Good padding is essential. It reduces rug wear, improves vacuuming, and absorbs noise and traffic impact. Think color. Rugs don't have to mirror the colors in furniture upholstery or window treatments. Instead they can complement those colors. Remember that rugs in lighter colors will make rooms seem larger, while rugs in deeper colors make a room feel more cozy.
Use shapes and patterns to add more effect. As a general rule, round patterns or patterns with circles tend to give flow. So too are round area rugs. Square or rectangular patterns or rugs will tend to give definition. Select the pattern or shape that is most appropriate for the look you are trying to create.
If you use them on your walls, a good idea is to place them where the light is brightest. The brighter shades will tend to absorb the light so you want as much lighting over them as possible. Consider framing the rugs you want to hang on your walls. You can get custom frames made that will give these modern rugs even more definition against the wall.
One of the most popular variety of area rugs are Persian rugs. This kind of oriental area rug is handmade in virtually limitless color combinations and intricate patterns. The art of Persian rug construction dates back to ancient times, making these rugs highly admired for their artistry and technique. These types of rugs are also enjoyed for their use of natural fibers, usually high-quality, handspun wool.
By adding an area rug to your home you can spice up the dull looking floors, add some color and character to a room, and add a warm touch for your feet on those cold winter days. Wood floors and the right patterns and styles of floor covering complement one another amazingly well; wood floors are elegant and easy to clean and offer a variety of options to accentuate the character of a room with wooden flooring and also act as a source of warmth for the feet on cold winter days.
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