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Decorating Your Naperville Rental Property: Tips for Buying Rugs

Naperville Renters Rolling Out a New RugYour Naperville rental property would be incomplete if it didn’t have the perfect rug. And yet, there are a few things to consider when choosing and buying rugs. You have to make many decisions, from the size of the rug, the materials it’s made out of, to the colors of the rug. This might make the rug-buying process more difficult. But it doesn’t need to be. Pay attention to the following tips so that you can pick out the right rug for your rental home.

Choose the Right Size and Shape

What rug shape should you choose? What’s the best size for you? Make sure to account for the dimensions of your space so that you can get a rug that fits snugly. If it’s too small, the space will look lonely. If the rug is too large, the space ends up looking packed. To identify what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. It’s a general “rule” to leave visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. This is a good detail to remember when choosing a runner or other walkway rug.

Choosing rugs for other rooms can be quite the challenge, though. Still, keep in mind these few details. For living rooms, measure the seating area and choose a rug that will be big enough to place at least the front legs of your furniture on it. For dining areas, make sure the rug is big enough to hold both the table and the chairs while allowing room for someone to sit comfortably without the chair legs falling off the rug. Round rugs go really well with round tables! With bedroom rugs, any shape will do, for as long as they can accommodate the bed and space to walk on all sides.

Choosing Material and Weave

When you’re done finalizing the size and shape, you can start thinking about what kind of material and weave you want. Rugs can be made from many materials, from synthetic fibers and artificial silks to natural fibers and wool. As for strong rugs, no better way to go than synthetic fibers. A silk or wool rug, however, leans more towards luxury. Each of these materials also tends to come in various weaves, from low-pile rugs that are essentially flat to high-pile or plush rugs that can feel soft as a cloud under your feet. The style of the weave is all up to you.

Color and Pattern

Deciding the rug’s color and pattern can be a tricky decision to make. The color of your rug plays a big role because it can set the tone for the entire room. To choose a color and pattern, consider your options in light of what belongings you already have. If you have a lot of color and pattern in your furniture and other décor items, consider choosing a rug with a neutral color or subtle pattern to pull the room together. Nonetheless, you can brighten up your space with vibrant rugs, especially if you have neutral furniture.

Function and Maintenance

In conclusion, always remember to identify what your rug is for so that you’ll know what kind of cleaning and maintenance it needs. Though expensive, there are rugs that don’t need to be replaced often. Just make sure that you go with one that fits your lifestyle and your ability to maintain it. A luxurious rug can definitely beautify your space. Just remember to not put it in an area that’s high-traffic. Nevertheless, you’ll need a rug pad to keep your rug in place. Loose rugs are a common cause of falls and injuries inside the home. Always think of safety, as well.


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