Replacing your home’s carpets can be expensive, disruptive, and time-consuming. Replacing hardwood floors requires even more work and care. With an affordable, stylish living room rug from Rugs USA, you can transform your living room or any room in your house. Choose an area rug that’s big enough and cover up stains that just won’t budge, scuffs that won’t move, and infuse a living room that’s grown tired with new life. And it’s all as do-it-yourself easy as having the rug delivered to your doorstep and then rolling it out on top of that old carpet—no cutting, stretching, and tacking down new carpet is required!
A fresh new style breathes life into any room or home. Imagine a colorful boho rug, a contemporary chevron rug, or how about bringing the outside indoors with a floral rug? You’ll be looking for an excuse to walk through or sit in that space for months. Redoing a room doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. You can avoid replacing the living room carpet by simply opting for a large living room rug to freshen up or change the flow of your living room. And with a washable rug, cleaning can be as simple as rolling it back up and throwing it in the washing machine.
The living room acts as the central hub of the home. It’s where the family gathers after dinner, where you spend comforting evenings home alone with the cat, and where you mix drinks with your guests and chat in front of the fireplace. Your best art is on display, and your personality shines through the furniture and rugs you’ve chosen to make your living room a cozy corner. Read on to see how redecorating can be as simple as considering your living room carpet size and choosing a new rug style to inject a different vibe.
1. Replace Your Living Room Carpet at a Fraction of the Cost
Living room carpets can be time-consuming and super messy, and inconvenient to replace. They also can be expensive: You’ll have to find people to install the carpet and pay a specific price per square foot. It’s also best to have these carpets professionally cleaned from time to time, which adds another regular expense to factor into your budget. But an oversized area rug can provide a cover to protect or hide your living room’s old, dingy carpet while adding a beautiful style and flexibility that carpets simply don’t have.
Washable rugs ensure that you don’t have to spend money cleaning your carpet. The washable rug can take the brunt of traffic, pets, kids, guests, and simple living, and when it gets stained or dirty, you can put it in the washing machine and wait for it to get clean without spending a penny on professional carpet cleaners. Furthermore, if you’re concerned about the number of people, children, or pets that spend time in your living room, an indoor-outdoor living room rug can absorb so much wear and tear without looking used up or worn out.
Rugs like this Ruth Washable Splatter Area Rug in ivory found at Rugs USA can cover a living room carpet easily, without making it seem clunky or overdone, yet are easy to clean and maintain. This rug is affordable and can absorb stains without getting ruined.
2. Living Room Carpet Sizes That Fit Both Space and Style
The benefit of carpet is that it can go wall-to-wall. But living room carpet sizes can also be achieved with oversized rugs. A 9×12 rug can fit the classic size living room in an apartment or a townhouse, or even a single-family home. If your living room happens to be larger than that, then never fear! Oversized rugs, like this 12×15 Chunky Jute Tasseled Rug, splay from wall to wall in your large living room and gives you the color and texture that you are looking for.
If your living room has even more space, don’t be afraid to frame your living room rug with multiple runner rugs that all have the same color or even complementing patterns. A large border can help define your seating area, your craft space, or whatever else you use your living room for.
3. Find Beautiful Rug Styles That Living Room Carpets Just Don’t Have
Living room carpets can limit a person to the number of styles available. Generally, only one kind of texture or color is available, especially if you don’t want to pay a lot. But with a living room rug, you can pick more than one style to dress up your area. You can buy a 10×14 rug and cover the floor wall-to-wall, or you can pick multiple rugs to decorate the room and outline different spaces. If your living room is very large, consider getting two or three runner rugs as well as a large rug for your sitting area. The runner rugs can showcase art or other seating arrangements.
Here are some of the other options available in rugs that may not be available in carpeting:
Natural Fiber Rugs: Beautiful, all-natural options like jute and sisal can completely cover your floors and give you a unique look and texture that helps define the room’s atmosphere. Whether you want a seaside feel or a jungle flair, these rugs make sense.
Persian Rugs: Whether you want a faded, vintage look or a strikingly bold pattern to shine through, a Persian rug can protect your floors and give you the sophisticated appeal you’ve always wanted in your living room.
Abstract Rugs: You might be able to get a carpet with stripes, but an abstract rug elevates a room to a contemporary look while providing vibrant or muted colors in a gorgeous design. Consider adding a neutral abstract rug to help emphasize a brightly colored wall or a lively throw pillow.
Mid-Century Modern Rugs: Elements of funk, shapes and jewel-toned colors belong on your living room floor. They add dashes of warmth and liveliness, all while keeping your colors in one place and complementing angles and shapes throughout the room.
Farmhouse Rugs: These vintage-styled rugs and neutral tones act as sturdy backsplashes to your living room, allowing your room to be lived in by pets, children, house guests, and you. Gone are the days of wrapping your couch and chair in plastic—these styles were meant for walking on.
4. Save Your Hardwood Floors with Area Rugs
When not covered with wall-to-wall carpet, hardwood floors invariably end up with scuffs, stains, and scratches, especially when kids play on them, people wear their shoes and walk on them, pets scratch them, or when you’re moving furniture. Protect your gorgeous hardwood floors without sacrificing their beautiful look with a large living room rug that allows a honey-colored floor to peak through the borders without suffering from traffic or children. Or, if your hardwood floors are already worse-for-wear and you’re considering covering them with carpet, let rugs come to the rescue! Given that wooden floors get most of their wear and damage toward the center of the floor, area rugs can hide and protect the core of a room while allowing the lovelier edges of hardwood against the walls to be on display and add to your design. These rugs can complement or match the color of your living room’s hardwood floors or make them stand out with rich contrast.
Rugs like this Floral Symphony Area Rug in dark blue found at Rugs USA can either pair well with a dark mahogany hardwood floor or contrast a bright cedar-colored floor and make it pop. Protecting your floors doesn’t mean you have to hide them, but if you’re looking to cover up scuffs, stains, and scratches that are already there, a large, wall-to-wall carpet with a vibrant, distracting design like this Medieval Herald Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug in red can attract compliments from guests and family alike while making sure no one knows about the large chip on the hardwood floor underneath.
5. Change with the Seasons Without Hurting Your Wallet
Living room carpets typically don’t allow for changes every three or six months or whenever the holiday mood or seasonal vibe strikes you. You’ll have to work with the colors and patterns you chose for your carpet for years until it’s time to replace them again. But a living room rug from Rugs USA can allow you to spruce up a room again and again, with fresh, affordable new styles and washable options that work with your needs and the needs of your family.
Seasonal rugs can also be installed as you decorate for different holidays or to match a certain mood. Missing your beach house in the dead of winter? Lay down a seaside rug that evokes sand and sun with its neutral or blue colors. Putting up your Christmas tree? Find a white thick wool rug that offsets the evergreen branches and makes the lights twinkle just a bit more. Ready for spring and summer? Lay out a floral rug. When you’re done with this style or that style, simply roll it up and save it in your attic (something you can’t do with wall-to-wall carpet).
Find Your Style at Rugs USA!
Ready to make a budget-friendly and fashion-forward change to your living room? Ditch the living room carpet and find your perfect rug or style. We have hundreds of options available at Rugs USA that will assist your budget, your style, and your need for durability.
Check out all these rugs at Rugs USA and find a style that speaks to you!