Staying Warm With Area Rugs

With winter right around the corner, temperatures are dropping outside but that doesn’t have to be the case for your home. Decorating with area rugs can make a big difference! After all, area rugs do much more for warmth than just keep your feet off the cold, hard floor. They are great insulators, keeping your heat where you want it and keeping your energy bills down. This is especially true if your floor is over an unheated crawl space, a colder basement, or a garage. To get the most insulation out of your area rug there are a few factors you will want to consider.


First, you will want to think about knot count. This refers to how many loops or threads of yarn have been used in the rug. A higher knot count means the rug is denser and therefore a better insulator. The higher the knot count the more effective the rug will be at keeping the cold out.

Next, you will want to think about material. Wool is one of the best in the business in terms of keeping your room warm. It is also a durable and soft fabric, making wool all the more attractive.

Finally, you will want to consider the size of your area rug. Obviously, the more floor space you cover the more protection you will have. In fact, if insulation is your top priority, you will want to cover nearly your entire floor. However, you don’t have to do this with a single rug. You can also do this with multiple area rugs, which may be a more affordable and practical option.

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Area rugs will help keep the harsh winter weather outside, but they are not just a winter investment. These pieces will be just as useful come summer, helping keep your AC inside.

Dover Rug & Home to Host Design New England Event!

We are very excited to take part in Design New England’s Fall Salon Series! As part of the festivities we’re presenting “Finishing Touches: How to Take Your Project from Good to Exceptional” on Tuesday, October 7th from 5:30 to 8:00pm at our Boston location, 390 Stuart Street.


Guests will learn the importance of subtle flair and learn how to bring colors, lighting, and texture to a room, house, or landscape. Drawing inspiration from the saying, “beauty is in the detail,” guests will learn how to take the finishing touches in their space to the next level, elevating their design from good to exceptional. With new products, materials, and trends as examples, the presentation will examine tried-and-true rules of good design that always work.

In addition to Mahmud Jafri of Dover Rug, speakers include Stephanie Vanderbilt of Coastal Windows & Exteriors, Carol Marsh of Helios Design Group, and Eric Adams of Adams + Beasley.

To register for this exciting design event please click HERE.