Interior Decor With Rugs | Selection, Positioning & Styling Guide

April 10 2023 – Bone & Brass

Interior Decor With Rugs | Selection, Positioning & Styling Guide
Interior Decor With Rugs | Selection, Positioning & Styling Guide

Interior Decor With Rugs | Selection, Positioning & Styling Guide

A rug is a work of art you can walk on.

By depicting a sign of culture and tradition, rugs can set the right tone for any living space. They change the look of a room, give it warmth and texture, and recite a story. Yet, a rug is a lot more than just something to look at; it's a piece of art made using techniques that have been passed down for generations. 

So if you are intending to raise the charm of your space, calm your quest at Bone & Brass with our appealing collection. Imbibing all the varieties from leather to denim, our rugs fit in different settings with ease. 

Keep reading along to decide the rug position in your living room or other spaces effortlessly. 

Choose from diverse types

Let’s look at the extensive variety of rugs in terms of the spaces they are best suited for, their material, and their design.

Casual rugs

This type of rug is often made from natural fibers like cotton, jute, or wool and has soft colors and simple patterns. The goal of a room outfitted with a casual rug is to make guests feel comfortable and at ease. These are perfect rugs for any type of setting, like family rooms, playrooms, living rooms, and bedrooms, because of their adaptability.

Outdoor rugs

Outdoor rugs are designed for use on patios, decks, and porches. They are made of weather-resistant polypropylene, polyester, and nylon and come in varied patterns like geometric and classic, raising your home’s aesthetics. They are available in both vibrant and subdued hues. When placed on hard surfaces like concrete or stone, they are comfortable to walk on.

Washable rugs

Washable rugs are crafted from cotton, synthetic fibers, or a hybrid of these two materials. Staining and fading are less of an issue because of the protective coatings used to produce them. Even if there is a smudge, you won't have to call in the pros to get it out, hence making it one of the best dining room rugs

Leather rugs

Leather rugs can be used in a variety of settings, from modern living rooms to rustic cabins. They are popular due to their distinct texture and visual appeal, as well as their durability and resistance to stains and spills. Leather is a strong material that doesn't wear down easily, making it a great choice for areas of the home that get a lot of foot traffic.

Handmade rugs

Handmade rugs are the ones made by hand, rather than by machine, using traditional techniques. A variety of materials like wool, silk, cotton, and natural fibers such as jute or bamboo are used in the making. One of the most significant advantages of handmade rugs is that they are one-of-a-kind, with intricate designs and patterns that are difficult to replicate with machines.

Positioning and Styling Guide

Here are some rug styling ideas for different rooms around the house:

Living room

An oversized rug can be used to cover the seating area in the large living room. They help you divide your living room into different functional sections. This is especially useful in modern, open-concept layouts where walls are not necessarily used for partitioning. Anchoring a sofa and chairs with a rug can make the furniture look pleasing and put together. If your living space is limited, our Alton Blue and Beige Casual Rug will only require the front legs of your furniture to rest on it.


Alton Blue & Beige Casual Rug

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Dining Room

The rug in the dining room should be large enough to accommodate the table and chairs, even when they are pulled out. It should extend at least 24 inches beyond the table on all sides. Leather and washable types are considered to be the best dining room rugs for easy cleaning because of potential messes caused by liquids or other food items. 


A rug in the bedroom can add warmth and texture to the space. Place it under the bed, with at least 18 inches of rug visible on all sides of the bed. Alternatively, you can place a smaller rug at the foot of the bed, as it provides a soft and warm surface to step onto. Preferably use our soft and shaggy Huntington Beach Red and Navy Rug in the bedroom because it makes it feel cozier and more welcoming.



Huntington Beach Red & Navy Rug

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Placing a rug made of durable material like jute or bamboo in the kitchen can help absorb sound, creating a more peaceful environment, while also adding a splash of color or pattern. Choose a rug that is easy to clean and not too thick, as it may interfere with the movement of chairs and other furniture.


Rugs in the entryway can help to create a welcoming atmosphere while also creating a stylish appeal for guests. An outdoor rug with a dark tone is better at hiding dirt and spills. Our Chesapeake Bay Charcoal Outdoor Rug is both long-lasting and easy to clean, and it will definitely complement the style of your home. 


Chesapeake Bay Charcoal Outdoor Rug

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Touch the height of elegance and luxury with the wide collection of hand-curated rugs and more at Bone & Brass to make a signature appearance for your home!