Area Rugs Done Right
Area Rugs are an easy way to add some life to a room. They’re simple to keep clean and maintain. They’re also versatile enough to be used in almost any space in your home. Here are some helpful tips to make sure your new rug looks great and will stand the test of time.
Make sure that the rug is the right size for your room – A rug that is too large can make a room seem small and cramped. On the other hand, a rug that is too small may seem out of place in a larger room. Make sure that you get the measurements for your room so that you can match it with a proportionately sized rug.
Don’t use a rug to anchor furniture – A well placed rug should tie everything in the room together. It shouldn’t serve as a buffer between a coffee table and the floor. A sofa or loveseat that is set on a section of the rug could fray the ends and stretch out the rug over time.
Consider using a patterned rug – The pattern will stand out and can be seen from around the furniture. This can help liven up or brighten a room in need of an accent.
Keep expensive rugs out of a high traffic area – A hand-knotted rug is a work of art and should be treated accordingly. Place it in an area where you won’t have to worry about food or drink spills that could stain a masterpiece.
Select the furniture before you buy a rug – An area rug can serve as a complement to everything else in the room. It’s usually easier to match up a rug with an existing layout so that the decor flows together.
Find a customized rug – Some rug shapes, sizes, and colors are hard to find. At Nebraska Furniture Mart, we can help you find a perfectly customized rug that will meet your specific needs.