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.
Choosing Area Rugs for the Hollidays

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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.

Choosing Eco-Friendly Rugs for a Child’s Room

You love your kids, and you would do anything for them, but sometimes the décor can get a bit tricky. You paint fluffy clouds along the walls, you adorn the living space with endless Hello Kitty (or perhaps Ninja Turtle) accoutrements, and you ensure that there is no shortage of shelves to showcase the colorful parade of toys, dolls, action figures and other reflections of your child’s imaginative personality. But what about the flooring? Have you given any thought to choosing the appropriate area rugs to provide that much-needed finishing touch?

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Choose Eco-Friendly Rugs

Sisal rugs, shag rugs, jute rooms, wool rugs…what do they have in common? They’re all natural and eco-friendly. When it comes to choosing rugs for a child’s room, of course you want to give some thought to the aesthetic appeal, but first and foremost, you need to consider your child’s safety. When you head out to the local rug store—or to your local home improvement store—in search of area rugs for a child’s room, you may find yourself surrounded by inventory that may look attractive, but is in fact marinated in volatile organic compounds and other toxins. It’s essential that you choose eco-friendly area rugs that not only look great, but are conducive to healthy breathing.

 

Choose Bright Colors

When it comes to babies and infants, it’s always best to choose vibrant, warm colors that create an inviting and attractive atmosphere. When choosing from among natural fibers like sisal and wool, you have a veritable cornucopia of color selections available to you, and it’s surprisingly simple to create the ultimate safe haven for your little one.

But what happens when you get beyond the toddler stage? No matter how fantastic a particular selection may look to you, it’s always a great idea to get the child’s opinion (assuming that the child has reached the age where he or she can communicate with words). After all, it’s great to have uniformity and complementary design throughout the room, but it’s even greater to let your child’s imagination soar. So what if the area rugs don’t match the walls? When you foster creativity at an early age, who knows what kind of long-term spark you may be igniting?

 

Find Your Perfect Area Rugs

If you still have trouble deciding, check out Natural Area Rugs for a wide selection of colors and designs for children of all ages. If you need any advice or can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we’re here to serve you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Your kids deserve the best, and with Natural Area Rugs, it has never been easier to turn a simple room into a child’s paradise.

Natural Area Rugs Offers Stellar Black Friday Deal on Rugs

Looking to get a jump start on Black Friday? Or perhaps you want to skip the Black Friday pandemonium altogether and enjoy superior deals from the safety of your own home (who could blame you?). Natural Area Rugs is currently offering the ultimate Black Friday Sale for custom area rugs, but it’s only here for a limited time. Enjoy 25 percent off our popular Seagrass and Mt. Grass rugs. Just use code “BLACK2013” by December 1st, and take advantage of this fantastic offer.

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Why Shop for Seagrass and Mountain Grass Area Rugs?

Our stunning Seagrass and Mountain Grass rugs are imported, durable, and fully customizable. Best of all, they’re available for same-day or next-day shipping, so you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping, or just treat yourself to an attractive new home accent for very little money. Our Seagrass area rugs and Mountain Grass area rugs don’t just look amazing; they’re also highly functional, and they offer some distinct benefits over your typical home goods selections.

For instance, are you concerned about environmental sustainability? Then these eco-friendly area rugs are just what the doctor ordered. Seagrass and Mountain Grass are grown naturally underwater, and are abundant in China and India. Best of all, at Natural Area Rugs, our custom area rugs are produced and manufactured to the most Earth-friendly specifications, so they make the perfect green addition to any home décor. Skip the chemicals, the toxins and the VOCs, and purchase the kind of rugs that are as easy on the conscience as they are on the eyes.

Purchase for Yourself or For Someone You Love

We all know that Black Friday was established to kick off the holiday shopping season, but who are we kidding? Some of the best holiday shopping that we do is for ourselves. So whether you want to update your own interior or find the perfect gift for someone near and dear to your heart, you can find exactly what you’re looking for at an amazing value. In fact, our Black Friday sale is so tempting, you may just want to stock up on custom area rug selections for yourself and for the people you love. Now is the best time to do it.

The choice is yours, so check out the full inventory and  use offer code “BLACK2013” by December 1st to take advantage of this incredible offer. It’s like Black Friday and Cyber Monday all rolled into one, but it’s only here for a limited time. Let your exquisite sense of style be your guide, and start the holidays off right, with the help of Natural Area Rugs.