Round Rugs vs. Oval Rugs vs. Square Rugs

When it comes to area rugs, your choices aren’t just limited to color and pattern. On the contrary, the shape can have a tremendous impact on the aesthetics of the overall environment, so it’s important to choose carefully. But the big question is, how do you choose the ideal shape for a particular space? It’s a hot topic of debate for interior decorators, but ultimately your own taste should dictate your final decisions. Consider a few basic guidelines to get you started.

Where Will the Rug be Situated?

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 For instance, common sense might dictate that a round rug would be suited for a round table, and that’s quite often true. But there are exceptions, of course. For instance, are you going for symmetry or contrast? If you want to emphasize uniformity, make sure that the shape of your chosen rug closely matches the shape of the object beneath which—or against which—it will be situated. On the contrary, if you like to experiment with non-traditional and eye-catching dichotomies, feel free to choose rugs that are directly contrary to the shapes around them.

 What Type of Space are you working with?

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Aside from the objects, consider the shape and arrangement of the room itself. A square or rectangular rug can look awkward in a round room, so try to imagine how your area rug will appear when contrasting against the larger environment. In addition, if you plan to incorporate multiple area rugs, you may want to choose a variety of similar or contrasting sizes based on the needs of your individual décor. The key takeaway here is to consider all of the big-picture design elements before shopping.

How Much Space Do You Need to Cover?

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For instance, if you’re trying to cover the length of a sofa, a round rug is probably not in your best interest. Likewise, if you have a narrow table with a long rectangular rug, you may find yourself with too much additional rug space to the east and west, and no space to the north or south. This isn’t so much a comment about shape, but about dimensions. You can place a round rug beneath a square table, assuming that you maintain relatively even space on all sides. It only becomes problematic when you have too much rug spilling over in one direction, or not enough rugs to adequately cover the desired space.

Find Rugs in All Shapes and Sizes

If you’re still scrambling to find the perfect rug, check out the wide, affordable selection of eco-friendly area rugs at Natural Area Rugs. We specialize in affordable, custom-made rugs that look fantastic and stand up to the test of time. So get yours now, and achieve home decorating perfection without breaking the bank.

Layering Area Rugs – Not Just a Fad

Do you love your area rugs? They can certainly go a long way in sprucing up an otherwise dull living environment, and once you begin decorating your floors with these stunning highlights of interior design, you wonder how you ever lived without them. But have you ever considering layering your area rugs? If you haven’t already done so, you’ll be amazed at how a simple dual rug combo can take your area rug appeal to the next level.

 

Tips for Layering Your Area Rugs

Stick with neutral colors if possible. They blend beautifully into any environment, and they’re just subtle enough to beautify the room without insisting upon themselves. If neutral colors don’t appeal to you, go with colors that complement the color scheme of the room. Your two layered rugs should be similar in color, but not identical. The key is to achieve contrast without pitting your colors against each other. For instance, you might go with a solid color on one rug, and an attractive pattern on the other, all while maintaining a consistent color scheme.

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Choose a slightly larger rug for your base. The dimensions of your two rugs should be about the same, allowing you to present the illusion that your layered rugs were made for one another. Of course, you can toss this tip aside if you’re going for a specific artistic touch. The great thing about interior design is that you can let your creativity flow and think outside the box.

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Vary your textures. For instance, you don’t want to toss one wool rug on top of another. That’s boring. Remember that the beauty is in the contrast, so try layering sisal over seagrass, or wool over bamboo.  We recommend materials like these because they’re gorgeous as well as sustainable. You might also consider jute area rugs and shag area rugs.

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Finally, look to the Web for creative inspiration. Sites like Pinterest are rife with gorgeous high-res images of area rug arrangements and custom interior designs, and these visual depictions can really get the creative juices flowing and help you to determine what styles suit you best. You can also email us if you need ideas or have questions. We’re all about customization, and we work with customers each day to turn their vague ideas into breathtaking household trends.

 

Find Your Perfect Area Rugs at Natural Area Rugs

Before you can start layering, you’ll need to find the perfect area rugs for your home. At Natural Area Rugs, we carry a wide variety of all-natural, custom area rugs that are perfectly suited to any home décor. If you’re looking for rugs that are affordable, eco-friendly, durable and altogether gorgeous, check out our inventory. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to make it your own. That’s what interior design is all about.

 

 

How to Choose an Area Rug for the Kitchen

Living rooms and dining rooms seem to monopolize all the attention when it comes to area rugs, but what about your kitchen? Your kitchen deserves a well-appointed floor just as much as any other room in your home, right? So why is it so often neglected? Well, if you have decided to embellish your kitchen floor with one or more beautiful area rugs, there are just a few simple considerations you’ll need to make.

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Choosing the Best Kitchen Area Rug

  • Determine the areas where your kitchen sees the greatest amount of foot traffic. This will help you to determine the ideal spots for your kitchen area rugs. It’s usually a good idea to situate rugs in front of doors and entries, near the kitchen sink and beneath the kitchen table. The ideal size will best be determined by the location. For instance, rugs beneath tables should be large enough to cover the entire table and chairs, with room to spare for backing up. When placing a rug near a sink, the rug should be slightly wider than the sink, allowing for plenty of room to stand.
  • Consider your textures. For kitchens, you’ll want a flat weave rug made from wool or other natural materials, with extra fabric for cushioning. Since kitchens tend to have harder floors, this will allow for optimal comfort and stain resistance. Wool is especially nice because it’s abundant, natural, cost-effective, and extremely comfortable on the feet.
  • Reflect on your overall décor. What kind of color scheme are you working with? Note the walls, the furniture, and the decorations. When choosing colors, you must consider options that complement your general theme. The colors don’t have to match necessarily, but they shouldn’t clash either. So, for instance, if your walls are turquoise, you might want to avoid area rugs with a strong yellow tint.
  • Don’t forget about shapes. Yes, shapes matter, too. Let’s say, for instance, that you’re placing an area rug beneath a kitchen table. If your kitchen table is round, your area rug should also be round. Likewise, if the table is rectangular, the rug should also be rectangular. Shapes are an oft-overlooked but critically important aspect of interior design.

 

Find Area Rugs for Your Kitchen

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If you’re looking to find the perfect area rugs for your kitchen, be sure to compare plenty of different options. Only then can you be absolutely confident that you’re making the right choice. Natural Area Rugs has a wide selection of excellent, affordable area rugs made from natural, organic fibers. So check out the full selection, and spruce up your kitchen like never before. After all, it’s not just a place for breaking eggs and washing dishes. It’s an important piece of your overall home décor puzzle. So make it count.

How to Find Custom Area Rugs to Satisfy Even the Most Specific Needs

At Natural Area Rugs, we don’t just sell area rugs. We’re passionate about interior design, and we’re committed to helping our customers find and obtain natural area rugs in all shapes and sizes, conforming to a wide a variety of specifications and desires. If you have spent any time perusing the aisles of your local carpet retailer, perhaps you have found yourself discouraged by the lack of customization at your disposal. This is unfortunate, because no two homes are exactly alike, and your décor should never be limited by the showroom selections. Round2

At Natural Area Rugs, We Do Things A Bit Differently

At Natural Area Rugs, customization is the name of our game. For instance, we recently received a letter from a customer who had a specific need for a rug to complement their existing floor shading. The customer was highly specific, saying, “The seagrass rug we purchased is whatI want for this kitchen rug. I do realize I’m talking about a kitchen and possible spills, but we have no children. But I realize we will need to be careful.”

Now, some rug retailers would scour their inventory for the closest match (however inexact), and then try to convince the customer the showroom item was somehow superior to the requested specification. But At Natural Area Rugs, we love it when our customers come to us with a specific, detailed vision of what they’re looking for. All of our natural area rugs are custom-made, and the more details you can give us, the easier our job becomes. We specialize in crafting area rugs according to the needs of our customers, and we are committed to ensuring the satisfaction of each individual who comes to us for assistance.

 

Tips for Finding the Perfect Area Rug

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Notice the images on this page. You’ll see an actual floor plan submitted by the aforementioned customer. If you have custom rug needs, we encourage you to similarly send us all of the details that you have available, and let us know how we may help you to make your interior design dreams a reality. As previously emphasized, we are committed to customization at every level, and our natural area rugs are designed to accommodate even the most highly specific design needs. Send us photographs of the flooring that you wish to accent, give us your dimensions, or simply ask us questions about how you might achieve the ultimate interior design touch.

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Our experts are here to help, and at Natural Area Rugs, we are committed to your satisfaction. So whether you already know exactly what you need or are looking for a professional helping hand to guide you in the optimal direction, we’re here for you. Contact us now and let us know how we can serve you. It’s what we do best.

Choosing Area Rugs for the Holidays

So you’ve decorated your Christmas tree, you’ve adorned your facade with colorful lights, and perhaps you have even wound some shimmering garland around your staircase. Yes, your home is just about ready for the holidays, but something’s missing. Ah, yes. The area rugs. While your simple-patterned rugs may do the trick for the majority of the year, they don’t exactly burst with holiday festivity. So what can we do about this? It’s time to unveil some seasonal rugs.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Rugs

  • First, we’ll need to pay a bit of mind to the general rules, specifically as they pertain to size. For dining rooms, your rugs should be large enough to cover the dining room table and chairs (even as people back up their chairs to leave the table). For living rooms, there are no strict rules of area rug etiquette, but traditionally, you would want to consider 5’x8’, 8’x10’ or 9’x12’.
  • Go with bold patterns and colors. The holidays are a time for ostentatious displays and unapologetic frivolity, so don’t be afraid to replace your simple symmetrical patterns with boisterous designs. After all, the goal here is to be festive and celebratory. So consider kicking it up a notch, and don’t be afraid to break the general rules of style in favor of something a bit more .
  • Consider your colors. Red and green are traditional for Christmas, while blue and white are suitable for Hanukkah. If you’re going for a general winter theme, you’ll want plenty of white to invoke images of snow. Failing that, consider the color scheme of your other holiday décor, and choose your holiday area rugs accordingly.
  • Choose extremely durable fibers. If you’re hosting the Christmas or Hanukkah festivities, your rugs are going to see a tremendous amount of foot traffic, and they might even see their fair share of debris from all of the chips, dips and other snacks that your guests carelessly drop. With that in mind, you’ll want to choose an extremely durable rug that’s capable of standing up to the worst abuse. Consider going with Sisal area rugs, Seagrass area rugs or wool area rugs.
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Find Your Perfect Rugs

Whatever you decide, you can find your ideal holiday area rugs at Natural Area Rugs. Browse the full inventory, find what you’re looking for, and celebrate the holidays in style. The prices are incredible, and the quality is unbeatable. Wherever you decide to buy your area rugs, remember to raise a glass to family, friends and celebration. Your home will look great, but what really counts is the time that you get to spend with the people you love.