Area rugs not only come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, materials and shapes - but numerous "styles" as well. What do we mean by an area rug style? Obviously this is the term applied to a particular look of a rug. But it can also have much to do with the material used to weave the rug, the types of dyes used to color the fibers and even the historical background of rugs with particular features. There are about a dozen generally accepted main styles of area rugs. But those can easily be broken down into quite a few sub-categories that in most ways define a separate rug style of their own. Below we have assembled several area rug style guides showing what is currently available at Rugs Direct to help you determine which style is perfect for your home.