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Our beaded fringe trims
are 1st quality and exceptional in craftsmanship and detail.
is courtesy of the Carpet
and Rug Institute
There's an endless array
of rug designs to choose from. Oriental, Persian, contemporary and
Native American designs are just a few that can be found in nearly
any price range.
Tips for selecting
a rug for your home:
- Visualize the desired
total look of the room. Do you want a room that's uncluttered and
monotone or a room rich with colors or textures? If you start with
a totally empty room, choose a rug, then paint or paper the walls
in colors found in the rug.
- Remember, the rug has
to fit the room &endash; in more ways than one. Consider 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 durable, patterned rug.
- Choose furniture that
enhances the rug design or colors found in the rug.
- If you start with furniture,
choose a rug to pick up the colors used in your furnishing patterns.
Patterns can be mixed if they are coordinated by color. Elements
of a rug design can be further incorporated into the overall design
scheme. For example, if the rug is floral, add framed prints or
flowers in similar colors.
- Size up the size of
the room and the area you want to cover. The most common area rug
sizes are 4-by-6 and 6-by-9 feet. They work well under a coffee
table. An 8-by-11-foot rug or larger can cover an entire room. Smaller
area and scatter rugs can be ideal for adorning smaller spaces&emdash;a
hearth, a bedside, the area in front of a kitchen sink&emdash;with
a splash of color and warmth.
- A rug with a bold,
overall design can be the focal point of a room with a chair and
sofa in solid or subdued patterns.
- Light colored rugs
make a room look more spacious, and deeper colors lend coziness
to a room.
- Choose a rug that will
perform well, with the right combination of density and fiber. The
denser the pile, (with closer tufts or stitches), the better your
rug will wear.
- Synthetic yarns - nylon,
polyester, acrylic, and polypropylene - and the naturals - wool
and cotton - are durable, soft, and easy to clean.
- Youve got to
hand it to machine-made rugs: they may look strikingly similar to
the handmade kind, but theyre usually much less expensive.
- Watch out for fringe
elements. If the rug you like has fringe, make sure its sewn
on well, and very carefully use the vacuum cleaner.
- Dont be boxed
in by the idea of getting a rectangular rug. A circular or octagonal-shaped
floor covering can add flair.
- Remember to take a
swatch of any fabrics youd like to match with you when you
shop for a rug. That way, youll have a better idea of what
will complement your existing décor.
- Dont underestimate
the value of an underlay. Not only will it absorb the impact of
feet and noise, it will reduce wear and tear on the rug and make
When buying a rug, it
pays to select a reputable dealer with a knowledgeable staff, wide
selection, and a guarantee that the store will stand behind its merchandise.
Article is courtesy
of the Carpet
and Rug Institute