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Rugs or no Rugs? help Please?

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to read this.Ok, I have been living on aparments since long time ago, most of them are all carpet (no choice), so now I'm moving to a beautiful townhome with 2 levels, first level where the living/dinning/kitchen are is all hardwood floors, I was just looking for slidders or socks for the furniture so they don't scratch the wood, my fiance said that the dinning room and the couches will look funny without a big area rug underneath. Do you think that Area rugs are mandatory on hardwood floors? Please share your opinions. Thanks again.

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You don't have to have a rug on your hardwood floor. I too lived in a home that always had carpets. I wasn't a fan of wood floors. I thought they made the home look to formal and not cozy. Now that I bought my own home.....both the living room and dining room have wood floors. I LOVE them. I don't have an area rug in either room. It's fine. You don't move your furniture that often so scratching the floor isn't really a problem. I plan on leaving the dining room as is, with no rug. However, the living room I am looking for a rug as the walls are beige, the new furniture is brown and the floors are light wood. The room needs color! So, I guess it all depends on the look you're trying to achieve. A rug will make the area look a little smaller, but cozier. It may also help with any echos you experience in the room. The furniture will not look funny without a carpet.
Aug 23, 2017
Rugs do add a touch of warmth to a room, but they are expensive and attract dirt. I would rather have no rugs than cheap ones that roll up on the sides. I have lived both ways but I do prefer the look of a nice rug underneath big furniture.
Aug 23, 2017
Area rugs anchor furniture, weight the room and add visual connection when used on hardwood flooring or large tiled floor surfaces. Without the rug, furniture appears to float without connection on a huge island of flooring. The rugs help break up the space and tell the eye what is visually important in the room. They also do literally add warmth. And, they do feel nice and make a space feel more cozy.
Aug 23, 2017
I usually use a middleweight rug if it is really stormy, heavy rain/hail and a cold wind blowing. I would use a heavyweight in snow temperature. It depends on the horse though. I have a Cob and she doesn't sweat in a heavyweight rug at 3-4 degrees celsius. Some horses feel the heat some don't. My sister also has a very hairy Cob and she wears a lightweight rug with no fill in freezing conditions. If you have a horse i would recommend putting on the weight rug you think your horse should wear, check later, if the horse is sweating that means it's too warm, if he/she is cold at the base of the ear that means he/she is too cold and you need something warmer. Good luck.
Aug 23, 2017
They aren't mandatory but your room will look more pulled together and defined with a large rug. It will also give it a warmer more cozy feeling. I do the same even with carpeted areas. It just gives a nice finished touch.
Aug 23, 2017

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