Natural Fiber Rugs – A More Economic Choice
Posted on May 19th, 2010
Oriental rugs have been around for thousands of years but unfortunately they are not the same as they were just a hundred years ago. Many mainstream oriental rugs today are not made by hand nor do they use natural dyes, materials or glues. True oriental rugs made the way they were hundreds of years ago, would cost you a lot of money today. Most oriental rugs purchased in a store come from a factory conveyor belt, making them much less appealing.
Natural fiber rugs on the other hand offer an affordable solution to a natural area rug. Natural fiber rugs are rugs that are made using raw material in natural such as bamboo, seagrass or moutaingrass. Most natural area rugs are naturally stain resistant and water resistant because of their ability to survive in nature. Some natural fiber rugs are dyed but typically natural dyes are used, free of harmful chemicals.
Natural fiber rugs universally go with anything. For example, you can place a bamboo area rug in your bathroom, kitchen or dinning room for a clean, modern look. Natural fiber rugs are more affordable than authentic oriental rugs and many times last a lot longer because they are not synthetic.
Natural fiber rugs have increased in popularity and have become more accessible, especially online. Find the perfect natural fiber rug for you home today and make an investment that will last your lifetime.
Comparison of Persian/Oriental Rugs to Natural Fiber Rugs
Posted on May 19th, 2010
Many people wonder when they should use a Persian rug versus natural fiber rugs. Persian and Oriental rugs have a very specific theme and pattern to them so they will give the room you place it in a very distinctive look and feel. Natural fiber rugs on the other hand, are more universal and can go with virtually any décor. Natural fiber rugs commonly come in neutral colors and one of the most flexible area rugs to decorate with.
Decorating with Persian rugs makes a statement. Due to their colorful, decadent patterns and prints they will stand out where ever you place them. A Persian rug goes great with a room that commands attention such as a dinning room or formal living room. Some of the best themes they go with are classical, country and rustic finishes. An Oriental rug can make any room sizzle with class and personality.
If you don’t want the rug in your home to draw so much attention to it, go with natural fiber rugs. While they are still impressive, they won’t draw all the attention. Most natural fiber rugs offer the perfect option to add modern, simple and elegant rooms in your home. They can be just the thing to connect the entire room together and offer a simple solution to a room lacking basic identity.
Take some time and look through an online gallery of both types of rugs to familiarize yourself with the different rugs and see which is best for your style and needs. Persian rugs and natural fiber rugs are both a great choice in interior design.
Green-Up Your Living Room
Posted on May 10th, 2010
Your living room is one of the most used places in your house. It offers comfort for family gatherings, a place to relax and entertain guests. Using green as the primary color in your living can create a place of life, rest and a natural feel. One of the best compliments to a green living room is the use of bamboo rugs. You can use other natural elements such as stone, plants and small fountains to turn your living room into a safe haven.
Paint your walls a soft green in a shade you like. If you can choose the color of the floor, go with a redish, cherry colored hardwood laminate flooring. In the center of the room place your main furniture such as sofas, a recliner and coffee table. Under the center furniture, use a large bamboo area rug to tie it all together.
Bamboo is a sustainable material that comes in various shapes, sizes and colors. You can find bamboo rugs that are light in color or a very dark brown. If you have cherished-colored floors, use a darker brown or a lighter color, depending on how much you want the bamboo rug to stand out. Bamboo rugs will help to tie the room together and give it a complete and finished look.
Bamboo is soft on bare feet but can also withstand the wear and tear of shoes. This is an essential aspect for using a bamboo rug in your living room. Some people may prefer to walk on it bare foot while others may wear their shoes. You can rest assured that your bamboo rug will be comfortable for either option.
Decorating a Country Cottage
Posted on May 10th, 2010
If you have a cottage in the woods or in the country and you want to decorate it with a country theme, jute rugs may be the perfect choice for you. Jute rugs are soft, all-natural and brownish in color. Using different sizes and types of jute rugs can add an elegant country feel to your getaway home or cottage.
For a living room, use a few different jute rug area rugs to separate the room. Covering a lot of floor with jute rugs can add a sense of cozy and homey feel to your cottage. You can separate the living into two sections buy using one large jute area rug for larger furniture and then create a separate sitting area with a few smaller jute area rugs. Position the smaller furniture in such a way that it blocks it from the other furniture, yet still is inviting for people to sit in.
In the bedroom of the cottage, use a darker colored jute rug to place under the bed. Use one large rug that will be the centerpiece of the room, highlighting the positioning of the bed. Using a large area jute rug will also provide comfort for your feet when you roll out of bed during your vacation. Especially if you’re using your cabin during the winter months, a jute rug can add warmth and comfort in the bedroom.
Jute rugs may also be used in your cabin’s bathroom, kitchen and dinning room to add a touch of class that matches the country feel. Jute rugs are versatile and may be used for various styles and purposes. Create the environment you’ve been looking for in your country cottage with jute rugs.
Different Uses of Shag Rugs: Decorate Your Kitchen and Bathroom
Posted on May 7th, 2010
Shag rugs are typically used as large area rugs for living rooms and other large open spaces, but did you know you can use them in your kitchen and bathroom? Shag rugs make the perfect addition to any kitchen or bathroom because they add a contemporary touch with comfort. Use these ideas and tips to spruce up your kitchen and bathroom.
In a kitchen you can use a medium sized shag rug in the middle of the floor or under a kitchen table. Be sure that they shag rug is not in the line of getting food or drink dropped on it. It is not advisable to use shag rugs by a stove top or fridge. You can also place a smaller area rug directly under the sink area. This will provide great comfort for your feet as you stand and wash your dishes. Use a color that adds some fun to the kitchen.
In the bathroom use smaller area shag rugs by the sink, near the toilet and right outside of the shower or bathtub. Shag rugs are prefect in any bathroom because of the comfy feeling they leave on the feet. Shag rugs will also bring comfort to cold feet during the winter months while getting ready for the day.
Shag rugs are easy to care for and don’t’ require much maintenance. Simply take your shag rugs outside once to twice a week and shake them to get rid of any dust or small particles. Once a year have your small shag rugs dry cleaned to maintain them for a lifetime.