Arranging an Area Rug

If you are in the market for an area rug and want it to ideally highlight your décor, you will need to think about more than the materials, color and style.  You will also need to take shape and size into consideration.

Typically, a good rule of thumb is to allow for there to be 18 inches of bare floor space around the edges of the rug.  That being said, the location and size of the room also play a part in this.  The rule just mentioned is best used in rooms that are separated or closed off from the areas surrounding it, while rooms that are smaller might look best with less of the floor exposed.

Remember that rugs that are too small can make the room it is in appear to be smaller as well as bringing an overall uncoordinated look to the room.

Before you go out and make that rug purchase, take a good look at the room it will be going in.  Think about the size of the furniture, where the doorways are and how much sun the room gets.

Living Room

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How large your living room is will tell you what the ideal shape and size of your area rug should be.  If you want a rug that has flamboyant and bold patterns, consider going with one that is small enough that all of the legs of the furniture will be off the rug and surrounding it.  For a bit larger rug, consider having it go underneath the front legs of the furniture.  For a larger and more ‘together’ look, go with an even larger rug and place all of the furniture (and all legs) on the rug.  This is great in large living rooms.

Dining Room

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When you are selecting a rug for your dining room, ensure that it is large enough for all of the chairs at the table to fit comfortably on it…even when they are pulled back from the table.  This should roughly be about 24 inches from the table.  For smaller dining areas, use a smaller, rectangular rug.  Larger rugs with measurements of 8’x10’ or even 9’x12’ can typically be large enough for up to 8 chairs.  Round rugs work well with square tables.

Bedroom

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The dimensions of your bed are important here.  If you have a full size bed, a rug that measures about 5’x8’ might be best and should be placed underneath the bed with the rug showing on the sides and the front of the bed.

For larger beds, go with larger area rugs, just remember to have the rug showing at the sides and the front of the bed.

 To check out great rugs and get more assistance with choosing the ideal one, head on over to Natural Area Rugs.

Changing Up Your Décor for the Spring and Summer

Now that the temps are getting higher and you have thrown the winter clothes back to their hiding places, and changed out the flannel sheets for the cotton ones, and even replaced your winter window dressings for ones that have a more summery look, it is time to get to work on the rest of your home.  You may have even gotten brighter colors displayed in your home now in order to match the flowers that are blooming… and why shouldn’t you?  You are ready to welcome the warmer months with open arms like as not.  As you get ready to embrace the warmer temperatures, you might also want to think about switching out your rugs with everything else.  It might be a comfort to have those plush shag rugs and thick wool rugs in the colder climes, but they can be a bit much for those months when the air conditioning in running.  Try using natural fiber area rugs instead when you are looking for an option that is light, warm, and ideal for decorating in the spring and summer.

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Using rugs that are made from natural fibers such as sisal and jute allow for you to bring earthy colors as well as an added layer of texture to any room in your home where you see fit to place them.  These rugs are made from natural fibers that are renewable too…which means that they are more friendly to the environment.  They are also incredibly durable and this means that they are great for use in hallways or in the living room where you get a lot of foot traffic…well, the sisal rugs.  Jute rugs are not as durable but are great for use in those lower traffic areas such as bedrooms, formal dining rooms and formal living rooms.  You can use a rug that is made from sisal to be a complement to your brighter accents in any room while it also warms the entire look up.  If you think that you still need a bit more color, think about putting a smaller, brightly colored rug on top of the sisal rug in order to create a chic layered look that is always trending.

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There is also another benefit to using natural area rugs.  These rugs are great to be used in every season!  You might choose to continue layering the rugs in order to incorporate new patterns and colors with your existing décor and you can always rely on your rugs that are made from natural fibers to be that timeless accessory that will always look elegant and cool.

Head on over to Natural Area Rugs to find the ideal rug for your home and style today.

Tired of Boring Floors? Spice Them up with Natural Fiber Area Rugs

pivcture 5Area rugs that are made from natural fibers are a great addition to any room and they will lend it a vibe that is cozy and relaxing. Natural fiber area rugs are available in a massive array of sizes and styles, colors and designs and there are even some of them that are meant for use outdoors.
Rugs that are made from natural fibers have gained in popularity when it comes to interior design. They are now seen as an essential element when it comes to decorating a home. They are versatile, affordable and stylish, which means that they are the ideal addition to any home.

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Jute, sisal and other natural fibers have hues that are subtly neutral and this allows them to blend in with many different color schemes and designs. They seamlessly blend with layouts that are classic and clean, a coastal setting or even in a room that is otherwise filled with bold patterns and colors. Regardless of the look you are trying to achieve, a rug that has been made from natural fibers can be just what is needed to tie the entire room together.

When it comes to natural area rugs, the colors are easy to blend in with a room. When it comes to size though, that is altogether a different story. A rug that is not properly sized can ruin the entire look and feel of a room. For example, if you have a tiny little rug in a massive room, the room can appear smaller than it is. For this reason, choosing the right size is critical.

With colors that are neutral and can match any design, a variety of sizes and prices that are affordable, you really can’t go wrong when it comes to getting a natural fiber area rug. Check out the great selection at Natural Area Rugs when you are ready to find the ideal rug for your home.

Adding a natural area rug to any room can totally transform the appearance of the room. The rug’s color and the color of the floor that it will lay on can work together to be the focal point of the room. They can also give the other items in the room a moment to shine.

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When the floor and the rug are of a similar color and blend perfectly, the attention can be drawn to other parts of the room. If you would rather have the rug as one of the pieces in the room that stands out, get one that has a color that will contrast with the color of the floor. This will immediately draw the eyes right to the rug. Details of the floor will also stand out, giving the grain of the tile or wood floor a chance to really be noticed.

Each type of rug that is made from natural fibers is available in a wide variety of colors. Explore your color options and find the one that will be ideal for your home at Natural Area Rugs.

Decorating for the Spring with a Natural Rug

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It is almost time for that spring cleaning and redecoration.  You can freshen up any look in your home after the cold and dark winter with quite a few things.  From the kitchen to the bedroom and every room in between, let’s take a peek at what changes you can make without breaking the bank.

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Kitchens are probably the easiest room to decorate for spring and it only takes a few key items.  You can start with putting a set of country looking canisters right on your countertops and then take your tired old kitchen rugs and replace them with some natural fiber ones.  Put one right in front of your sink and maybe one in front of the stove too.  If you have a table in your kitchen, add a rug under the table too.  Just make sure with that one that it is large enough to still be under the chairs when they are pulled out.  Jute is a great natural fiber for kitchen area rugs and a jute rug will go with nearly every type of décor that is already in place.

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In the bedroom you can pack all of those dark colors and heavy fabrics that were ideal for snuggling in the long winter nights away.  They will be out of place in the spring.  Get out the lighter, bright colors for the bed and window dressings and consider putting a natural fiber rug on the floor.  Sisal rugs are great for use in the bedroom and they can be just the thing that you need to tie the look of the room together.

Entryway

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Now, entryways ae where your guests will get their first impression of your home.  It is also an area that will see a lot of traffic.  A seagrass rug might work ideally here.  Not only will it look amazing, it will also be able to stand up to the traffic.  You can get a seagrass rug in natural colors and patterns and it will impress all of your guests as soon as they see it.  Aside from the rug, add some flowers – fresh or faux – in spring looking containers and put them on the table in your entryway or right in the windowsill for a pop of color.

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Color palettes that are inspired by nature will allow for you to layer a variety of shades to create a look that is unique.  This means that any type of natural fiber rug will be great in the living room.  Colors like ivory and wheat make it incredibly easy to combine many different shades of greens, terra cottas and more.  Put a natural rug in a corner and put a little pedestal table and a wingback chair on it to make a quaint little reading corner.  You can also use an area rug in the center of the room to beautifully bring the entire look together.

As you can see, it is quite easy to use an area rug in any room in the house for your spring decorating.

 

 

Picking the Perfect Area Rug

 

 

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Every room in your home can use an area rug.  That being said, there are things to consider beyond simply the pattern and color of a natural area rug.  When choosing the ideal area rug, you will also need to consider your family dynamics, space and lifestyle.

The following tips will assist you in determining which natural area rug is ideal for your home and yourself.

Typical Rooms for Area Rugs

If you have limited floor space in your bedroom, get a natural area rug and center it under the bottom end of your bed allowing it to cover the bottom and side areas surrounding the bed.  If your master bedroom is one that is very large, you will easily be able to fill that floor space while also completing the décor in the room with a natural area rug that is both complementary and practical.

A great place for a natural area rug is in a nursery.  In this room, a natural are rug can truly add to the overall décor.  While doing that, it can also ease the tired feet of a parent walking and rocking baby to sleep while also providing a soft place on the floor for baby to play.  If you have hard floors in the nursery, go with a larger rug and a rug pad to both keep crawling babies safe and to insulate he room from echoes an excessive noise.

In the family or living room, it is critical to choose an area rug based on the amount of foot traffic these rooms get.  The more durable the natural area rug is, the better.

When it comes to your dining room, having a natural area rug underneath the table will look great.  However, the dining room is one room where choosing the perfect area rug is essential.  Look for natural area rugs that are repellent to stains, easy to clean and that have darker patterns or colors.

Before you go out and just buy the first natural area rug you find, take a minute to look at the room it will be going in.  What type of foot traffic does the room get?  What is the size of the room and what type of décor is showcased in it?  What colors in a natural area rug would complement these colors and what size should the rug be?  Additionally, what type of fiber should your natural area rug be made from?

When you have all of the answers to these questions, head on over to Natural Area Rugs and take a look at the massive selection that is available.  When it comes to area rugs made from natural fibers, they are the only place to go.