Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Things to Consider When Buying Area Rugs


Area rugs are so adaptable that they can match with any home furniture and furnishings. It adds to your home’s magnetism even with simple adornments.

One of the things that stops people from having rugs in their home is the price. It can be that a few are expensive but you can still find some that is within your budget.


The most important thing is to buy a rug that will at least last you for two years. Buying rugs that are on sale is a good idea as long as you check its quality.

Get the measurement of the room where you intend to put the rug. Allot 12 inches of space between the walls and the edge of the rug. Should you decide to put furniture on the area rug, the furniture should take up 1/3 of the rug’s surface. Have a nice showpiece on your rug by placing your coffee table on the rug.


Colors should match those of the furniture, the walls and other furnishings. Since it will be the focus, ensure that balance is observed. Choose colors that are soothing, calming and reassuring. Green would be a good choice as it will add to the environmentalist theme of your living room. Red rugs project strong emotions. Affectionate and optimistic are the emotions establish by the yellow color. You get the feeling of security and peacefulness with blue. All of these sensations and feelings are ideal to have in a living room as well as in the bedroom.
If you have a spacious living room, you obviously would need big rugs. Get something that has a display of colors.


A small living room can look bigger with area rugs that are light in color and with small patterns.

Purchase rugs that include one color of your decorations. This will complement the design of the room.


Shapes come in varied forms. Always get one that suits your taste and style. A sense of grace or confidence is equated with an octagonal or round-shaped rug. You can also combine various shapes of rugs as long as they complement each other.


Rugs are made of various materials such as wool, polypropylene, acrylic, nylon and olefin. Sturdy is the best word to describe nylon rugs. They are likewise easy to maintain. Polypropylene or or olefin rugs are the sure bets for blemishes as they proved to be good in resisting stains.


Acrylic rugs are ideal for homes that have many windows. It is because these types of rugs resist staining and yellowing.

Rugs made of wool are not ideal if a member of your family has allergy. However, they are soft and durable.


Rugs are not just meant for the living room – your bedroom can have it, too.

Online furniture shops offer good varieties of area rugs and are even cheaper that those in the stores. However, you also need to remember that the color may be different to its actual color. Do not be discourage though as you can always call for an appointment to see the area rug “in person”.

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