A great rug adds more to a space than just color, pattern, or texture. Visually, it helps to ground furniture and define a space; functionally, it protects floors, absorbs noise, and provides plush padding underfoot.
SIZE OF RUG
It’s important to take room measurements with you when you go rug shopping so you can choose a rug that will physically fit in your room. Taking up every square inch of space in a room doesn’t look great. Furthermore, a small rug looks weird, too. You want the right amount of space around the oriental carpet and, ideally, you should only have rugs in areas where you’re likely to walk barefoot.
RUG COLOR & PATTERN
Area rugs are like unique artwork for your home flooring. They’re a great way to infuse some playfulness into a room. Don’t be afraid to choose something with color and pattern for your home. Furthermore, area rugs with bold patterns can be a lot of fun, but make sure that when you place furniture on them the designs aren’t totally covered up. Take furniture placement into account before you buy. Take a look into this video where talented interior designer chooses a few amazing rugs for her project.
MAINTAINING YOUR RUG
Once a year, turn your rugs 180 degrees. This will help prevent certain spots from fading or wearing more than others and will be more evenly throughout time. Today’s powerful vacuums will easily remove dirt and dust from a oriental carpet, but they can just as easily loosen or even tear a rugs fiber. To preserve your oriental carpet, try using vacuum attachments, which are gentler, especially around the binding or surging at the rug’s outer edges. Keep in mind that for the first few months after you set down a new rug, some shedding is normal and not a cause for concern.
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