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Decorating Your North Charleston Rental Property: Tips for Buying Rugs

North Charleston Renters Rolling Out a New RugMake your North Charleston rental home super cozy by getting the perfect rug. Nonetheless, choosing and buying rugs can prove to be tricky. Things to consider are size, material, and colors. This might complicate the rug-buying process a bit. But it doesn’t need to be. Here are a few tips to help you spot the perfect rug for your rental home.

Choose the Right Size and Shape

What rug shape should you choose? What size does your space need? Whatever size you choose, just make sure that it’s the exact one that your space needs. If the rug is small, it might make your space look empty. A rug that’s too large, on the other hand, will make the space feel cramped. To decide what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. It’s always a good idea to leave some visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. This is significant when looking for a runner or other walkway rug.

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. If you have a round table, a round rug would go well with that piece. Bedroom rugs can come in any shape, as long as you utilize them fully under your bed, with enough 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. If you want a long-lasting rug, consider 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. For the weave, it all depends on what you want.

Color and Pattern

It’s often a difficult choice when choosing the rug’s color and pattern. The reason being is that the color of your rug will often 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. However, if your furniture is neutral, you can go for a rug that will brighten up the space.

Function and Maintenance

In closing, try to determine what your rug is for — this way, you can give it the cleaning and maintenance it needs. There are a lot of expensive rugs that most likely won’t be easily replaced. This is why it’s important for you to choose a rug that 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. Nonetheless, don’t overlook getting yourself a rug pad to keep your wonderful rugs in place. 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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