When planning to decorate your home, don’t forget about the floors. Most home owners only concentrate on wall decorations, making the space look disorganised and empty. Adding a rug to your room will not only keep your feet warm in winter, but it will tie the rest of your décor together more easily. Over the years, the technology used to make rugs has evolved tremendously. There are hundreds if not thousands of rug varieties in the market hence finding one that best suits your personal preferences will not be a problem.
Choosing a Rug
Here are some helpful tips to guide you when shopping for a new rug for your home. Remember, it always helps to go in with a plan to prevent impulse purchases!
This is one the main factors that you should put into consideration when making this all-important decision. Take measurements of the area that you intend to place the rugs before you start shopping. Spaces such as dining, bedroom, and living rooms need large rugs that can sit under all the furniture. On the other hand, you can purchase small rugs for placement at the middle of the room to create a cohesive feeling in the space, helping to blend your theme with other accessories in the room. Check out the handy video below on choosing the perfect rug size for your room.
The price tag on the rug is dependent on the material, size, and vendor. Compare and contrast the prices to find the rug that best suits your budget. If you have a large budget, go ahead and purchase a large rug that accommodate all the furniture in your room. Or if you only need a moderately sized rug, opt for a long lasting natural material like wool, it will cost quite a bit more but will stand the test of time.
On the other hand, if you are on a tight budget, go for a smaller rug that is enough to accommodate the front feet of the most essential furniture to define the area. Be on the lookout for cheap rugs as many retailers offer discounts that you can take advantage of to save money. Picking an acrylic, polypropylene, or polyester blended rug will reduce the cost of your rug purchase but may not last as long as some other materials available.
Understand your Personal Taste & Preferences
There is no point wasting money on a rug that does not resonate with your personal taste and preferences. Take the time to understand your personal taste and style to make an informed decision that isn’t immediately followed by buyer’s regret. For instance, take a closer look at the design of the rug. If you home has a muted design, you can choose a rug that has special colours and features to make the room stand out.
Here are a few of our favourite rug collections we’ve found in our research, we have tried to stick with a bit of a traditional theme to give you an idea of the different materials and costs for each rug type with the same core design.
Rug Culture Nitro Rug Range
This modern rug has a rich blue color to compliment other home accessories in your living room. It is made from high quality polypropylene material and constructed using modern machines hence quality is guaranteed. Though durable, it is recommendable to make sure that any spillage is cleaned immediately to prevent staining. Never rub the spill, as this will force the spill deep into the rug’s material. Instead, blot using a clean white cloth or absorbent cloth to suck up as much moisture from the spillage spot as possible. If the stain is still visible after doing this, consider hiring a professional cleaner to clean it for you using modern equipment such as the vacuum cleaner. Catwalk Rugs have traditional rugs that we haven’t seen anywhere else so we highly recommend you take a peek!
Silver Traditional Collection
Special colours and patterns to enhance the elegance of your living spaces. Three of the highlights that set these traditional rugs apart from other conventional rugs are the unique style, floral and classical designs. Just like the previous collection, this one is made from high quality, durable material. Be sure to clean it regularly to promote its durability and retain its beauty.
Traditional Persian rugs can give your room a unique touch of class and elegance. They’re made from high quality woolen material and masterly constructed using modern machines to enhance their quality and durability. Due to the material and tightness of the knot, the rugs require little maintenance as compared to other rugs. However, it is recommended to use an electric sweeper to get rid of dust and food particles. Spills should be cleaned off immediately as the material is prone to staining. It’ also important to point out that they are ideal for homes that have dogs and cats as these pets cannot destroy it as it is tightly woven. In addition, you can install it in high traffic areas without worrying about its durability.
Traditional Vintage Rugs
One of the main reasons why vintage rugs have remained popular and maintained a clean reputation is their versatile characteristics. That is, they can blend perfectly with virtually any surrounding. For instance, the beautiful patterns and hand woven designs make a bold statement in the home or office, while seamlessly blending with any décor. When looking for your rug, most online rug stores will either be able to offer you a custom size or a range of sizes so don’t settle with a size you’re not 100% happy with, shop around! With such a huge number of options to choose from including different sizes, colours, materials, patterns and more you just need to choose a rug that best suits your needs and preferences.
So there you have it, selecting a rug for your home in a nutshell. As long as you stay within budget and true to your personal taste and style you’re sure to find yourself the perfect rug to match your space!
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