The Best Rugs for Apartments
You have just moved into a brand new apartment. The interior colour scheme is pleasing, the rooms are spacious, and your furniture already looks like it belongs – the only problem is the floor. These days, the vast majority of apartments are sold without carpets. They usually contain high quality hardwood, vinyl, or natural linoleum floors instead, because they are much easier to clean and do not have to be replaced for new tenants.
They also look great, as they add a sense of modernity and sleekness to an apartment. Yet, in the winter, there is no getting around the fact that non-carpeted surfaces can also be a little chilly. They do not retain as much heat as carpets, nor do they feel as soft on the feet, so they can lose a little of their appeal during the colder months. The good news is that there is an easy solution for this – high quality area rugs.
To pick up stylish area rugs, head down to Carpet Connection, we’re a reliable rug shop in Essex, and use the existing colour scheme in your home to select materials and designs which match the space. These are just a few of the reasons why area rugs are a great choice for apartments.
Enhance Your Decor
One of the most obvious reasons to invest in high quality area rugs from a good rug shop in Essex is the fact that they enhance the interior decor of a home. They come in just about every colour, style, size, design, and material that you can think of, so no matter what your tastes are, you are bound to find one which delights you. For a striking look, pair a light coloured floor with a dark coloured rug.
Increase the Safety of Floors
If your apartment has long hallways, or you have young children, it is a good idea to invest in area rugs precisely because they increase the safety of indoor surfaces. You are much less likely to slip and fall on a soft carpet-like surface than you are smooth floorboards. However, in order to keep rugs firm and in place, you might also want to pick up some rug liners.
Keep the Noise Down
Plus, area rugs on hardwood or vinyl floors are a great way to keep the noise of footfall to a minimum. This is only really important for people who live above other homes, so these kind of products are ideal for apartments. With a soft surface to diffuse the impact of foot traffic, especially late at night, you will never find yourself on the bad side of a frustrated neighbour.
Cover Stains and Imperfections
Whilst laminate, vinyl, and hardwood floors are all pretty tough and will resist scratches, dings, and stains, they are not indestructible. If you do end up causing a small amount of damage to the upper surface of your floor, an area rug from our local rug shop in Essex is an affordable and low maintenance way to conceal the imperfection. You can throw a colourful rug almost anywhere and it will instantly brighten up the room. If you rent your apartment, it could be a good idea to inform your landlord of any damage first, before you try to hide it with an area rug.
Why not ring on 01787 374624 or contact us via email to find out more about how high quality area rugs can transform your apartment or pop in to our local store to browse a varied selection of carpets, rugs, and other flooring choices.