Who doesn’t want the living room and other parts of their home transformed by the magical powers of area rugs? Besides being able to inject necessary color into an otherwise bland room and make a room either feel bigger or smaller, rugs also have the power to unify even the most disjointed environment.

When it comes to rug placement in homes, the living rooms and the bedrooms are usually the first on our minds. However, in this guide, we'll discuss seven other unusual spots you can brighten up with a rug.

The truth is, there's nothing like "too much rug."

  • Does your hallway feel empty? Install an area rug there.
  • Do you need extra warmth at your bedside? Add a rug!
  • Want to make your corridor feel more homely? Place a rug there.

Now, let's walk you through some of the commonly overlooked places to brighten up with a rug.

  1. The Closet
Area rug in a closet

This is one of the most unconventional spots to place a rug in the home. But there's no harm in trying, you know? You might be wondering "isn't there enough or too many items in the closet already”? Since rugs are known to add a calming and refreshing touch, you might as well consider placing one in your closet.

If you have a walk-in closet, consider throwing in a runner or area rug size like 3' x 5' or 4' x 6' to spice things up a little. Placing an area rug will add just the right amount of polish, plus an extra warm cushioning for your underfoot.

  1. The Bedside
Area Rug in a bedroom

It’s not unpopular to find rugs in the bedroom, and we believe that every foot that leaves the comfort of the bed in the morning should land on the warm, soft pile of an area rug. Whether your bedroom floor is bare or you already have a large area rug or wall-to-wall carpet placed there, you should consider having a small rug on your bedside. A small or accent rug of medium pile height with fluffy texture will add an extra layer of warmth and comfort to your underfoot after getting out of bed.

  1. Laundry Room
Area rug in a laundry room

Because laundry rooms are dedicated to washing clothes does not mean they don’t deserve to look great, too. At least if you're going to be doing the somewhat tedious task of sorting, washing, and folding laundry, you should do it in a comfortable place. Placing an area rug next to your utilitarian machines will make your laundry room more stylish and comfortable.

  1. The stairs
Area rug on a staircase

The extra comfort and elegance provided by a runner will instantly make your stair and home, in general, seem like a royal abode. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get one for your home. Runners come in various sizes, colors, and design such that you can find one that fit your stairs and match the décor theme in your home.

Also, you don’t need a pro designer to pull off this chic move, it’s a DIY project you can do with your family on a less busy day.

  1. On the Deck

Outdoor spaces like balconies, decks, and porches are part of the home and deserve to look good, too. And how best do you make an outdoor space look beautiful and at the same time feel homely? Simply add a rug – and boom – your deck is no longer the boring outdoor space no one wants to visit.

We recommend going specifically for rugs that are built for outdoor use, which are mold – stain -and moisture-resistant.

  1. Under the Kitchen Island

We consider the kitchen island an essential component of small kitchens. If you happen to have one, you should consider placing an accent rug beneath it to give your kitchen that finished and stylish look. An additional accent rug may not be necessary if you already have a runner in your kitchen, but if not a small rectangular low-pile rug would be a good fit.

Since kitchens are notorious for food and drink spills, ensure the rug you're buying is one that's easy to clean. One you can easily throw in the washing machine to clean.

  1. Framing the Coffee Table

f you ever feel like your living room needs an extra touch of beauty, add an extra layer of rugs. Place a small rug on top of your existing carpet to frame and highlight the coffee table. It's a quick way to spice things up in your living room without disrupting your existing style.

And that's it!. Now, you can confidently install beautiful area rugs in other uncommon parts of your home to add more life and glam to your home. While you are here, shop form our rich collections of modern area rugs today.




April 22, 2022 — Ademola Ademiluyi