Roux Maillet Area Rugs September 09, 2017 15:22:32
If you are placing a rug in your Family Room Great Room or any large area using one large area rug might just be what you might need. The only alternative is if in a very large room you might have several distinct seating areas. In this type of decorating you would use several smaller rugs to tie in your area. If the area rug is thick you should place a felt carpet pad under it to give a softer feel on the hardwood floor and protect it from foot impact that happens every time you step on the rug as well as hardwood floor damage from the weight of heavy furniture.
Now that youve decided what look you want you must decide on the fabric that suits the use of the room. Wool rugs are hugely attractive but can be difficult to clean if used in extremely high traffic areas. They are long-wearing lush and command respect and admiration so should be chosen for those areas where people sit and relax and in dining areas that are of a more formal nature. Spills on wool rugs are not a problem if they are blotted up quickly; wool rugs repel dirt and liquids not allowing them to absorb quickly into the fibers. The scales of the fibers make wool fibers resilient soft to the touch and tough. Wool rugs also dye easier and richer making them a striking focal point. Another natural fiber is cotton that makes a longwearing rug much like wool but of a lighter weight.
Choosing an area rug is quite a challenge considering the vast sizes shapes colors fabrics and designs. You must consider the purpose the rug will serve whether it will provide a splash of color/design for a small room or a great deal of color/design for a large space. If youre fortunate enough to be able to start with a blank palette then you can choose a rug that pleases you and build the room around its colors and designs. But if you already have furniture that you want to compliment then choosing the right rug is an important addition to draw your eye and yet make a subtle statement while uniting the elements of a room. Take into account your style and what types of rugs you admire in others homes and in stores that sell rugs. The color style and texture of your rugs will show your guests what feel you want to convey. Lighter rugs make the room seem cooler and larger while darker shades warm the room and form a cozy more intimate space.
When your furniture set is all angles and straight boring lines set them off with bright and abstract patterns. If your spacious living room has conversational grouping design provide it with a unified touch by picking out area rugs that have border patterns.
Laying and protecting your area rug. All area rugs that are placed on hardwood floors or laminate floors should be laid over top of a good non-slip underlayment which can prevent accidents. Having that extra underlayment under the carpet will also help in the protection of the underside of the area rug from the day to day wear and tare and will help to make it more soft and resilient. If you have a light area rug you can secure it by means of a special mesh backing or with the use of bonding strips. Another benefit of the area rug underlayment pad is it is useful if you are placing the area rug over an existing carpet. This will stop the area rug from creeping and wrinkling and it will also give you protection for the carpet if the area rug is prone not to be colorfast. Cleaning your area rugs should be done especially antique and Oriental with special care by laying an nylon screen over the rug and weighing down the screen so as to protect the rug from the vacuum. If you have high traffic then you should have the rug professionally cleaned. Rotating your area rugs will allow even wear. If there is a direct sunlight exposure then you should consider the proper window treatment that will protect the area rug from the harsh UV rays and the fading that can happen to your rugs.
Your Master Bedroom can be a decorating challenge. Like any other large room there are several options. Grandmas large heirloom rug can go under the bed or be a focal point in any room. This also depends on the size of the area rug. Any area rug can be placed on either side of the bed and another can be placed in the center of your seating area should your master bedroom have one. Depending on the thickness and condition of the rug determines if you use a thin waffle gripping pad or thicker felt pad over the hardwood floor.