Janine Rosemonde Rugs August 26th, 2017 - 16:38:36
Who does not appreciate the beauty and warmth of a rug for an otherwise bare floor? Rugs are made of many materials and come in many sizes and shapes. Rugs have many purposes besides just decorating the floor.
Room-Size Rugs. When choosing room-size rugs a good rule of thumb is to measure the room and ensure there will be approximately 18 to 24 inches of space between the rug and the wall on each side. This will help you achieve a balanced look that is not crowded or overbearing. If you are using the rug to cover a hardwood floor this also allows some of the beauty and sheen of the base flooring to add a touch of elegance to the room by providing your guests with a glimpse of the wood around the borders of the space.
Rug composition. Rugs are made of many different materials. Many of them today thanks to the development of synthetic fibers are inexpensive to own. Cheap area rugs can be used in spaces where there is much more traffic and where the rug may need to be replaced occasionally. Cheap area rugs do not need to look cheap. The man made materials often have more variety than more expensive Persian rugs. Persian rugs are known for their beauty and durability but may be beyond the budget of many homeowners. Discount rugs are often made of synthetic fiber which repels water better than Persian rugs so may be more appropriate as kitchen rugs or bathroom rugs.
Dining Room Rugs. When selecting dining room area rugs many people purchase rugs that are actually too small for this purpose. While some rug buyers focus primarily on the relationship of the size of the rug to the size of the dining room table the space required for the chairs when they are in use is often overlooked. For example if your rug expands only to the back legs of your dining room chairs when they are pushed in under the table this might look lovely when the dining room is not in use but it will become an issue when hosting a dinner party or even simply having your nightly family meal.
Hallway Rugs. Depending on the size of the hallways in your home you will likely need a long narrow area rug - or runner - for this space. In order to achieve a balanced look and find the right size rug for your hallway keep in mind that the rug you select should be two to four inches narrower than the width of your hallway and 18 to 24 inches shorter than your hallway's total length.
Bathroom Rugs. While many people opt for traditional bath mats in their bathrooms area rugs can completely change the look of the room and transform it from a utilitarian space to an extension of the overall interior design of your home. An area rug is not necessarily any more difficult to care for than a bath mat and will bring an air of elegance and a completely new design dimension into the space. Because bathrooms often have limited floor space you will want to select a rug that will accommodate all of your bathroom fixtures and furnishings while leaving a border of at least two to four inches on all sides.