With so many choices in the types of area rugs that one can buy, how can you decide which one will work best for you? If you need help choosing, the ideas in this article will help you make the right decision when choosing a rug for the home.
There is something that you will need to do before you begin choosing an area rug for a certain location in your home, find out how much traffic the spot will get.
An ideal type of rug for a high-traffic area is one of high quality and durability. If the location is a low-traffic area, then you can choose a rug that perfectly fits your style without worrying so much about the quality and make of the rug.
Ask yourself, “Is the rug going to be the focal point of the room?” Opt for a rug that has a design or pattern on it, in order to call attention to it, if you decide on making it the focal point of the room. Conversely, choose a rug with a plain color or a simple design if your area rug is simply going to be in the background.
There are other things you have to take into consideration if you have pets or children. Having pets means that they can really do damage to the area rug, especially if they decide to make it their home. Pets and children mean that you should probably think about stain resistant rugs.
Before you even start shopping for the area rug you should determine how much money you will be willing to spend. Rugs also have a huge variety when it comes to price ranges, and it wouldn’t be good to overspend on a simple area rug. If you are looking for a nice rug that doesn’t cost too much, you can find them in the $50 range; however, a high quality area rug will cost you about a few thousand dollars.
If your budget is limited, you should consider choosing a synthetic area rug. You can spot an area rug by looking at the back of it. If the fibers are punched through like a carpet, then the rug is synthetic.
Though you probably will not get the quality of a wool rug when buying a synthetic one, you will definitely save money on them. If you need to replace your rugs every other year, you can do so, and have a new style, without having to spend too much money.
Determining how large the rug will be is important, and you should make sure to leave room between the rug and walls. Your area rug shouldn’t take so much space that it is touching the walls of the room. Your rug should have space between itself and the walls instead.
Take the dining room table for example, if you want a rug under it choose one that is about 4-5 inches larger, than the table itself, on each side. Doing this will make sure that there is an even border around the walls of the room, as well as ensure that there is enough room for the chairs to fit on the rug.
As long as you know what to look for and, how to pick out the perfect rug for your home, an area rug can really be a great addition to your home.
About the Author
Avo Barsoumian has been in the home flooring and interior decorating industry for over 25 years. He is the owner and manager of a popular flooring installation company in California. The offer the largest selection of elegant hardwood flooring, beautiful laminate flooring and plush carpeting under one roof. Searching for that perfect carpet pasadena for your new condo or los angeles flooring to update your older house? Then give Carpet Wagon a call.