When it comes to interior design, there’s no denying the power of an area rug. These soft decor pieces enhance the look of any home, add to the comfort level in each room, and can help you define your style (or block out “rooms” in an open concept space). Read our Area Rug Style Guide for more. In this post, however, we want to talk about something a bit less glamorous: how to clean area rugs. Honestly, at a certain point, vacuuming isn’t enough—especially if there’s a spill involved. Below, we’ll cover what you need to clean your area rugs, how to spot clean, how to deep clean, and what to do (and not to do) when cleaning your area rug. Ready?