Rugs are always a great addition to your home. They add not only character to your overall space, but also texture to your flooring. Whether you want to use them in your living room, dining room, den or on your porch, a rug serves as a great focal point in your living space. In the bathroom alone, you can use it as both an accent for your tiles and as a way to keep your feet dry and warm.
If you want to create a more unique look in your space with rugs, you should consider using round rugs. This is especially true if you want to create a rich variety of textures and shapes in your home. You might have noticed that with furniture pieces alone, seldom can you find functional pieces that are not rectangular in shape.
While you can always buy star-shaped throw pillows and irregular-shaped chairs, using round rugs is funky yet safe at the same time. You create variety without making a big contrast in the overall design of your space. This is the main reason why round rugs are best placed under rectangular tables or beside rectangular couches and shelves.
As with other types of rugs, you’ll find that round rugs can easily wear out, especially if you’re fond of moving them from one area to another. The same is true if you place them in high-traffic areas.
If you use round rugs in such cases, you should consider getting braided ones. Since the fibers used for these round rugs are braided, you can expect them to ward off the damaging effects of the elements more effectively.
If you want durability and comfort in one round rug, you should go for braided rugs with a combination of different materials, both natural and synthetic. A great example is a braided oval with cotton, wool, jute, polypropylene and sisal.
Another great choice for a quality round rug is one that is reversible and made of yarn. Since the yarn itself is thick and you can always flip the rug, you can use it for a long time. Such a rug is especially ideal in the bathroom when you would be using your round rug to absorb water from the floor and your feet.