Area rugs are not only intended to cover a section of your floor, they can also bring comfort and style to living spaces, bedrooms and other gathering spots around your home. These rugs have the ability to change the atmosphere of a room while also protecting carpeting and hardwood floors. We offer a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, patterns and materials to match your home's decor. And, with hundreds to choose from at Bed Bath & Beyond, the possibilities are endless. Our selection includes offerings from top designers such as Magnolia Home, Safavieh, Nourison, nuLOOM, Mohawk and more. We're sure you'll find the ideal area rug that fits perfectly in your budget and your space.
When choosing between accent, runner and area rugs, it's important to understand the difference in order to make the right selection for your space. First, you should appropriately measure the area where you'd like to place a rug. Accent rugs consist of one dimension that is up to 5-feet and are intended for smaller spaces. Entryways and halls are wonderfully complemented by a narrow runner rug that can extend various lengths to direct traffic. Area rugs are most commonly used in large spaces where one of the dimensions equals or exceeds 5-feet. These measurements could include 3' x 5, 4' x 6, 6' x 8 and 9' x 12. A rug in these sizes should be used as a focal point and can be placed in front of a sofa, within a seating area or under a bed. Area rugs are not meant to cover the entire floor and shouldn't be placed wall-to-wall. Instead, they should be positioned at least 1-foot smaller on all sides of a room and 1 to 4-feet larger than the furniture by which they lay.
Consider the Style of Your Decorating
Determine your ideal style for an area rug by considering the decor of the room, the existing furnishings and your home's overall character. The area rugs at Bed Bath & Beyond range from contemporary to casual and traditional to transitional. Contemporary area rugs fit a modern aesthetic with clean lines, colorful shapes and a variety of patterns including geometric, chevron, stripes and more. Casual area rugs are well-suited for informal and relaxed homes. These styles can include simple designs, solid colors and shags. Paisley, floral and medallion patterns are classic looks that typically complement area rugs integrated into traditional decors. Mixing both modern and timeless elements, the transitional area rug is a versatile option for rooms that boast a range of colors and designs. Whatever decorating scheme you choose, area rugs are a wise choice for integrating color, comfort and coziness into your home.