A 9×12 area rug can add an element of warmth to a room or be an eye catching work of art. A rug can make a room look larger or give an otherwise busy room the feel of calm and tranquility – or it can be both. Rugs of any kind will enhance the look of any room. Your choice of rug or wood floor is a matter of personal taste. Adding a rug to an otherwise rugless floor will change the look and feel of the room.


Before you choose a 9×12 area rug for your home, let’s take a look at some of the things to keep in mind. This list is in no particular order. The first thing on the list isn’t necessarily the most important; the last thing on the list isn’t necessarily the least important. It will be up to you to decide on your personal priority order.

Do you want your rug to be the focal point of the room or to compliment the room? Rugs are very versatile and will do anything you choose them to do. Rugs can be loud and say “hey, look at me,” or can just lie there quietly and let visitors walk all over them.

Color is a big consideration. A dark color will give the room warmth while a light color will make the room seem larger. A dark color will hide stains while a light color will show the world what you had for dinner. If your rug is in a room that is used for eating and there are children or folks who tend to spill a lot, a darker color might be preferable. Pet hair might be a concern. If you have a pet that sheds, you may want to choose a color that hides the hair a bit.


Durability could be a concern when choosing a rug. If the room will have a lot of foot traffic, the rug will take a beating and a heavier type of rug might be considered. If the room will not see much foot traffic, a lighter weight rug might be preferable. The kind of furniture you have in the room might make an impact on your decision. If you are one to rearrange furniture a lot the rug will have to absorb the weight of the furniture so you might want one that will hold its shape.

Maybe you want 9×12 area rugs with a nice design. These can be abstract in nature or pattern designs. The colors should reflect the décor of the room unless you want something strikingly different that acts as an accent rather than a design point. Whatever type of rug you choose should reflect the character and personality you are striving for in your room.