February 1, 2018

Got those renter’s floor blues? Try an area rug

You deserve to feel at home whether you own or rent. But renting can sometimes feel like you’re locked into beige floors and cream-colored walls. You rarely get to make choices, and most of the time you have to just deal with a floor that is bland or not in the best shape.

area rug in rented apartment
How can you transform your apartment into a great living space? Use every decorator’s secret weapon: an area rug.

Rugs add color and style ...

Area rugs are a wonderful way to add color and make a space more personal and inviting. They add depth, warmth, and can really bring a room together in a very powerful way. Try to mix and match three patterns, while varying the scale of the pattern. The strategic use of a patterned area rug can make even the most drab apartment come to life.

… and come in a variety of sizes and shapes

If you have an area rug, getting the placement right can be tricky. Each room and its furniture can present design challenges. Check out the Kermans area rug placement guide to get the know-how you need to place an area rug in your home.

If you’re in the market for an area rug, finding the best option will depend primarily on the overall size of the room. It is important to frame the area rug with the floor while providing a stable foundation for chairs and other furniture.

Getting the right shape will help you avoid having furniture sit partially off the rug. Rectangular rugs are great, but don’t limit yourself. There are all kinds of other choices, such as: squares, circles, ovals, and even tailor-made shapes.

Have you considered a custom rug?

If you are looking for something more personalized, Kermans can make a custom area rug for you out of any carpet. If you find a patterned carpet that you love, Kermans can make an area rug for you that fits perfectly in your space.

Tatum, a Carmel mom who recently bought two area rugs, was surprised at how painless the custom area rug process is. “My den is an odd size,” she said. “To get what I needed, most of the premade options were out of the question. But, [Kermans design consultant] Nichole helped me, and I couldn’t be happier.”


Stop by our Indianapolis showroom and spend some time looking at our area rugs selection. You'll find options in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and prices.

If you want some help picking out a perfect area rug, Kermans design consultants have you covered.

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