Natural Fiber Area Rugs
Area Rugs

Natural Fiber Area Rugs

When you want to add an area rug to your home, the material it is made of is as important a factor as the style of rug that you choose.  There is no shortage of area rugs made up of synthetic materials but what if you want something that is made up of natural materials.  There are plenty of rugs you can get made up of natural materials and they will vary a great deal in price and durability.  There are fairly affordable bamboo rugs, but if you want wool or some type of antique Persian rug then that is going to cost you a whole lot more.  Here are some natural fiber area rugs.

Durability

If you have a large family and kids trekking in and out of your home then durable area rugs are what you need.  Rugs in high traffic areas like your family room or living room won’t take long to show wear and tear.  Bamboo is an all-natural material that is both highly durable and relatively inexpensive to buy.  You can use it in entry ways or living/family rooms and it will last for years.  It can endure muddy feet and grape juice spills with no problem and it is relatively easy to clean.

Pieces of Art

There are other rugs that you buy because they are pieces of art and you put them in areas that don’t see lots of traffic.  You can get a Persian or a wool rug for a study or a living room that is really only used during special occasions.   These rugs are unique in appearance and you can use them to add color to your room.  The can set off an intimate conversation area in a big room.  Bear in mind that these types of rugs are high maintenance, they should be kept from direct sunlight and you will have to have them cleaned on occasion.

Natural Elements

Natural elements can definitely add to the beauty of your home.  You can play around with different colors and textures when it comes to area rugs.  Natural materials are hypoallergenic, so these are perfect for allergy sufferers.  No matter your decorating scheme you can find an area rug to match, whether you prefer French country, a western theme or ultramodern chic.  Check out your local interior design store or online for some beautiful area rugs that would work perfectly in your home.

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Define Your Space with an Area Rug
Area Rugs

Define Your Space with an Area Rug

Most homes today are built with the idea of “open concept” where one room flows seamlessly into another.  This can make it hard to define the individual areas of your home.  You can define your space with an area rug and still have your rooms transition smoothly from one room to another, here is how.

Your Entryway

When your entryway doesn’t have a foyer you can easily create the illusion of one by using an area rug.  You can find a rug that contrasts nicely with your flooring, make sure it is made of durable material.  If you want to build on the space add a small bench or chair.

Your Living Room

Homes today have much bigger rooms than they did in the past and with open concept homes it is hard to put together a conversation area that is intimate and inviting.  An area rug can help create this space, put down a patterned rug it will draw the eye from the big open spaces and it will help make your room feel warmer and cozier.

Your Dining Room

Homes today have also really moved away from the traditional dining room, you can use an area rug to create a dining area.  When you don’t have walls or a light fixture to define the dining area you can put something durable underneath your table and chairs, it also needs to be big enough that you can comfortably push your chair back when you leave the table.

High Traffic Areas

Using area rugs on high traffic areas can serve two purposes, it can define the traffic patterns in your home and it can protect your flooring.  If you put down heavy duty or washable rugs in the foyer or in front of your patio doors you can extend the life of your carpet or existing floors.  It also defines where one room ends and where another one begins.

The trend for the past two decades has been open concept design both with renovations and new construction.  Using an area rug makes your space warmer, it helps you transition from one room to another.  If you live in a rental property then an area rug is an affordable way to add color to your room without making drastic changes like painting.  You can find affordable area rugs for every area of your home online.  There are thousands of interior design ideas using area rugs on Pinterest.  Use the area rug to define your style and make your home your own.

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