A new Locust Grove rental home wouldn’t be complete without the perfect rug. However, choosing and buying rugs can be difficult. You have to consider the size, the type of material, and the colors. This can turn the rug-buying process into something more complicated. But it doesn’t need to be. A few tips can easily help you determine which rug best suits your rental home.
Choose the Right Size and Shape
What rug shape should you choose? What size do you need? The perfect rug is also the perfect size for the space you want to put it in — make sure you get the measurements right! If you pick a rug that’s too small, your space will end up looking awkward. Too large, though, and it will feel stuffed. To find out what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. It’s always a wise decision to leave visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. Especially when deciding on a runner or walkway rug, it’s good to keep this in mind.
Choosing rugs for other rooms, however, is a bit more challenging. Regardless, it’s best to know a few details that can help. For living rooms, measure the seating area and choose a rug that will be big enough to place at least the front legs of your furniture on it. For dining areas, make sure the rug is big enough to hold both the table and the chairs while allowing room for someone to sit comfortably without the chair legs falling off the rug. If you have round rugs, you can pair them with your round tables. Bedroom rugs can be any shape; just make sure they’re big enough under the bed, and big enough to have space around it to walk on all sides.
Choosing Material and Weave
After looking for your preferred size and shape, you can start looking for the kind of material and weave you want. Rugs can be made from many materials, from synthetic fibers and artificial silks to natural fibers and wool. If durability is what you’re after in a rug, synthetic fibers are the way to go. If luxury is more your style, you can get a silk or wool rug. Each of these materials also tends to come in various weaves, from low-pile rugs that are essentially flat to high-pile or plush rugs that can feel soft as a cloud under your feet. The type of weave will all rest on your personal preference.
Color and Pattern
It can be very difficult to choose the color and pattern of a rug. The color of your rug, after all, will decide and set the tone for the entire room. To choose a color and pattern, make sure you take into account the rest of your belongings. If you have a lot of color and pattern in your furniture and other décor items, consider choosing a rug with a neutral color or subtle pattern to pull the room together. Regardless, if your furniture is neutral, you can go for a rug that’s going to brighten up your space.
Function and Maintenance
And, don’t forget to get rugs for specific purposes. Knowing what each is for will allow you to know what type of cleaning and maintenance each rug will need. A lot of rugs are expensive and not easily replaced. So, choose a rug that fits your lifestyle and your ability to maintain it. A luxurious rug can serve your space well, as long as it’s not in a high-traffic area. Also, it’s wise to get rug pads to keep your rugs in place and not easily moved around. Loose rugs are responsible for a lot of falls and injuries — so, best to keep safety a priority, too.
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