Rugs That Are Right For You
Jul 13, 2012 4:25:47 PM
Believe it or not, flooring is one of the most important features when decorating a room. The floor is a major focal point and it sets the tone as to whether or not the room’s overall appearance will be chic or shabby. That is why the rug that you choose for a room is crucial. Matching the appropriate rug with the theme of the room it is in will tie everything together and complete the look that you want.
When you are shopping for a new rug, it helps to have a basic knowledge of the different types, sizes, and shapes that you will encounter. Some of the most popular types of rugs include Oriental rugs, rag rugs, hooking rugs, and braided rugs. These often come as either area rugs or runners. Area rugs come in all shapes and sizes and are fit just as their name suggests, in the area of a room. A runner is a long, rectangular rug and typically fits down the length of a hallway.
There are several types of fabrics of rugs and some are sturdier than others. Every rug that you see will either be handmade or machine made. You can expect handmade rugs to be durable and be made with natural fibers such as cotton or wool. Machine made rugs are often made with synthetic fibers, and while the quality isn’t as good, they are often less expensive than their counterparts. When you understand the options you can decide which type of rug you need to buy.
When to Use an Area Rug
Area rugs work great in any room with a lot of space. A large, square area rug works well if you have an open hardwood floor without anything on it. Try to pick a rug that is large enough so that all the furniture can fit on top of it.
If you have a smaller space that needs an accent, a circular area rug might be a good choice. Braided rugs are very popular in the circular style.
Finally, if you are looking to fill a void or bring a touch of coziness to a long hallway, a runner will do the trick. Just be sure to find one that fits the length of the entire hallway. Runners also work well in rooms as a complement to a larger rug or in a small, rectangular space.
Once you understand the type of rug you want to buy, you are ready to shop! To find the best rug for your intended space, you want something that will complement the furniture and walls rather than overpower them. Matching the accent colors is very important when it comes to this. It may be helpful to even bring paint chips or your throw pillows with you when you shop, so you can be sure to get a rug that will work nicely in your room. If the color is off even a little bit, it can distract from the look you are trying to convey.
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