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Area Rugs - How Do You Know What Area Rug To Use?

Aug 23, 2007
Area rugs can make your home look nicer and give any area a splash of color and warmth. You want to remember that when you are choosing an area rug that they are an important design element for any interior. Here are some important rules that you can follow when you are looking for the perfect area rug for your home.

One: You need to know the size of the area rug that you want. There are different sizes of area rugs available such as the medium size, which is 5x7 to 8x10. These rugs can be an independent decor element of any room.

Two: The large area rug which is 9x12 or more can totally change the look of any room. Small rugs are good for bringing attention to separate points in any room such as in front of the fire place or in the bedroom. They will give any room a splash of color and warmth that was lacking before.

Three: When you want an area rug in front of your sofa or under your cocktail table that is in your living room, you will want one of the middle sized rugs. You can also use one of the large area rugs in the living room that will cover the whole area but you want to make sure that you leave about 6 to 7 inches between the wall and the rug.

One thing that a lot of people don't know is that when you are choosing an area rug for any room, you want to think about the possible combinations of placement of any people on the sofas, chairs, or armchairs. Then make sure that you put the rug in that area in a way that whoever is sitting there will be able to put both of their feet on the rug. You can also use more than one rug if you want to. This will help to define separate areas in any room.

Four: When you choose an area rug for your dining room you want to make sure that you get one that will allow you to put the table on it as well as the front and back legs of the chairs. You don't want the chairs going off the end of the rug at any time.

Five: For the foyer area it is always best to use a wool area rug. This is because it is a very strong fiber and will not come apart.

Six: For the bedroom you might want to get area rugs that will go in front of and beside the bed instead of underneath the whole bed. When you put a rug under the bed it is a great place for moth's to live, plus it is not always pleasing to see.

By following these rules about area rugs you will have an easy time finding the right rugs for your home. Just make sure that you take your time in finding exactly what you want so you aren't disappointed when you get them home.
About the Author
Lacy Van Ryan is an expert consultant in home decor and interior decorating who owns and operates multiple home decorating websites. To find the perfect area rug, visit Area Rugs
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