connecting them across the floor space – or by bringing a unifying colour palette into the room.

You could even lay the rug down first, and build the rest of the room around it. Match the colour scheme with the other fixtures in the room such as chairs, curtains and cushions.

Even a simple colour such as beige can bring warmth to the room, but it’s not all in the colour – we have a variety of textures and styles in our range.

Use Carpet Barn for all of your flooring and bedding needs

If you’re convinced that rugs are the next big thing for your home, why not explore our range of rugs online, or call us for a chat on 01202 872240? You could even pop into our showroom on the Nuffield Industrial Estate to view and order our rugs in person.

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