Hardwood and Tile Floors
Home trends come and go. Between wall colors, flooring, furniture, and accessories, it can be tough to keep up with every home decor trend; yet not paying attention to changing trends can put you at risk of ending up with a home that looks comically outdated. Fortunately, there are some home decor choices you can make that will give your home a classic, timeless appeal, and will carry you from one era to the next. Flooring in particular is an area where you don't want to give in to passing fads – we all know someone who hung on to their shag rug from the seventies. Don't be that person! Instead, go for something timeless, like hardwood or dark, neutral tiles. You can still make your home trendy by embellishing with sisal area rugs or other temporary carpeting solutions.
Dressing up Your Floors with a Rug
Area rugs are a great way to update the look of your home, and they can also be functional too. A good area rug will add color, texture, and a feeling of warmth to the room, and can also add a layer of insulation to the floor, provide a soft place for children to play, protect your flooring in dirty or high-spill areas, and offer some stain resistance.
There are different types of area rugs you can use in your home. You can find relatively low cost rugs made of synthetic materials at virtually any department or home goods store. These options are good for short term use, but often don't hold up over time. Natural fibers are always a great option because they tend to be durable and wear in a more natural pattern. Natural fiber options include sheepskin or other animal skins, wool, and plant fibers such as sisal. Sisal rugs in particular are a great option because of their durability and stain resistance, not to mention all of the different design and aesthetic options available.
Benefits of Sisal Rugs
Sisal is a natural fiber extracted from the sisal species of the agave plant. The sisal leaves are dried and woven to create a flat, firm material from which rugs are created. The natural color of a sisal rug is a tan or beige color, which is a great neutral that will go with any decor. Sisal can also be dyed different colors if you want to add a touch of vibrancy to your floor. Sisal rugs are highly stain resistant and are easy to clean. This makes them ideal for use under kitchen or dining room tables, in mud rooms and entrances, and for any area of the house where children might be playing.
If you choose to go with hardwood or tile flooring, consider protecting your investment and keeping your home decor with a sisal area rug. Sisal area rugs add young vibe and elegance to interiors, and are just as functional as they are beautiful. If you'd like more information on the benefits of sisal rugs, contact the team here at Natural Area Rugs. We'd be happy to answer any questions.