Each braided area rug reviewed here was chosen for value, quality and appearance. Enjoy browsing through my collection of quality rustic braided area rugs.
My Top Choices for Braided Area Rugs:
Did you ever stop to think about why you love a braided area rug? For many of us, a braided rug brings up memories. Memories of our childhood—of going to Grandma’s house and playing Monopoly on her big braided area rug.
Perhaps you remember a vacation, where you spent the week at a cabin on the lake. The worn braided rug in the gathering area was so inviting.
What is your fond memory of a braided area rug? I’ll bet you have one…
A Braided Area Rug Makes a Great Accent Rug
Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to buy cheap braided rugs. Putting your money into a good quality wool rug that will last for years, might make better sense for you.
And a good quality wool accent or hearth rug has such a luxurious and timeless look! In addition, wool is a flame retardant material.
So don’t forget to consider a braided rug if you are looking for something to highlight a special corner…
Braided wool rugs add a luxurious but homey look to log cabins, post and beam homes or lodges. Braided accent rugs can also give a traditional, but timeless look, to country homes.
The right wool area rug can give you many years of use and it can be cozy and warm on cold winter evenings.
And braided rugs come in so many colors and designs now, that you can use them in almost any decorating scheme. And a braided area rug, in addition to providing color and character, can help to give your home a warm, cozy cabin look.
Wool braided rugs add a touch of rustic class to a country log or timber home.
Decorating with Braided Area Rugs
With so many braided rugs available to you, how would you use a braided area rug?
While braided rugs, braided wool rugs in particular, have a long history of being used in traditional homes with Colonial furnishings, modern interior decorators are using braided rugs in contemporary homes, as well.
Both log and timber homes look great with braided rugs. Perhaps the difference between furnishing a contemporary timber frame or lodge and a traditional log cabin is the use of color.
Often contemporary homes choose light, bright colors (or black and white), while the more traditional log homes choose muted colors and sometimes darker colors.
And there are many places that an round or oval braided area rug, depending on its size, will look great in your home:
- In front of your favorite rocking chair
- Next to your favorite TV chair
- The fireplace hearth in the den or common area
- Kitchen sink
- As a bath mat
- At the entrance to your home
- Under the dining room table
- In the common area to define a sitting area
- In a bedroom
- Under a special table or piece of furniture that you would like to highlight