As temperatures start to trend in the downward direction, we begin to focus on ways to make our homes warmer and more inviting for the cooler months ahead.There are a variety of ways to up the cozy factor, but area rugs definitely top the list for adding that extra layer of warmth to your space.

Your rug is the foundation of your room and your furniture plan so everything should feel grounded by it rather than having it serve as a small accent piece that floats in the middle of the room. It connects all the “design-dots” in your room and brings everything together through one grounding point. Beyond grounding the room the right rug can be the jumping off point for the design and style of the room as well as set the tone for the room.

Not every room has to have an area rug, of course, but more rooms than not will look more complete because of it.