By Ernesta Imma. Rugs. Wednesday, January 10th 2018, 15:37:46 PM.
Room-Size Rugs. When choosing room-size rugs, a good rule of thumb is to measure the room and ensure there will be approximately 18 to 24 inches of space between the rug and the wall on each side. This will help you achieve a balanced look that is not crowded or overbearing. If you are using the rug to cover a hardwood floor, this also allows some of the beauty and sheen of the base flooring to add a touch of elegance to the room by providing your guests with a glimpse of the wood around the borders of the space.
Know what room you want it to be positioned so as to know a rug's function; whether it stands as a mere floor covering or a wall décor. Pondering on a rug's function will allow you to consider the material of the rug. For rooms with heavy foot traffic like living rooms and dining areas, choose a rug that is made with fibers that are resilient to dirt and stains; specifically natural fibers like wool. If you wish to use an area rug as a wall décor (like tapestries), choose rugs made of natural silk; since silk tends to last better than other natural materials because of its delicate and lustrous quality.
Just about any home can be improved with the use of area rugs of good design and quality. These bound carpets come in many sizes from 2 feet by 3 feet to room size or common sizes like 6 foot by 9 feet or 4 feet by 6 feet. They come round, square, rectangular, oval and in runners for steps and hallways. Wall to wall carpet in 12 and 15 foot goods can be cut and bound into area rugs or the makers can weave or tuft these small carpets as the end result. Where ever you need a little break from hard surface flooring, or to cover a worn area in carpet, consider adding an area rug.