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Story City, IA
Story City, IA
A touch of style in any room
If you like the idea of something warm on your feet but are shy about committing to full carpeting in your room, a floor rug maybe be the perfect compromise. Strategic placement of rugs in any room can add the coziness, comfort and style that complete any room decor.
Fabrics for Every Room
Floor rugs are available in a number of fabrics, so to choose the right one, think about what kind of foot-traffic your rug is going to see. If your rug is in an entryway or another location where people will be wearing shoes, you'll want something durable and easy to clean. In this case, seagrass or bamboo rugs are great choices because they can stand up to heavy wear and can be spot-washed without fear of damage. In the case of bamboo rugs, sweeping is also possible for removing dirt, making them even more ideal for hallways and doorways.
If you're looking for something more pleasing to the feet, cotton and wool rugs are great choices. Plant these rugs in front of chairs or sofas or under kitchen tables to give people a soft place to rest their feet. They're also great for bedrooms, but if you really want to step into luxury on cold winter mornings, try sheepskin rugs (authentic or faux). These high-pile rugs are soft and warm, but keep in mind they're also difficult to keep clean. Keep them far away from high-traffic areas or anywhere that is vulnerable to dirt and spills.
Common Types of Rugs:
Area rugs are the largest of rugs, generally used to cover up big spaces without resorting to wall-to-wall carpeting. Most often they're rectangular in shape, but you can also find round area rugs or oval area rugs that still cover large spaces but in are softer on the eye from a design standpoint.
Large area rugs are available in any style, including classic florals and oriental patterns for more traditional rooms. However, if you're looking for more contemporary area rugs, you'll see no shortage of stripes, checkerboard patterns and thick-bordered brightly colored patterns to complete your redesign. Also keep an eye out for modern area rugs in bold geometric prints for a rug that makes a statement.
Accent rugs are much smaller than area rugs, usually ranging in size from 3 to 5 feet by 2 to 3 feet. These rugs are great for places where you stand, such as in the doorway or in the bathroom in front of the shower. But the most common are kitchen accent rugs, placed in front of the stove as well as in front of the sink. They can keep your feet warm if you have tiled floors and also provide leg support over longer periods.
Accent rugs are available in all the patterns of ordinary rugs, but often printed accent rugs make the best design statement – here, you can integrate bolder choices, such as animal prints or tropical scenes, without worrying about overwhelming your room. Printed accent rugs are perfect for kids rooms , as you can find road prints for racing cars or favorite cartoon charact...