Firstly, the foot of the bed is an excellent placement option for area rugs because it is the center of the room. Placing it here can transfer all the coolness to the border of the room, while the heart of the space can retain warmth. Secondly, avoid that instant wake-up call that chills you to your bones by placing narrow runners along the sides of your bed. A decent quality runner can provide excellent insulation against a winter chilled floor. I can’t promise you any of this will help you get out of bed any easier. However, your feet will thank you when you put them on the ground for the first time after being bundled up all night.
No one perpetually dwells in the hallway, but they are used continuously. During the winter, walking down a cold hall can be unpleasant. The use of area rugs down the hall is a beautiful way to maintain a little warmth. Runners are perfect for hallways. Just make sure it’s a durable one since hallways are high-traffic areas.
Since bathrooms are generally the smallest room in the house, a few small area rugs are the way to go. Place one in front of the vanity, and another in front of the tub or shower. This way, you won’t have to walk directly on the cold tiles while brushing your teeth or after a nice warm shower.
It’s the headquarters of every home and the main room you unwind, entertain and spend quality time with family. You want this room to be as cozy as possible, especially in winter. An area rug in the center of your couch formation is the way to go so. That way, there’s always a soft layer between your bare feet and the cold, hard floor. Shag or thicker pile rugs are the way to go during the winter. During the summer, you can swap it out with a flatweave area rug to keep that homey feel to the room.
Wait… an area rug in the kitchen? Yes, you heard me correctly! It may seem unorthodox, but you’ll be glad you did while you are baking and tinkering around the kitchen, making tea and hot chocolate during the winter months. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just something small to place in the center of the kitchen. Make sure it is something resilient or inexpensive that can easily be cleaned or replaced in case you drop food or liquids on it.
The significance of area rugs around your home during the Midwest winters is essential to help insulate against the cold. All the ideas above are not only practical but stylish as well. Winter might be almost over, but it will be back around before you know it… and you will be ready!
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