Finding The Right Rug For Your Home
Whether it's an area rug for your living room or simply a doormat near your front entryway, the right rug can make a big difference in making your home all that it can be. But how do you pick the ideal rug for a particular room or living space? We have a few ideas to help you out.
Consider The Coverage
Your home office or game room may only require an accent rug, or perhaps the room is just fine with no rug at all. On the other hand, a large living room with a lot of open space on a bare floor may need a sizeable rug or two for practical coverage as well as visual appeal. Runners designed specifically for corners can be just the thing for your workspace in the home office or the corner cabinets in your kitchen.
Do A Traffic Report
Your entryway hall and other spots in your home that get heavy foot traffic can become hazardous if you don't get a rug or entry mat with nonslip backing. This is especially true in the winter, when boots and heavier footwear can make rugs slide about with just a couple of steps. Make sure your little ones haven't left their toddler toys nearby either. Even slip-resistant backing can't protect guests from a treacherous toy stuck under the rug!
Wear Versus Care
If a rug is mainly used for decorative purposes, you don't have to worry too much if it requires special care. Special embroidered designs may lend a room so much personality that the rare trip to the cleaners is more than worth it. But if busy feet will be traveling back and forth on it regularly, it may pay to put convenience above style. Thankfully there are plenty of high-quality, great-looking rugs that can be cleaned easily at home in your own washing machine.
A throw rug in your den might not demand a close examination of its materials, but it could be the key factor when buying a bath rug, as softness, absorbency and care come into play. While an easily stained rug may be a small risk in your home library, it could be a big problem in the kitchen, as cookbooks and ingredients crowd your counters and make spills a possibility. Beyond care requirements, the material will impact the rug's durability and appearance as the years pass.
Count on The Lakeside Collection whether you're shopping for a basic doormat to use outside of the garage or an elegant rug for your dining room. We have a great selection of rugs for all purposes, and they always come to you at our legendary low prices.