Tis the Season: Don’t Forget a Festive Area Rug for Holiday Decorating

One of our favorite trends right now is festive holiday area rugs. Of course, you know the staples: tinsel, garland, wreaths, Santas, ornaments, candy canes, and reindeer, but have you considered area rugs as part of your decorating strategy?

If you’re the type that loves to go all out and deck the halls from top to bottom, then go on and get your elf on, and if you’re looking for some extra holiday cheer in a cinch, adding just a few simple festive touches and well-placed area rugs can go a long way this holiday season. The right area rug can dress up your home for the holiday season and beyond. Plus, rugs are a great way to protect your floors from winter weather.

Using Area Rugs to Decorate for the Holidays

The holiday season is the perfect time to make things special around the house– take advantage of bringing the spirit of the holidays into every room with festive touches everywhere. While the tree, stockings, and lights certainly take center stage, the answer to tying it all together lies right under your feet–the rug!

Choose an area rug in seasonal color or pattern that complements your other main decor. Buffalo checks and tartan plaids are everywhere, even in rug patterns, and nothing sends a warm holiday feel like a green and white plaid or a beautiful black and white checked design.

Where to Use Holiday Rugs

Adding a festive rug under the dining table or in the entryway is the perfect way to ensure the holiday spirit runs throughout your home around every corner. A rug near a roaring fireplace or to enhance the space around your tree is very popular. Or, add a pop of Christmas cheer to bedrooms with a simple area rug at the edge of the bed for guests. Children will delight in a whimsical rug in the playroom to keep the magic alive.

Adding a holiday area rug not only helps to create a focal point in the room and draw attention to the main piece of decor, such as the tree, but an area rug can bring warmth to your home. A rug underfoot, especially in the kitchen on cold tile, or hardwood floors running through the hallway helps create a warm and inviting area fit for holiday gatherings or cozy nights sitting in the lights of the tree. Simply adding a holiday rug to the bathroom offers that extra special attention to detail that will certainly make you smile and enthrall your guests.

Protect Your Floors this Holiday Season

In addition to aesthetics and ambiance, holiday rugs are an excellent way to protect your main flooring from the influx of visiting friends and family. Winter weather wreaks havoc on floors, especially hardwoods. People track water and dirt in on shoes, and area rugs take the brunt of the foot traffic off your flooring.

Keep kitchen floors clean from dropped sprinkles and sifted flour from cookie baking with a washable area rug, lay down a runner in the hall to keep scuffs and scratches at bay, and keep carpets in the living room pristine with a removable, festive area rug.

Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us in the Carolinas, and if you’re looking for the perfect way to create a truly spirited feel with a big visual impact, a holiday-inspired area rug is the ticket. They are a great decor investment that can be enjoyed year after year to warm up the look and feel of your home while protecting your flooring. Give yourself the gift of a holiday area rug this year, contact the experts at Flowers Flooring to select from numerous versatile area rugs that are sure to keep your home merry and bright this season.

About Flowers Flooring
Flowers Flooring is your family flooring specialist with two locations – Cornelius, NC, and Winston-Salem, NC. Both locations service a 100-mile radius from the showroom. Both locations specialize in flooring sales and installation, including carpet, laminate, hardwood, sand & finish, hardwood restoration, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, rubber flooring, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, area rugs, interior painting, and more. To reach the Cornelius, NC location please call (704) 445-7750 and to reach our Winston-Salem location, please call (336) 660-0977. Please be sure to inquire about our current promotion and financing offers.