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How to Pick a Rug for Your Home’s Hardwood Flooring

Incorporating a Rug into Your Hardwood Flooring

A rug can help make your hardwood flooring easier to navigate, but it’s important to display the natural beauty of the wood too!

Hardwood floors are notoriously slippery. In fact, that’s precisely why homeowners constantly look for ways to alleviate the slippage — by incorporating rugs throughout the home. But finding the perfect complement to your hardwood floors can prove challenging when you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to help guide you towards finding the perfect rug that will be compatible with your hardwood floors.

Make Sure To Use Contrast

Ideally, you want to contrast the color of the wood along with the color of your rug. In fact, ensuring you have enough contrast within any room is a good rule of thumb when it comes to designing and decorating your humble abode. While blonde hardwood flooring can help to make a room feel really light and airy, finding a darker-hued rug may prove to be the best way to approach that room.

Unexpected Textures Can Soften A Room

You can easily soften the look of any room that may have darker hardwood flooring with some unexpected or surprising texture. In fact, incorporating rugs with some texture is a great way to provide nice accent pieces in any room, regardless of the size of the room. It is important to feel relaxed when you are in your home. Finding the right balance when it comes to your hardwood floors and the rugs in the space is easier than you may think.

Leaving A Border Of Wood Grain

Exposing a grain of hardwood is an excellent way to really provide a homey feel to your humble abode. In fact, making sure your rug is the right size for the room is where this style tip can come to fruition. The reality is, it’s as simple as getting a smaller rug than you normally would which will ensure a bit of wood is still peaking out from under the rug to provide some much-needed contrast in any room.

Bottom Line

At the end of the day, there is nothing better than a home you truly enjoy and brings feelings of relaxation. In fact, designing a space that works for you is easier than you think. ENsuring your hardwood floors to complement your home involves a detailed selection of the rugs you incorporate in your home.

Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? Trust John K Eareckson & Co.

When you work with John K Eareckson & Co., Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come; from a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information, visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also look for us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

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