How to Choose the Right Rug Color for Your Living Space

Area rugs can be tricky but finding the right one can add the perfect finishing touch to any space.  On the other hand, choosing the wrong one can leave the space feeling unfinished or even awkward.  Considering the fact that area rugs can be expensive, making the decision on the right one is something that you want to be sure of.  When you are in the market for a new area rug, there are three main things to keep in mind.

Color

The obvious starting point will be the color of the rug.  If you already have a pattern or color scheme in the space where the rug will be going, you may want to choose a rug that has a single color.  That color should be either a shade that will complement what you already have going on in that space or a neutral color.  On the other hand, if you want to decorate around the rug, choose the rug first and then add complementary accessories and furnishings.

A rug can be as important as the furniture in a room.  Be sure to consider the shades in y
our walls, flooring and other finishes when you are choosing one.  You don’t need to be afraid to choose bright colors or bold patterns though as this can be just what your space needs to take the look of it to the next level of style.

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Texture

If there is one thing that is often overlooked when choosing area rugs, it is the texture.  However, this is a vital element.  Rooms that have a mixture of various textures can feel layered and rich.  An easy way to get that look is with the texture of an area rug.  Allow the finishes of your furniture be a guide.  Aim for rugs that will contrast these finishes.  If you have soft fabrics such as velvet, go with a harder material for the area rug…something like sisal.bohemian-red

Size

This is the easiest part of choosing an area rug.  If you are looking for a large one, it needs to fit the seating area of the room that it is meant for.  The idea is to have the furniture on the rug but it can also include just the front legs of the furniture.  The idea here is for your feet to be on the rug when you are seated as opposed to on the bare floor or carpet.

Keeping these things in mind when you are shopping for an area rug will mean that you are staying on the right path.  Check out all of the gorgeous, eco – friendly rugs at Natural Area Rugs for a wide variety of high – quality options.heritage

The 5 Most Common Area Rug Mistakes

You can’t go wrong when it comes to beautiful area rugs, right? I mean, you purchase a stylish rug, situate it near a special piece of furniture and wait for the compliments to come rolling in. Well, unfortunately, few things in life are as simple as they sound, and area rugs are no exception. As we speak, millions of Americans are unwittingly making one or more of the most common—not to mention avoidable—area rug mistakes. Are you among them? Check out the list and find out for yourself (we won’t tell anyone, but your friends and neighbors might not be so forgiving).

1. Placing Two Equally Sized Rugs in the Same Room
By placing multiple area rugs in the same room, you can divide up the space in appealing ways, creating a contrast that adds instant dimension to any living environment. The key, though, is to vary the sizes and shapes of your area rugs. If you have two identically sized rugs situated parallel to one another, you end up with a division that creates the illusion of less space.

2. Choosing the Wrong Colors
Every color has its place, but not every place is suited for every color. For instance, if you have small children or pets running around, you might want to avoid lightly colored rugs, as stains will appear magnified. Also, when choosing area rugs, you have to keep the entire room in mind. It’s so easy to get swept up in the beauty of a particular rug, but if that rug happens to clash with your walls or a nearby piece of furniture, it’s going to stick out like a sore thumb (forgive the cliché). The 5 Most Common Area Rug Mistakes

3. Layering
Don’t misunderstand. Layering rugs isn’t a bad thing, in and of itself. In fact, layering can really take your decorating efforts the next level. The problem is that so few people know how to layer rugs properly. For instance, you want to incorporate similar shapes but different sizes (the base rug needs to be larger), and the colors should contrast with one another without clashing. If you’re not sure about color matching, just ensure that at least one of your rugs uses a neutral color scheme.

4. Choosing the Wrong Materials
Are your area rugs starting to look a little tattered? Far too many rug manufacturers use cheap fabrics like cotton, and as a result, the fibers fall victim to excessive foot traffic, wearing out after only a few years. When it comes to rugs, it’s critical to shop for durable, natural fibers like sisal, wool and jute. Even if you have to pay a bit more, the return on your investment will be enormous.

5. Having No Area Rugs at AllThe 5 Most Common Area Rug Mistakes
The single biggest area rug mistake: underestimating the importance of area rugs in completing a room. Far too many people neglect this simple but critical aspect of home décor, because it quite simply doesn’t enter their minds. It may seem like a small thing, but even a simple rug can completely bring a room together.

Designing with Layered Rugs

At Natural Area Rugs we love rugs and are always looking for new and inventive ways to spruce up a room. Whether it’s adding accent rugs to make a small room look larger or allowing our shoppers to customize their rugs so their rug will truly be one of a kind.

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Layering rugs

We specialize in natural fiber rugs and sell everything from seagrass rugs to wool rugs, shag rugs, to sisal rugs. We even sell rug pads and carpet stair treads. But we don’t stop there. If you ever have any questions our customer service representatives are always just a phone call or email away to help you decide the best look for your living room or if your new bamboo rug looks better in your kitchen or dining room.

 

So without further ado we want to tell you about a new trend that’s taking over homes across the country, one that is easy and affordable and looks really nifty and cool. Chances are you’ve heard about “layering rugs” and the name says it all. Layering rugs is basically when you layer rugs on top of each other in different angles. For example; if you have a rug that is rectangular, you may want to put a round rug on the left hand corner of the rectangular rug or another rectangular rug at the top right hand corner. This will add texture to the room as well as color and artistry that the room may not otherwise have had.

 

When layering rugs there are a few important things you’d like to keep in mind. First; decide what look you want to go for. For one, pick rugs that have the same color and pattern scheme so it’s not too jarring when placed on top of each other. Natural fiber rugs tend to be neutral in color so placing a more vibrant rug on top can breathe life into an otherwise dull room.

 

Rugs are useful for many reasons; they are stain-resistant, sound absorbent, and often times fire-retardant. But they also tell a thing or two about the rug owner. Pick rugs that speak to you and are a great expression of yourself and your family. If you don’t like stripes, don’t get a striped rug. If you find a cute rug that you love, but it’s not big enough, try placing it over a larger neutral colored rug.

 

These are just some of the ways you can layer your rugs at home. Remember make sure that the rugs go together before you just pair them. Layered rugs that add vibrant colors and textures add to the room. Layered rugs that are frumpy and don’t go well with each other take away from the room. If you are unsure, get a second opinion.

Shag is Back

It’s official – shag rugs are back! Shag rugs were huge in the 70’s and came is only ugly colors! Today we have some of the best contrast shag rugs available on the market. They are all eco-friendly and come in beautiful colors. The new shag rugs are made from Polyester twisted yarn with 100% cotton backing.

Shag rugs are rugs that have a deep pile, much deeper than the average rug. This means you have an extra thick rich pile that feels remarkably soft on your feet!  This is why these rugs are sometimes referred to as shag pile rugs. The result of these longer yard strands is addictive, luxurious comfort. These are rugs you can really sink your feet into, due to the nature of hand-tufted rugs, shedding may occur for first use but diminish over time.

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How to use Natural Area Rugs in your Home

Are you making more environmentally friendly choices in your home?  One way you can carry your eco-friendly choices into your home is by natural area rugs. There are many choices and different materials you can choose from when it comes to Natural Area Rugs, we want to inform you a little bit more about these Natural Area Rugs. You can take advantage of their natural properties and these rugs will not only help protect the environment but enhance your home as well.

Wool and Sisal Area Rugs

The high quality Wool and Sisal Area Rugs are renowned for both their softness and their durability. The combination of wool and sisal gives you the durability and texture of sisal combined with the softness and comfort of wool.

Wool and sisal area rugs are known for their comfort, natural, lasting beauty and appeal, adding style to any room. We recommend using wool/sisal rugs in your living rooms and bedrooms.

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