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Tips to Choose the Perfect Rugs for Your Home

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As a multifunctional element, rugs are rising in popularity these days. You can use them to protect your feet from cold floors or to add an additional layer on the floor for lounging. Rugs can also be used as an accent to adorn the room. Here are several things about rugs that you need to consider before you make a purchase.

Material

Rugs were first made by Asian nomads around six millennia ago, originally from natural materials such as wool or cotton. This type of rug is generally favoured by collectors. If you are allergic to wool, you can opt for rugs made of sisal fibres. Glossy finishing can be achieved by mixing the material with silk material.

Tips to Choose the Perfect Rugs for Your Home

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Modern rugs are usually made of polyester, nylon, or olefin-based synthetic fibres. Synthetic materials are known to be more durable and affordable than natural materials. Synthetic materials can also result in similar texture and softness; for example, olefin fibres (polypropylene) can imitate wool’s softness.

Quality

Also, make sure that you prioritise quality. High-quality rugs can provide long-lasting comfort. They won’t get worn out easily and their colours won’t fade quickly. For a durable and easy to clean rug, you can choose one made of wool, sisal, jute, or polypropylene. The last three materials are suitable for rooms with a lot of activities.

Tips to Choose the Perfect Rugs for Your Home

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If you prefer an affordable yet high-quality rug, nylon rug can be your choice. Nylon rugs are known to be the most durable and long-lasting among others. One tips to check a rug’s quality is by bending the rug. If you can easily see the backing, then it means the rug has low density and is low quality.

Tips to Choose the Perfect Rugs for Your Home

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Colour

The beauty of a rug is seen from its pattern and colour. Pattern and colour can conjure up a certain personality and ambience in a room, like a cheerful or a cosy impression. The choice of the colour should for sure be suited to personal preference. However, neutral colours can be a safe choice. For area with high level of activities, dark colours will be more recommended as they can better conceal dust and dirt.

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Function

Each room needs different types of rugs. For rooms with a lot of activities, like a family room, you’ll need a type of rug that’s more durable and easier to clean. In this case, a synthetic rug will be the right choice. Nylon rugs, for example, are suitable for family rooms, or rooms with higher humidity like bathrooms.

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Shape and Size

Rugs are available in various shapes: rectangular, circle, oval, hexagon, and even abstract shapes. You can choose the shape in accordance with the type of the room. The rug’s size is also an important thing to consider. You can place a rug that leaves around 45 cm or more space around the sides of the room, or one that’s exactly the size of your furniture as an accent or as area definer in rooms with an open plan layout.

The right choice of rug can enhance the aesthetics of a room and can represent your personality. If you are still not sure about the type, colour, pattern, or size of the rug for your home interior, visit Archify for various inspirations of rooms with rugs. Don’t forget, selected interior designers in Archify are ready to help you realise the interior of your dream home.

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