Accent Your Home with Area Rugs

One of the easiest and most effective ways to enhance a room is with area rugs. They're great for homes with hard floors, but they can also be used over carpeting. Pottery Barn has a wide selection of rugs in all sizes, styles and colors to suit your preferences.

Decorating with Area Rugs

Throw rugs impart color and texture to any space and can be used to tie the look of a room together. Whether you like the classic look of a solid rug or prefer a pattern, you'll find plenty of options for every area of your home. Here are just some of the rugs from which to choose:

  • Natural Fiber: Rustic style is easy to achieve with a natural fiber rug. Some of the choices include jute, sisal and seagrass. These area rugs are stylish and durable and they have a rough texture that adds to their casual appeal. Although they're great for entryways and foyers, they can be used in any room.
  • Persian-Style: If a luxe look is what you're after, you can't go wrong with a Persian-style rug. These throw rugs have elegant patterns and come in a variety of colors, from neutrals to jewel tones. Most are crafted from wool and yarn-dyed for lasting quality. They're great for the living room and look great with most any type of sofa.
  • Distressed Look and Tonal: Distressed-look rugs are excellent for cultivating a laid-back, casual style. Tonal rugs are also good for achieving this style, as they feature variations of the same color and often have a faded appearance.
  • Textured: The textured area rugs at Pottery Barn offer plush comfort for your feet and have a luxurious appearance. Choose from tufted rugs with raised patterns and plush shag rugs in a variety of colors. These rugs are great for placing in front of the fireplace or beside the bed.
  • Sheepskin and Hide: Impart exotic flair to your home with a rug crafted from sheepskin or hide. These rugs have an elegant look and add the element of texture to the room. Whether you like the plush softness of sheepskin or the sleek feel of leather, there's a rug in the selection for you.

Rug Placement Tips

There are no rules when it comes to placing your new rug, so follow your instinct and go with what looks good to you. Throw rugs are an easy way to fill areas that look empty, and they also work well under dining tables and coffee tables. Regardless of where you put your rug, it's a good idea to put a rug pad underneath to prevent slippage. Pottery Barn has the rug pads and area rugs you need to bring warmth and color to your home.