By Rohais Despres. Area Rugs. Published at Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 - 18:11:03 PM.
There’s good reason area rugs should carpet a room. They’re practical, providing cushion, comfort and warmth over a concrete, tile or wood floor. But they also provide artistic value to a room’s design. Considered artwork for the floor, which acts as the frame, size does matter — and it’s often a big concern for the homeowner unsure of how to create that well-balanced space.
While there’s nothing wrong with randomly visiting a local store to select an area rug, it’s generally best to do your homework before doing any shopping. Area rugs come in such a wide range of styles and designs that choosing a single one can be positively overwhelming. A great way to simplify your search for the perfect area rug is by learning a little about a few of the most popular varieties that are on the market today. The following overview will give you a crash course on the most popular types of area rugs.
Bordered rugs. These are simply rugs of any size or shape with a base color in the middle and strips of border on the edges. The borders can be one strip in a coordinating color or several strips in two or three colors. Bordered rugs’ uses are innumerable. They can be put under cocktail tables, dining tables or an entire living-room set or used as a foyer piece. Prices will depend on the quality of carpet used, the shape of it and the number of borders tacked on the edges.
Oriental rugs. These rugs have always been a symbol of wealth, and rightfully so, as they’re quite expensive. They’re a great investment, as their value never decreases and sometimes increases. The purchase of an Oriental rug should be preceded by careful study of the varieties available. Most are handmade. Silk Orientals are often woven with real gold threads, adding to the value. Wool Orientals are less expensive, though still a good investment.
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