Paige Guillaume Area Rugs December 19, 2018 00:00:55
If something seems to be missing in an otherwise well-decorated room, chances are an area rug will be your solution. If an area rug is on your wish list, don’t be afraid to spend a little extra to get exactly what you want. Rugs are a wise investment, providing years of service and pleasure.
Those living in small spaces often turn to designers to help them maximize every inch of room. Beyond skilled allocation of space, designers can recommend techniques to trick the eye; for example, taking focus off a room’s shortcomings and redirecting attention to carefully selected focal points such as area rugs. Designers know that smaller, modest-sized spaces can be extra challenging to furnish since most ready-made pieces are out of proportion with small-scale dimensions. To ensure key pieces will scale correctly for small spaces, it’s wise to think outside of the box, creating something custom made to fit when possible. One of the easiest ways to do this is to transform ready-made area rugs into a perfectly sized custom rug.
Dhurrie rugs. These are thick, flat-woven cotton rugs made in India. They come in a variety of color combinations, pastels being the most popular. The designs on the rugs are geometric shapes, with animals, flowers and people woven in in a chiseled-looking fashion. Dhurries fit in well with most types of decor.
The key to getting a custom look from off-the-shelf area rugs is to combine several together, giving the appearance of a large, custom-sized version. While this project is easy to do, success depends on selecting the right materials - not just any area rug will work. Solids are easy to use; depending on the rug’s material, however, seams may appear prominent and detract from the intended illusion of one large solid piece. Textural rugs such as shag are often the best choice since the loose fibers of the shag hide the seams between each rug. Rugs with large-scale patterns make the most visual impact, especially since introducing a pattern into a cramped space can take focus off the lack of square footage and attract it to the bold pattern.
Before you start shopping for rugs, it is recommended that you first get the exact measurements of the area where you will be placing your rugs. You can mark the important areas and evaluate the volume of space in the particular room. You also need to know where you need to place the area rug you will be purchasing and evaluate whether it is feasible to place an rug in that particular area. If not, find another space where are rugs can be best placed.
When it comes to your kid’s room, the best rug is one that has pastel or bright colors. You should also opt for simple designs and materials that are easy to care for. The best example of this type of fabric or material is polypropylene, which is relatively easy to wash and clean. The area rug should also be resistant to stains. Or else, you can treat it with stain resistant products. Your child will not remain a kid forever, so refrain from buying rugs that have cartoon character designs. Instead, go for lively patterns with bright colors.