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Flooring – Area Rug Accents

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Compliment wood flooring with the use of area rugs. We generally think of such coverings as small and brightly colored, that adds a splash of color and pattern to our rooms.

Coverings can be any size, and they come in many different shapes and colors.

They can be the focal point in the room and they help in dividing a room into such areas as reading corners or sitting areas.

It often helps to bind a color scheme together, tying together different elements in the room, such as window treatments, upholstery and walls.

Your floors will usually be the foundation of your design, the addition of area rugs will define what each area of the room will be used for such as, separating a group sitting area, from a reading corner.

 Area Rug – Styles & Fabric

living room with wood floors and area rugBefore buying, decide what purpose the covering will serve in your home, have certain colors, sizes, shapes and styles in mind.

  • Oriental Rugs – Have been used in homes for many years, they easily pull a room together, while anchoring any floor type.
  • Persian Rugs – The most common rooms to use persian is the living and dining rooms, due to the comfort and elegance they will add to these rooms.
  • Flokati Rugs – also known as shag, is a Greek creation which imitates voluptuousness, sensuality and infinity. Flokati’s natural color is off white, but you can buy them in a variety of colors. Best of all they can be easily cleaned, just by shaking them.
  • Kilim Rugs – are made in Iran, Russia, China, and Morocco, to name only a few. They are so beautiful you may not want to put them on your floor, you may want to use them as wall hangings, bedspreads, or tablecloths.
  • Hemp Rugs – gets better with age because it softens with use. It doesn’t wear out, it wears “in” and lasts longer than other natural fibers. Hemp is resistant to mildew and rot.

Area, persian or oriental – create a warm atmosphere and adds depth to laminate or hardwood. Dark colors tend to make a room feel cozier, while a light color will make a room feel more spacious.

Braided Rugs were first made in Early America from saved scraps of fabric, yarn, and worn-out quilts. They range in color from pastel to earth tones to primary colors. Patterns include stripes, plaids, florals and folk. They have so many benefits, including how well they will blend into any room in your home, they are also a healthy choice, because they are so easy to clean.

Your floors will usually be the foundation of your design, the addition of area rugs will define what each area of the room will be used for such as, separating a group sitting area, from a reading corner.

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