Choosing a wall color is fairly simple. So is furniture. Go with toned down hues that blend into the cream-colored walls, carpets and all you are left to belabor over is the accessories. That is where the snags lie — in choosing area rugs, and decorative pillows. Pillows are a topic for another day, because as it turns out, the topic of area rugs is involved.
Tie Together Rooms
Get the right area rug, and no one really notices. If you get the wrong ones, people will offer to help rearrange your home, and may even trip over the oversized rugs. There are three basic points that are vital to get the right area rug for a home.
Choosing Well: A Guide To Pick Area Rugs
Many people like a space that features a focal point. It should be so fascinating that it detracts from old, uneven flooring, or some imperfections on the wall. While for many this in itself is a challenge, come back to the rug. It is one place to begin improving your home.
Read on to learn helpful tips to ease you through the design process. It can be fun picking area rugs, and should not feel like such a frightening chore. In the dining room, for starters choose a pattern to break up the big wooden table.
This is a hint at why Oriental rugs are so commonly used in dining rooms. While it is visually interesting it also is working hard to hide stains. This is typically why dark red and burgundy tend to be found in the dining room too. The pattern is beautiful and distracts and detracts wandering and curious eyes from any underlying stains.
For the bedroom, the rug needs to be comfortable. It needs to be comfortable to the feet. Most people spend a good time walking around barefoot and should feel comfortable.
If you have gone to fabric heaven on the upholstery and drapes, then step back and go with a solid color on carpets. Yet, if you have gone toned down and plain with the furniture, a patterned rug is the right touch. It matters as much the type of material you choose for the area rug as much as how they feel to the touch.
Hide And Prevent Stains
Take care the type of material you place in any room. For instance, the dining room must have stain resistant coatings and must be able to be steam cleaned or dry cleaned. While you should always pick a darker color to hide stains, be sure you can actually clean it. Many people choose wool because it is natural and takes well to cleaning. Sisal is another popular option but it must be replaced with a good frequency.
Meanwhile, the bedroom is one place where most people walk around in bare feet. Take care to choose pile that will not soak up oils, which give a stained appearance.
Measuring And Tabulating
In the living room, start by measuring where the furniture legs make contact with the rug. The point is to make sure that the front legs are all planted on the rug for every sitting space. The preference is to have the entire chair or chaise on the rug, but that is not always possible. Overall, what happens when the furniture is arranged with feet on the rug it gives the space a more pulled together feel.
In the sleeping quarters, the majority of the rug will tuck itself in under the bed. Though it depends upon all of the bedroom furniture, but it might be prettier to allow a few feet of rug stick out from under the bed.
If you can swing it, in the dining room, a good rule of thumb is to have six feet sticking out all about the table. It will give the dining chairs a chance to have all four of their feet planted on the area rug.
Alternatively, try to measure the whole dining room. Then subtract 1.5 feet from the total area measurements. This provides built-in proportionality for you. This makes sure that the right amount of area rug peeks out from under the table while providing a hint of the flooring as well.
Situating the right types of area rugs in your home will make the space more appealing and personalized. It plays a secondary function of protecting the floor underneath it while keeping it warm enough to walk on any time of Choosing a wall color is fairly simple. So is furniture. Go with toned down hues that blend into the cream-colored walls, and all you are left to belabor over is the accessories. That is where the snags lie — in choosing area rugs, and decorative pillows. Pillows are a topic for another day, because as it turns out, the topic of area rugs is involved.