As a Backdrop
You find a rug that you can’t live without. The dilemma? It’s too small to fill the floor space. An easy solution is to use a larger sisal area rug under the smaller piece. Its neutral color allows a showier rug (like this zebra) to take center stage while keeping your floor well covered.
Tip: Don’t forget a rug pad. It will protect the underside and keep it from slipping.
In an Outdoor Room
This style is a great way to add a “finished” look to a covered or screened porch.
It’s sturdy enough to withstand the spring and summer seasons, and conveys a relaxed, come-sit-down vibe that is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Tip: Place all of your furniture inside the edges of your area rug.
For a Busy Space
A delicate rug won’t hold up in a bustling area such as a entrance or a kitchen. A natural-fiber rug will stand up to lots of traffic and can be easily shaken out to rid it of the inevitable crumbs.
Tip: Add a bit of contrast by selecting a style with a colored border.