Color Coordination: Your Rug vs. Your Floor

 

When you add an area rug to a space, you can completely transform the entire look of it.  The color of your floor and the color of the area rug you will place on it need to work cohesively in order to control the overall focus of the space.  They will either become the primary focal point of the room or they will be understated enough to give the other items in the space a chance to shine. Here is a quick look at how you can choose the right color of the area rug to go with the color of your flooring so that the entire space gets a brand new look. Continue reading “Color Coordination: Your Rug vs. Your Floor”

What is the Best Area Rug for the Kitchen?

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Many of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen, whether preparing food for our families or entertaining friends. The best area rugs for a kitchen are comfortable to stand on, durable, won’t be easily damaged by moisture, and which are relatively easy to clean. There are a number of natural area rugs made to take the high traffic and spills that one would expect in a kitchen. Seagrass, for example, is particularly suited to a kitchen environment, although there are other materials that can work there as well.

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Living Room Rug Sizes

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What Size Rug Is Best for the Living Room?

Choosing the best rug size for your living room doesn’t need to be a challenge once you understand the role that your living room rug serves. Traditionally, an area rug acts as a visual foundation to pull specific furniture pieces together into one cohesive unit. When considering what size rug is right for your living room, you’ll want to take into account the size of the room, the furniture that you’re trying to tie together, and how you’re trying to define different areas in the room. In most cases, the standard living room rug size is 8′ x 10′ or larger, although smaller rugs can work in certain circumstances.

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How To Clean A Wool Rug

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Wool rugs are some of the softest and most beautiful area rugs that you can buy, but many people are concerned about how to clean a wool rug properly. Fortunately, wool naturally repels water, allowing you to quickly blot away small spills and minimize stains. To keep your rug clean, avoid tracking dirt on it as much as possible, vacuum regularly but with caution, and treat any messes immediately, before they have a chance to set. You should schedule a professional wool rug cleaning every year or two to return your rugs to their best appearance.

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Rug Sizes – What’s Right for Your Home?

Buying rugs for your home should be simple, right? You find a fiber and pattern or color that you like, you buy a rug, you put it on the floor. While it’s certainly possible to buy a rug this way, you’ll quickly realize that there are a lot of different rug sizes available, and it isn’t always easy to know which size will look best in your home. Area rugs are very effective at defining spaces within a room, so think about the look you’re trying to achieve, the size of the room, and the arrangement of your furniture when considering which area rug sizes will look best.

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Keeping Your Natural Fiber Rug Clean

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Natural fiber rugs, such as those you can find at Natural Area Rugs, can be a fabulous way to bring an organic and natural feel to any interior design.  Most of the time, these rugs will be made from materials such as jute, sisal, wool, or seagrass, and because of these natural fibers, they can’t be cleaned in the same way as your everyday, run of the mill, carpets and rugs that are made from synthetic materials.  By taking the following measures to clean them, you will be ensuring that your natural fiber rugs will look fantastic for many years.

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