How Rugs Can Add Style Your Home
By Nikki Murray –
One of the hardest things to accomplish is choosing the right rugs for your home. Where do you even begin? Well here are a few tips and steps to take that will make decorating the interior of your home with rugs much easier.
How to Pick the Perfect Rug for Your Home
Everyone’s styles and tastes are totally different, and whether you have a conservative fashion sense or a bright, outgoing style that you would like to have evident in every room of your house, finding the perfect rugs can be fun and easy. When picking a rug, it is important to remember never to get a rug that is too small. If your rug is too small for the room that it’s in, it will end up looking silly, and since most furniture is ideally meant to be in top of the rug, having smaller furniture that won’t fit on it will look tacky, and will ultimately dwarf the impact of the rug. Another thing to consider is whether or not you would be happier with Eco-friendly, natural fiber rugs, such as jute, bamboo, or Sisal rugs.
Furniture On or Off Rug?
Once you have chosen the rug that is perfect for you and perfect for your home, you must consider the placement of your rug and the positioning of the furniture in relation to it. Furniture should sit on top of the rug, and your rug should be as centered in the room as possible. If your area rug is a little too small, you may have to have the back legs of some more heavily-upholstered furniture off of the rug, but smaller furniture should always have all legs on the rug. In addition, it is best to be sure that the areas which see the most traffic in your home are entirely covered.
Do’s and Don’ts for Area Rugs
When buying area rugs, it is always vital that you get a rug that is big, and never too small. Never put an expensive area rug in a high-traffic area in your home where it is likely to retain spills and accidents because this will end up costing you a lot of time, money, and hassle in maintenance. If you are putting an area rug in your bedroom, it should naturally be beneath your bed and should extend a good length outward from the edges and legs of the bed. Always consider your budget before looking at rugs and especially before buying rugs. Some rugs require more maintenance than others, maintenance which would end up costing you a lot of money, and other rugs, such as Sisal rugs, cannot even be cleaned and would thus have to be replaced in the event of an accident. Before choosing a rug or choosing to place a rug in a high-traffic area in your home, be sure to keep in mind how much time and money you will be willing to spend toward the upkeep of your area rugs.
Rugs for Every Room?
If you have already begun to decorate your home, you probably already have a good idea of what kind of theme each room will have. Thus you must choose the rugs for your home specifically for each room. The size of the rug you choose will depend on the size of the particular room it will be in as well as the furniture in the room. Keeping in mind the style of each room will have an impact on exactly the kind of rugs you choose as you decorate the interior of your home.
Benefits of Having a Rug
One of the biggest attractions to area rugs is the fact that they are easy to remove from the home and clean, which can’t be said of carpeting. Area rugs make perfect accent pieces to highlight the theme of each room in your house and can protect your flooring from damage and dirt. Rugs are less expensive than carpeting, too, and can be stylish additions to any home.