Area Rugs Online Buying Guide

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Looking for a quick and easy way to refresh your home? Adding a new carpet is the perfect solution for you. Just by changing the carpet you can completely change the look and feel of the room… Many people even change the carpet according to the season! However, when you buy carpets online, choosing the right carpet can be more difficult than you think. This guide will help you find the right carpet for you.

First, know what style you are looking for. On the internet you will find small rugs, classified by style. In general, they are divided into the following categories:

Contemporary: These usually have geometric shapes, stripes, blocks or other minimalist designs and are brighter in color. Many carpets from well-known brands have a modern style.
Leisure: These are all one color or one color with a border, usually natural carpets with materials such as sisal, wool, jute, bamboo and leather shag.
Country: These usually have floral designs or patterns, such as farm animals or garden items such as fruits and vegetables. They usually use earthy tones and some bolder colors.
Tradition: These usually look like oriental rugs, with similar patterns and colors and very detailed designs.

Next, you need to have a good understanding of the size range you are looking for. Don’t guess! Using a carpet that is too big or too small for your room and furniture will completely ruin the whole look and feel of the room. Everything is for balance! The best way to solve this problem is to measure the area where you want to place the carpet. Check out some common sizes on the internet and then use low viscosity paint tape to stick the size to the floor, or lay newspaper on the floor that is the same shape and size as the carpet you are interested in. This will allow you to see what a floor covering of that size actually looks like and how it will affect the balance of your room decor.

If you want to place the rug in the center of the room, make sure it extends to all the furniture on the edge of the room. If not, it will look out of place… as if it were meaninglessly floating somewhere in the middle of the floor.

Most carpets are rectangular. If you find yourself drawn to carpets of different shapes online, that’s okay! Square, oval and round carpets all have the same style. Be sure to paste the dimensions on the floor before purchasing. Round and oval rugs are measured by diameter rather than width and length. Round and oval rugs look great in restaurants under round or rectangular tables.

Finally, learn how to maintain the carpet. You want something that can withstand the flow of people in your room and that you can easily vacuum and clean. There is no point in buying a beautiful rug, it turns out you have to keep the dog away from it, and it has to go to the dry cleaners!


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