I always thought of rugs as another carpet so you don’t get your real carpet dirty. This can be true but rugs can do much more. Logically, placing a rug on hard flooring will soften the noises that will be heard from that room. This will set the tone for the rest of the house if the hard floors continue throughout. Rugs can help transition from one room to the next by incorporating both styles into the same rug. The colors, tones and patterns used in the rug creates an atmosphere that portrays your lifestyle and the formality of the room. For example, large patterned rugs and those with bright colors give off a more casual feeling.