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Rugs: Indoor, Outdoor, and In-between

When it comes to home décor, rugs pull everything together. They define space. They add texture. They provide color and comfort underfoot. But with thousands of rugs to choose from, how do you know which rug is right for you? Like any other piece of décor, it's best to trust your instincts when choosing color and style. However, don't forget that the function and location of the rug should influence your decision too.

Indoor Rugs

You've probably heard indoor rugs commonly referred to as area rugs. A broad term used to describe rugs of various shapes and sizes, area rugs include a range of floor coverings from 9 x 12 foot rectangles big enough to cover an entire room to a 4-foot round rug that's perfect for the edge of the bed. Don't forget that rugs can be used on carpet too. Placing a long, narrow runner in a carpeted hallway is a smart way to prolong the life of your carpet. Plus, adding depth and texture to a space is always a win-win.

Outdoor Rugs

Like area rugs, outdoor rugs come in various shapes and sizes. The main difference, however, is that these rugs are often constructed of more durable, weather-resistant material, such as polypropylene. The same goes for door mats. Whether you place them inside or outside your door, hardy materials like coir (coconut fiber) help door mats hold up against the wear and tear of high traffic areas.

Looking for more information? Our Area Rug Buying Guide provides even more insight to consider, including rug fiber, weave, placement, and size. You can also refer to our Rug Size and Placement Guide for more handy tips.

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