There are several ways you can bring warmth into a home with a cold, hard floor surface. One of the easiest ways to do this is by adding large rugs. There are large rugs are available in a wide assortment of colors, patterns and fibers to enhance the room they are in as well. To add more warmth to a cold floor you could select one of the many attractive styles of wool area rugs
. These can help your floor retain the warm air in the room so it may actually help reduce your energy bill also.
These floor coverings are also a good choice to use when creating a basement room. The hard concrete surface in a basement is not only uncomfortable to walk on it is also very cold and unattractive. Placing a decorative room sized rug will provide some cushion for the floor and add color to the area. For the basement floor there are several styles of rugs constructed with synthetic fibers that are made to resist mold and mildew. These synthetic rugs are also available in lots of colors and patterns to help you create the type of basement room you want.
A large rug should fill most of the floor surface in the room in which you plan to use it but the edges of the room should be left uncovered. This border created by leaving a bare area of your floor exposed helps to accent you rug and emphasize its importance as a decorative element in the room. That doesn't mean that the rug has to be the same shape as the room. In addition to the rectangle shaped rugs, there are also round and oval rugs available.
Whichever shape or material you choose, and whatever room you choose to use it in, your rug will make your floor warmer underfoot and more comfortable to walk on. Wool may be a better choice for living room rugs
, while polypropylene may be a better choice for a basement floor. As for shape and style, it is entirely up to you. So look around your house and listen to what your feet are telling you. If you aren't taking advantage of what large rugs have to offer, maybe you should.