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Tips to Decide an Area Rug Size

January 2, 2014

Choosing an area rug that will suit your needs and the needs of your home is a difficult task if you don’t know what size you’re looking for. Check out these simple rules and save yourself and your home from a fashion disaster.

Decorating with rugs should be a simple, fun task that makes your home look beautiful and new, even if that’s the only thing you change. But if you’re unaware of the simple little tips and tricks that make using rugs as décor superb looking you may end up with more of a fashion faux pas on your hands than anything else. One of the biggest mistakes people make when selecting area rugs for their homes is purchasing the wrong size area rug. Here are some ways you can determine what size area rug you need for your home so you can avoid overdoing it or under-doing it.



Dining room—When you’re decorating the dining room, there are simple rules to follow with your rug:

· The legs of your dining chairs should always stay on the area rug. Whether you are seated in the chair or pulling it away from the table to seat yourself or stand up, all four legs should be on the rug at all times.

· Add at least 4 feet to the length of your dining room table and 4 feet to the width.

· You will most likely need an 8 foot wide area rug, but remember, with the additional 4 feet, it could be wider.

In the living room, den or other social room—Where there’s a social room, there’s a need for an area rug and here what’s you need to do to be successful:

· An area rug under a coffee table should be able to easily accommodate all four legs.

· The area rug should be no more than a couple of inches wider and longer than the furniture in its space.

· As an accent piece, there should be a few inches of flooring between the area rug and the furniture, like couches, etc.

Rugs that cover an entire room—Decorating with rugs gets tricky when you decide to use one to cover your entire room. But for the most effective look remember:

· Equal borders are the key to your success. When you lay your area rug out in the room, you should try to have equal amounts of the flooring beneath showing on all four sides where possible.

· In the case of a full room area rug, it’s okay for some permanent furniture to have front legs on and back legs off, as long as it doesn’t make the furniture wobble or make the design seem unbalanced.

· Measure your room and try to be proportionate in your rug selection. If your room is 11’ x 15’ you should not select a rug that is 10’ x 14’. Instead reduce the rug in inches of 2 until you create the look you want. If you start with odd numbers you should end with odd numbers, and the same goes for even numbers.

Remembering, the size of the area rug you choose can make or break your theme in your room so pay attention and pick the size that best suits your needs.

Rugs for Luxury

January 2, 2014

A luxury rug is a great addition to any room. These rugs are unique in color and design. Each rug offers a bright color that looks warm and feels warm too. Luxury rugs originally come from China, Tibet, India, and Pakistan. Weaving is part of art. Each rug is handmade. They are made up of countless numbers of knots. These rugs are created by experienced weavers. It could take anywhere from a few months to over a year to create each masterpiece, it depends on how many knots are tied per square inch. Because they are handmade they are very expensive but they are worth every penny.



When shopping for area rugs you will find that there are several different types to choose from. No matter which type you look at there is nothing that compares to a handmade rug.

The different types of area rugs include:

Hand-Knotted Rugs: There is so much time that goes into a hand-knotted rug. The creator uses cotton strings that are tied to a frame. A tuft is created by the looping of pile yarns are placed onto the rug. This process takes so long.

Hand-Tufted Rugs: This type of rug requires stretching the cotton canvas onto a frame and then pushing pile yarns through using a hooking tool. This is cut so it forms a tuft. There are no knots in this type of rug. These rugs do not usually have fringes so they are less expensive than the other rugs.

Flat-Woven Rugs: The process is similar to the other means of making rugs except for when the cotton warps are strung they are threaded back and fourth which can create the flat pile. They can be reversible too. These are considered the least expensive handmade rugs.

It’s important to realize what kind of treasure you have when you own a luxury rug. A luxury rug is often called an heirloom. This type of rug requires careful care.

Entering the Magical World of Area Rugs

January 2, 2014

Welcome to my velove site. Today I want to share about rug. For sheer beauty and style; functionality and durability, nothing can match fabulous area rugs. In recent times, area rugs have become all the rage and many people are replacing wall to wall carpeting with wooden floors covered by area rugs in all colors, reversing a trend that began in the 1960s when wood floors were covered up with wall to wall carpeting.

There are many different types of area rugs to choose from. Walking into a store to buy an area rug without knowing the difference could very well have you tied up in knots.



Here then is an introduction to the fascinating and exotic world of area rugs. Mix and match them or use them all by themselves to make a style statement all your very own. Area rugs are versatile and can be used anywhere for any purpose; the only thing you cannot do is use them as flying rugs.

Persian Rugs

These are the top of the line when it comes to area rugs. Still made in Iran and Iraq as they have been for thousands of years, these rugs are intricate in design and extremely colorful. In addition to being used as floor coverings, they are equally stunning when used as wall hangings. Persian rugs come in a wide assortment of shapes, sizes, colors and designs and are much coveted by collectors everywhere especially by those who deal with antiques.

Oriental Rugs

Similar to Persian rugs and just as much of an old tradition; the main difference is that the design in Oriental area rugs do not depict pictures but are based around different geometric designs. They are also colorful, although they will not use as many colors as Persian rugs. Antique Oriental rugs are prized by collectors and can be either oval, round or rectangular in shape.

Braided Rugs

These rugs are generally oval shaped and are made from rags or materials that have been made into a long rope which is then rolled and sewn until it gets to the desired size. Next to hand quilts, braided area rugs are the only true American art form. Braided area rugs come in all sizes but are predominantly round or oval.

Rag Rugs

These simple rugs can be made by anyone and are made by making several strips of rolled rags and then weaving them together. A classic American art form, rag rugs are usually square or rectangular shaped as opposed to the round or oval shapes of rolled rugs.

Latch Hook Rugs

These rugs were very popular in the 1970s as many people made these rugs for their homes themselves. They came with a pattern and a hook as well as yarn that was hooked and knotted into a backing. This was a relaxing hobby for many people in the 1970s and many of these rugs still exist today. You can still purchase latch hook rug kits in a wide range of sizes in craft stores or if you prefer you can buy the mesh, rug hooks and yarn separately and make your very own design.

Bathroom Rugs

The main feature of a bathroom rug is the rubber backs that make them slip resistant. Bathroom rugs are typically made of water resistant materials and can easily be tossed into the wash. While most people dislike the idea of using carpeting in the bathroom, bathroom rugs make it easy to get out of the tub without slipping on the wet tile floor. They also work well against the sink and make standing in the bathroom more comfortable, especially if you are bare feet in the winter.

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