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.

 

 

The 7 Major Benefits of Seagrass Area Rugs

Seagrass isn’t just a buzzword for another area rug solution. It’s a gorgeous and highly practical material that’s perfect for any living environment. If you’re looking for an area rug that provides an astounding array of benefits, you can’t go wrong with seagrass. Many people, though, are still clueless about this unique and extremely practical material. Consider just a few of the issues that make seagrass stand out from the pack.

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Sustainability. Seagrass area rugs are constructed from natural, eco-friendly fibers. To give you a bit of a botany lesson, seagrasses are flowering plants found in marsh wetlands. When used for area rugs, the gorgeous fibers are meticulously woven for symmetry and density.

Affordability. Who says that style has to cost a fortune? Seagrass might sound expensive based on the quality of the material, but these rugs are highly affordable. So if you want the best, but you can’t afford to spend a fortune, you can easily have your cake and eat it too.

Durability. Seagrass area rugs are some of the most stain-resistant flooring accents that you’ll ever find. Dirt is easily swept away, and these carpets are designed to withstand the heaviest of foot traffic. Even pet stains are no match for the power of seagrass, because urine is not easily absorbed into the fibers. Which brings us to our next benefit…

Hypoallergenic properties. Are you an allergy sufferer? Then seagrass is definitely the rug for you. It’s virtually allergen free, and it contains no dangerous toxins (just make sure to buy from a reputable manufacturer).seagrass

Extreme water resistance. Seagrass is virtually non-porous, so you need not worry about water damage, excessive staining or mold accumulation. Cleaning stains is always a breeze, and the material’s resistance to water absorbency only heightens its long-term durability.

Maximum comfort. Have you ever felt the wonders of seagrass beneath your feet? If not, you’re truly in for a treat. The soft fibers gently tickle the nerves without a hint of abrasion or discomfort. Every time you walk across the rug, it’s as though your feet are being pampered.sgrass

Ultimate beauty. Of course, a great rug is only a great rug if it’s pleasing from an aesthetic standpoint, and seagrass does not disappoint. Just check out the stunning seagrass rugs available from Natural Area Rugs, and see what we’re talking about.

So if you’re looking for an area rug that’s as easy on the eyes as it on the toes, and as affordable as it is eco-friendly, you’re going to want to invest in one (or two, or three…) of your very own. Seagrass is an excellent way to brighten up your home while saving money and benefiting the environment. And that’s something we can all get on board with.

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.