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Ombre Your Floor With an Area Rug

I recently moved into a loft, and that means I have a huge room with a concrete slab for a floor. Don’t get me wrong – I love it – but it necessitates interesting ways to divide up the room and cover the floors.

In particular, I was looking for a rug to cover the area above – right next to the bookshelf divider that separates the bedroom from the rest of the loft. I knew that I wanted something interesting and a bit different than a plain, one-color area rug, so I went to Home Depot online and consulted their area rug buying guide. They had some good questions to consider:

  • How large should your area rug be?
  • What style is best suited to the room?
  • What colors and patterns will help you achieve desired effects?
  • What purpose will the area rug serve?
  • What type of fiber is best?

I decided to go with ombre for the interesting effect, so I chose the Shaw Living Castile Stone area rug you can see in the first picture. It’s 5 x 7 feet, 6 inches and I LOVE the feel of the Olefin material on my feet. Not only that, but it was just under $90, which is a huge bargain for a rug this size and of this style. I had been shopping other rugs that were three to four times this price for the same size.

Are you in the market for a fabulous area rug? Check out the Home Depot area rug buying guide to browse the various sizes and styles and see what will work for you.

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