Amazing how something as simple as the perfect rug can transform your Burlingame rental home. Choosing and buying rugs, though, isn’t as simple as most of us think it to be. There are a few details you should think through, like size, material, and even colors. This could make the rug-buying process a bit more daunting. But it doesn’t need to be. A few tips can easily help you determine which rug best suits your rental home.
Choose the Right Size and Shape
What rug shape should you choose? What size best fits your area? Whatever size you choose, just make sure that it’s the exact one that your space needs. If the rug is small, it might make your space look empty. Too large, and the area will look like it’s too cramped. To decide what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. It’s never a bad thing to leave visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. Don’t forget this when choosing a runner or walkway rug.
Choosing rugs for other rooms is a little different. Nonetheless, here’s what you need to know. For living rooms, measure the seating area and choose a rug that will be big enough to place at least the front legs of your furniture on it. For dining areas, make sure the rug is big enough to hold both the table and the chairs while allowing room for someone to sit comfortably without the chair legs falling off the rug. If you have a round table, a round rug would go well with that piece. With bedroom rugs, any shape will do, for as long as they can accommodate the bed and space to walk on all sides.
Choosing Material and Weave
Once the size and shape have been finalized, you can move on to other details like the material and weave. Rugs can be made from many materials, from synthetic fibers and artificial silks to natural fibers and wool. Synthetic fibers are your go-to when looking for durable rugs. If luxury is what you want to convey, a silk or wool rug is the answer. Each of these materials also tends to come in various weaves, from low-pile rugs that are essentially flat to high-pile or plush rugs that can feel soft as a cloud under your feet. For the weave, it all depends on what you want.
Color and Pattern
It’s often a difficult choice when choosing the rug’s color and pattern. The color of the rug is important because it can, oftentimes, be what sets the tone for the entire room. To choose a color and pattern, look at the rest of your items in your house. If you have a lot of color and pattern in your furniture and other décor items, consider choosing a rug with a neutral color or subtle pattern to pull the room together. But, you can also go with a colorful rug to brighten up the space, especially if your furniture is neutral.
Function and Maintenance
And, don’t forget to get rugs for specific purposes. Knowing what each is for will allow you to know what type of cleaning and maintenance each rug will need. There are a lot of expensive rugs that most likely won’t be easily replaced. This is why it’s important for you to choose a rug that fits your lifestyle and your ability to maintain it. A luxurious silk rug is nice, but it won’t do well in a high-traffic area. Nonetheless, don’t overlook getting yourself a rug pad to keep your wonderful rugs in place. Loose rugs can lead to falls and injuries. Don’t forget the issue of safety while looking for rugs, as well.
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