A new Hampden rental home wouldn’t be complete without the perfect rug. However, choosing and buying rugs can be difficult. Things to consider are size, material, and colors. This might complicate the rug-buying process a bit. But it doesn’t need to be. Pay attention to the following tips so that you can pick out the right rug for your rental home.
Choose the Right Size and Shape
What rug shape should you choose? What size do you need? Whatever size you choose, just make sure that it’s the exact one that your space needs. If it’s too small, the space will look lonely. A rug that’s too large, on the other hand, will make the space feel cramped. To identify what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. It’s always a good idea to leave some visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. Remember this when going for a runner or other walkway rug.
Choosing rugs for other rooms can be quite the challenge, though. However, there are key things you should take note of. 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. Round rugs go really well with round tables! Bedroom rugs can come in any shape, as long as you utilize them fully under your bed, with enough space to walk on all sides.
Choosing Material and Weave
Since the size and shape have been decided, think about what 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. Synthetic fibers are your go-to when looking for durable rugs. 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 rug’s weave will depend on your choice.
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. However, if your furniture is neutral, you can go for a rug that will brighten up the space.
Function and Maintenance
In conclusion, always remember to identify what your rug is for so that you’ll know what kind of cleaning and maintenance it needs. A lot of rugs are expensive and not easily replaced. Just make sure that you go with one 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. Nonetheless, don’t overlook getting yourself a rug pad to keep your wonderful rugs in place. Loose rugs are a common cause of falls and injuries inside the home. Always think of safety, as well.
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