Area Rugs : A 5-Step Guide on how to choose an area rug for your home

October 3, 2010 by
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Area rugs
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Area Rugs : A 5-Step Guide on how to choose an area rug for your home 1. Choosing the right size of the area rug Before you decide on the size of the area rug , you may want to consider how you want the room to feel.  While, a big area rug in a big room can give the room a more formal feel, an area rug that covers the floor gives the room a warmer feel. For family rooms, it is good to have one large rug with 12 to 18 inches floor space area to frame the rug. It is certainly advisable to measure the dimensions of your room before you choose an area rug for your home. Rugs runners are good for hallways, and you can even opt to put different runner rugs one after the other, keeping the colors in mind. What would be more heavenly for your bare feet than a large luxurious area rug. The most common sizes are 2’x3’, 4’x6’, 5’x8’, 6’x9’, 8’x10’ and up. 2. Choosing the right pattern of the area rug The rug’s design adds visual appeal and a sense of depth and perception to your room.. Be it contemporary, transitional or traditional, the rug design should blend in with the style of your home.  Thus rugs’ designs account for your self-expression and taste. You can have more than one pattern in a room. There just needs to be a shared motif or color. If you worry about hiding stains then choose patterned area rugs for your home. 3. Choosing the right shape of the area rug A free-form area rug can add excitement to a room that may feel too stuffy. Your decorating style should determine your rug shape. Don’t be limited to the idea of getting a rectangular rug. Round, circular area rugs are unique and can soften the angles of a more conventional room. 4. Choosing the right color of the area rug Color psychology is important when it comes to home textiles and you must choose an area rug’s color accordingly as it is likely to influence our mood. So as to create a bond between your room and rug, ensure good color coordination. Darker area rugs give rooms a cozier touch and how bold colored area rugs can give rooms a more playful hint. A lighter tone of the area rug gives room a larger feel. 5. Choosing the right weave of the area rug Area rugs come in different types of weaves which is the prime determinant of the price of the rug. High end are rugs have tighter weave and finer wool. This also reflects the quality and durability of the area rugs.  The higher-end rugs are the hand knotted rugs with knot-style – Persian-knot, Indian-knot, Turkish-knot, etc. that has evolved with time. The lower end rugs are mainly hand-tufted, machine-made, shags, broadloom. Other consideration Medallion and round rugs could be centered in the room & directly under the chandelier. Don’t select a busy area rug if the room’s color scheme and patterns are busy as well. Oriental rugs fade, as does upholstery. Avoid direct sunlight. Another recommendation is to have rugs cleaned professionally periodically by a reputable cleaner. So next time you think of buying a new area rug, keep these points in mind. It surely will help you to streamline your options because you WILL certainly have options if you are buying from Imperial Rugs.

In efforts to continue its commitment to providing seamless service to its global customers Imperial Rugs has expanded its operations to the USA within the heart of the American rug market in Atlanta. In the past three decades Imperial Rugs has grown beyond the role of a traditional manufacturer to creating solution-oriented services and products, including hand-tufted rugs, hand-loomed rugs, flat-woven rugs, hand-knotted rugs and home accessories.


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