Area Rugs: A Quick, Cost-Effective Way to Change the Look of Your Room

Area Rugs: A Quick, Cost-Effective Way to Change the Look of Your Room
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    People are often surprised when they find out how a simple thing like an area rug can refresh a room and bring in a completely new energy flow.

    The latest trends have seen designers trying to renew some of traditional patterns and adapt them to contemporary styles that will match any room décor.

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There is a number of way how a new rug can upgrade a room. You can even use two or three rugs of different color and achieve somewhat of an avant-garde look that won’t stay unnoticed. This way or another, consider an area rug as a topping of your home cake.

Vibrant Color Schemes

Vivid color patches are always a bold statement, whether we are talking about high fashion or living room floors. Anchored in subtle grays and tans, drops of vibrant, exotic hues like orange, teal or aquamarine are what customers are looking for most. On the other hand, those who favor neutral tones, natural hues of earth are still in demand. Natural shades of blue, green, tan and yellow are a perfect choice for bedrooms, as they transcend the calmness and harmony that only nature can instill. Modern interiors will benefit from a bold splash of single color that can be mirrored in vases or sofa pillows.

Dashing Textures

Following the years of absence, wool is once again a popular material for natural fiber rugs. Many environmentally-conscious consumers favor natural fibers like hemp for their rugs, especially for bedrooms. In a recent conversation with highly-rated online suppliers of rugs, I discovered that these materials are not only renewable and bi-degradable, but they also possess unique rustic texture and natural hue that no synthetic fiber rug can achieve. Some designers even prefer leather strips which can upgrade the rug texture. Still, if you consider a rug an accessory and not the statement piece, a single tone hemp rug is hard to beat. You can always throw a bold accent rug over it if you get bored by it.

Conceptual Designs

It seems that the designer’s credo for this season is “classic with an update”. This concept revives the classic oriental rugs by streaking them with extravagant and surprising colors. Accented with jewel tones or neon shades, these proven designs are getting a new life. The others are based on outlandish free form shapes inspired by floral patterns. Apparently, the style of the season are geometric patterns. Squares and circles are making their way into our homes, yelling modern and chic.

Practical Sides

Aside from their decorative attributes, area rugs have several advantages over carpeting. You can choose from more designs and colors, and if you want to redecorate you can also move them from room to room. Also, they are easier to maintain. If you don’t want to mess with cleaning them at home, you can simply roll them up and send them to a rug cleaner’s. They are perfect for people who are renting, so you can pack and take them with you when you move. Finally, they are less expensive than wall-to-wall carpets, and don’t tailoring to fit.

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