When it comes to rugs, our view is this: The more rugs, the better! Which is why we love sprucing up every little area of the home that we can with a rug—either big or small. That random corner that feels a little empty? Consider rolling out a rug! Stairs scuffed up beyond repair? Install a runner rug to cover up the damage. Need a little extra warmth next to your bed? You guessed it—add a rug! We’ll walk you through all our favorite overlooked areas to roll out a rug below.
Next to the Bed
The bedroom is the ultimate spot for rolling out a rug, and we believe every foot that steps out of bed should land on a rug. Whether you have wall-to-wall carpet, a large area rug, or bare floors in your bedroom, consider adding a rug to run alongside your bed. This will add extra warmth and comfort—and who doesn’t want that when getting out of bed every morning? We also love the idea of adding a rug at the foot of the bed—especially to pair with a bench where you might be putting on shoes.
Under a Desk
One thing that will make working from home a little more comfy? A rug underneath your desk! Rolling out a stylish rug is key to making your office feel chic and like an extension of the rest of your home. And if you don’t have a dedicated office, adding a rug beneath your desk will separate it from the rest of the space it’s in and make it feel like a distinct area.
In those Random Open Spaces
If you live in a large house, chances are you have at least one of those random, open areas you’re not sure what to do with—an area you can’t add furniture to because it will get in the way of foot traffic. So what do you do with those spaces to fill them out, but still keep clear? Add a rug, of course! Choose a style and color that will fit in with the surrounding rooms and decor so it flows nicely with the rest of the space.
In the Laundry Room
If you’re going to be sorting, washing, and folding laundry in the laundry room, you definitely want to make sure it’s a comfortable (and stylish!) place to hang out. So whether you have a tiny closet or a large room (lucky you, if it’s the latter!), try adding a rug to your space. It’ll be just the thing to add a little homey style next to the utilitarian machines.
Under the Kitchen Island
Runner rugs in the kitchen are always a good bet. But if a runner doesn’t quite fit in with your space, consider rolling out a small rectangular rug to fill out the center of your kitchen and make it feel in line with the style of the rest of your home. If you have a kitchen island (an essential for small kitchens, in our opinion!), place it on top of the rug for a finished look.
An extra tip: If you’re worried about food and spills staining your rug, try out a style from our washable rugs collection, which are the ultimate in worry-free living and can simply be thrown in the washing machine to clean!
In the Closet
Have a walk-in closet? Consider adding a runner or a small 3′ x 5′ or 4′ x 6′ rug inside to spruce it up! We think it’s the easiest way to give your closet a refresh: Rolling out a rug in the closet will add just the right amount of polish, plus a little extra comfort underfoot too.
Framing the Coffee Table
If you feel like your living room needs a little more oomph, we love the idea of layering a small rug on top of your existing rug (or carpet!) to frame and highlight the coffee table. This is such an easy way to give your living room a quick makeover, and it only takes rolling out one rug!
On the Deck
Outdoor spaces deserve rugs too! And even the smallest porches and balconies could use a rug to add a little extra style to the outside space. We recommend sticking only to rugs that are specifically crafted for outdoor use, which are mold- and stain- resistant and will stand up to many of the elements Mother Nature throws their way.
An extra tip: When it’s winter or a period where you won’t be spending much time outside, roll up the rug and store it indoors to insure extra longevity.
On the Stairs
Stair runners are seriously chic move, and can make your home seen like it was custom-designed by an interiors pro. Luckily, you don’t need access to a designer or a fancy contractor to pull it off. In fact, it’s a totally doable DIY project you can do in an afternoon! Head over to our post here to learn how to DIY your very own stair runner.
In a Spare Corner
Sad spare corner? Brighten it up with a rug, then add a little setup on top to bring a functional new look to your space. We love the idea of a small sitting area with a chair and side table, but you could also add a petite desk or bookshelf, create a kids’ play area, or make your own indoor garden in the corner.