An area rug is the foundation of a room. It infuses your space with color, offers comfort for your feet and helps to reduce noise. To find the right rug, consider style, color, size and shape.
There are three main rug styles: traditional, contemporary and transitional. Traditional rugs feature classic European, Oriental and Persian designs. These pieces are formal and elegant and boast either antique or updated color palettes. They are often crafted of wool. Contemporary rugs offer modern designs ranging from tailored architectural to abstract and rendered in bold colors. Transitional rugs are the most versatile. These designs fall somewhere in the middle of traditional and contemporary and can act as bridges between furniture and decor pieces on both ends of the style spectrum. Elegant but less formal, transitional rugs often feature reimagined traditional motifs, especially flowers and vines. Many of our outdoor rugs feature transitional designs.
We've broken our rug selection out into additional styles to help you narrow down your selection. Choose from flokati, shag, floral, border, country, novelty, lodge, Southwestern, Asian influence, braided, tropical and kids.
Home Decorators Collection rugs are also categorized by the color of the field. On a traditional rug, the field is the area within the border; on other rugs, it is the background or most-used color. When you're evaluating whether the rug will match your decor, you should consider the overall tone, not just the field color. Try not to focus on any one hue, but instead view the rug as a whole.
Determine the rug size you need based on how the room is used, how the furniture is arranged and where the rug will be placed. Take conversation areas, furniture placement and traffic patterns into account. Measure the area that various rug sizes would take up in the room, including any fringe, and consider how much exposed floor would remain.
Though we sell rugs in many different shapes and sizes, Home Decorators Collection rugs are typically shown in our catalog and online in a rectangular or oval shape. A rug's design, including scale and color, may vary based on its size and shape. In addition, the dimensions of handcrafted rugs may vary up to 5% from rug to rug.