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Think rugs are just for keeping your floors warm? Think again!

Rugs can be used in a variety of ways to help your home look unique. Here are a few creative ways to use rugs to brighten up your apartment.

 

Use a runner in the kitchen

Putting a rug in the kitchen is one of the newest design trends, and for a good reason. They're not only a great way to catch accidental spills, but will also add some color to your kitchen. Most apartment kitchens are neutral in color, so a runner is a fantastic way to brighten it up. A rug will also add some cushion under your feet on days when you're preparing meals for an extended period of time. There's a great selection of runners at Overstock that vary in length from six feet to 22 feet.

 

Hang them on the wall

Rugs are a work of art, and art belongs on the wall. They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, making it easy to select the perfect rug to hang up. Choose something lightweight that is easy to hang, and colorful to brighten up the space. Velcro is a great way to actually hang the rug, as it won't harm the rug's fibers or the walls. If the carpet is heavier, install a curtain rod and hang the rug from it using curtain hooks with clips

 

Layer up

If your apartment is carpeted, like at WaterStone Landing, then you're all set to try out this great design trend. Layering a rug over carpeted flooring helps to add depth and color to a room. Find a rug that can act as a focal point, while also being sure to choose a color that complements the rest of the apartment's décor. Wayfair has a huge selection of area rugs, and there is sure to be one that catches your eye. You can also try draping a thinner carpet over a chair or other decorative item in your apartment to add considerable pops of color in unexpected places.