Area rugs are used to add beauty and color in a space. The variety of choices in front of you can make choosing the right one overwhelming. If this is the first time you have bought an area rug, you may not know where to even start. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips to help you in choosing the right area rug for your home.
How to Choose an Area Rug Color
Color is a huge part of choosing the right area rug. It is often a starting point, since you want the rug to fit in with the rest of your décor. You most likely have other furnishings for the room and a color scheme you are looking for. When you are purchasing an area rug, this is an opportunity to go bold in your color choice. You can easily get away with choosing a bold pattern and bright colors with an area rug. It may be easier to choose your area rug first when designing a room and then you can accessorize with colors that are pulled from the rug rather than the other way around.
Choosing the Right Area Rug Sizes
A common mistake made by homeowners is choosing a rug that is the wrong size for your room. When you have an area rug in a room, all the furniture should rest on the area rug. The front legs of all the seating should be on the rug or it will look too small for your room. If you are choosing a rug for the dining area, you want the rug to be large enough that the chairs legs are still on it when pulled out for guests to sit on it. You don’t, however, want the rug to take up the entire room. A well-proportioned rug will add beauty to any space.
Rug Materials & Textures
Choosing the right texture in your area rug is often overlooked by homeowners. The most common area rug purchased is looped or pile rugs, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to texture. You may want a hard rug like sisal or one that offers comfort like velvet. For a high level of comfort, consider a high pile rug for added cushion under your feet. When choosing the right texture in an area rug, take into consideration what you will be using it for. If you have kids or pets, you may want to choose a rug that is more durable that an oriental rug and can be cleaned easily. Throwing different textures into your design will add appeal to your space in a way that you can’t achieve elsewhere.
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No matter what area rug you choose for your home, properly caring for it is important. Just like your carpet, area rugs need to be professionally cleaned at least twice a year to keep them protected from the damage of dirt and debris. The professional carpet cleaners at Carpet Care 2000 can help you care for your area rugs and extend their life. Call us today!