In addition to rugs providing plush underfoot, they serve different needs for the home. I am just gonna lay it down here for you without further ado:
Protection: It is quite straightforward that they protect your floors - especially hardwood floors from abrasions.
Warmth: Wool area rugs insulate your feet from the cold and provide you warmth, especially when you spend hours in a basement working from home.
Acoustics: Disturbed by the slight echo in your ear while you are on Zoom? Rugs are excellent noise absorbents. Lay down a woven area rug and enjoy the experience, darlings.
Health and Safety: Have a full house… Kids and pets running around? Or is Granny residing with you? Don’t think twice: get a wool runner rug, so no one slips!
All these years, we were told that rugs were the leading cause of allergies. It turns out that they keep the allergens from the air, so you don’t breathe them! Who would’ve thought? One more reason to choose natural fibers for your home.
Softness: Love your hardwood floors or Tuscan tiles but miss some softness? You don’t have to go all the way and lay wall-to-wall carpeting—no need to go back to the 80s unless you want that vibe. What you need to do is alleviate the pressure of a hard floor with the softness of an area rug.
Feeling grounded: Rugs have a unique way of bringing together all elements of a room and help us instantly feel grounded. Area rugs primarily anchor the room and establish the mood. They facilitate clustering furniture around an intimate area to define a space, which makes us feel at home. You know that brilliant room that speaks ‘cozy’ in an inviting way? It’s that coziness and intimacy your floor rug provides.
Rugs also slow the energy flow in a room, lowering anxiety. A sense of calmness is exuded when you have a rug on your floor. We need this elevated sense of calm in this weirdly hectic world, don’t you agree?