Rugs Can be Kind to the Environment Too
Posted on September 20th, 2012
There is undeniably a “green” trend that has become popular in recent years. Consequently, environmentally friendly home accessories are becoming a bigger priority. Natural area rugs are a great and easy way to help the environment and redecorate your home!
Eco-friendly rugs are cost effective in the long run. Most eco-friendly rugs are composed of sustainable materials such as wool, bamboo, and jute. These natural materials will ensure that your eco-friendly rug is long lasting!
Wool is absolutely the most eco-friendly and sustainable material for rugs. This is because wool is a naturally renewable resource (as sheeps grow wool year round). Consequently, using wool to make a rug doesn’t have a significant effect on the environment. Wool is long- lasting, visually charming, and can compliment a variety of decors – making it the perfect way to enhance the eco-friendliness of your home.
There are several benefits to jute eco-friendly rugs and bamboo rugs. For example, jute is the softest of all the natural fibers. Additionally, it is an inexpensive natural fiber! Like the other sustainable materials used to make rugs, jute is also long lasting. Bamboo is also an important option to consider. A bamboo rug can add texture and character to brighten up a room.
The most important thing to research when considering an eco-friendly rug is the materials that were used to form the rug. Keep in mind that ideally your rug will utilize materials that have a small effect on the environment and are additionally a natural renewable resource. If you choose a rug that fit this criteria, you will definitely be helping out the environment!
Preserving the Beauty of a Jute Rug
Posted on September 7th, 2012
Jute rugs are delicate and beautiful pieces of art. These types of rugs compliment a variety of décor styles, and could possibly enhance the furniture you already have! These rugs are high – fashion and high quality. Most jute rugs are hand made. They are composed from a straw like fiber. Consequently, preserving a jute rug requires diligent care. Here are a few tips to ensure that the beauty of your jute rug is preserved.
Jute rugs must be vacuumed on a regular basis. When vacuuming, make sure that you get both sides of the jug. It may be a good idea to keep your jute rug out of high traffic areas. If your jute rug does get a stain, you should use mild soap and water to work the stain out. Test your cleanser first on an inconspicuous portion of the rug to ensure that the cleanser is not too strong. A soft bristle brush or a sponge should be used to get the stain out. Be sure to use very gentle motions against the jute rug.
As long as you keep your jute rug clean, these rugs will remain extremely strong and durable. Not to mention, their beauty will last for ages as well.
Jute rugs can be purchased in several shapes and styles. The jute rugs that are sold before they are dyed retain some of their natural tan color (which is the color of the Jute plant!). Jute rugs are also available in patterns like stripes and chevrons.
Jute rugs can often be found in smaller boutiques and online. Remember jute rugs are considered pieces of art, so they can also be hung up on a wall to add texture to the room!
Helpful Tips on Area Rug Cleaning, Maintenance & Repair
Posted on September 2nd, 2012
Area rugs are a great addition to any room in any home, office, workplace, or wherever you choose to liven up your living space. The following tips will help you to keep those area rugs charming and clean!
Vacuum area rugs often: The best way that you can care for your area rugs is by vacuuming them often. When dust and dirt settles in your area rugs they can cause damage to the fibers, by vacuuming them often you can avoid this damaging effect.Vacuum using even strokes against the nap of the rug. To find the nap, stroke your hand along the rug, the smooth side of the rug is the nap.
When to vacuum: For higher traffic area rugs try to vacuum them at least two to three times per week. For those that sustain lesser traffic, once per week should suffice.
Have delicate area rugs professionally cleaned: Sometimes a vacuum is too rough for the more delicate area rugs, like shag rugs. It is recommended that you have these rugs professionally cleaned every three to six months.
Rotate your rug: Rotating your rug will assure that it wears and fades evenly. To avoid having spots damaged by the sun or foot traffic, you should rotate your area rugs at least once every three to six months.
Rugs pads save area rugs: Always use a rug pad underneath your area rug. This will provide an extra cushioning for feet and will prevent dangerous slippages from occurring. A good quality rug pad will also greatly extend the life of your area rug.
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7 Ways to Decorate Your Home With Area Rugs
Posted on August 27th, 2012
If you are looking to furnish your new home or office or plan to quickly redecorate your space, you should consider shopping for area rugs. Area rugs are easily the most versatile element in interiors and home decoration. A simple piece of rug, or an elegant carpet, it will add instant charm, changing the personality of the room and the elements in it. It can be as inexpensive or as expensive you want. These days, area rugs come in so many different designs, colors, themes, shapes and combinations. If you are planning to decorate your home with area rugs, read below to find out 7 ways to do it easily.
1. Think of elements that can fit in
If your kitchen is too small, it is only natural that you want something that to open it up. Use a bright carpet in solid color or a light colored carpet with floral motif. If your elegant living room looks bland, get a rich Persian carpet which can become the focus.
2. Select area rugs to fit into a theme
Some people like to follow a theme for their rooms. If your room is already in a theme, it is probably the easiest to get a rug to match the theme. If you have Persian furniture, get a Persian carpet. Or add a country style rug to cane or bamboo furniture.
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