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Rooms decorated without rugs often visually appear unfinished or uninviting to guests. Rugs are often seen as a need investment for each room of the home. Floors are often practical and created for comfort. Here are some tips to help sort through which type of rugs are best for your home or office.
Small rugs outside of the front door area are often called mats, and available in all price ranges. Having an outdoor rug helps remove the dirt from the bottom of shoes and boots before entry. The material on outdoor entry rugs may be plastic, microfiber blend, or other easily cleaned material. A well designed rug will be absorbent and often have plastic wedges to remove caked on dirt. When the door is opened, have a nice rug to greet the visitors to your home. Rugs for the entry way are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit the style of your entryway.
High Traffic Areas
Many residences and businesses have walkways that are very high traffic areas. This area could be a hallway, side entrance, or in a childrens play area. Protect hard wood flooring and installed carpeting with area rugs or runners. These runners are made to fit in hallways or other paths that people frequent.
Nice area rugs are great for decor, as well as comfort. Thick rugs are often more plush than wall to wall carpeting. Plush rugs throughout the home make it more pleasing to be barefoot indoors. Kitchen rugs can be placed throughout the kitchen area, especially next to the sink. Having a rug to stand on where the dishes washed provides a bit of support when standing, as well as comfort.
Many rugs can comfortably be purchased within modest price ranges. Take time to learn how to properly cleanse your rug. Many rugs have stain protectant properties in them. Hand woven or high quality wool rugs have patterns that can help accent other design elements in a decorated room.
Decorative carpeting and rugs are a great way to bring the design looks in an area together. Choose colors that will help to anchor the room. Attend to stains as soon as possible to preserve the look of the rug. Educate yourself quickly on how to treat each stain appropriately, before cleaning. For example getting out wine stain, is different from cleaning mud. Keep a quick list of common stain treatments in a drawer, or in a storage cube for easy access. Use these tips to help select the best rugs for your interior space.