Interior Rug Buying Guide

Most of the times, adding little things or making few changes can make a great difference in your home decor. Be it a smaller room or a larger space, Interior rugs add beauty and elegance to the entire area. With various materials, sizes and designs available in the market, it can be tricky to find the ones that suits your need. It is important to understand the technicalities behind the different materials and weaving methods before buying a rug. Rugs are manufactured in three different methods as handwoven, bayonet and with machines.

Understanding the different sizes in rugs:

First among all, you need to determine the size of the area you want to cover with a rug. Are you planning to use them under a coffee or a dinner table or for covering an entire area? According to a rug buying guide from Lowe’s home improvement store, you can choose either 4′ × 6′ or 6′ × 9′ size rugs to use under a coffee table. If you want to use under a table in your dinning room, 8′ wide area rugs will be helpful, also goes well with most of the interiors.

Are you planning to cover the entire room with a rug? Do not worry. Interior rugs with a size about 8′ x 11′ are commonly used to cover the entire room. It is absolutely fine if you choose not to keep any table or furniture on top of the rug, but just use it as an additional decorative artifact. However, you should determine the size of the rug depending on the size of the table, surrounding furnitures and other home decor accessories in that particular area.

More information can be availed from http://www.lowes.com/cd_Interior+Rug+Buying+Guide_240885244_.

Recognizing the different materials and fibers in rugs:

Do you know that Persia, Tibet and Turkey compete very hard to lead among global exporters for rugs? Rugs from these places are quite expensive because most of them are handmade using expensive materials such as fine wool and rich silks. You can choose the material depending on how much you have allocated in your budget for rugs.

If you want to give a traditional or contemporary look to your interior, you can confidently go ahead with the rugs made of wool. Woolen rugs go well with the carpeted as well hardwood floors. Fabrica, the famous creators of carpets and rugs from California, recommends using professional cleaners certified by ASCR for cleaning woolen rugs. If you want to give a rich and elegant look to your interior, you can settle on with rugs made of rich silk. Most of the silk rugs are handmade, available in astonishing designs and shades, but obviously are very expensive.

If you have a low budget in mind, you can choose the cheaper rugs that are manufactured with the help of machines. Most of the times, polypropylene fiber, nylon mixed with a less quantity of wool are used in manufacturing a cheap rug. If you buy a cheaper rug, after a careful thought and analysis, you can be assured of a durability and quality that is equivalent to an expensive rug. With the cheaper rugs, it is very important to remember that you may have to compromise on the rich or elegant look.

Choosing the best rug color and design:

If you want to cover the entire room, the area rugs designed with a grand border will give a stunning look. Are you planning to leave some flooring space bordering the sides of the rug? In that scenario, you can choose the rug designed with or without a border, but be careful to leave equal sizes on all sides of the rug. Silk or woolen rugs with floral designs in rich shades of gold, beige, burgundy and red can revolutionize your interior into an elegant abode.

Do you want to convert your smaller room to a spacious one? If you answer ‘yes’, you should select a rug with a light color and design. If you want to have a cozier feel with your interior, then you should use the bright colored rugs with luxuriant designs. It is also important that you match your rug color with the color of the furnitures, curtains and other accessories in the room. If not all the colors, choosing a single color to be in par with the upholstery, wall papers and other home decor artifacts will give a sophisticated look.

Since you invest quality time and money before buying a rug, you get the return on your investment only by maintaining it well. Vacuuming, dusting it regularly and professionally cleaning it whenever necessary are the most important aspects to remember and follow for providing the rugs a longer life.

Reference:

http://www.lowes.com/cd_Interior+Rug+Buying+Guide_240885244_

http://www.countrycoach.com/downloads/pdf/care_cleaning/Fabrica%20Wool%20Rugs%20and%20Carpets.pdf

http://www.erugs.net/a748585-how-to-purchase-and-maintain-handmade.cfm