Ninon Doucet Area Rugs January 26, 2018 19:33:02
Taking care of the area rugs in your home doesnt have to involve a lot of time or expense. By keeping these common-sense tips in mind you can enjoy the fabulous benefits of stylish rugs for a very long time.
Choosing a Rug for Living Rooms. Among the rooms within your house the living room is perhaps the most common area where you can throw in an area rug. Your choice rug does not only cover the floor it also makes the space seem brighter and wider. The colors and patterns of the rug are capable of providing different effects within your house. You can make your living room look more formal or more cheerful depending on the design or tones of the area rugs. If you want to make this part of your house seem bigger refrain from buying rugs that have huge patterns. On the other hand do not put in a rug with small patterns to your huge living room. This will only make the area seem cluttered. If the lighting of this area is dark make it bright and sunny with colorful rug colors like yellow and orange.
Vacuuming the Back of the Rug - Many times people forget to vacuum the backs of the rugs in their homes. While you dont need to vacuum the back of each area rug every time you should try to do so on occasion. After all grit dirt dust and debris can slide beneath an area rug; over time those things can damage the structural integrity of a rug from below.
The first thing you need to do is determine which pad if any you need to use. Pads for area rugs comes in many types and have many uses. Some of the available pads are gripping pads that dont let the rug skid felt for extra softness (in some areas felt can make a rug slide or move around unless you have a heavy piece of furniture on it) polyurethane or sponge rubber. Polyurethane and sponge rubber are the least used. Sponge rubber can leave marks on the hardwood floor and polyurethane can decrease the airflow under the floor causing possible damage to the hardwood floor. Each of these pads has a use and reason for this use.
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.