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Decorating Your Brightwood Rental Property: Tips for Buying Rugs

Brightwood Renters Rolling Out a New RugYour Brightwood rental property would be incomplete if it didn’t have the perfect rug. Nonetheless, choosing and buying rugs can prove to be tricky. You have to make many decisions, from the size of the rug, the materials it’s made out of, to the colors of the rug. This could make the rug-buying process a bit more daunting. But it doesn’t need to be. Check out these simple tips to help you decide which rug to bring back to your rental home.

Choose the Right Size and Shape

What rug shape should you choose? What size does your space need? The perfect rug is also the perfect size for the space you want to put it in — make sure you get the measurements right! If the rug is small, it might make your space look empty. Too large, though, and it will feel stuffed. To decide what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. It’s always a wise decision to leave visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. Especially when deciding on a runner or walkway rug, it’s good to keep this in mind.

Choosing rugs for other rooms is something more challenging. Nevertheless, here are some things you should remember. For living rooms, measure the seating area and choose a rug that will be big enough to place at least the front legs of your furniture on it. For dining areas, make sure the rug is big enough to hold both the table and the chairs while allowing room for someone to sit comfortably without the chair legs falling off the rug. Round rugs work really well with round tables since they complement each other. With bedroom rugs, any shape will do, for as long as they can accommodate the bed and space to walk on all sides.

Choosing Material and Weave

Once the size and shape have been finalized, you can move on to other details like the material and weave. Rugs can be made from many materials, from synthetic fibers and artificial silks to natural fibers and wool. As for strong rugs, no better way to go than synthetic fibers. If luxury is what you want to convey, a silk or wool rug is the answer. Each of these materials also tends to come in various weaves, from low-pile rugs that are essentially flat to high-pile or plush rugs that can feel soft as a cloud under your feet. The style of the weave is all up to you.

Color and Pattern

Choosing the color and pattern for your rug can be challenging. The color of your rug plays a big role because it can set the tone for the entire room. Consider the rest of your belongings before you choose a color and pattern. If you have a lot of color and pattern in your furniture and other décor items, consider choosing a rug with a neutral color or subtle pattern to pull the room together. But, you can also go with a colorful rug to brighten up the space, especially if your furniture is neutral.

Function and Maintenance

The last point to remember is this: decide what your rug is for so that you can give it the cleaning and maintenance it needs. You can also choose to go with rugs that are a bit expensive but don’t have to be replaced anytime soon. As such, find a rug that best fits your lifestyle and your ability to maintain it. A luxurious silk rug sounds like a great idea, so long as it’s not placed in a high-traffic area. Also, it’s wise to get rug pads to keep your rugs in place and not easily moved around. Loose rugs can lead to falls and injuries. Don’t forget the issue of safety while looking for rugs, as well.


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