Rugs can add new life to your home by bringing color and texture to your décor and providing softness under foot. If you have hardwood or tile floors, rugs can also offer the much-needed effect of noise dampening. Finding the right rug does take some careful consideration, and you will need to take these factors into account.
Shape and size
While most rugs are rectangular or square, you might have fun exploring circular shapes for entryways or dining areas. In seating areas, you should measure the area in between your furniture rather than the whole room. Otherwise, you could end up using more of the real estate of a fine area rug by covering it with a sofa. Kitchens can benefit from small accent rugs placed in front of ranges or counter work spaces. These rugs should be more durable and resistant to stains from spilled food and liquids.
Color and pattern and price
Area rugs may be the focal point of a room when they feature intricate patterns or bold colors. Larger geometric prints can function well in contemporary designs—particularly when they are made with neutral or earth tones. You might choose bolder designs and colors in less expensive accent rug selections, as many rugs are priced with the idea that the homeowner can change them out often, even seasonally. Alternatively, an investment grade area rug can be selected for beauty, longevity and become a family heirloom.
To find the perfect rug to tie any room together and get expert design tips in the Chicagoland area, consult Beidelman Furniture, who exclusively carries Capel Rugs. Mention this article and receive 10% off any special order rug purchase through October 31st, or visit the Beidelman showroom and purchase an in stock rug for 20% off through October 15, 2013. You can reach them online or by calling 630-355-5770.