Create Big Impact with a New Area Rug

If you want to make big impact without making permanent changes, the place to start might be adding or changing an area rug.

Candice Olson says this about using her rug collection…

"I simply love classic design when it’s reinterpreted. These collections reflect the spirit of this design philosophy; clean pared down lines and forms rooted in tradition yet made to feel new and modern with unexpected or stylized scale, finishes and detailing. This contemporary take on tradition creates a look that’s at once current yet timeless, fresh yet familiar…the essence of both beautiful design and a beautifully designed home."

Many of us with traditional homes have had a rug like this at one time or another...


Perhaps it wasn’t so much that we really liked this style of rug but more that it was the best of what we could find.  The good news is that at K. Renee we invest lots of time at market searching for new beautiful alternatives to give you more updated area rug options!   Our rugs are not only stylish and comfortable but affordable and durable.

Just a few of the many beautiful rugs we carry at K. Renee Home.

An area rug can help you define and frame different spaces within your home. They add texture, pattern and can add a hint of modern to a traditional space allowing you to bring in accessories to support a transitional look.

One of the most frequent questions that we get asked at the home store is “Can I put an area rug on carpet?” The answer is a big “Yes!”   We love the additional layering element that a textured or patterned rug brings to a room (especially with existing carpet) and often uses an area rug to define a seating area or to draw attention to an important focal area.

This is a great example of a patterned area rug on carpet framing a seating area. It looks amazing!

What size is best for you? We typically find that an 8’ by 11’ or a 9′ by 13′ does the trick in a large space allowing the central items of your furniture (sofa, coffee table, side chairs) to be linked together.

You can also use a smaller rug (5’ by 8’) a number of different ways including running it at an angle which allows you to add another layer to your room story.
The smaller rug just brings another much needed layer and warmth to this room.

You might be saying to yourself, ‘I don’t need a new rug. I already have a perfectly good one at home.’ But here is where we will challenge you and ask: Do you love the rug? Or are you just working around it? You have to decide what is really working for your home and what you want to accomplish. And besides, there are a lot of uses for a rug you just don’t love.

  • Option one – Move an older rug to your garage or an unfinished basement area. I love having a rug down in an open area of the garage especially in the winter. It becomes the place to leave snow boots or shoes.
  • Option two – Take unwanted items to a consignment shop. I never had the heart to invest in a really pricey rug although I know some of you have. If that is the case, we know some great places that are ready, willing and able to sell it for you.
  • Option three – You can always donate a rug in good shape. There are lots of places like The House of Mercy that are in the business of helping families get back on their feet. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.