Area rugs can make your house come to life with flair and color. The very definition of an area rug is one that only takes up a certain amount of space. What it actually does is take this space and turns it into a space of noticeable beauty that brings the focus to everything around it. An area rug brings out the beauty of the natural décor around it. You cannot just walk into a store and pick up the first area rug you come to. You cannot just enter a website and click on the first area rug in the list. You have to make an informed decision. This means asking the right questions. What should you look for in an area rug?
• Quality and price
• Color and design
Watch For Rip offs Of Brand Names
Not all area rugs are created equally. Some area rugs are made from inferior materials and are not put together very well. These rip offs do not use the same material, the material that the originals use. They are like cheap Rolex imitations in that while they may bear the originals name, they are inferior products. A close inspection of the area rug will reveal the defects that even a layman can spot. Loose fitting seams or poor threading is a dead giveaway. Even the image, while pretty, may be slightly affected by the flaws. It is a good idea to do some research online if you want to purchase a specific brand or style, like Capel rugs. Do not pay for a name that does not have the quality for which they are known.
Know How Much Space You Need To Cover
Always know how much space you have to work with and how much of that space you wish to cover. If you are covering the floor to hide a defect, make sure your rug is large enough to hide the spot without placing furniture in an awkward area to center it on the new rug. It is okay for the rug to be larger than the furniture on it and the space needed. Area rugs come in sizes from 2 x 3 all the way to 15 x 18 and everything in between. No matter what your special needs, there is an area rug that is right for you.
Shape Is Important
The next criteria may take some thought and imagination on your part. You may want to move some furniture around to take a look at the entire area in your mind s eye. Try to imagine what shape of rug would be right for you. Is the standard rectangular shape what you need or do you feel an oval rug would better suit your needs. A small square room can be made to feel bigger with the oval shape. An oval shape looks great in a rectangular room, especially when placed lengthwise. A long room will look too narrow if the oval rug is placed sideways across the shortest span of the room.
Blend Or Contrast
If you put the original décor together, the odds are that you already know what color or design to avoid and what will blend into the room s scheme. However, if you want your room to pop, you may want to go with colors that stand out against the room s color scheme in stark contrast. An area rug is one of the few items that can pull this off and look good doing it. It is your room; you can get as creative as you wish. Remember that the only person that has to be happy with it is you!