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5 Photos That Prove You Don’t Always Need An Area Rug

Let these ideas help you add color and texture to a room

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Photography: @210dg and @ds.donna98 via Instagram (Main Photo)

Rugs are usually the anchor of a room and it determines what decor style you should go with. However, there are also instances when they don't need to be a part of your aesthetic—after all, there are a lot of other elements you can play up to steer the attention from rug-free floors. Whether you're not into the idea of maintaining carpets or you don't want to go through the trouble of measuring everything, here are some ideas you can try:  

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Going rug-free is a great way to showcase high-end hardwood floors or tiles—however, since there is no way to conceal them, it's important to always keep them clean and sparkling! 

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Having no rugs in the kitchen means not having to worry about getting food stains off fabric. It also lessens the risk of slipping-related accidents in your cooking corner. To keep the space from looking bare, concentrate on dressing up the walls with eye-catching prints or family photos.

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Spaces sans carpets can make minimalist decor shine through. If you really want to incorporate texture into your display, consider doing it through a few decor pieces. 

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Although this room is without an area rug, it still makes a statement through the ornate furniture pieces and monochromatic color scheme. Sweeping marble floors is a lot easier than scrubbing rugs, too. 

Not having any rugs that cut through the space can make a room look bigger than it really is. Instead of having the illusion of separate areas, it gives the impression that the space is open and free-flowing. 

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