Rugs are not just for connecting spaces and visual aesthetic. It can be used as sound absorption and vital for insulation. Hardwood floors and Walls can get especially cold during the fall and winter months, and area rugs are great for protecting your feet from the cold floor. The material a rug is made from, much like when choosing clothes on a winter’s day, should be considered carefully. Rugs made of wool have excellent insulating properties, durable and soft. But it can be expensive, particularly the premium handmade designs that require specialist care. Cotton and synthetic fibres are great alternatives as it is affordable and much easier to clean, though not as durable as wool.