5 Rugs That Feel Good on Your Feet

5 Rugs That Feel Good on Your Feet

JULY 14, 2016

by Andrew Schneider Home Decor Specialist

Treat your feet to the plush softness of an area rug placed over hard floors. Choose from low or high piles and a variety of colors, fibers and sizes to find just the right one to accessorize your space. Consider ease of maintenance and durability, taking care of your feet without hurting your pocket book. Select from rugs that are naturally stain-resistant to save on cleaning, or pick a rug with a low pile to hide footprints for a just-vacuumed look. Shock-absorbent rugs with added memory foam take care of your body as you work, while decorative faux fur rugs are ideal for relaxing in front of a fireplace. Rugs made from renewable materials are soft to the touch, making them the perfect choice for environmentally conscious modern homeowners.

Gray and White Memory Foam Area Rug

Memory Foam Support

Sink your toes into the soft cores of memory foam rugs. These modern rugs adjust to the shape of your feet to cushion them as you walk, cradling each step for maximum comfort. Place one in front of the tub so you can step onto its luxurious plushness after a bath, or position one in front of the kitchen sink to ease the ache of long hours spent washing dishes.

Shabby Chic Area Rug


Use soft-to-the-touch chenille rugs to soothe bare feet. The tufted yarns have a casual look that suits shabby chic decor, making these rugs a good choice for feminine appeal. The warm, cozy pile features lofty clipped yarns in long, furry strips. These strips stand up well to heavy traffic, making chenille rugs perfect for long-term use.

Faux Fur Cow Hide Area Rug

Faux Fur

Enjoy the luxury and softness of fur without the expensive price tag when you purchase a faux fur rug. Fluff up the fur with a vacuum, and smooth your hands over its silky texture. These animal-friendly rugs are the perfect accent piece for a log cabin or rustic decor. Choose from a variety of fur types to achieve just the look you want.

CLassic Wool Area Rug


Explore a wide variety of styles, patterns and textures when picking a wool rug to enhance your space. Wool has a soft, natural feel underfoot and ages to a graceful patina. The naturally fire-retardant fiber is the perfect choice for a child's room, and the durable material stands up well to traffic. Clean up spills before they stain due to wool's natural moisture-repellent qualities, and save money on cleaning bills over the lifetime of the rug. Styles range from classic Oriental rugs to more modern designs.

Durable Synthetic Fiber Area Rug

Synthetic Fiber

Mimic the look of more expensive rugs by choosing one made of synthetic fibers. Synthetic fiber rugs are easy to clean and extremely durable. Use one in a playroom or basement space, where the fiber's resilient construction adds extra softness to hard floors. Synthetic fibers made of recycled materials are environmentally friendly and spring back into shape even after heavy traffic.

Versatile Natural Fiber Rug

Natural Fiber

Natural fibers such as jute, seagrass, bamboo and sisal can be dressed up or down depending on the rest of your decor. Use the flat pile rugs to pad areas with hard surfaces, giving the room a hint of softness and absorbing sound. Durable natural fibers work well in high-traffic areas such as halls and entryways, and they come in natural shades that go with any color scheme and can be dyed for a more vibrant look. Simple vacuuming keeps these rugs looking their best.