By Rohais Despres. Area Rugs. Published at Monday, February 19th, 2018 - 01:13:49 AM.
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.
The key to getting a custom look from off-the-shelf area rugs is to combine several together, giving the appearance of a large, custom-sized version. While this project is easy to do, success depends on selecting the right materials - not just any area rug will work. Solids are easy to use; depending on the rug’s material, however, seams may appear prominent and detract from the intended illusion of one large solid piece. Textural rugs such as shag are often the best choice since the loose fibers of the shag hide the seams between each rug. Rugs with large-scale patterns make the most visual impact, especially since introducing a pattern into a cramped space can take focus off the lack of square footage and attract it to the bold pattern.
The reason why it is very important to have the right size of rugs because choosing the wrong one can drastically change the appearance of the room, for example, if you will be using rugs 4x6 on a big living room, the small size of the area rug will be highlighted. Using a bigger area rug on a smaller room will also make it look crowded and vice versa. If your purpose of purchasing area rugs is to place it either in the kitchen or in your bathroom, rugs 4x6, 3x5, and 2x3 will be sufficient enough to meet your requirements. These sizes are the standard dimension for these areas in your home and for the much larger rooms like the living and dining rooms, rugs with dimensions of nine by twelve, eight by ten, and five by eight is enough. For your bedrooms, a four by six rug is suitable.
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.
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