Monday, March 7, 2011

Decorating with round area rugs

Round rugs are the best solution if you do not know what type of rug to go with. You want to avoid wasting money on rugs that are too big, too small, or if they are the wrong shape. It doesn’t matter if you buy a Persian rug or a plain pastel rug, a round rug is the perfect instant addition to any room.

The quality and appearance of area rugs is predominantly determined by the type of material. Natural fibers and synthetic are your main choices. Natural fiber rugs are more environmentally friendly but synthetic fibers are stronger. It just depends what you want to get out of your rug.

Acrylic area rugs come in a wide variety of colors and are fade and stain-resistant. They are good for kitchen areas as they are suited to hot and humid areas. Polypropylene area rugs are one of the most popular as they are very durable and stain-resistant. Consequently, they are used as an all-round rug. Nylon area rugs are not very comfortable but are durable and low-maintenance. They are best suited for kitchens and bathrooms. Wool area rugs are the gold standard. They possess natural air filtering properties and are very soft. Cotton area rugs are much softer than wool ones but do not last as long. They are ideal for living rooms and bedrooms. Jute area rugs are the most soft you can get but fade easily when exposed to sunlight and are sensitive to moisture. For excellent wear and tear and colorfast properties, choose sisal area rugs. Cheaper natural fibers such as jute, sea grass and bamboo are good materials to use in areas that do not have high-traffic.

A round area rug is by far the best choice for any room. The design of the rug is also important. When you have a round rug in the bath, slide it close to the tub for a drying mat as well as a bathroom rug. A square rug or rectangle rug can fold on you but it won’t fold with a round rug. Water can damage the natural fibers found in wool so keep this in mind when buying a rug and opt for a synthetic rug.

People sometimes use an area rug for padding on their furniture. This is a waste of a good rug. Instead place the rug on the floor in the middle of the room and let the kids play with their toys.

Each design on a round area rug can compliment the design in your room. You want everything to blend together. Match your rug to the dominant colors in your room first. You may want to go with a natural color instead; black or beige. If you are not sure what color to go with choose a red rug and decorate around the rug.

If you enjoyed this information about decorating with rugs, then you are going to love these round floor rugs.

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