How to Enhance an Ordinary Room with a Custom size Rug

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When it is time to redecorate your home, you might find yourself making the mistake of thinking that you need to make massive, sweeping changes.  However, when you are in the mood to redecorate, you can make a big difference by changing only minor things.  A great way to change up the look and feel of your home is to add a few custom size rugs.  These rugs can make any ordinary room into one that is extraordinary.


It isn’t a custom in America to have your guests take their shoes off when they come into your home.  That being said, you don’t want mud and dirt to be tracked into your home either.  This is a great reason to put a small, custom size rug at the doorway or entrance to your home…and even in front of porch, patio or balcony doors.  This will keep that mud and dirt from getting into the other areas in your home.  Get a rug that is made from a material that is sturdy, such as seagrass or sisal.  This will ensure that the rug continues to look great and allows it to have a long life even when it is in an area that sees a lot of foot traffic.

Break up Large Spaces

Many modern homes have a sort of open floor plan with fewer of the internal walls and/or partitions that serve to provide a physical separation for the various rooms…such as the kitchen, dining and living rooms.  However, you might still want there to be a visual aid that will work to separate these spaces.  This can be achieved easily with area rugs.  Get one that is large and has a contrasting color when you want to add visual appeal and dimension from one of your rooms to another one.

This is also a great idea for those who live in a studio apartment.  It can assist you in separating the bedroom area from the living room area.  That being said, smaller and lighter colored rugs are what should be used in rooms or apartments that are short on space.  Adding a darker or larger rug could actually overwhelm it and make the space appear considerably smaller than it actually is.


Custom Sized Area Rugs

Getting a custom sized area rug that is large and has a contrasting color or a fun pattern will actually serve to add a sort of visual statement to any space and bring it a new vitality.  For those home owners who might be bored with the look in their home, getting something as simple as a custom area rug can be just the spark of redecoration that they need.


Great First Impression – Enriching Entry Halls with Sisal Rugs

blog blog blog blogWe all know that you never get a second chance to make a great first impression, and yet many times people will neglect or only pay a little bit of attention to the hallways and entry ways to their homes. The fact is that these areas in your home DO matter. Some people might hang a picture or two or they might even throw down a small decorative rug and call it finished before forgetting all about it. The unfortunate thing about this is that these people are missing out on a unique chance to create a magnificent first impression to their home and also of themselves. Additionally, guests will tend to get more of a feel of importance when they enter a home through a welcoming and impressive entry way. An entrance that is only halfway decorated is boring at best and easily forgotten at its worst. It can also give your guests the completely wrong impression of your home and yourself.

Entrances and Hallways are Great Areas to Showcase Your Individuality

The entry to your home is where you will make your first and your last impression. Instead of looking at an entryway and thinking that it is boring, look at it as your opportunity to let your personal style shine. In fact, these areas of your home give you the opportunity to let loose in styles that are not accessible in the other areas of your living space. Homebuyers these days are opting more and more for open floor plans. These floor plans typically lack your normal hallways. While the homeowners do love the layouts (if they didn’t then they wouldn’t buy a house with this type of layout), they also tend to miss that sense of separation and definition that can be found with a hallway.


When you are decorating your entryway or hallway, here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Think of these areas as actual rooms in your home. Consider what color you would like to paint the walls, what sort of lighting you would like and what type of natural area rug would look great on the floor to tie the look together.
  • Don’t be afraid to go bold. If you have a design style that is a bit wild, let it run free. Line your entry or hallway with modern art or you can even use colors that you might not want to use in the rest of your living space. The goal here is to transform your hallways and entry way from a space that is boring to pass through to a dazzling area of self-expression. Sisal area rugs will help you gain the look and feel that you want and your entry and hallways will not only give a great first impression, they will also give one that is lasting.

Decorate Living Rooms with Geometric Rugs

promoIf you are like most people, you will want your home to look nice.  You will want to make sure that each space has its own style that is a reflection of your own personality.  You can do a lot of that decorating with area rugs if you wanted to.  Natural area rugs come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and patterns.  They also come in a vast array of different shapes.  In fact, there is so much of a variety to choose from that you might find it difficult to narrow down your options because you will fall in love with quite a few of them.

What is a good way to decorate your living room with a natural are rug that has a geometric shape though? You don’t need to have a degree in interior design to be able to decorate with a natural area rug that has a geometric shape, even if it seems like a daunting task.











Here are a few tips that will help you along in the right direction when it comes to this.

  1. The natural area rug with a geometric shape that you choose does not necessarily have to be an overly large one. You can use a small rug to create quite a few different looks in your living room.
  2. If your living room has a theme with a deep color, or strong pattern, go for a geometric rug that has highly contrasting colors to tie it all together and create a look and feel that is intense.
  3. If you want to have the maximum amount of flexibility and want to showcase cooler colors then you should go with a geometric rug that is in a soft color, such as gray or beige. Neutral colors will work best in this situation.
  4. For those who are looking to create a space that is warm and inviting, think about a geometric natural area rug that features warm colors or patterns.
  5. As far as getting the feel that you want in that living space, check out the various textures that are available. You can get anything from a shag natural area rug to ones that have a super tight weave.
  6. If you want your living room to offer a calmer sort of mood, then you should opt for a geometric area rug that has colors that are softer and quieter.
  7. When you want to make your living room a space that is full of movement and energy, choose a rug that has high contrast colors.

By following these tips, you will find that using geometrically shaped natural are rugs to decorate your living room isn’t as difficult as it might seem

Customer Reviews

Natural Area Rugs is one of the country’s leading sources for contemporary custom area rugs.  We offer natural fiber rugs and we have also achieved global success in regards to manufacturing, importing and selling these high quality rugs.  We have garnered great reviews from people who have purchased these rugs from us.  Let’s take a look at some of them.

  • Kurdy K says “After having purchased a bordered rug from a famous catalog “barn”, and having it wear out quickly, we purchased this rug from Natural Area Rugs, and it is currently still looking like new and has tripled the life of our first purchase, and going strong! Made us believers!”
  • Amy R states that “ exceeded all my expectations’ and then says “My decorator recommended to me and I couldn’t be more pleased with my big beautiful seagrass rug. The rug was shipped quickly and wrapped securely, and the rug exceeded all my expectations. It’s high quality, the backing is substantial and smells darn good. Will definitely buy again and recommend to others!!”
  • Geoffrey M says “Just wanted to thank you for the amazingly great quality rug I received from you. I took a chance with a 3’x5′ oat shag rug for a small room in my house, and let me tell you, you’ll be receiving further orders from me. Thanks, great quality, quick shipment…sensational.”
  • Teri H commented “I received my Coastal Seagrass rug last week and I am so is just beautiful. Fast shipping, reasonable prices, and a great selection…I am planning to buy another seagrass rug for my dining area. Thank you Natural Area Rugs!!”
  • Juh H. left this review: “Are you still browsing in the Internet for a perfect website that could offer the best area rug for your place? Well then, guys the search is over now; take it from me because I have been into that situation already, endlessly looking for the right rug that goes well with my taste and space. It was a big waste of time and money. I suggest you go right away to the most reviewed and tested store, Natural Area Rugs, or better yet, visit their site, they provide the highest quality rugs that look so luxurious but are available within your means. NAR even offers great deals, often on free shipping or certain discounts on selected items. I myself benefited from it, when I bought one contemporary rug of “Four Seasons Seagrass rug” from them and I was so much satisfied with my new floor covering. I will never change my choice of store; NAR is where my heart is.”

As you can see, people who get their custom area rugs from us here at Natural Area Rugs are completely happy with the service they get as well as with the quality of the rugs.

What is Sisal?


Sisal refers to one of two things; the first is the plant, Agave sisalana, which is a specific species of Agave originally found in southern Mexico.  The second is the fiber yielded from the harvest of this plant, which is also sometimes referred to sisal hemp.  This fiber is what the plant is primarily cultivated for, and has a variety of uses, including paper, cloth, carpet, various articles of clothing, bags, and even dartboards.  The most common traditional use for sisal in fiber form, however, is the production of rope and twine.

Plant Characteristics

The easiest way to identify a sisal plant is by the round arrangement of sharp leaves on its top.  These look similar to the leaves on a pineapple, although they are straighter, span as far outwards as they do upwards, and are much larger (up to 2 meters in length).  The leaves are the part of the plant that is valuable to harvest; each leaf produces around a thousand fibers.  The leaves also grow back after being harvested from the plant’s thick, trunk-like stem; a plant generally has a lifespan of about a decade.

Traditional Uses

Sisal is one of the primary materials used in the production of agricultural twine.  In addition to being naturally biodegradable, it is desirable for use as twine because it is strong and durable while still somewhat stretchy when in woven form.  It is also resistant to deterioration in salt water, which is a common problem among other biodegradable fibers.

Besides its use as rope and twine, sisal is traditionally also used to make textiles and fabric, particularly mattresses and carpets.  Though too tough for use in clothing, the fiber’s durability makes it suitable for rugs, carpets, and even shoes.  Most of these applications use the higher grades of fiber acquired from the sisal plant; the lower grade fiber is also commonly used to produce paper.


Fiber is retrieved from the plant by crushing the leaves and washing or brushing away the waste parts of the leaf until only the fibers remain.  These fibers are then carefully dried, and stored in bales for transportation.  Artificial drying is thought to produce better quality fiber than sun drying, but is sometimes forgone because of its inefficiency.

Works Cited

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“Uses Of Sisal.” Wigglesworth Fibres. Wigglesworth & Co. Limited, n.d. Web. 22 May 2016. <>.