Have you ever felt like your room needed something to tie it together, but you weren't sure what? You've tried art, blankets, and pillows, but those haven't worked. Maybe all you need is a really great rug to tie the room together.
How do you find the right rug?
To pick the right one start with looking at size, colour, and texture.
The SIZE of the rug is easy, it should fit the size of the sitting area. Most of the furniture should touch the rug at least with the front legs. This way when you sit down the rug is under your feet, not the floor.
Think about COLOUR in relation to the rest of your furnishings. If you already have a lot of colour you might want to match it using a single colour, or go neutral. If you don't have a lot of colour you could choose a rug with a new colour and/or pattern that works with your existing items. You could also add a matching throw pillow or blanket to tie the colour into the room in other places. Don't forget to match the rug to the existing tones in your walls and floor. Additionally, if the room feels dark you could add a light coloured rug to brighten up the space.
With TEXTURE you can really set the tone of the room - aim for contrast and look beyond traditional materials. Sisal, raised pile, and even shag can bring your room to the next level by adding rich layers.
Once you've found it, how do you keep it clean?
It may seem obvious, but VACUUM often! Watch the fringe doesn't get caught, and every so often vacuum the bottom of the rug, too.
ROTATE your rug about once a year to ensure it wears evenly - for colour fading as well as foot traffic. If the rug will get direct sunlight you may want to consider that natural dyes have richer colours, but fade faster. Synthetic dyed rugs do not fade as fast.
If you live with young children or pets it's a good idea to have white vinegar on hand to mix with cold water for immediate SPOT CLEANING. Additionally, you might want to pick a rug with a more complex pattern where small stains might not be so obvious.
That's it! Send us pictures of how your new rug really ties the room together on social media by tagging your post #capreitliving.