Everything you always wanted to know about area rugs but were afraid to ask
Your definitive guide to finding, buying, and loving the area rug of your home’s dreams
Flat weave. Oriental. Hand hooked. Hand knotted. When it comes to buying a rug, there sure is a lot of terminology involved. And if it’s your first time shopping for one, all those terms can get a little overwhelming. You may have a rough idea of what you want, but once you set foot in a shop or go shopping for a floor covering online, you’ll start to encounter a lot of detail that demands your attention. Unfortunately, all those little details can add up, and without a little knowledge, they can cost you. Big time.
2014 is looking better than ever with all the new ideas and great opportunities headed your way. After looking over the new color trends for 2014, you will be excited to get started incorporating them into your everyday decorating.
Here is the link to the spring color trends of 2014 from Pantone
With spring right around the corner these absolutely magnificent options provide a truly endless array of possibilities for those interior-decorating projects.
Looking to put something special into your next home improvement project? Give it the perfect finishing touch with a unique rug inspired by the best the world has to offer. Whether your prefer a one that came together in an exotic locale, or you’re looking for something that feels like it came from right next door, these 10 amazing rug designs from all over the world will get you inspired. Here are just a few of the many popular locales the world’s best area rugs come from:
What’s Your Rug Personality? Traditional? Modern/Contemporary? County? Read to find out.
You have probably taken personality quizzes before, to figure out different aspects of yourself. But you also have a decorating style and a rug personality, too. Your personality complements your decorating style, whether it’s traditional, modern, country, or eco friendly. So, read through the descriptions and see which style suits your home the best! Continue reading
Antique Caucasian Rugs: Old stories and lost traditions
How often do we consider the history of the everyday things around us? We get up in the morning and flip on a light switch, perhaps only occasionally pausing to consider the years of effort and work that went into developing electric light. Even the flooring beneath our feet has a story to tell, especially if you’re lucky enough to own a Caucasian area rug. And that story is one of mystery, ancient tradition, and a reviving art form. Continue reading
The Problem you Stand on: Choosing between Area Rugs and Carpets
In recent years, it seems there’s been a bit of an unspoken trend in flooring: carpeting is sort of yesterday’s news. Watch any home design program on TV and you’ll see would-be homeowners either marveling at well-kept hardwood or hoping there’s hardwood under the carpeting of the home they’re interested in buying. But that’s not to say that carpeting doesn’t have its benefits. If you live in a cool climate, it’s certainly much warmer than wood or tile. It also provides a sound barrier in spaces where wood or tile just creates an echo chamber. Continue reading
Five reasons why a Rug pad is essential for your New Area Rug
Rug pads aren’t the most exciting topic in the world to think about, but neither is auto insurance. And when you get into a fender bender, one of the first things you think about is your insurance. A pad is just that – insurance for you and for your new area rug.
If you’re in the market for a new, fine-quality floor covering or you’ve recently purchased one, do yourself a favor and make sure you pick up a high-quality pad to go along with it. It will not only improve the feel of your rug underfoot but it will also act as insurance against the hazards of everyday life. Continue reading
How to Find the Right Rug Type for your Home
Choosing the right rug for your home can sometimes seem like a daunting endeavor. After all, it is an investment just like any other type of flooring or furniture, one that requires research and, well, a little homework. Without a guide, it can seem like the least exciting part of furnishing your home.
What’s the best one for your money? Is the contemporary or oriental style more your speed? If you’re in the market for new floor covering but clueless about where to begin, read on to find out what questions you should be asking to find the right one for your home. Continue reading
Five Easy tips for Selling Your Old Rugs online
Whether you want to fatten up your wallet or just free up a little space in your nest, the Internet can be a great place to sell your used household items. Area rugs are no exception. Take a look around any online auction site and you’ll find hundreds of types and sizes for sale.
Most common rug spots and how to deal with them
You know how there’s always that one piece of advice that your parents dole out that seems to stick with you no matter where you go? Mine was always, “Don’t borrow trouble.” Anytime I started to worry about something I couldn’t help or couldn’t change, my mother would say “don’t borrow trouble.” In other words, don’t waste your time worrying about problems that haven’t yet happened.