Janine Rosemonde Rugs January 12th, 2018 - 18:28:18
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.
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.
Remember to bear in mind what part of the room the rug is going to be positioned; whether it is placed on doorways or near air vents etc. This is because some rugs are too thick or some doors just don't have enough space allotted for an area rug; this would either cause the door to not open or allow the rug to slide and shift every time the door opens. Also there are rugs that can't withstand the heat from air vents. Make sure you pick a rug's material carefully based on the placement of the rug.
Know what room you want it to be positioned so as to know a rug's function; whether it stands as a mere floor covering or a wall décor. Pondering on a rug's function will allow you to consider the material of the rug. For rooms with heavy foot traffic like living rooms and dining areas choose a rug that is made with fibers that are resilient to dirt and stains; specifically natural fibers like wool. If you wish to use an area rug as a wall décor (like tapestries) choose rugs made of natural silk; since silk tends to last better than other natural materials because of its delicate and lustrous quality.