We all know that the living room is the essential part of the house or apartment for relaxing and socializing. Living rooms may contain furnishings such as a sofa, chairs, occasional tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, electric lamps, rugs, or other furniture. Basically it’s the main part of the house where everyone gathers and chill. It is also the first room that describes the owner of the house from a guest point of view. Preparing for the end of the year, where usually our family and friends will gather in the living room.
In last week’s article, we already backed you up with 5 perfect color schemes & combination ideas for Christmas 2020. Now, we’re going to help you prepare your living room for the end of the year by choosing 5 best rugs for your living room. If you have high-traffic areas in your living room, installing a large rug can remove a great deal of stress from your carpet and help it last longer. For anyone with wooden flooring in the living room, you’ll know it looks great but it can feel cold and hard. That’s why we recommend putting in an area rug. When you’re looking for a rug, in many ways it’s the easiest buying decision in the world. It can also turn into a nightmare if you have no idea where to start looking. When in doubt, a neutral-color carpet is the best choice, no matter the color of the walls. Consider installing darker color carpets in rooms where there is significant food traffic to hide dirt and stains. Overall, lighter color carpets make a room seem more spacious and brighter. Here are our top 5 best rugs for your living room:
5 Best Rugs for Your Living Room:
1. WOOL RUG
Wool is the most commonly used material in oriental hand-woven rugs. It is easily available, usually sourced from sheep. The ages, breed, climate they live in and diet of the sheep all affect the wool’s quality. Wool rugs can be a dramatic way to soften the rooms. Softer materials like this serve as a highly effective contrast to bare flooring. Wool rug brings timeless style to the table. It’s pattern and colour is classic and matched with curtains or cushions, will bring a lounge vibe to the room. Usually made from 100 percent wool, it’s mean that’s very durable and will hold well through time especially if you have kids. Wool will do a good job in hiding minor stains and also it’s easy to clean. The only thing you need to note is that there might be some color transfer on to light flooring.
2. SILK RUG
Silk rugs come in two forms, 100% silk rugs and a wool/silk blend together. Either type is more expensive in general than wool rugs. Rugs containing silk usually feature higher knots per square inch, which is one of the major indicators of quality and craftsmanship. Silk rugs are often thin, fine, and soft to the touch. It’s also incredibly delicate and can be difficult to clean, so this rug type is the best in spaces where foot traffic is minimal. Silk carpet exudes a special elegance.
3. JUTE AND BAMBOO RUGS
Living in Bali made us recommend Jute and bamboo which are natural rug materials that can add a coastal vibe to any indoor space. These are the perfect choice for rooms that need texture and let us remind you with the friendly price point makes a good value. Especially in areas where a large rug is needed. Natural rugs are also great for layering underneath smaller, more decorative rugs. Although you have to be careful about where you place these types of rugs as some of them can show watermarks and can be difficult to clean.
4. COTTON RUGS
Made from the cotton plant, cotton is an environmentally friendly material which is simple to produce and incredibly versatile. Cotton fibres are soft, strong and hold dyes very effectively. These characteristics make cotton a fantastic material for rugs, especially rug designs with intricate patterns and detail.Cotton rugs are typically braided or flat weave, and they are a softer alternative to jute or sisal rugs. They are fairly durable and are often machine-washable. Cotton rugs are less expensive than wool rugs and have a more casual look. This makes them a good choice for busy families on a budget. Cotton rugs are often even easier to clean than wool rugs. The downside of cotton is that it is less durable than wool.
5. LEATHER RUGS
Large leather rugs may effectively be used as eye-catching and interesting area rugs. Another advantage of these rugs is that they are pleasant and comfortable to walk on. Many homeowners also prefer to use them as wall hangings. When used in this way, they make an attractive focal point. Leather rugs are also durable. There’s a reason they use leather for saddles and gloves – it’s durable. Leather rugs can take lots of foot traffic. These neutral and natural shades can be a good first step when adding leather to your home. One of the most common misconceptions about cowhide rugs is that they cannot and will not stand up to years of use. Your cowhide rug will be just as durable. As long as it is properly cared for, it can last you years longer than any other type of rug. Mix 5% white vinegar and 95% water in a spray bottle. Working in small areas at a time, lightly spray the rug with the solution and wipe that area with a soft sponge. Dry the rug immediately with a clean, dry rag.
Now you know, that’s our top 5 best rugs for your living room. Picking a rug ultimately comes down to three primary considerations, that’s style, placement, and budget. Some other factors you may want to keep in mind are how easy it is to maintain and clean the rug. Before you consider the style of your area rug, make sure you have familiarized yourself with the different types of rug materials in the market. From natural to synthetic fibers, there are pros and cons for each type to consider. We hope you’ll find one you love. We’ll be back with more tips and tricks for decorating your home. Simply visit us online at www.kaliudabali.com for home decoration and furniture. Also our offline store at Kaliuda Gallery.