Don’t you just love the feeling of stepping on a warm, fluffy rug on a cold stormy night? Or maybe you love a comfy floor to sit on for lounging? Though rugs may be hard to maintain, they are an easy way to dress up a room by giving it colour and shape. So here is everything you need to know about rugs to make the buying process easier.
You might just think that a rug is a rug. But there are so many more things to consider when buying one! Where will this rug go? How much space do you have? These considerations will affect the shape of rug you will be looking for in your search for the ideal rug for your home. For example, a rectangle, square and circle rug tend to be used for the living room and bedroom with the center piece furniture sitting on top of it. Other shapes such as octagon rugs can be an interesting and unique way to add geometric cuts in the room. If you are looking to fill floor space of a corridor or longer rooms, runner rugs and oval rugs may be better choices respectively to fill more of the room.
With so many materials to choose from, which is the best for your room?
Wool A very common material for rugs due to its great durability while still being soft. It has great insulating properties and does not stain easily as well. However, in the long run, the colour of the rug will fade and they aren’t suitable for damp places as wool absorbs humidity easily
It is the best material if you are looking for extra soft rugs. They are however more costly to maintain and will require professional cleaning regularly. It might be best to place silk rugs in low traffic areas such as bedrooms which are private spaces and cleaner as well.
The most affordable material if you are on a budget or are just looking for something temporary as they do not last for very long. Cotton rugs may be best used in children nurseries or kitchens where the rug should be changed regularly or is not expected to stay clean for long.
They are man made fibres to mimic the characteristics of natural ones. They are the easiest to maintain and can be used in almost any environment. The downside, however, is that the texture and feel of the rug is compromised on for its easy maintenance.
So if you’ve an idea of your perfect rug, it’s time to search for the best one!