Imagine the desired total look of the room. Do you want a room that's organized or a room rich with colors or texture? If you start with a totally empty room, choose an area rug, then paint or wallpaper the walls in colors to match it.
Keep in mind the area rug has to fit the room. Think how the room is used, how much traffic the area gets and who will view it under what light. For high traffic areas such as hallways and foyers, you may want a tough, decorative rug.
If you start with furniture, choose an area rug to pick up the colors used in your furnishing pattern. The fundamentals of a rug design can be more included into the overall design.
Size up the dimension of the room and the area you want to cover up. The most common area rug sizes are 4x6 and 6x9feet. They work well under small tables.
An 8x11 foot area rug or bigger can cover an entire room. Smaller area like in front of a kitchen sink adds color and warmth. A rug with a courageous, overall design can be the focal point of a room with furniture's in solid or passive patterns.
Light colored area rugs make a room look more open. Choose a rug that will execute well, with the right grouping of thickness and fiber. The denser the mound, the better your area rug will be.
Synthetic yarns, nylon, polyester, acrylic, and polypropylene, and the naturals wool and cotton, are durable, soft, and easy to clean. Your area rug should not only look great, it should perform well, too.
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