Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Contemporary Rugs Can Transform a Room

When tackling a do-it-yourself home decorating project, you can use rugs as a relatively inexpensive means of enhancing or transforming a room. There are practical considerations in how to use rugs to advantage, and how to get good value for your money. The purchase of contemporary rugs for one or more areas of your home can make a significant contribution to the beauty and comfort of its interior.

When you use rugs to decorate a room, it is important to assess what you are trying to accomplish: for instance, two or more rugs can visually separate the various living areas of a room, while a single rug can unifying the room into one spatial flow. As well as deciding on the number and size of rugs you need, it is also important that you choose a rug or rugs that will be compatible with other colors and patterns in the room. You must also consider the quality of the rug and the potential traffic to which it will be subjected so that you chose one that can be maintained for many years.

What are the Advantages of Using Area Rugs?

A benefit of decorating with rugs is that one rug can serve many different functions over time, and will, therefore, provide good value for your money. A contemporary modern rug can hang on the wall as a piece of art work, be moved later to a floor in the family room, kitchen, bathroom, or even a baby room, and end its life on the basement floor. If you move to another house, you can take the rug with you. Rugs can also preserve the beauty and life of your wall-to-wall carpeting or your hardwood floor when placed strategically in high traffic areas, and can be used to warm up both the appearance and the feel of tile, stone, and concrete. Rugs can be used to mute sounds and add a dramatic splash of color to an otherwise bland room.

What Are You Trying to Accomplish?

If you want a rug to be the focal point of a room, the color and patterns should be bold and bright. If you are selecting a contemporary area rug for a room with existing decorating elements, you should repeat either the dominant or the accent colors already in place. You should also consider the rug pattern so that you don't choose one that clashes with the pattern of another fabric in the room. If neutral colors have been chosen for the walls, curtains, and furniture, you can use a rug to add visual impact by choosing a strong pattern in a bright color like red or royal blue. In general, rugs should not have a busy design if the colors and patterns of the room already make it appear very busy.

Instead of using a rug as the focal point of a room, you can choose one that defines a conversational or work area instead. You can also select more than one rug order to break up a room into different areas. When more than one rug is used in the same room or they are placed in such a way that they can be seen together, they need not be identical but the colors and designs should be harmonious.

You may decide to use a rug to preserve a hardwood floor or wall-to-wall carpeting in an area that has a lot of heavy traffic. If that is the case, it is a good idea to select a rug with a detailed pattern and a dark color that won't show dirt easily, and is of good quality. If a rug is needed for a room in which small children or pets play, you might consider purchasing several small rugs that can be cleaned by throwing them in the washer and dryer.

What Size Do You Need?

Choose a rug that is proportional to the floor space in the room. If the rug is the focal point, there should be an equal amount of bare floor around it on all sides, even if the room is irregular in shape or there is, say, a fireplace that projects into the room. If you can't manage that, at least have an equal amount of bare floor exposed on two parallel sides of the rug. The rug should be large enough to unify the furniture by extending under all or part of most items that are placed in the central area.

If you are using more than one rug to define two or more areas of the room, the rugs should be under at least the front legs of each item in the selected areas. If it is a rug for an eating area that is part of a larger room, choose a rug that is big enough to extend beyond the table by eighteen to twenty-four inches. If the rug is in a bedroom, it doesn't need to be centered if the bed is not centered in the room. Instead, the rug should be situated so that the most visible exposed floor spaces on three sides of the rug are identical in size. When placing your furniture on a rug in any room, there should not be more than two feet of empty rug extending beyond the furniture groupings.

To help decide what size of rug you need, use masking tape to mark the four corners of the area you plan to cover. If you still have trouble visualizing the effect, you can cut pieces from a paper roll to cover the area.

Why Choose a Contemporary Style?

Contemporary rugs feature unlimited choices of color and design, and lessen the need to add a lot of other decorating elements to a room. Contemporary rugs are not only suitable for a modern home, they can also create dramatic appeal in a more traditional home. You can purchase affordable rugs on a limited budget if you shop carefully. Discount outlets and sale prices can lower the cost of adding one or more rugs to your home. The better quality rugs are, in general, easier to maintain and will last longer than their cheaper counterparts.

The cost of a rug is closely tied to the fiber from which it is made. Wool is the most expensive and most durable fiber, and is soft and easy to clean. Wool provides the standard by which all other fibers are judged. Cotton and jute are softer than wool, but not as durable, and jute won't stand up under prolonged exposure to sunlight or moisture. Sisal is strong and durable, as well as colorfast and static-free. Synthetic fibers include the tough and durable acrylic; the stain-resistant, water-repellent, inexpensive polypropylene, or olefin; and the durable, easy to clean and maintain nylon.

Whether the rugs you choose are made of expensive wool or a cheaper synthetic fiber, they can add beauty to your home, and comfort under foot. Contemporary rugs are artwork for the floor, and when chosen well can add that magical decorating touch we all love.

Scott Gray is currently a freelance writer and enjoys providing tips to consumers who are in the market for all types of cheap area rugs, contemporary rugs and oriental rugs

In The News:

Iran president warns Trump against 'mother of all wars'
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:46:00 +0100
Iran's president has warned Donald Trump against provoking the country, telling the US leader that "war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

Syria White Helmets evacuated amid 'threat to lives'
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 07:37:00 +0100
More than 400 White Helmet rescue workers and their families have been evacuated from Syria by Israel "due to an immediate threat to their lives".

11 taxi drivers shot dead in South Africa ambush
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 08:17:00 +0100
Eleven taxi drivers have been shot dead after attending a funeral in South Africa.

Four Britons arrested over 'gang rape' in Ibiza
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:30:00 +0100
Four British men have been arrested in Ibiza after a woman was allegedly gang raped on the Spanish island.

'Hero' stray dog adopted after helping injured cyclist
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:12:00 +0100
A stray dog who went to the rescue of an injured cyclist when he fell off his mountain bike has been adopted after being hailed a hero.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

Home Décor for First Timers (no matter what your age)

If you're like most people home décor is a puzzling... Read More

Lighting Up a Seniors Life - Baby Boomer Alert!

Lighting for seniors requires attention to some specific details. When... Read More

Furniture Placement Secrets

The easiest and most inexpensive way to invigorate the design... Read More

The Art Of Home Decoration

If you would have your rooms interesting as well as... Read More

Installing Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can be secured using various installation methods such... Read More

Decorating on a Shoestring Budget

Right now one of the most popular shows on television... Read More

Resourceful Redecorating - Budget Friendly Home Decorating

Spring is here and for many of us it's the... Read More

Let Your Wall Art Define You

Wall art can be defined by family portraits or historical... Read More

Luxurious Linen ? Surround Yourself With Sensual Texture

Luxurious linen has been used for centuries. Writers speak in... Read More

Discover the Designer Within

Limperts Academy of Design, an international awarding body for design... Read More

Kitchen Decorating Is Easy To Do

Kitchen decor themes can turn a dull kitchen into a... Read More

Decorating Roll Up Bamboo Shades

Plastic or real bamboo roll up shades can be decorated... Read More

Wine Rack Kits and Plans

Properly storing wine keeps flavor and lets wine age so... Read More

Ceiling Fan Blades

The blades of a ceiling fan make all the difference.... Read More

Down Bedding Guide

Down, feathers, goose down, duck down, these can all be... Read More

Summers Unexpected Outdoor Candelabra

For picnic tables, decks, porches, patios, and sidewalks, decorators are... Read More

A Look at Luxury Down Comforters

For those striving to create a bedroom retreat, a haven... Read More

The Touch of Tiffany - Unsurpassed Quality and Excellence By Dale Tiffany Inc.

Dale Tiffany Inc. has set out to bring the "Touch... Read More

Bathroom Vanity Cabinets

Bathroom vanity cabinets are considered bathroom furniture, and usually range... Read More

Beyond Paint: Decorating Walls With Stencils

Painting walls in various colors is a quick and easy... Read More

Tuscan Style Decorating - Three Essential

If Under the Tuscan Sun left you breathlessly and hopelessly... Read More

Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks

Known for its harsh winters, its many local artisans, and... Read More

How to Choose a Sofa for a Family with Kids

If you have children in your home, what sort of... Read More

Bathroom Vanity Lights: Tips Before Buying Vanity Bathroom Lights

Bathroom vanity lights are often overlooked in a bathroom. Artificial... Read More

Digital Picture Frames: The Wave of The Future

What is a digital picture frame? Think of a digital... Read More