How to Get Rid of Pet Stains on Your Beautiful Area Rug

Who does not love our pets? We definitely all do. In fact, the American Pet Association estimates that Americans provide homes to more than 130 million animal companions. But with great companionship comes great responsibility and our pets do have a way of leaving their mark on our homes. If you’ve noticed an unwanted “gift” on one of your area rugs, there is no need to worry. You just need to take a deep breath, give your pet a big hug, and then tackle the stain like a pro.

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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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Arranging an Area Rug

If you are in the market for an area rug and want it to ideally highlight your décor, you will need to think about more than the materials, color and style.  You will also need to take shape and size into consideration.

Typically, a good rule of thumb is to allow for there to be 18 inches of bare floor space around the edges of the rug.  That being said, the location and size of the room also play a part in this.  The rule just mentioned is best used in rooms that are separated or closed off from the areas surrounding it, while rooms that are smaller might look best with less of the floor exposed.

Remember that rugs that are too small can make the room it is in appear to be smaller as well as bringing an overall uncoordinated look to the room.

Before you go out and make that rug purchase, take a good look at the room it will be going in.  Think about the size of the furniture, where the doorways are and how much sun the room gets.

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A Quick Overview of the Advantages of Natural Rugs!

Once upon a time somebody said that natural fiber area rugs have come to be the jeans of home interior design.  You can dress them down or up or even layer them.  They are easy to afford and since they made their debut, we are finding more and more of them everywhere.  It is time to face facts.  The natural fiber area rug is here to stay.

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