COLOR & DESIGN
Those adding a rug to an existing room will often find it easiest to match the rug to the pre existing color schemes. Those doing a complete renovation may find matching the room to the rug to be easier. Area rugs come in almost an infinite number of colors and patterns depending on the tastes of the homeowners. It is best to avoid covering the main point of any design, so consider where the furniture will sit. Large, bold designs can help make a smaller room look a bit larger as well.
Area rugs are an excellent way to customize nearly any room in the house. They add style, texture, and color to the area while also helping to protect the floors underneath and adding some insulation. Customizing an area rug can take many forms. Here are just a few of the ways Floor Boys of South Carolina can help customers throughout the Lexington area find the perfect custom area rugs for their home.
SIZE AND SHAPE
Many people like to have the rug to measure between eighteen inches and two feet from the walls in a medium or large room and eight inches to one foot in a small room. To determine what size will work in a particular room, arrange the furniture to see how the rug would look. If possible, many stylists suggest ensuring the rug fits under at least the first set of legs of the furniture. In some home arrangements, such as open floor plans, some people will use area rugs to accent a particular area.
Depending on the shape of the room or area, there are also a variety of shapes for people to select. Many people will choose a square or rectangle to match their existing room, but those who are feeling a bit more creative or are looking to accent a particular area can also look into an oval or circle. In dining rooms, it is generally recommended to have the rug match the shape of the table.
Wool – Very soft and very durable, but is at risk for damage from natural pests, such as moths or beetles
Polyester – Does not hold fiber height well and can fade in sunlight, but feels luxurious and is easy to clean
Olefin or Polypropylene – Very resistant to traffic and durable as well as being one of the cheapest options, but it is prone to matting, crushing, and tuffs
Nylon – Very strong, resistant, and durable, but more expensive than some of the options available
Acrylic – Offers the look and feel of wool without the price tag, but does not stand up well to high traffic
Selecting the best area rug for a particular area can be a challenging decision. With our expertise on flooring, Floor Boys is here to help customers navigate the variety of options in customizing a rug. We are happy to help you make the best decision for your home.