Carpet is important element in home decoration. In fact, rugs are not ostentatious as they play important role in decoration. Rugs provide house with warmth and intimacy. Yet, picking the right rug is not an easy thing to do, because choice should be based on considerations like the aesthetic value, and on several factors such as: space, decoration style, traffic intensity, budget, having children and owing pets.
Things you should know about carpets
Before considering a carpet or a rug, you have to know several things related to carpets. One of these things is that there are 2 types of carpets: common type with one cut pile, the other is the loop pile which is durable and it is recommended to use in spaces with high traffic like corridors.
Another important thing to know is that the higher number of piles in rug, the better quality rug is. Because rugs with lesser number of piles, after time, piles will not be strait and it will be noticeable where people mostly step on, which is no one would not like to have.
Rug prices extremely vary for many factors such as: pile number, material, size. You can find inexpensive, medium priced, expensive and lavish rugs. Therefore, it is necessary to decide on the budget you want to allocate for the rug, before going to carpet store or carpet designers.
Another thing you should think about is pile length, because rug with short piles is durable and easy to wash, unlike rugs with long piles. On the other hand, rugs with long piles are classy and luxurious, so it is recommended to use them in reception room.
However, there are different materials used in rugs, some are natural and others are manufactured. Rugs can be made from: silk, cotton, wool, leather, nylon, polyester and plastic. It is better to choose wool rugs in rooms with light traffic. If you have children and you have always to wash the rug, it is better to choose rug made acrylic fiber or nylon because both are easy to wash. Although, polyester rug is not durable, it is preferred to choose it in bedroom, because it is extremely soft and has beautiful look.
It is essential to choose rug style according to your decoration style. For instance, if your decoration is classic, choose classic rug (oriental). If your decoration is modern, then you have to pick a modern rug that is characterized by overlapped geometric shapes and neutral colors. In case your style is mixed between classic and modern style, and you are caught between classic rug and modern rug, you can choose mid-century modern style that is a combination of the two styles.
Choosing rug colors
Picking the right rug color is another important thing to consider. Here are 3 tips for choosing rug color:
-Avoid colors that are similar to floor color or the paint color or furniture.
-It is recommended to choose these colors: crimson, dark red, brown, dark blue for the rug you will place in the reception room, because these colors provide the room with luxurious and elegant look.
-In small areas, choose light color scheme for the rug to make the space look bigger.
Deciding on rug size and how to place it are among things that people make mistakes with. These tips will help you place rug in the following rooms:
Living room: unlike expected, it is important to use big and medium sized rug, so that the rug can include furniture or at least the rug can cover the front part of the couches or chairs. This means avoiding using small rugs for living room, as small rug makes living room look smaller and it is not elegant to do so.
Another important thing to consider is the rug shape should be similar to the living room layout. So, if the furniture layout is rectangle, rug should be in a rectangular shape not square nor circle.
Bedroom: small rugs in bedroom should be avoided too. Use big or medium size rug to cover the bed and bedside tables. Or at least rug should be covering half of the bed and the front part of it in a way that one can step on the rug when getting off the bed.
Dining room: there is no room for small rugs in the dining room either! Rug should be placed beneath dining table and it should be big enough to include all chairs. Most importantly, rug should be big enough to pull chairs without touching the floor.
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