Designing your new room
with an area rug or carpet
You just finished building your new steel building,
now if you are using as extra storage you wont need to read this
article, but if you built this building as a guest house or game room,
then read on.
area rugs for
your new building:
Choose furniture that enhances the rug design
or colors found in the rug.
If you start with furniture, choose a rug to
pick up the colors used in your furnishing patterns. Patterns can be
mixed if they are coordinated by color. Elements of a rug design can
be further incorporated into the overall design scheme. For example,
if the rug is floral, add framed prints or flowers in similar
Size up the size of the room and the area you
want to cover. The most common area rug sizes are 4-by-6 and 6-by-9
feet. They work well under a coffee table. An 8-by-11-foot rug or
larger can cover an entire room. Smaller area and scatter rugs can
be ideal for adorning smaller spaces—a hearth, a bedside, the area
in front of a kitchen sink—with a splash of color and warmth.
A rug with a bold, overall design can be the
focal point of a room with a chair and sofa in solid or subdued
Light colored rugs make a room look more
spacious, and deeper colors lend coziness to a room.
Choose a rug that will perform well, with the
right combination of density and fiber. The denser the pile, (with
closer tufts or stitches), the better your rug will wear.
Synthetic yarns - nylon, polyester, acrylic,
and polypropylene - and the naturals - wool and cotton - are
durable, soft, and easy to clean.
You’ve got to hand it to machine-made rugs:
they may look strikingly similar to the handmade kind, but they’re
usually much less expensive.
Watch out for fringe elements. If the rug you
like has fringe, make sure it’s sewn on well, and very carefully use
the vacuum cleaner.
Don’t be boxed in by the idea of getting a
rectangular rug. A circular or octagonal-shaped floor covering can
Remember to take a swatch of any fabrics
you’d like to match with you when you shop for a rug. That way,
you’ll have a better idea of what will complement your existing
Don’t underestimate the value of an underlay.
Not only will it absorb the impact of feet and noise, it will reduce
wear and tear on the rug and make vacuuming easier.
- Visualize the desired total look of the room.
Do you want a room that's uncluttered and monotone or a room rich
with colors or textures? If you start with a totally empty room,
choose a rug, then paint or paper the walls in colors found in the
- Remember, the rug has to fit the room – in
more ways than one. Consider how the room is used, how much traffic
the area gets and who will view it under what light. For
high-traffic areas such as hallways and foyers, you may want a
durable, patterned rug.
hope this will help you get a warmer feeling for your new room.
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