Home designers know that choosing the right carpets and rugs comes down to many more variables than aesthetics alone. When searching for the right indoor and outdoor rugs for a property, the owner will likely want options that are easy to manage and valuable for the long term, not requiring extensive upkeep.
Designers know that some outdoor rugs can offer a spot of casual style in interior spaces, like Koeckritz Rugs’ indoor/outdoor Couristan woven area rugs. Designers also know that when it comes to selecting the right rug for any space, aesthetics matter, but so do quality, durability, and ease of care. The homeowner won’t want to invest in an indoor or outdoor rug that won’t withstand normal wear-and-tear or require complicated maintenance on a regular basis. As a designer, you can guide your client toward selecting the best indoor or outdoor rugs for their available spaces and even provide some valuable insight concerning cleaning and upkeep.
As a designer, encourage your client to place rugs in the right locations – like entryways and high traffic areas. Color, texture, size, and shape can all have a dramatic impact on any interior space. Have your client describe how he or she wants to use the space you are designing and go from there. Start with some samples, finding those that fit the overall aesthetics of the interior or exterior living space and offer the most pleasing visual arrangements.
For interior spaces, encourage your client to think about the future; does a waterproof pad with the rug sound like a wise addition? A waterproof pad can not only help preserve the rug itself, but also the surface beneath the rug. Explain the benefits of adding waterproof pads to your client so he or she can make an informed decision.
It’s vital to make sure your client knows how to take care of the material of the new rug. Some materials require less upkeep than others, and using the wrong cleaning treatment on some types of rugs can ruin them completely. Take time to help your client understand the kind of upkeep he or she will need to invest in the new rug. Koeckritz Rugs offers many woven indoor/outdoor products that one can hose off with water and let air dry.
Offer your clients tips on how to protect their new rugs from unnecessary damage. Teach your client how to properly clean spills and stains, general upkeep for the interior or exterior space where the rug is located, and basic tips for disinfection. These tips can help your client maintain the new rug easily and prevent unnecessary damage, further increasing the value of the new rug and preventing the need to replace it in the near future.
These tips can help your client not only select the perfect rug for the interior or exterior space he or she wants to enhance, but also help him or her maintain the rug for as long as possible. Offering your clients sound advice on their interior design choices and maintenance concerns will ultimately help you cultivate greater trust from your clients. Take a moment to browse through our collection of indoor/outdoor rugs and start thinking of which options would work best for your clients.