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Area Rugs: Visual Interest For Your Home

May 26, 2008
If you're looking for an elegant and cost-effective way to add visual interest to your home's flooring, look no further than area rugs . Area rugs are high-quality carpets that can cover an entire room or part of a room, but unlike traditional carpeting, they are removable for easy decor reconfiguration or cleaning.

Area rugs can change the ambiance of a room instantly. A quality, well-made floor covering will make a striking focal point for any room. And don't forget their functionality. An area rug can hide flaws such as stains and protect the flooring beneath from excessive wear.

Try being creative with your decorating. Hang or even frame a beautiful area rug on the wall or place one on a table for a unique look.

Among the most popular varieties of area rugs are Persian style. This type of oriental area rug is a handmade style that has amazing possibilities as far as combinations of colors and intricacies of pattern. The art that is the Persian rug goes back centuries to ancient days, they are highly prized for the skill and artistry required to make them. These rugs are also enjoyed for the fine use of natural, high quality, fibers and handspun wool.

Those who favor Persian rugs may want to consider a Tibetan rug instead, particularly if they prefer more vibrant and bold colors and patterns. Tibet has a very long tradition of making masterpieces carefully crafted from virgin wool sheared from their Highland sheep. These high quality rugs add beauty and style to nearly any room, from a child's simple bedroom to a formal living area or a master suite.

Shag rugs were best known in the 1970s for their aesthetic value; however they are becoming increasingly popular today because they offer a more relaxed and contemporary look than oriental carpets. They come in a variety of eye-catching colors and they also add soft padding to your home. The most special thing about these carpets is the way they are made; carpet strands are pulled to create a high, soft, luxurious pile that is both pleasing to the eye and gentle to the feel.

Finally, many people choose a type of rug that can be loosely classified as a "contemporary" style. Contemporary area rugs come in a variety of textures, materials, colors, and patterns. Seek a natural fiber such as wool or cotton for high quality and durability. Popular contemporary rugs often come in interesting geometric patterns with block colors and are a great choice for a child's bedroom.

Area rugs can go with any style or furnishings due to the wide range of colors and styles. Adding a rug to your home can make a room visually dramatic whether you go with a fun shag rug, a artistic geometric patterned rug, or one of the Oriental classics such as a Persian or Tibetan rug.
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