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Spring is underway in Oregon! Our beautiful Cascades are once again experiencing a time of renewal. Many of us view spring not only as a season of cleaning our homes, but also a time to refresh its style. Probably one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways is to compliment your home’s carpet flooring with stylish area rugs. Here, we’ll take a quick look at how to do just that.

Choosing Area Rug Colors

See that strange looking wheel just to the right? It’s called a color wheel – and it’s one of the easiest guides to choosing the right colors for your next design project (in this case, of course, your home’s style). Basically, colors are best complimented either by those directly adjacent or the one on the opposite end of the wheel. For example, red is usually complimented either by orange and burgundy or green. Admittedly, it’s a bit of an oversimplification of color theory, but enough to guide and inform your next home makeover.


Area rugs help organize the style and layout of any room. For example, in a living room, rugs may be used to define and compliment the lounging area, a work desk, home entertainment center and (of course) the walkway.

Area rugs can be used to define a space within a room (hence the name). However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that rugs must fill the full width of their area. In fact, a common arrangement is to have sofas, side tables and chairs placed with only one or two legs on the rug. So, it isn’t essential to purchase a rug that will cover every element of a given space; it just needs to form a sense of cohesion. To achieve this, just try to ensure consistent space around your rug.

Don’t Be Shy About Using Area Rugs With Carpet

Yes, area rugs are typically used to compliment hard surface flooring – but do they have a place with carpet? Absolutely! In fact, many of the same principles – contrasting tones, organization and enhanced style – still apply with carpet flooring. And, of course, they’re less likely to slide out of place. Just remember that it’s usually best to select a tone and pattern that’s different from your room’s carpet flooring.

Our Top Area Rugs

To help you get started, here’s a quick look at some of our favorite area rug selections. Of course, this isn’t our entire lineup; just a small sample of what you’ll find in our Salem showroom. These area rugs feature a variety of trending styles and come packed with features to keep them looking great for the long-run with minimal maintenance.

Geometric Shapes

Cosmo Couture Rug in a living roomClassic geometric shapes in a variety of earth tones are available for a more traditional style. They’re perfect for rooms or staircases. It’s crafted with Stainmaster nylon, ensuring it lasts for years to come.

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Patterned Carpet

Ciao for Now rug in a living room

Many of our area rugs features fun patterns available in a variety of bold colors. Its sized can be customized with widths reaching up to 24ft! It’s also a great choice for both rooms and staircases. It also goes great with hardwood flooring. Even better, some are covered by a lifetime stain and soil warranty.

Minimalist Patterned Carpet

Classy Cat rug used in a bedroomThere are also other great options for both rooms and staircases. Using minimalist patterns to achieve a grainy texture and is available in a range of colors and tones. Even better, it’s  among the easiest carpets to clean and is backed by a lifetime stain and soil warranty.

Learn More

To see our full line of area rugs, or to get expert advice on the best area rugs for your home, stop by COLORTILE of Salem today! You can also give us a call at 503-371-9291.