Furniture may set the tone of a room, but there are many different interior design elements that affect the style and theme of a space. While table lamps provide task lighting and throw pillows lend a degree of comfort to an already cozy sofa, the easiest way to improve a room is to use area rugs. Here are a few things to remember when searching. Floor coverings come in different shapes, colors, and sizes. Before heading to the store or browsing online, identify the room s theme. This will help narrow down patterns and colors into the ones that best suit the room. In fact, eye-catching area rugs may even provide ideas for decorating the rest of the room.
Area rugs are often intended to define and delineate space. If your rug is too big for the area you are decorating you will be tempted to tuck the edges of the rug under your heavier pieces of furniture. When heavy furnishings are placed on an area rug they can often cause bunching and wrinkling where the furniture legs are indenting their selves into your rug. This can cause the most beautiful and expensive rugs to look cheesy and warped. Indents, wrinkles and warping of rugs from heavy furnishings can also become more permanent.
Wool Fiber that has been shorn from New Zealand sheep is the best fiber for an area rug. Why a New Zealand sheep? Because they have been bred to produce "carpet quality" wool fiber. An area rug of New Zealand wool fiber will be soft on the feet and extremely durable. Most stains are not a problem; simply blot gently with clear warm water for best results. An area rugs density will play an important role in its life and performance. A flimsy cotton or olefin (polypropylene) rug or a runner without a secondary backing is nothing but trouble. A rug without sufficient density will wrinkle, warp, buckle and bunch. Not to mention the battle for possession that takes place when you try to vacuum it. The vacuum almost always wins this battle as you try using your feet to keep it under submission and out of the suction tube. I dont know anyone who enjoys constantly adjusting and straightening their rugs. If you buy a rug with sufficient pile density (or weight) it will remain where you place it and behave when you vacuum. I prefer rugs of at least 12mm. Especially if they are to be placed over wall-to-wall carpet. Buy a dense rug and let gravity keep it in position and under control.
Closing Thoughts Regardless, there are many ways to use a small round rug and a couple options for where to find the perfect rug at a price that doesnt break your budget. Round rugs arent as common as square or rectangle rugs, but they can be found with a bit of effort and research. Shopping online is smart, and most legit companies will allow the buyer to return a rug if it doesnt work as planned. Be sure to check the return and exchange policies, as well as if there is free or at least affordable shipping. Anyone can get a great deal this way.
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