Area rugs do much more than simply cover your floors. They offer both comfort and style, and with the right positioning, can alter the entire appearance of a room. Standard rectangular rugs provide both utility and elegance while circular and octagonal rugs add a unique look. There are a wide range of sizes and styles available in a variety of colors and patterns, so you're sure to find one perfectly suited to any room or living space in your home. Area rugs can be constructed from a number of different materials as well, giving you even more choices. Selecting the perfect area rug can be simple with the following questions:
How large should your area rug be?
What style is best suited to the room?
What colors and patterns will help you achieve desired effects?
What purpose will the area rug serve?
What type of fiber is best?
Size, Style, Fiber and Care
When purchasing a large, room-sized rug, it's a good idea to select the rug first and then the furniture, drapes and other features. Large rugs can dominate your room, so it's important that the rest of the room match accordingly to avoid discordance. Smaller rugs should be selected to match existing décor as much as possible. When choosing a color, darker hues help create a cozy, more intimate feel while lighter colors complement open spaces and make smaller rooms feel more spacious. Rugs are available in a wide range of prices, offering decorative and utilitarian flooring solutions for all budget levels. Cost is largely determined by the materials used and the manner in which it was constructed and how large it is. Rugs made of synthetic materials are normally less expensive than those constructed of natural fibers. Similarly, handmade rugs are more expensive than those made via machine. Remember, the larger the carpet, the higher the price, so determine what your price range is, and then purchase the highest-quality rug you can afford. Consider such factors as durability, stain resistance and other important features when making your selection.
Size: It's important to choose a rug that's neither too large nor too small for a room. Scatter rugs are typically 2' x 4' and are used in bathrooms and kitchens as well as entryways. Runners are long, narrow rugs that are perfect for hallways and areas such as foyers and kitchens where you want to define traffic flow. Use 3' x 5' or 4' x 6' accent rugs to define nooks or other special areas. Room-size, or room-fit, rugs are most commonly found in 5' x 8' or 6' x 9' sizes. These and are ideal for general decorating purposes in dens, living rooms and family rooms. to provide a stylish accent or to add comfort and warmth to the floor.
Scatter rugs can be used to accent chairs, small tables and shelving.
Runners often measure 2' x 8' and can be used to hide worn paths.
Place accent rugs in foyers and entryways to help protect floors from dirt and moisture.
Look for rugs that are 8' x 11', 9' x 12', 10' x 13' or bigger for large and oversized rooms.
Measure the size of the room before making your purchase to avoid a poor fit.
Style: Area rugs come in a variety of styles, with options to match any décor. Traditional rugs, which are often mistaken for true Oriental rugs, are most often rectangular, but can be found in other shapes, such as ovals or octagons. They typically have a fringed edge and come in numerous colors, patterns and designs. True Oriental rugs are woven or knotted by hand using wool or silk fibers. They feature unique and ornate patterns that can serve as a showpiece for any room. Persian rugs usually have a central medallion framed by an intricate border. Both Oriental and Persian rugs are ideal for formal areas such as dining rooms, living rooms and sitting areas. American rugs feature patterns based on colonial styles and work well with traditional, country and casual décor. Dhurrie rugs are economical and are available in a wide range of colors, particularly pastels. Border rugs are rectangular and feature large, solid fields surrounded by textured or patterned borders. They don't usually have fringe and are well suited for use under a dining room table or in a foyer.
Each style is available in a wide range of prices, from machine-made synthetics to hand-knotted wool.
Handmade rugs usually require a larger up-front investment but they offer a unique design and are heirlooms.
Machine-made rugs are economical and stylish with precise patterns.
Oriental rugs are made from wool or silk and add a beautiful focal point in any room.
Southwest-style rugs work well with casual, rustic and contemporary furnishings.
Contemporary-style rugs are ideal for complementing modern or eclectic décor.
Fiber: Choosing either a natural or synthetic fiber depends on the style of the rug and how much traffic you expect to have in the area. Cost will be a factor as well, as some materials are more expensive than others. Fibers may be either staple fibers, which use short lengths of fiber and may shed initially, or bulk continuous filament (BCF),
which uses continuous strands of fiber and does not shed or fuzz. It saves you money to work with one company/person. If you don't, it may cost you more. You have costs for everything spread out to multiple companies. Working with one company allows for everything to be configured from the start on man power, labor, materials, and timeline. This saves you money with discounts for a package deal that multiple companies can't coordinate together.
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