Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to Select an Area Rug

Area rugs are becoming so popular in western cultures and in particular black rugs are now being used to make a distinctive style statement in the center of a room. Black rugs used to be hung on walls as they were thought to be too costly and of high quality to be placed on the floor. Now, aside from black, there are so many colors, designs, patterns, quality and styles to choose from it become overwhelming. It is very important you select the correct area rugs for your home no matter what the d├ęcor. You can choose from traditional to contemporary designs to achieve that perfect look.

Here are some tips that you can follow in order to select a great area rug.

  1. Design. When selecting the design then think about the statement the rug will make in the room. Are you going to use it as a standalone rug or underneath a coffee table or other furniture? Select a rug that matches the other colors in the room so this way it will tie the room together.
  2. Color. When you are looking for that perfect area rug for a room with light or dull colors then select a rug that is either black, dark brown or has a brown border. If you have not used black anywhere else in the room then this dark rug will look perfect in the room. Another tip would be just to choose your favorite color and add white to it. However, if you are looking for a rug or ways to make a room look more spacious then a white or soft colored wool rug is just what you need.
  3. Size. If you are looking for an area rug for a bigger room then placing the rug in the middle of the room will define a room's space. Then you can place furniture around it and it should measure 4'x6' or 6'x8'. If you are looking for a rug to place on a hardwood or tiled floor then make sure that you are leaving at least eight inches of free space on all sides of the rug. A rug that measures 8'x11' or bigger is ideal for dining rooms, living rooms or family rooms. 3'x5' to 4'x6' is the perfect measurement for area rugs if you are looking to place them in a kitchen, bathroom, entrance or underneath a table. However, it is very important to remember that you should always choose a rug that you love and that catches your eye and do not choose a rug just because you think it will look right in the room.

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