Adding Style To Your Room With A Rug

Adding Style To Your Room With A Rug

When it comes to adding personality and style to your home it is the little things that matter. A rug is something which can add a wealth of character and warmth into the room in which it is placed; this is something which is highly beneficial, especially in rooms which do not have carpeted floors. We are looking to add rugs to our home to protect the floor but more in order to add an additional layer of colour, design and comfort.

When it comes to purchasing a rug for your home, you will be met with a whole host of different options. It is advisable that you shop online so that you can view all the choices in their entirety in order to find the best one for you. There are several things that you should consider in order to ensure that you can find the best rug for the room in question. The first thing you should do however before you begin to search is to decide upon a budget. After all, when considering the wealth of options that are available, this means there are great differences in the price range on offer too. 

The next thing you need to consider is the type of rug you are going to buy with regards to feel. Rugs add a great deal of comfort and snugness to the room in which they are placed. You have the traditional carpet style rugs, but then there are also hand knotted, fur and other textured rugs. This is also something which is to do with style as well. After all, for example, a hand knotted rug is something which has a lot going on and thus is best suited to a room which is simplistic.

The next thing that you need to think about is the style of the rug which you buy. This is something which depends on personal preference as well as the style of your room at present. Flooring plays a big role here. If you have the likes of Amtico flooring, you will need to make sure your rugs compliment it. First and foremost, you should decide on whether you want a patterned rug and what style of pattern you’d like to go for; there are antique and quaint rugs, alternatively, there are modern and sleek options. You should make sure the choice you make is reflective of the room style in question.

Remember, when picking colours you need to ensure you select an option which enhances the room. Go for something which is contrasting to the furniture and is matching to other fabric elements, such as your curtains. If your room is relatively plain in style, then a rug presents you with the perfect opportunity to inject some colour.

Now THIS is my kind of rug. We just need to find a newer property to move to in order to make it work!

A final thing which you need to think about is the size of the rug. Of course, first and foremost you need to measure the space in the room in question and ensure that the rug fits into the space. You also need to consider the size of the rug with regards to the proportion of the room. After all, if you end up going for something which is too big for example, then you can end up making the room in question looking too cluttered and confused. Moreover, if you go for a rug which is too small then it can end up looking out of place. Therefore, it is vital that you envisage the rug and measure everything out before you proceed to buy.

I have posted before about us considering a house move and part of that is to enjoy spaces with more light and versatility in terms of design and colour (we always tend to go for old houses which of course are packed with character but this time I think we’re going to be looking for a blank canvas and something much newer. Somewhere we can put down funky rugs and put up geeky artwork that works for us. Are you a rug fan?


Engineered Wood Flooring: Affordable Luxury

Engineered Wood Flooring

When it comes to choosing family-friendly flooring, engineered wood flooring should be at the top of your list. There are many reasons this type of flooring is a top choice for those with families or pets and the main reason is that they have children and pets! Hard-wearing, attractive and an affordable alternative to cheap to buy and cheap-looking carpet, engineered wood flooring offers a range of benefits.

Learn From Your Mistakes

Hands up if you have bought cheap and cheerful thin laminate flooring, thinking that it will completely alter the way that your hall, lounge or dining room looks? We’ve all been there, and all lived to regret it. Laminate is nowhere near as hard-wearing as engineered wood flooring and easily lifts and scratches. If like me you’ve tried laminate and other similar alternatives and found them a waste of money, it might be worth thinking again.

What is Engineered Wood Flooring

A lot of work goes into producing engineered wood flooring and that effort is repaid when the end result really does make a difference in someone’s home. Numerous layers of quality timber are combined and then finished with an incredibly high-quality hardwood lamella finish. Offering many of the same benefits of hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring is easier on the budget and is incredibly stable.

When you turn the heating up and down and when there are spills and leaks the flooring stands up brilliantly to all of this abuse. Being hardy, strong and able to adapt to different temperatures means that it would work really well if you were considering installing underfloor heating.

What a Difference Flooring Makes

Nothing pulls a room down quicker than a carpet that is past its best or flooring that is scuffed, scratched, faded or warped. If you really want your home to feel great and look great you need to start from the floor and work upwards.

Engineered wood flooring offers warmth, stability and it looks fantastic. Available in a number of different styles and colours it offers warmth and an attractive look throughout. It’s safe to say that when re-flooring our home we’ll be strongly considering engineered wood flooring for our high traffic areas.


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