Decorating With Area Rugs
Whether you are decorating an empty room or putting the finishing touches on an existing room, a well chosen area rug can pull all the elements of the room together.
Rugs are a functional part of the room. They serve multiple purposes –
Protect existing floors, hide flaws in floors, warm up floors, absorb sound, or simply create personality. Today rugs are looked at as an art piece.
Some of the things to consider when looking for a rug:
What style is your room?
Casual, Formal, Contemporary, Traditional, Playful
What will the area be used for?
Family fun, Guests, Dining, Reading, Relaxing
Will this be a high traffic area?
High traffic area rugs should have some pattern, along with mid to dark tones, to help hide dirt.
What is the size of your room?
Lighter rugs will increase the perceived size of the room; darker rugs will create a warmer, intimate feel.
What is the construction of the rug?
Is it hand made or machine made? Hand made rugs typically cost more than machine made rugs
What is the fiber made of? Synthetic or Natural?
Synthetic: Acrylic, Olefin and Nylon
Natural: Wool, Cotton and silk
As a general rule, wool is very tough and is flexible in the way it can be made. The fiber choice will reflect the durability and price.
Does the design and color go with the rest of the room?
Does this all seem overwhelming? Bring your color swatches and fabric samples and come see us! We, at Geffre Interiors in Long Lake, MN, can help you plan your room and select your rug!
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