Let’s face it, great interiors aren’t complete without great rugs.
Modern area rugs are often the unexpected item that makes a room feel anchored and cozy. They can be ‘floor art” or just add some “toe scrunching” joy to a space.
Either way, whether you a pick simple or a statement rug, once you unroll it, you will be amazed at the difference it makes.
To understand the cost of a rug, you need to understand construction:
High quality rugs use high quality fibers.
Wool is a natural, durable fiber that’s is excellent for carpets. Sheep raised in cool climates have a higher lanolin content which makes the fibers stronger, more insulating and naturally soil and dirt resistant. You could call wool “natures performance fiber”.
Viscose has many pseudo names – rayon, artificial silk, bamboo silk, ramie. It comes from the wood pulp of a tree and is used to add luster and elegance to a rug design.
What size rug should I buy?
People often lament on what size to buy. Don’t tell anyone, but there aren’t any actual “rug-laws” to obey. My personal preference is to go big enough that ½ of the sofa/ sectional or chair sits on it. This keeps the rug from looking too small and connects all the furniture.
However, if you want to feel enveloped in goodness, you can place the all the furniture on it.
Since the majority of sofas and sectionals today are covered in solid fabrics, a rug can create a modern textured statement and there are truly some beauties to choose from. Have fun getting your rug on!