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by Astrid Bullen

Area rugs can be the solution to a chic look. Renters, college students in dorm rooms, or anybody who wishes to keep away from the bother and cost of carpet fitting will find area rugs a smart, handy option. If you live, work, or relax in rooms with a large amount of foot traffic you will find area rugs particularly useful in shielding susceptible floor surfaces.

Area rugs are great for thrifty decorators. They can transport multicolored designs and patterns into your room without overwhelming it, unlike wall-to-wall carpet, which looks best in a neutral color. However, you can still use area rugs if you do have wall-to-wall carpeting. You can use them to tie a seating area together, or you can lay them on high traffic areas to protect the carpet.

If you’re looking to transform a room in your home quickly, effortlessly and economically, think about using an area rug. An area rug is a brilliant way to instantly warm the room up too. Consider these tips before buying one:

• Decide what you will use the rug for.
• How will you mix the area rug with the existing décor of the room?
• As long as the colors match, it’s acceptable to use more than one rug in the same area.
• Offset the rug’s creeping or sliding on the floor by placing a rug pad under it.

Choose the rug first, if possible, since harmonizing a rug with fabrics and wallpaper can be more difficult. You should take several color or fabric samples with you when shopping to replace a rug in an already decorated room. Be sure that the rug you are considering can be centered in your room. An interior designer can be very useful if you’re having trouble choosing a machine or handmade rug.

Rugs are easy to maintain, they come in countless designs, and they can be moved or rearranged to go with your decorating tastes. Owing to the unbelievable diversity of styles, sizes, shapes, materials and manufacturing processes involved, shopping for rugs can be a challenge. Area rugs can be found in a wide variety of prices, too. The majority of inexpensive area rugs are machine-made from artificial fibers like olefin and polypropylene.

You can get wholesale bathroom rugs, outdoor, throw, tropical, feizy, cow hide, oriental, flokati, bamboo, contemporary rugs and much more online. Rugs fall into different price classes based on factors such as whether they are machine or handmade, from synthetic or natural fibers, their makes and their sizes.

Getting Started

Finding out your needs, what should be enhanced, and forming a relaxed practical style of your own is all part of decorating effectively. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you come up with area rug decorating ideas:

• How long do you plan to stay in your present home?
• What type of life do you lead?
• What do you do in each room?
• Do you have children, or are you trying to start a family?
• Do you have a favorite color? Have you considered a color scheme?

You’ll want to get the right size once you’ve come up with enough area rug decorating ideas. You may find a rug that has the ideal color scheme but is somewhat smaller than you hoped. The last thing you want to do is to buy a rug that is too small for the space. You will be much better off if you buy a slightly larger rug than a smaller one.

You can place a small rug on a tabletop or other elevated area for a unique touch, and put ornate items such as vases or table lamps upon them. Framing and hanging area rugs on walls for an alternative touch is another decorating idea. Of course, you can put your area rug on the floor in places such as in front of a hearth, or even in a small passageway, thereby adding a touch of warmth and coziness to the ambience.

Select Your Style

Casual Floral: set the tone for a comfortable, relaxed setting with a floral rug. These rugs will fit country or more traditional settings.

Color: a boldly patterned rug can add spice to your space. With patterns such as primitive shapes and lines, the disharmony of color will add zest.

Sophisticated Modern: warm up a modernistic room with a shag or a sheepskin rug.

Persian rugs enjoy a well-earned status as the best on earth. Four major features contribute to the Persian’s heritage of superiority:

• Striking colors – vivid colors indicate the use of premium dyes.

• Captivating designs – while each rug is exceptional there are three distinctive classes of design, each dramatic in its own way: geometric designs, curvilinear and floral designs, and pictorial designs.

• High knot count – more knots are better because they result in a tighter weave.

• Highest quality materials – these rugs feature top quality wool, silk and dyes.

Contemporary area rugs are typically designed in modern styles, although there is an abundance of patterns to select from. Regardless of your budget, you’re sure to find contemporary rugs to fit in with your area rug decorating ideas.

Choosing the Right Area Rug

Are you confused as to which rug is the better buy? There are three general types of rug to choose from:

Hand-knotted – the quality of these rugs is determined by the quality of the wool, the number of knots per square inch, and the wash.

Machine made – this type is what the name specifies – made by machine.

Hand-tufted this kind of rug consists of yarn forced into a grid followed by an application of latex or fabric backing.

Area rugs have become even more popular recently. They are fairly easy to look after; there are many styles, textures, materials and sizes to choose from, so why not buy one? You can get an idea of the prices on the Internet, and some sites even offer discount prices. Transform your home with an area rug today!

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