Decorating with Rugs in Every Room

A good rug can help set the mood for any room in your home. Choosing the best rug for a room depends on the room you are designing. Rugs help define a space and add color and texture to a room. Rugs are the perfect design element because not only do they come in hundreds of sizes colors and textures, but they can fit into literally any interior design style.

Finding the Best Rugs for Bedrooms

Your bedroom is your escape, a place of peace and and tranquility. When placing a rug in the bedroom, you want to avoid loud colors and bold patterns to prevent disturbing the peace of the room. Choose rugs with a soft, warm, neutral colors, or a color that makes you feel calm and relaxed. You also want to choose a rug that is comfortable on the feet and visually appealing to the room. The perfect rug absorbs sound and makes the room much more peaceful.

Living Room Rugs are the Best

The rug in your living room is your chance to make a bold statement. In your living room you can choose any style of rug with any color and any patterns as long as its within the living rooms core design scheme. However, the rug shouldn’t be the focal point of the room either; it should never be the dominating element in the room. A good rug looks like it belongs there. When selecting the size, you should never choose a rug so small that it only fits under one piece of furniture, such as the coffee table, but instead choose a rug that all pieces of living room furniture can fit on nicely without being crowded.

Daring Dining Room Rugs

The rug in your dining room is the focal point. Choose a rug that is easy to clean and is stain resistant, since food stains are more than likely. Nylon rugs are a great option for this room because they are easy to clean and maintain. They also come in a variety of styles and colors making it easy to find the right rug for this room. Dining rooms are the gathering place for holidays and family events, so a good rug can go a long way in this room. Don’t skimp out when decorating and choose a good rug for this space.

Beautiful Bathroom Rugs

Bathroom rugs are a must, but a good one can be tricky to find. You want to choose a rug that is mildew resistant to avoid having to replace it every couple of months. You also want to choose a size that makes the rug fit perfectly in front of the tub or shower. A good rule of thumb is to choose a bathroom rug that is only an inch smaller than the length of the tub or shower. You can also choose a matching rug for in front of the sink or go with one large rug to cover the whole area if your bathroom isn’t very big. You can buy a small cheap bath mat, but they aren’t very decorative and certainly don’t last very long.

Rugs have a place in any room and often times the perfect rug is hard to find. Don’t just settle for a rug that looks okay; find one that looks perfect in your home. If you are happy with the colors, style and textures, you will be more willing to invest in a good rug as opposed to settling for a cheap idea of a good quality rug. What room will you decorate first?

3 Tips To Lay A Rug Over A Carpet

If you feel your home could use a nice change, you could try out layering area rugs over wall-to-wall carpets. There are many reasons why you may want to use an area rug over a carpet: you can hide bad spots or stains on the carpet without having to replace it, personal touch, or just experiment with different textures and depths. Whatever the reason, if you’re thinking about getting an area rug over a carpet, keep these tips in mind to help you get started.

Experiment with colors and patterns

As a rule of thumb, you should start by pairing rugs and carpets according to their tones: warm tones (such as browns, yellows, reds, and greens) go together, and the same goes for cool colors (such as pinks and blues). If your carpet is plain, you can try out a rug with a bold pattern to create a dramatic look and the style of the room. However, try not to mix patterned carpets with rugs. This combination tends to be too much, and it doesn’t add interest to the rug. Since the broadloom is harder to replace than area rugs, you can move them around and try out different combinations that infuse the room with visual interest.

Keep the rug in place

Area rugs can move around on the carpet just as they move on hardwood floors. Depending on the material of the carpet and the rug, the latter will move more or less, but it won’t stay in place. But instead of sliding around like on a smooth surface, on a carpet they tend to wrinkle and ripple, which can be present a tripping hazard. This happens because the rug doesn’t slide entirely on the carpet. One section of the rug moves while the rest remains in place. To prevent this, you may anchor the rug in place with furniture. For example, put the front legs of sofas or chairs on top of the rug to frame the sitting area. Depending on how heavy your furniture is, you might want to anchor the rug with furniture on all sides. Another option is rug pads. These are non-slip pads designed to keep rugs in place above smooth surfaces or broadloom. There are pads specially made to keep area rugs from moving over carpets. But they also prevent color transfer from the backing of the rug to the carpet and reduce friction.

Protect your carpet

Besides using rug pads, area rugs and runners can work wonders to help preserve your carpet. For example, you can protect the carpet on your stairs from wear and tear with a runner rug, but make sure to secure the rug to the floor and not just the carpet. You’ll also need stair rods to keep the runner rug in place over your stairs. Similarly, you can place a runner rug over a hall or another high traffic area. To keep the edges of the rug in place, try out rug grips. They’re plastic or rubber pieces that are placed on the back of the rug to keep its edges from wrinkling and curling up.

Area rugs can be a great addition to a carpeted room. They can help protect the carpet and provide a whole new look to the room with extra colors and textures. Make sure to keep the rugs in place with pads, stair rugs, and grips to reduce the risk of slipping or tripping.