Decorating My Home With Unique Area Rugs

How To Get Started Decorating With Area Rugs

Décor is a significant matter to me as a college student because of two factors, my work history and the television show American Pickers. This past summer I spent working as a Property Management intern for Bedrock Detroit, a sister company of Quicken Loans. Our main priority was the management of the building and staff in our portfolio. During my time, there I spent all summer making sure the interior and exterior of the building was in pristine condition. We focused on the small details that assembled altogether would make a beautiful building. Having worked for a company that has won awards for the beautiful nature of their buildings and décor. I came to appreciate as well as expect this in every décor setting I would have a hand in.

The show American Pickers, if you have not seen it, follows two individuals from Iowa who buy antiques from junkyards, hoarders, and collectors. They go to extreme lengths to find these hidden gems and restore or repurpose them to sell. I am also interested in the repurposing aspect, I find it so interesting when they repurpose items to service décor in a home or office. The imagination requires to create a genuine look intrigues me. I have changed my eye to try and mirror this philosophy. Seeking out older genuine items that could serve as accent pieces in a décor I want to create.

A unique décor always has to be created in your eye, flowing together with a sense of the creator’s touch. It is important to me because of my work experiences and the way I have been inspired by the show American Pickers. I learned the small details of a décor are the most important from my work experience and that unique item can set a décor apart from other by watching American Pickers.

Rugs Help Tie The Room Together

One’s décor is a reflection of his or her inspiration. The way I decorate my personal space reflects my emotions, outlook, and aspirations. In my room, near the sliding glass windows, I have colored clay pots that house various beautiful, bold succulents. On one of the white walls, there is a messy yet multifaceted painting of a world map. On the computer desk near the French closet door, there is a silver, metallic contemporary clock that displays the time, temperature, and military date on its LED screen. Each one of these aspects of my room makes it into an area where I can de-stress, rejuvenate, and dream. Décor and interior design is sometimes regarded as an insignificant aspect; however, this is a flawed point of view.

Simple pieces, such as rugs and tables, can transform a dull environment into one that is vibrant and enjoyable. Décor has the potential to showcase the innermost sentiments of a host, the importance of a room, and objective of a setting. Nonetheless, the concept of décor is not limited to an individual’s home. Any public place is reliant and dependent on the power of décor. For instance, hospital waiting rooms should not and cannot look drab and lifeless, for it is the very mission of a hospital to provide hope and comfort for the sick. A gray wall with depressing images can make patients feel worse and dejected. On the contrary, a cheerful room that emphasizes positivity can boost someone’s mood. Undoubtedly, décor is a vivid form of expression.


Therefore, it is essential to understand the influence that a single ornamentation possesses. Without a doubt, décor truly does matter. Whether it’s a small figurine or a big statue, there is a probable impact. Hence, there is a special story behind each piece of décor.


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