notes on design....
stylish and practical rug, and some suggestions of our favorites from our
Rugs are the foundation of your living space that can pull everything in, and also give all your objects a platform to work up from. Choosing the right rug can be a bit daunting, but we have the best way to “sort your search results.”
consideration of location.
- they can mimic natural fiber rugs
- are easy to clean
- some can be used outdoors or in damp environments
Cotton doesn’t always withstand the test of time, but it’s usually pretty affordable when compared with wool and silk, so it allows you to the option of changing things up when you need a refresh.
Silk will always be romantic
Natural Fibers are a win-win
while still adding texture and style.
Natural irregularities in pattern and color make for an interesting and soft contrast to crisp furnishings. They feel great under foot and offer a LOT of intrigue, style points and wow factor.
important rug pad is going to keep a low pile or flat-woven rug from slipping or bunching).
suitable for your space and needs. Shorter pile rugs are easier to care for and vacuum, and can last longer than a high pile rug. High pile rugs can be more difficult to care for and can show marks from furniture legs or footprints.
contrast between shag and leather, velvet and sisal, cotton and enamel, and so on.
may be reversible if there’s no backing. These flat woven rugs are really idea for high traffic areas such as a kitchen, playroom, bathroom or entryway.
hand-knotted rugs are unique from one another and often more expensive. These may be best suited to more formal spaces for entertaining, but not high traffic areas.
surface. Tufted rugs can shed a lot, and may require more vacuuming. These rugs are a nice choice for family rooms, bedrooms, or living rooms.
- Rug pads prevent slipping and hold rugs in place
- Rug pads dampen noise
- Rug pads prevent scratches on your floor under the rug
- Rug pads prevent any dye from your rug from staining or transferring to the floor or carpet below
- Rug pads add cushion, making your rug feel softer and plusher
- Rug pads extend the life of your rug
But you don’t want to compete with other furnishings if you already have an array of color and pattern happening in the space. Then you may want to choose a single-color in a shade that complement what is already there, or go with a neutral that will keep everything working harmoniously.
Or you could use a combination of runners on either side or at the foot of the bed.
Outdoor rugs are great for splashes of color to offset neutral patio furniture and complement landscaping and foliage. Or you may want to go in a crisp, modern direction with a tranquil neutral shade.
We can’t resist a good (or horrible) pun.
We hope this has been enormously helpful, and that you are ready to peruse some of Burke Décor’s excellent collection of rugs to find your favorites that are a perfect match for your space and usage. We
know you will choose wisely! You’ve got all the tools you need now.