Area rugs are a beautiful addition to any room. They are a great way to add pattern and design as well as comfort. Whether you have hardwood, tile, or carpet flooring, the right area rug can tie your entire room together. With the varying colors and styles as well as different textures and materials that rugs are made of, finding the right rug for your room may prove to be difficult. There are common mistakes that people make when they are choosing the area rugs for their space. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning is here to share five common mistakes made when choosing the right area rug for your space.
Choosing an Area Rug That is Too Small
A huge mistake when choosing an area rug for your room is choosing one that’s too small. Even though this may be tempting since the price will be more affordable for a smaller rug, by doing so, you end up making your room look small. The rug should be large enough that when put in the center of your room, the front legs of your furniture are at least on it. If you are choosing one for your bedroom, you want the rug to be large enough that it extends past the bed on each side.
Two of the Same Size Rugs in One Room
If your space is large enough for two rugs, you should choose two that are noticeably different in size. By placing two rug of equal size in one room, you end up dividing the space, which in turn, makes it appear smaller.
Don’t Choose the Wrong Materials & Color
Just like carpeting or other flooring choices, your area rugs are a big investment. There are many rugs that may look just as nice as those made from well crafted, durable material at a much lower price. It may be tempting to buy them, but they tend to fade and even fall apart over time. Materials such as sisal, wool, or jute which are natural fibers, tend to last much longer. You should also consider the space the rug will be in. If it is an area with high amounts of traffic, you may want to consider colors that aren’t light in color. Choosing the right color and material is a big part of choosing the right rug.
Choosing Area Rug Last
If you are just starting to decorate a room and you have a clean slate, your area rug should be one of the first things you purchase. It will be the focal point of your room, and by choosing it first, you can pick a rug that really makes a statement in your room. That way it can help tie your entire room together.
Skipping Rug Pad
A rug pad doesn’t only help keep your rug from slipping and sliding on your floor, it also adds an element of comfort. Using rug tape can end up damaging your flooring and still won’t work as well as a pad. A rug pad is especially helpful if you have young children at home.
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No matter what rug you choose, proper care and maintenance will be key in getting the most out of your rugs. There are several materials that you can choose from when buying your next rug. Each of those materials require different maintenance techniques. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning can help you in caring for your rugs and keeping them clean, which will in turn extend their life. Call Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning for any of your area rug cleaning needs.