Decorate the natural way: A guide to natural-fiber rugs

Decorate the natural way: A guide to natural-fiber rugs

I've noticed more and more people choosing natural-fiber rugs lately. If you've read some of my earlier entries, you already know that I am a fan of natural rugs (although synthetic rugs have their place, too). Natural-fiber rugs are durable, stylish and depending on which fiber you choose, they can also be very affordable. If you're considering a natural-fiber rug for your home, use this guide to narrow down your options and choose the best material for your space. Wool: If you're searching for a soft, high-quality rug, wool is a great option. Wool rugs are soft, durable and stain-resistant, which...

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Layer your rugs for an interesting look

Layer your rugs for an interesting look

I don’t know if you all have heard, but layering rugs is in style – and I love that it is. I think there are many benefits to laying one rug on top of another. For example, if you have a beautiful rug that you want to display in the living room, but it is too small, layering a larger rug underneath is often the perfect solution. Layering rugs can also lend a designer look to your home, as it is bold and sometimes tricky to pull off. If you like the layering rug trend as much as I do,...

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Find the right rug type for you in 3 easy steps!

Find the right rug type for you in 3 easy steps!

Rugs can be made in many ways so when it comes time to purchase the decision can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to selecting a rug that will work best for you home and space. Tip 1: Make sure the rug you choose is functional for you. If you have pets you do not want a looped product as dogs and cats nails tend to pull the tufted loops out. Shag rugs or cutpile rugs are best with pets. Here is an example of rugs that will wear excellent with pets. Tip 2:  If you are placing the rug...

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Cozy up your home décor this fall with rugs

Cozy up your home décor this fall with rugs

Ah, autumn. Who doesn’t love this beautiful and fun-filled season? Every year around this time, the leaves start to turn colors, the air begins to feel crisp and there is a certain feeling of mystery in the air. As the temperature lowers, people long to feel warm and begin to bundle up with layers of clothing. The same concept can be applied to your home décor. Just like you throw on scarves and sweaters in the fall to keep warm and comfortable, you can create a cozy room by laying a rug down to cover your hardwood floors. Even if...

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Tips on how to select an area rug

Tips on how to select an area rug

With all the styles and colors available choosing an area rug that integrates with your decor is a breeze.  Consider the following factors when deciding upon your rug... Consider your room’s focal point •Choose a rug with a center medallion, if you need to create a dynamic focal point. •If your room already has a focal point, such as a fireplace choose a rug with an all over pattern. Consider wallpaper and upholstery patterns within your room •If your furniture has an upholstered pattern consider choosing a rug with a more subtle pattern, or pick out and accent color and...

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