Hardly anything underscores a beautiful room quite like a braided rug.
Not only does braided rug add warmth but it also visually anchors a room and delineates the seating area-especially necessary in homes with open floor plans, whether they have wall-to-wall carpeting or bare floors. Every piece of seating should have at least its front two legs on the rug. While sisal, jute, and coir are inexpensive alternatives to wool, they can be difficult to clean. A neutral-tone braided rug is a safe choice for traditionalists.
In the bedroom, a cold, bare floor is a rude awakening. Traditionalists can ease into their day with wall-to-wall carpeting, which dampens noise and makes rooms look larger (but it can also harbor allergens and be more difficult to clean). Modernists who opt for painted floors can lessen the shock with strategically place braided rugs. A good source of information on the benefits of braided rugs is http://braidedrugshq.net/benefits-of-braided-rugs/.
In the dining area floor coverings in any eating space should allow guests to comfortably push their chairs back and still be on the rug. Use them to introduce pattern and alter the room’s look. Low-maintenance flat weaves are easier to clean than deep piles, and patterns are more forgiving of spots and stains than solids.
Little rugs go a long way. A twist on the traditional braided rug has cotton ticking woven into the pattern.