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Winter Warrior Rugs Your Home Needs As The Season Gets Colder

Winter is fully upon us. While 48% of homeowners planned to decorate their homes in 2018, there are many of us that need that decor to be practical as well. Nothing beats the dynamic duo of beauty and practicality. Area rugs are perfect examples of that dynamic duo and as winter winds get stronger and snows get deeper, you’ll wish you had some draped around your house. Whether you’re thinking of custom rugs, outdoor rugs, or those braided rugs your aunt was so fond of, winter calls for a few places that rugs are extremely convenient.

The Garage

The perfect place to have an outdoor rug is the entrance from your garage to your home. Tramping snowy, slushy, salty boots into your house isn’t ideal. Having a place to remove those boots outdoors without having to tread on the bare garage floor will save your entrance way. Of course, having a rug there will also help deter the risk of slipping from a wet or frozen garage floor surface.  

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The Foyer

Tis’ the season for entertaining, so set up your entryway as such. Wherever people enter your house the most should have a sturdy, spacious rug in the entrance. Shoes come off and are left there, saving that entryway from becoming a slippery, muddy, disaster zone as a first impression. Make sure the rug is big enough to let people inside so they aren’t standing in the doorway trying to get their boots off on a rug that’s too small.

The Pet Entrance

Our furry friends still need to go outside to do their business in the winter. While the summer doesn’t cause us much need to wipe paws, the winter is a whole different animal. Wherever your pet exits and enters your home after they finish their business should have an area rug. This way your excited doggo won’t be trouncing around dirty paw prints while you struggle to wipe those wet paws off. You know how people and pets are entering and exiting your home this winter. Put some area rugs in the appropriate places and you’ll find yourself doing a whole lot less floor cleaning than you would’ve without them.  

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How an Area Rug Can Solve Common Interior Design Challenges

Interior design challengesDecorating homes can present several challenges. Some rooms in your home may seem too small, while others don’t have enough light. Even if making structural changes like adding extensions, skylights, and windows isn’t an option right now, you can still your interior design challenges without breaking the bank. The fact remains that an indoor rug can be used to solve several very common design challenges, so you don’t have to endure the stress and cost that comes along with a major home renovation. The following list describes three ways that rugs can resolve frequent design issues in your home:
  1. Brighten Dark Rooms

Bringing light to a dark room is a sure-fire way to make it more appealing. To brighten a room that lacks radiance, it is important to lighten the floors. If you can’t replace a dark floor, cover the area with a light-colored rug. This not only illuminates the area, but it makes it appear more open.
  1. Unify furniture

When your room is missing harmony it appears to lack an authentic “finished look”, the addition of a neutral area rug can help bring a scattered room together by anchoring your furniture around the centerpiece of a room, like the bed in a bedroom, or the coffee table in a living room. Rugs can also connect parts of a room that may otherwise appear to be disjointed like blinds, side-tables and dining tables.
  1. Enlarge Room Size

When using a rug to help your room look bigger, it’s important to make sure it is a properly sized. Though there are no official rules within interior design for choosing specific rugs for particular room sizes, a common mistake people make is buying a rug that is too small for their space. Experts say the best way to determine the correct rug size for a room is to make sure that it is big enough for all of the room’s furniture to sit upon.

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New Year, New Space: Cure Your Winter Woes With a New Rug

New rug for 2018Now that the holiday season is over, it’s not uncommon for people to feel down as they return to their day-to-day lives. A great way to keep the post-holiday blues away is to create a serene and calm environment in your home with  new rug. Most people instinctively recognize that rugs can change the way they feel about a room, but what many don’t realize is that a good rug is more than a simple decoration. Here are three reasons why the effects of a fresh new rug can brighten up your winter and keep the post-holiday blues at bay. Warmth With the cold months of the winter still ahead, a new rug is a great way to insulate your home after the holiday season. Most know that rugs and carpeting are warmer than hard surface flooring, but many are unaware that they also have greater insulating value, especially if the rug has a pad under it.  Though a good rug can help increase the warmth in any room, they offer a special benefit to basements and areas where the floors can get outright cold. Relax Energy Flow Many people intuitively know that a rug can make a room feel more comfortable. Feng shui provides additional insight to this idea, as energy travels faster over hard surfaces and slower over soft surfaces according to these principles. Fast flowing energy can create an atmosphere of anxiety. Rugs assist in this area by slowing the energy flow down, thereby creating a more serene atmosphere inside a room. Harmonize Furniture Without a rug, furniture can seem as though it is floating aimlessly within a space. A rug can help anchor your furniture, but it should be large enough that the main pieces of furniture can all sit on the rug, or at least have the front legs fit comfortably. This anchoring technique can help create a more stable and comfortable environment for you and your family throughout the new year. Ready to order your new rug?