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10 Beautiful Rugs to Protect and Enhance Your Hardwood Floors

There are many reasons to choose a hardwood floor — they’re beautiful, timeless, sturdy and organic — and  it’s important to protect them from damage. Adding a stylish rug can add both protection and warmth. Plus, a well-chosen rug can complement your hardwood floor and makes your floors even more beautiful. And, it’s easy to rotate rugs to fit the seasons and your changing decor.

Need style ideas? These 10 chic spaces provide inspiration for using rugs to cozy up (and protect) that gorgeous hardwood! Learn more …after the break!

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  • Bright Colors 1 of 9
    Bright Colors
    A beautiful bright rug draws your eyes to the ground, hi-lighting your beautiful hardwood, while adding warmth and color at the same time. This is Amanda Peet's house.
    Learn more at Vogue via Rickshaw Design
  • Bold Patterns 2 of 9
    Bold Patterns
    Big bold graphic patterns look fantastic next to timeless hardwood.
    Learn more at Digs Digs
  • Ocean Hues 3 of 9
    Ocean Hues
    An array of blues is a perfect counterpart to any hardwood floor.
    Learn more at Little Green Notebook's review of Good Bones, Great Pieces
  • Subtle Neutrals 4 of 9
    Subtle Neutrals
    Simple patterns and neutral colors look great, but don't compete with your hardwood.
    Check out the inspiring room layout at Loft (See this featured picture.)
  • Natural Tones 5 of 9
    Natural Tones
    Large rugs, with natural tones, are ideal for covering a large surface area, making them perfect for protecting your floor.
    Learn more at Design Sponge
  • Bright and Cheerful 6 of 9
    Bright and Cheerful
    Bright patterned rugs look wonderful in a child's room, or in any place that needs a touch of whimsy! ( I might own this rug!)
    Learn more at Urban Outfitters
  • Unexpected Shapes 7 of 9
    Unexpected Shapes
    Experiment with shapes! Try using a long rug, typically set aside for a hallway, to create a walkway in your living room!
    Learn more at Little Green Notebook
  • Flor Carpet Tiles 8 of 9
    Flor Carpet Tiles
    Have you heard of Flor Carpet Tiles? They are a fantastic way to tailor your carpet to fit your space, and to protect your hardwood!
    Learn more at Flor
  • Surprising Colors 9 of 9
    Surprising Colors
    Adding a rug with surprising colors makes things light and fun!
    Get inspired at Loft (See room layout in second picture here.)

 

 

You can find beautiful hardwood floor options at The Home Depot.

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Do you have hardwood floors? Do you have a rug on your hardwood floors? Share your ideas in the comments!

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