In designing the interior of the house, sometimes we need a bit of a different touch or decoration to emphasize a concept or presents a comfortable atmosphere in the room. One way is to give a rug in one part of your room of your house. Decorating with area rugs is a great way to add personality, instant comfort and style to your room. A good rug can anchor the entire composition of a room, define a space, create a mood, add a pop of color and bring something unexpected as a focal point or conversation piece. Area rugs are the perfect finishing touch to unify the color scheme, furniture placement and accessories in any room.
Giving rug should not be forgotten by all those who want their home look elegant and luxurious. Its function not only as a heater, but also can make the homeowners feel more comfortable. Choosing the right rug, you should consider for long life and is suitable for spread to the floor.
Even, some people choose rug as an addition for beautifying their home from head to toe, from entryway to the dining room. Of course, every room needs different kinds of rug. And some people are being so confuse when decide rugs for their home.
First, you have to think about your entryway’s size, you have to put a rug which has size larger than your entryway door. If it’s too small it will ruin the first impression of your house by your guests.
Second, colors and motives, choose rug’s colors which suit with concept of your home. If your home is minimalist choose the simple motives, and if your home’s concept is classic or Victorian, choose a rug with floral motives. And colors, choose a dark color for your entryway rugs, because you will put the rug in front of your door, it will be easy for rug for being dirty.
Third, think about the materials, for rugs which made of nylon, it will be easier to maintain. But cotton and wool are kind of rugs that are more environmentally friendly. Rugs made of wool have the long lasting quality and very durable. And for your entryway, because it will often be tramped, don’t choose the rugs which made from cotton.
And last, check your budget. It is important to check the depth of your pocket before you buy anything, including when choosing rugs. If you intend to buy the type of rugs with the best quality, you should also know the consequence because you have to pay with a pretty high price. Simple step you can do to save money, of course, by looking for discounts.
How to choose the perfect area rug? These are things to consider.
- Your Lifestyle - For a rug that’s going to last, you’ll want to make sure it can hold up to your lifestyle. Do you have young children or pets? Are you placing your rug in a high-traffic area, such as an entryway or family room? If so, you’ll want to select a rug that’s durable and easy to clean. A dark-colored, patterned rug will also help to hide stains or dirt in high activity areas.
- Your Personal Style - Decorating with area rugs is a great way to add personality, instant comfort and style to your room. Take a look at the design and color scheme that you’ve already started to create in the room to make sure your rug complements the décor. To tie the look of the room together, you’ll want to select a rug that coordinates with the paint color, furniture and accessories already placed in the room.
Neutral walls and furnishings allow a bold rug to take center stage. If your primary furniture, such as a sofa, is a solid color, consider selecting a patterned rug. On the flip side, if your primary furniture has a lot of color and pattern to it, select a solid color neutral rug that coordinates to ground it.
Consider coordinating your rug color with your pillows, drapes, wall color or other accents in the room. Placing an area rug under your bed in a bedroom is a great way to add warmth and comfort while eliminating cold feet in the morning.
Don’t limit your space to just one rug, using multiple rugs can help define different spaces within a large room. For the trend-setters, layering a rug can be a great way to bring in multiple colors and textures.
How to Measure
Sizing is just as important in selecting a new rug as the color and style. A perfectly sized rug can enhance the decor of your room while a rug that is too large or too small can seem out of place.
Tools Needed: Tape Measure
First, get out the tape measure. It may seem easy to judge the size of the rug that you will need for your room, but it’s better to do the measuring up front before you go shopping when you find the perfect rug for your room.
If you want all of your furniture to be on the rug, measure the perimeter of your furniture grouping and add six to twelve inches past each grouping, depending on the size of your room.
If you only want the area rug to be placed under the coffee table as an accent, measure your coffee table and add enough to the length and width for it to be to scale within the furniture grouping.
One of the most common reasons that rugs are returned is improper size selection. Choosing the correct rug size is essential to filling a space properly and to making the rug look the best it can within a particular living area. It is important to note that appropriate rug size should be determined based on furniture configuration and not on room size alone.
- Bedrooms: There are a couple of options for placing area rugs in your bedroom. You can either use a large size area rug or several smaller size rugs around the bed. Depending on which option you choose, the rug size should be large enough for you to take a step or two when getting out of bed.
- Dining Rooms: Measure the length and width of your dining table and add 4 feet overall to allow enough space for chairs to be easily pulled in and out. Most dining room tables require a rug that is at least 8 feet wide.
- LivingFamily Rooms: There a couple of questions to consider when measuring your living or family room for an area rug because furniture can centered on the rug or positioned off of the rug depending the size of the room and the look that you are trying to create.
- EntrywaysHallways: Consider purchasing a rug that can handle the high traffic that will occur in these areas. Popular rug choices for entryways and hallways are smaller size scatter rugs and runners. You can also add visual interest with different rug shapes like a round rug in these areas.
- KitchensBathrooms: Most people prefer to place smaller size scatter rugs, accent rugs or runners in kitchens and bathrooms due to the size and function of this space in the home. Kitchens and bathrooms can handle more than one rug in smaller sizes depending on where the rugs will be placed. Scatter rugs are available in a variety of smaller sizes.
Area rug durability is generally determined by the material, construction and amount of traffic in a space. By carefully considering where the area rug will be placed and how it will be used, you can anticipate its longevity.
It cannot be stressed enough: “Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum!” Area rugs receive a lot of dirt, sand, dust, various spills and foot traffic. Vacuuming an area rug on a regular basis will go a long way towards prolonging the appearance and life of your rug.
To keep your rugs looking great, have them professionally cleaned every 2 - 5 years. Not all area rug fibers will withstand steam cleaning; some may need to be professionally cleaned using other methods. Always take your rug to an experienced, knowledgeable rug cleaning professional. Commercial rug cleaners use special equipment to remove dirt and dust from the area rug’s foundation, and to thoroughly dry the rug to prevent odors and mildew. These are basic tips on care and cleaning the rugs.
- Vacuuming: Once a week will do. (More often in heavy traffic areas.) This is an effective way to remove dirt before it becomes embedded in the pile of the carpet. For best results, empty your vacuum bag when half full.
- Preventative Measures: Place absorbent mats at entrances to your home. Change or wash when these mats become dirty. Regularly change filters in your heating and air conditioning system. Clean high-traffic areas periodically with a suitable cleaning agent. Do not apply stain repellent treatments that contain any silicone, because they tend to accelerate carpet soiling.
- SpotStain Removal: Always follow the manufacturer’s directions when using commercial products. Blot up liquids with paper towel or absorbent cloth. Scoop up solids with the end of a knife or spoon.Use a light, colorfast cotton cloth for the treatment of spots. Treat the spot with a removal agent that is explicitly recommended for cleaning carpets and rugs and leaves no sticky residue. Always work from the outer edge towards the center to prevent spreading.
It is a good idea to replace the cotton cloth as soon as it’s soiled. Carefully rinse the area with clean water and a sponge after having cleaned it. Do not soak the carpet pile. Afterwards, blot as dry as possible with a clean towel, or with a hairdryer.
Rugs flooring in the home can create an atmosphere in the room. With a variety of patterns and colors of the home’s rugs can support the realization of the theme of the room.
There are two types of carpet makers, the synthetic and natural. Synthetic materials such as nylon, polyester and olefin. Nylon most widely sold in the market. Is very strong, stain resistant, fine grain, not easily scattered and assorted colors. Most suitable nylon carpet in the living room, hallway or stairwell.
Polyester is soft, cheaper, more powerful on stains, and many colors unfortunately this material is not as strong as nylon. Meanwhile, crude olefin material and is often used for industrial purposes.
While natural materials, such as wool, coir and sisal, sea grass also can be other options. Wool is the "high class", the price is more expensive and the treatment is not cheap. But this material is the most delicate and the most durable. Coir and sisal fibers are strong, durable and easy to maintain. Recently, seaweed can be used as a carpet. Fiber of seaweed can be strong and durable but eventually turns brown.
The home rug also serves as the base basic furniture so that the furniture will be protected from direct shift to the floor which can cause damage to the surface of the floor or your furniture. Floor rugs can provide a sense of comfort when walking, because the materials and textures of yarn or wool on the floor mats vary from smooth to rough. Well, how do you determine the right texture of the rugs for the living room, here are the tips :
If you want to put carpet in the living room you need to also pay attention to in terms of color, pattern and size of the carpet. For its size, there are two options, namely large carpet or just fit for all furniture (chairs and tables) or smaller size to highlight just one furniture. For example, a small rug on top of the counter or coffee table.
For these types of rug could use a rug of natural materials such as jute, sisal (a plant with large leaves bones, used for making rope) or manila fibers. This type of rug is neutral but has the texture and weave to produce a strong accent without making too much room decor.
Or plain rugs with geometric motifs and patterns are simple, such as stripes or plaid. In addition to the living room carpet could use a short fluffy carpet. Use of this rug will make it easier to clean. This relates to the activities that are often done in the living room.
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