One of the things I learned when moving from a mostly carpeted house to a mostly hardwood house is that a rug can make a big difference. A well placed, and well selected area rug can not only add a little bit of cushion for the feet, but it can also add some warmth and comfort to a room.
I have my office area in the corner of a large room that has hardwood floors. I would walk (stomp) across the floor and come and work, work, work. It felt like a place where I would work, work, work. Then, I saw an amazing area rug at Pier 1 that I just had to have. I patiently waited until Labor Day for it to go on sale, then once it did, we snagged it, bringing it home triumphantly and basking in my patient money-saving strategy.
As soon as we put the carpet down by the desk, it was a totally different feel. I loved just being in my desk area because it went from work, work, work, to work in a cozy place. Even the dogs enjoy sprawling out on the new carpet (which strategically is lightly colored so the dog hair “blends in” between cleanings.)
When you have area rugs in your home, it’s important to keep them looking clean as much as possible. In contrast to the hardwood floors, the eye is naturally drawn to the rug. Vacuuming your rug will help clean the surface debris and is great for day to day. If you accidentally spill something on your rug, you can use a manual carpet cleaner to help get the stains out. For really deep cleaning, you can use an area rug cleaning service to help it look as good as new.
What are some of your tricks for making hardwood homes more comfy?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that consists of my opinions only. Your experiences may be different.