Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too! – Combining Area Rugs and Carpet

Your home is your haven. It is a place and space to call your own; a recluse from the daily “hustle and bustle” of life. You should have full control over the look and feel of your space – it’s only natural. Aside from maybe a job, this is where the majority of your time will be spent. No sense in tolerating a space that isn’t “yours.”

Contract Carpet Area Rug and CarpetsUnfortunately, this happens all too frequently. You’ve heard the story before: “I love the ________, but the ________ could be better.” Or: “I guess the _______ isn’t so bad, but I wish it was _________.” Already, you’re probably thinking of a number of issues that could be present upon moving into a new space. Location, accessibility, amount of light, or even the wall colors could be a troublesome thought with regard to your living arrangement.

Flooring is another major consideration in this realm. There are many times when a space is already outfitted with a flooring style that isn’t what you want. Want carpet? Of course it’s hardwood. Want a nice navy spread? You guessed it – beige instead. Well who says that you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? There are ways to make the most of your space regardless of the floor with which it comes installed.

No need in relying on one type of flooring to meet your design preferences. You can use rugs and carpet to achieve the look you want. Did they just suggest using rugs AND carpet?  Yes, we did.

For a long time, placing rugs on top of carpet has been an interior design faux pas. Now, we are beginning to see that there are ways to add flair to oceans of ugly carpet in a fun and stylish way.

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This is a perfect way to make a personality statement. Lay an area rug that contrasts floor spread to add a whole new feel to any room. Try a bold blue on top of a softer color (cream or beige) to spruce things up, and show off your elegant and trendy style. If you don’t want to overdo things, a muted, yet dynamic color works equally as well. Consider a burgundy or a moss to give a room definition and voice.


Using like-colored area rugs on top of carpet is ideal to add subtle enhancement to your room of choice. Complementing color schemes can work well not only with your floor, but with your walls and furniture as well. Making use of colors, patterns, or textures that are already present is perfect when creating a complementary theme in your home.

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