/ accent rugs add color and style to any room - - But how
do you choose the perfect rug for you ?
Area rugs come
in many shapes and sizes and are sometimes known as accent rugs.
I like to think of accent rugs as area rugs with style. Whatever
you choose to call them the following simple tips will help
you choose the perfect rug every time.
The sizes of area rugs range from 3 x 5 feet to 12 x 15 feet.
They are used mostly as floor rugs but can also be fixed to
a wall or placed on a piece of furniture. You can use accent
rugs in a room to create the focal point, divide up the space
or define the flow of traffic.
Area rugs can be used in any room of your home, although
there are some simple rules you should follow. Think carefully
about the size of the room and how much of it you want to
cover. In a living room it is common to find accent rugs placed
under a coffee table. Here, you should ensure that it is large
enough to allow people sitting on adjacent sofas to rest their
feet on it.
Area rugs come from all corners of the world, with styles
and materials from hand made traditional oriental rugs to
the most up to date contemporary accent rugs, from wool rugs
to sisal rugs. When choosing the best material for your rug
consider the environment which it will be used in. Will it
face years of heavy feet ? Will it be endlessly soaked by
the kids ? Will you want to walk on it with your bare feet?.
Generally for floor rugs wool is the best choice with its
superior resilience over synthetic materials, however, kitchen
rugs need to be stain resistant and so a synthetic rug is
often the best choice. For a luxurious addition to any bedroom
floor chenille rugs are an excellent choice.
To best protect area rugs / accent rugs from wear, rug pads
should always be used. These should ideally be about one inch
smaller than the rugs they protect. This will ensure they
are not seen.
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