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6 Simple Tricks When Buying A New Rug
Subtly changing the look of your home is as easy as decorating with rugs. Fortunately, rugs are an easy way to update the look of your home without taking away from current colors or designs, and often times rugs are more affordable than other decorating elements. In addition to this, if you move, you simply take the rugs with you. Or, you can use them during different seasons or different areas of your home. However, when shopping for rugs to decorate your home you do need to keep certain tips in mind regarding colors, patterns, location, and treatments of the rugs.
Color is important to consider when shopping for rugs because it affects the way the room will appear. So, if you are decorating a room that is painted a dark color, then you might consider buying a lighter colored rug to add contrast and open the room up a bit. Also, if you are buying rugs for rooms that are painted bright colors or have bright colored fabrics and furniture, then you will want to buy rugs that are more neutral toned so as to complement the current color scheme. However, if you are decorating a room that is painted a light or neutral color with little or no design, then buying a brightly colored and designed rug is a good idea because it will give the room personality and color immediately.
Patterns should also be considered when shopping for rugs because you want all of the patterns in a room to blend well and complement each other. Having multiple patterns that are contrasting takes away from the comfort and design of the room. So, make sure your current patterns whether they be in curtains, other fabrics, wallpaper, you name it, are complemented by the pattern in the rugs you buy to decorate with.
Another thing to keep in mind when buying rugs is where you want to use the rug. Ask yourself whether you are buying rugs for high traffic or low traffic areas, because this can have a significant impact on the color and designs that will work best for you. Rugs for high traffic areas are better if they are dark and patterned because dirt does not show up as easily. However, rugs for low traffic areas can be any color, even light colors if nobody uses the area very often.
Finally, keep in mind if you will be buying rugs for your bathrooms or other areas that will be exposed to water on a regular basis. If you are buying rugs for these areas then make sure they are treated for water exposure or else the rug will not have much durability and will possibly mildew.
All of these tips are important to consider when you are shopping for rugs because when you want to update your home you want to make it better. So, make sure you keep these tips in mind when shopping for rugs.
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