August 03rd, 2016

Finding The Perfect Rug For Your Space....
A quick lesson on the benefits of a rug,
1) Defines a space
2) Enhances your decor by adding color, pattern and textures that coordinate with the rest of your furnishings
3) Softens hard surfaces and provides warmth underfoot

Best For High-Traffic Areas: wool, cotton, grasses, synthetic
Best For Low-Traffic Areas: silk, chenille

When choosing a rug you need to consider the space, and the traffic level in the area.  Different materials will do better in different areas for different reasons, 
Wool Pros-Durable, soft, repels water and stains           Cons- fades, absorbs humidity, sheds for a period of time
Best used in living rooms and dinning rooms.
Silk Pros- Luxurious surface, offers subtle sheen       Cons-Expensive, sensitive to moisture, less sturdy than wool
Best used in Bedrooms
Cotton Pros- Strong, easy to clean, affordable, versatile     Cons- Doesn't wear well over long periods of time
Best used in Kitchens, Kids rooms, casual spaces
Grasses Pros- Very strong, affordable, neutral                     Cons- Can be course to the touch, difficult to clean
Best used in Living rooms, hallways and sun rooms
Animal Skins Pros- Long lasting, soft, available in many designs       Cons-Not good for damp or humid areas
Best used in Living rooms, offices and dens
Decorators Tip-cost for a rug is determined by labor (time) + materials + experience (who made it)-
which determines quality and ultimately, the price of the rug.

​Choosing A Rug For The Living Room:

While designers all have their preference and sometimes decide based on the room itself, some like all the furniture sitting within the perimeter of the rug, others place only the front legs on the rug.

​Choosing A Rug For The Dinning Room

The table and chairs should all rest on the rug, with about 24 inches extending beyond the table so there's plenty of space to accommodate chairs when they are pushed back.

Decorators Tip-A flat-woven natural-fiber rug is a perfect base to layer a slightly smaller patterned or textured rug on top.

Choosing A Rug For the Bedroom

The most common placement of a rug in the bedroom is to have it covering the bottom two-thirds of the bed.   You want to ensure you're stepping onto the rug when you are getting out of bed in the morning. ​

Decorators Tip- If a standard-sized rug isn't working for your dimensions of your space, have one custom made.
Neutral Jute rugs can go with just about any setting, making it a go-to for designers and decor enthusiast alike. Its renewable natural materials, beautiful knotty and earthy warm tones make it a durable, low-maintenance option that also feels great underfoot.  But the best part about this rug is that its extremely affordable.