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Useful Rug Decorating Tips

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

Area rugs are getting very popular for many different reasons. This may tie the theme of a room together, accent certain items which you have in a specific area, or even just protect the existing floor from busy traffic.

These ideas below might help you on noticing which area rug will fit your themes decor.

If you are someone who has wooden floors throughout the house and you’ve had enough but you don’t want to lay carpet, try an area rug. You don’t want to purchase one which covers the entire area but at least most of the middle of the floor to give it a warmer yet newer look! Keep about 8-10 inches of wood showing around the entire carpet so you get that great wood flooring yet visible but not so much as before.

You can brighten up a small area such as your kitchen, bathroom, or foyer with an accent rug. Use a rug pad underneath all rugs and will help keep your rug in place. Rugs wear from the bottom, not the top. This will help prevent slippage when standing on the rug as well. Using a rug bad will help keep your rug in great condition and allow it to last for many more years than expected.

If you have a great room but it needs some type of hype, add a great patterned rug into the space. This will brighten up the decor which is already present but also give it a great new texture presence in the design. If you already have a great focal point wall which has a great color painted on it, try finding an area rug which has this color in its pattern.

If you have decided to start your project from scratch make sure that you set the tone and the design of your room by selecting the patterned rug that you want to use. Next, find complimenting upholsteries along with wall colors. Remember often times opposites attract. If you are redecorating your room or your entire home, try to take a sample of your upholstery to the carpet store. Use color as your consideration and match it to the samples of the patterned rugs.

Before designing any room you want to make sure you have an idea on what you want the finished project to look like. This will determine the items which you need to purchase and exactly where you’re looking to place them in the room. If you have a larger room, try searching for an area rug with darker colors or even a busy trafficked room so it will hide dirt and stains if something would occur. Smaller rooms usually will look great with a small pattern and brighter colors to open the space up and make it seem larger than it actually is. Always remember area rugs are your friend not your enemy.

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