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Decorating Your Lincoln Park Rental Property: Tips for Buying Rugs

Lincoln Park Renters Rolling Out a New RugYour Lincoln Park rental home deserves nothing less than the perfect rug. And yet, there are a few things to consider when choosing and buying rugs. You have to consider the size, the type of material, and the colors. This might make the rug-buying process more difficult. But it doesn’t need to be. With a few tips up your sleeve, you can easily pick out a rug for your rental home.

Choose the Right Size and Shape

What rug shape should you choose? What size is the perfect fit? It’s very important to get the size of your rug right. Otherwise, it might end up not fitting your space at all. A rug that’s too small will make the space feel lacking. If it’s too large, the space will feel too small. To find out what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. One detail you might want to remember is to always leave some visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. This is a good detail to remember when choosing a runner or other walkway rug.

Choosing rugs for other rooms is a little different. Nonetheless, here’s what you need to know. For living rooms, measure the seating area and choose a rug that will be big enough to place at least the front legs of your furniture on it. For dining areas, make sure the rug is big enough to hold both the table and the chairs while allowing room for someone to sit comfortably without the chair legs falling off the rug. If you have a round table, a round rug would go well with that piece. Bedroom rugs can be any shape; just make sure they’re big enough under the bed, and big enough to have space around it to walk on all sides.

Choosing Material and Weave

When you’re done finalizing the size and shape, you can start thinking about what kind of material and weave you want. Rugs can be made from many materials, from synthetic fibers and artificial silks to natural fibers and wool. Synthetic fibers make for very tough rugs. A silk or wool rug, however, leans more towards luxury. Each of these materials also tends to come in various weaves, from low-pile rugs that are essentially flat to high-pile or plush rugs that can feel soft as a cloud under your feet. As far as weave goes, it’s all really up to you and your taste.

Color and Pattern

It’s often a difficult choice when choosing the rug’s color and pattern. This is because oftentimes, the color of your rug can set the tone for the entire room. To choose a color and pattern, consider your options in light of what belongings you already have. If you have a lot of color and pattern in your furniture and other décor items, consider choosing a rug with a neutral color or subtle pattern to pull the room together. Nonetheless, you can brighten up your space with vibrant rugs, especially if you have neutral furniture.

Function and Maintenance

Lastly, think about the function of your rug and what you can do regarding cleaning and maintenance. There are several rugs that are a bit expensive. These can’t be easily replaced. This is why it’s important for you to choose a rug that fits your lifestyle and your ability to maintain it. A luxurious silk rug is great as long as you don’t place it in a high-traffic area. Regardless, don’t forget to get a rug pad to keep your rug in place. A loose rug can cause falls and injuries inside your home. Don’t forget the issue of safety, too!


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