Does your living room look boring? Do you want to brighten up the space and bring out the glow from the dark corners of the room? Your home improvement need not need any construction. You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars on decorating your home or even have to hire the services of an interior designer to make the change. You may be surprised to know that sometimes what your room needs is a lovely area rug to cheer it up. But there are more to area rugs than just decorating the place. Here are a few of its other wonderful functions.
Safety features of an area rug. When you have children and youngsters in the house, there is bound to be much activity and mischief going on. Toddlers who have just known how to crawl and walk can be pretty active and if you are not vigilant enough, you might find them head over heels falling over the sofa and unto the floor. A loud whap and a series of cries follow after. An area rug with a good pad can act like a buffer to these mild but painful falls of your little ones.
Falling over may be the children's specialty but everyone at home can just as easily slip on the floor and fall on their feet. Adults and more particularly old people can suffer from hard back pains because of this. So area rugs are required even if no youngsters are running around the house. Area rugs can provide a non slippery floor and a stable surface to place your furniture on. Sofas, tables and chairs are known to be more stable and cannot be easily knocked over when placed on top of an area rug. This leaves you less worry about having your ceramic vases tipping over even after a small bump.
Going for comfort. An area rug does not only look beautiful but it can also feel beautiful. If you love to go around barefoot in your home, you would appreciate the smooth and soft feel of an area rug underneath your feet. You can get splinters from a hardwood floor and paved tiles may feel a little cold but an area rug is just right. Adorn and line up your bedroom or your living room with a warm colored area rug with the smoothest texture there is. A romantic winter's night near the fireplace can be best enjoyed with a good cup of coffee while you are cozily lying on the area rug in front of the warm fire instead of plunging into the depths of your sofa.
Minimize the sound. The area rug not only acts as a cushion for babies, old ladies or adults when they fall down or slip on the floor, it also acts as a buffer against the noise that they make. A loud thud can wake someone from a deep slumber. An area rug can also reduce the noise that the television, the radio or telephone rings can make.