There are so many reasons that everyone should own at least one rug in their home. There’s not one accent piece in your home that is more versatile, foolproof, and gorgeous. They also solve some important design problems. And if that’s not enough, heirloom-quality rugs will be cherished for generations. Let’s look at the solutions that handmade rugs provide and the size you will need for your room.
1. Anchoring the Room
There are times that you walk into a room without a rug, and it just seems like a landscape of lonely trees. You have a sofa here, a chair there, and a lamp off to the side. Placing a rug under the sofa gives an anchor that pulls all the pieces together. It grounds them. You will instantly feel the comfort and coziness that a rug can bring to your room.
2. Quieting the Room
Area rugs have a wonderful way of muffling the noise. The sound of walking on tiles or wood can be loud. Picture a toddler jumping and dancing on them. An area rug, with a good pad can dampen the sound and give you a much more peaceful setting.
3. It’s Literally Art
Hand knotted or hand tufted rugs never touch a machine. Because they are handmade, they can take up to a year to make. The artistry it takes to envision a rug and complete is simply amazing. Area rugs are literally art for your floor; however, some are just so beautiful that you may want to hang them from the wall. And just like the master painter’s works of art that grow in value through the years, rugs become more valuable the more they are worn and used. In fact, an antique Persian rug sold in 2013 for $33 Million dollars. Not bad. Not bad, at all.
4. The Right Size for your Room
Rugs come in virtually every size, shape and color, so you can take the opportunity to make bold statements with your area rug or simply compliment your room décor with subtle matching colors. But what is the appropriate size for your room?
- GO BIG!
A few inches can make all the difference between the rug pulling the room together or making it feel disjointed. The larger rugs may cost more but will definitely look better and will be worth the extra money.
- Take a Long Look at the Room
Make sure it is proportional to the space. If it’s a large room, purchase a large rug. If the room is longer, you’ll want a longer rug. To find the right rug sizes for your home, consider the size of each room and the room's furniture groupings – measuring the room and the furniture BEFORE shopping.
You can put a rug virtually anywhere, and it will elevate your space. If it seems a little overwhelming or daunting shopping for a rug, ask the Rug Experts at Bob Mills Furniture to walk you through finding the perfect rug.
Whether you're looking for a wonderful high-quality Turkish, Oriental, or Persian style rug, they can help. They can even get a rug custom-made for you in a specific color or size. As a direct importer, Bob Mills Furniture cuts out the middleman, so you end up with the rug of your dreams at 50% off retail. Now, I bet your thinking… “I need a rug."