The addition of an area rug is a great way to pull together a room. Adding an area rug under the coffee table or a larger one that gives the sofa and easy chairs a defined area to group around can transform a room from bland to BAM easily.
Area rugs can also give an edge up to the look you are working towards with your decorating scheme. Let’s say you have a microfiber sofa and recliner in neutral tones, along with natural wood coffee tables and end tables. The addition of a persian print rug under the coffee table will add a feeling of a traditional room with classic styling. Change that rug to a modern abstract design, and suddenly the room feels contemporary. A navajo print or other southwest style will take the same room in the direction of a more western or country feel.
Area rugs can also help your carpet last longer. If you have an active family with young children and/or teens then it’s near impossible for your carpeting under the heavy use areas to stay clean. Where the sofa and coffee table are located are prime areas that are prone to soda spills, food crumbles, and more dust and dirt from shoes. An inexpensive area rug laid over the carpet can help a great deal. Even with easy-care wood or laminate, an area rug adds a layer of protection.