Tips to Buy a Perfect Area Rug
There’s a method to buy area rugs. You need to move step by step to buy the perfect rug.
Few pointers to get the perfect rug:
- Select the price range. Decide on the amount of money that you would like to spend on carpeting your house.
- Decide in which room you have to place the rug. Who will be the main user of the rug and how much traffic will it get at the given place.
- Decide on the color. Dark deep colors make a room cozy while light color gives a wider look to the room.
- Don’t forget the right padding. Padding makes it easy to vacuum the rug and reduces the wear and tear of the rug.
- Select a dense rug with a nice durable fabric.
- Most importantly, select a rug that compliments your home décor on the whole. It shouldn’t be a completely different element of the house but should merge with the interior and yet make the room beautiful with its presence.
Tips to buy the perfect rug:
Choose the right color, shape and the right size rug:-
Color is the most important factor in choosing a rug. A color can enhance the room’s elegance or can make it look dull. So be careful while selecting the color. See if the rug color will suit your wall color and compliment the furniture. If your house is furnished in bright colors or in dark colors then you should go for light colored rug. On the other hand if your home décor is light colored or in pastel shades then opt for a darker or a vibrant color tone for the rug. Rug color would also depend on the size of the room they will be placed in. For a small sized room, select a light colored rug. Light colors are known to give a wider look to the room. Dark colors are preferred for comparatively bigger room. The choice of the person who would be looking at the rug for most of the time also matters a lot. Like for kids room, go for vibrant colors which will bring brightness to the room thus giving a fun feel to the room. While for a teenage kid, go for funky colors and prints. Dark shades which bring coziness to the room are best suited for couple bedroom.
Another important factor in getting the look right is the shape of your rug. Area rug comes in many different shapes. Select a rug which will complement the size of your room. Ditch the regular rectangle shaped rugs if your room is smaller in size, instead go for round or oval shaped rugs for such rooms. For your long narrow hallways and your stairways, opt for a runner rug in a color complimenting the walls.
Select a proper sized rug. Don’t select too small a rug or too big for the selected room. Your rug should not look out of the place. If the room size is small then don’t go for a large area rug. You can use 2 to 3 smaller custom size area rugs instead. This will give a layered and wide effect to the room.
Type of Fabric and pricing:-
Rugs are available in a wide range of fabrics in the market. Select a fabric as per your needs and usage. The type of fabric depends on the room to a certain extent. You can select from varied varieties of natural and synthetic fibers. Woolen and silk rugs are suitable for bedrooms. Woolen being a natural fiber is highly durable and gives a soft and cozy feel. Silk is also a natural fiber and comparatively expensive than wool. Silk is also durable and is known to add elegance and royalty to the room. Another natural fiber for area rugs is bamboo. Bamboo is the most Eco-friendly fiber as it grows faster. It is cheaper than any of the natural fibers. Bamboo is one of the best options for places with high moisture like kitchen, bathroom, etc, because of its durability and its quality to resist water and stains. Synthetic fibers have high durability compared to natural fibers. They are more resistant to water, stain and dust. They are easier to clean and are a very good option for places that get high foot traffic. Keep in mind the amount of traffic the rug will see while selecting the fabric.
Style and pattern:-
Decide on what style you want to incorporate in your house. This will depend on your current home décor. If you are renovating the whole place then you have the freedom to choose any style. You can give a traditional touch or a contemporary look to your room as per your choice and moods. Go classy with Persian rugs or Iranian rugs to add a touch of traditionalism. But if you like the modern cuts and styles more than get a chic contemporary rug for the perfect look. And then there are transitional rugs for people who like to keep a balance between traditional designs and contemporary patterns. Select one as per your choice and your home décor. The rug pattern should complement the house.
Easy on maintenance:-
Your work doesn’t end at getting a perfect rug installed in your home. Maintaining a rug’s good health is also very important for its long life. Some simple measures can assure your rugs good maintenance. Vacuum the rug on regular basis no matter what fabric it is. If the rug is of the size which you can pick up easily then shake it outside to brush off the dust. Clean the stains immediately with a damp cloth; do not rub the stain as this will make it penetrate more into the fabric. Use carpet cleaners according to the fabric you have. If the rugs are too big to handle or it is of an expensive material like silk, then you can also call for professional help.
Rug hunting can be an interesting experience. Just follow these simple tips and get that perfect rug for yourself.