If you work from home, perhaps you’ve dedicated an area or a room as your home office. You may have decorated it with items that will keep you productive and make working a lot more comfortable. To give your office a homier feel, adding rugs can help. Your home office would not be complete without a rug to make it officially yours.
Your choice of rug can show your traditional nature or your creative side. Since it’s in your home, you can decorate your home office whatever way you want. Setting the right tone should always be based on your personal preference, which is about what you think will get you focused and motivated. If you want a visually quiet environment, you may imitate the styles of a usual, corporate office look, but if you want something more exciting, then you may have to get more creative.
Rug placement and size
If your home office is a traditional office, perhaps you have a desk with your office chair behind it, and then two chairs directly in front of the desk. You can go for a large rug that runs perpendicularly under the desk and two chairs (preferably 9×12). This is ideal for a larger home office, where you have a separate room for it. You can also have a rug that runs parallel to your desk (like a 5×8 rug), and put the back legs on, allowing the two chairs to be on the rug, but your chair is on the floor.
If your home office is taking a space in a larger open space, or taking up just a portion of a main room, like a living room, bedroom or hallway, then you can simply place the rug in the center, to give the area a foundation.
In choosing a rug for a home office, low-pile variants are ideal. A short pile provides easier movement for an office chair on wheels and better accommodation for heavy office furniture. You may choose a commercial carpet, since these are made to receive high volumes of traffic, meaning it’s durable and high-performing. Commercial carpets are either low-profile level loop styles, or cut-pile styles, and both of them work for a home office. Cut-pile carpets can look more residential and are typically a bit more expensive than level look styles.
Here are some great rugs you can place in your home office:
Flatweave rugs have no pile or fibers that stay up. It’s a great option if you want an inexpensive rug to cover your high-traffic office space, or if you’re looking for something large enough for your whole office area. It provides enough comfort, but it doesn’t trap as much dirt and debris like rugs with pile, and they’re easy to vacuum and wipe down with a damp cloth. Some are even machine-washable. It’s easy to scoot an office chair around on flatweave rugs. However, it’s best to consider a thick rug pad with these, so it can feel springy underfoot. This also helps the rug stay in place to prevent slipping.
This flatweave rug is durable and comfortable to walk on. The design features handwoven, variegated yarns that ensures that each piece is one of a kind. The various colors allow for seamless integration to existing décor, plus dirt or stain can easily be hidden. It’s also easy to toss in the wash. This rug is available in colors such as: blue, aqua, ivory, rust, purple, ink multi, gray and yellow.
This chunky jute rug is great on the feet, at 0.5-inch thick. It gives a serene and earthy feel for your home office. It’s made of sustainable jute fibers and the sisal weave design adds a touch of texture perfect for different range of styles such as contemporary, casual, coastal, bohemian, farmhouse and traditional. It’s sturdy and durable, and even reversible. It’s available in colors such as natural, brown, light gray, natural/gray, natural/ivory, sage/natural, purple and rust.
If you are looking to give a little bit of statement to your floors, this cotton area rug can bring a touch of life. It’s hand-woven and multi-colored by digital printing and dyeing. Since it’s made of cotton, it’s comfortable and it can be machine washed in a mesh. It can double as a statement piece in your office area.
Low Pile Rugs
Low-pile rugs have yarns that extend up to ¼ of an inch from the backing of the rug. The surface is flat, but the extending yarns provide more cushioning and additional comfort as compared to a flatweave rug.
Featuring a modern Moroccan trellis design, this rug is a beautiful option for your home office. It’s comfy and fun, and the low pile height makes it easy to clean. Some reviewers say it doesn’t seem to stain and manage to stand up against dry dirt, mud and even dog messes. It’s available in six colors: dark gray, gray, black, blue, dark blue, light multicolored, multicolored and pink.
This soft rug is a great choice if you want to add a bit of elegance to your home office, but you don’t want to spend a lot. This rug features a Moroccan trellis design that adds a touch of classy and homey to the room. It’s a bit cushy, providing just the right softness under the feet. This rug is available in different colors such as brown, gray, turquoise, charcoal and orange.
If you’re looking to add geometric details to your home office, this rug will surely work. This features a geometric, modern design available in stripes, triangle patterns, or modern circles and boxes. It has a latex rubber backing to prevent slipping, making this rug a perfect rug if you like going in and out of your office area. The low pile height can fit under doors and it doesn’t trap dirt. You can wash it in a machine – just tumble dry on low setting.
Here’s another non-slip rug great that will look perfect for your space. This features a fancy Moroccan design that looks classy and elegant. Its pile is ¼ inch high, so it doesn’t add bulk to the floor and can fit under doors. It’s made of a polypropylene material that is resistant to stain, mold, mildew, bacteria and mud. It’s available in a number of elegant color choices such as gray, brown, ivory, light blue, neon green, orange, pink, purple, red, teal and yellow.
This one’s a great rug perfect for modern, contemporary and Scandinavian. Featuring a geometric design, this offers a clean, classic and modern look. It’s made of polypropylene with a jute backing. The pile is 0.4 inch high, and it’s stain and fade-resistant. It’s available in different colors such as: blue ivory, gold ivory, red, blue gray, blue red, gold gray, boho blue, deco blue, geo blue gray, geo gold, vintage blue, vintage red, blue gray and gold gray.