Happy Emotions: Choosing Rug Colors for Your New Home

master-bedroom-rugWhen we first purchased our home, I’ll admit that I felt overwhelmed. Not only had my husband and I just taken on the biggest purchase of our lives, but we also found ourselves facing lots of blank walls and bare floors. I didn’t even know where to begin!

Looking back on those days, more than anything I wanted my home to feel like a happy place that we would both look forward to coming back to day after day. Little did I know that we could influence those emotions with the colors and décor that we’d chosen, right down to the rugs beneath our feet. Take a tip from me and check out these ideas for influencing happy emotions in your home through your rug color choices.

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Area Rugs without Curl-Ups – Is it possible?

We all have those little things in life that annoy us. For some people it’s when their spouse puts the milk back in the fridge with barely more than a swig of milk left in it. For others it might be sitting down to watch a favorite movie and encountering a DVD that always skips, right at the best parts. For me, it’s my area rugs. No matter what I did, they constantly seemed to curl up at the edges. I know it seems like a small thing, but they are an investment, and I want to be able to enjoy them without feeling annoyed.

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Lovely Rug Designs for Your Dining Room

Dining Room Area Rugs
Dining room area rugs can tie together your room.

When choosing a rug design for your dining room, there are a lot of things to consider. You want to choose a design that not only fits your décor but complements it and ties it together. If you inherited your dining set from a family member, it can also provide a needed sense of personality and self-expression.

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How to Clean Your Rug in 6 Easy Steps

How to clean your area rug
Uh-oh! Better clean that rug! But learn how here.

Imagine this: you’ve just purchased a gorgeous oriental rug. You take it home and carefully select an area in your family room that will make for the perfect place for it. Every day it catches your eye with its beautiful simplicity. A few weeks later you decide to host a party. Everything’s going great until one of your guests accidentally spills her red wine, right onto your brand new rug!

Don’t panic because we’ve complied a few simple tips to help you avoid disaster when the unthinkable happens and ways to clean and care for it when it doesn’t.

Here are 6 helpful tips for cleaning your rug:

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Who Buys Designer Rugs? My Story

I never thought of myself as someone who would buy custom area rugs. Before I owned my own home, doing something like that just seemed impersonal, impractical, and worst of all, expensive. But then we finally bought a home of our own and suddenly we had a lot of space to fill. I loved our tile and hardwood flooring, but it felt cold in the winter time and the room just looked like it was missing something.

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Get your Home Ready for Winter with this Helpful List!

Like it or not, winter is coming. The glorious colors and sunny afternoons of fall will soon give way to colder days and freezing precipitation. Just like you might change out your wardrobe for warmer duds this time of year, you’ll also need to prepare your home and its décor for the coming chill.

Below you’ll find a list of helpful tips to get your place ready for winter before it’s even begun. Whether you live in a very cool climate or one that’s used to mild winters, there’s something here that every homeowner can use to get ready. Grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and read on to find out how to get started.

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