area rug carpet flooring ConcordWhether it’s in your bedroom, dining room, or living room, the right area rug can completely transform a space and help tie the room together. And while most people will tell you that there are some very specific things you should and should not do with an area rug, we all know that rules are meant to be broken.

That’s why the carpet flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Concord are here to offer you some playful ways to break the rules with area rugs in your Concord home. Read on for three simple things you can do to mix up the area rug routine!

Experiment with Layers

It’s not the most intuitive thing to do, but layering area rugs can create an interesting field of depth, focal point, and contrast in texture.

Usually, layering rugs works best if the bottom one is larger and of a neutral color/design, while the one on top provides a pop of color and pattern. Need an idea to help you get started? Try layering a bold Berber print, or a Persian-style runner on top of a simple jute rug.

And of course, you can always put an area rug on top of wall-to-wall carpet. This technique works especially well in bedrooms, where the length of the rug makes the room feel longer and wider.

area rug carpet flooring ConcordChoose a Non-Traditional Color, Print, or Material

Persian rugs have more or less become commonplace in homes across the United States. And while we’re all for classic looks, let’s acknowledge that they don’t always convey the most personality.

To those of you who like to use your space to express yourself, we say this: be bold! Get that carpet with the funky pattern! Choose a non-traditional material like, jute, seagrass, or sisal! Don’t worry about overdoing it at first; just get weird, and then edit back later.

Go Asymmetric and Play With Angles

If you’re layering rugs, try positioning the top layer so that it’s at an angle! You might be surprised by how this makes a formal room feel slightly more casual, or how it makes a sitting space feel more dynamic.

And while most people will position area rugs so that they line up exactly with their furniture, consider placing a rug off to one side of the couch (hint: this works especially well with round area rugs).

Find the Perfect Area Rug Today

The carpet flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Concord are here to help you find the perfect rug for your design goals and budget. We serve the greater Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA area, and we’re always happy to bring our mobile showroom to your Concord home for a free consultation. Get in touch with us today!

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