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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

AREA RUGS: the foundation of a stylish space

A solid area rug with texture

Area rugs come in all shapes and sizes, there’s one for every space. They come in all fabrics, textures, colors and patterns.
Area rugs are not accessories they are the foundation of a stylish space.

            You should buy the best rug you can afford. Look for good quality natural materials such as wool and silk. A high-quality wool rug will wear well and even look better over time. Wool has the capacity to develop its own patina through exposure to light and air and feet walking on it. Sisal, jute and grass rugs often cost less, but are difficult to keep clean and don't last as long, but consider that they truly look great  for a few years.
The first step in arranging a space is determining its size. Use a tape measure to get the dimensions of a room. Always check the dimensions of the hallways, stairs and door widths leading to the space. This is the eternal challenge for the homeowner. Arrange your furniture before placing the rug. Remember that your rug can create cozy entertaining areas and divide spaces, especially in an ‘open plan’. When using an area rug in a more traditional space; don’t completely cover the floor, leave atleast 9 inches from the baseboard. 

A traditional wool area rug works in most any room

Add tactile and visual interest to a room with a patterned rug.

Sisal area rug for clean lines and simplicity

Solid wool area rug for a modern feel

A simple pattern area rug for a smaller space

A Flokati area rug for contemporary style

Muted two tone area rug for just enough color

A simple pattern can add an interesting feel to a modern room

Using a solid rug with a woven rug can add flair

Sisal in the bedroom for a calm vibe
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1 comment:

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