Monday, December 12, 2011

Do You Need an Area Rug for your Living Room?

If you want to add some spice in your living room without buying a new set of furniture, try getting an area rug.  

Following are some tips on buying an area rug.

Measure your living room area, as the size of the rug will depend on it.  There should be a 12 inches allowance amid the wall and the edge of the rug.  

Area rugs can be placed under the coffee table or you can use it to identify specific areas.  For instance, have a different color of rug for the reading nook.

Pick a color that blends with the other furniture and fixtures of your living room.  If your room is small, choose a light-colored rug particularly if it has small prints on it.

Choose a rug that complements the style of your room. If you want to have elan and flair in your living room, choose a circular or octennial-shaped rug.

Area rugs are made in different fabrics and this will give you a clue on its permanence and sturdiness.  The most common fabrics used for area rugs are wool, olefin, nylon, acrylic and polypropylene.  Those made of nylon are easy to maintain.  The olefin and polypropylene materials resist stains and blotches.  Houses with a lot of windows will benefit with acrylic rugs, as they resist molds, smears and blemishes.  Woolen rugs are nice, elegant, softer and durable but can trigger allergy attacks.  Hence, it is not suggested if one of the family members has an allergy.

Always go for quality when buying area rugs so as not to waste your money.

One good source of area rugs are online furniture stores.  They offer a variety of area rugs in various styles, designs, colors, patterns and materials. They are even cheaper that those sold on the local stores. 

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