One of the best ways to prepare your home for a cold winter is to make sure you have rugs on your floors. When you think about it, this is why rugs were created in the 4th century BC, to keep homes warm. Since then, we use them for sound insulation, comfort when sitting on the floor and most often, to define a space with shape, texture and color.
To me, a rug is the first place to start when I design a room. It grounds and enlivens the space and is the jumping off point when determining the color palette for the room. I am deeply enamored with the intricate pattens and design in rugs. They are artwork for the floor.
Rugs are also investments that can be passed down from generation to generation. The rug I have in my foyer is from my family room in the home I grew up in. It brings back comforting memories.
I wonder if my kids will feel the same about the rugs we have in our house? Will they remember the beautiful colors and patterns from the rug they spent hours laying on playing board games or wrestling with the dog? Will they remember the soft wool and warmth of the rug. I hope so.
My favorite rug is a Moroccan. I had a Russian Samoyed growing up and I guess these rugs remind me of him, soft and cozy. It is not surprising that our dog loves our Moroccan rug. This is her favorite spot to curl up for a nap.
Shopping for rugs is one of my favorite thing to do and I would love to help you choose a rug for your home so you can get ready for the winter!