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Decorating Your Richardson Rental Property: Tips for Buying Rugs

Richardson Renters Rolling Out a New RugMake your Richardson rental home super cozy by getting the perfect rug. Choosing and buying rugs, though, isn’t as simple as most of us think it to be. There are a few details you should think through, like size, material, and even colors. This can turn the rug-buying process into something more complicated. But it doesn’t need to be. A few tips can easily help you determine which rug best suits 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 the rug you get ends up being too small for the space, it will give off a weird vibe. If the rug is too large, the space ends up looking packed. To determine 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. Don’t forget this when choosing a runner or walkway rug.

Choosing rugs for other rooms is more tricky. 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 tables can be placed on round rugs to give it that nice symmetrical look. Bedroom rugs can be placed underneath the bed. Any shape will do, as long as it will give you enough space to walk on all sides.

Choosing Material and Weave

After determining the size and shape, move on to material and weave. Rugs can be made from many materials, from synthetic fibers and artificial silks to natural fibers and wool. If durability is what you’re after in a rug, synthetic fibers are the way to go. But, if you want luxury, a silk or wool rug will do the trick. 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 type of weave will all rest on your personal preference.

Color and Pattern

Deciding the rug’s color and pattern can be a tricky decision to make. The reason being is that the color of your rug will often set the tone for the entire room. To choose a color and pattern, look at the rest of your items in your house. 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. Regardless, if your furniture is neutral, you can go for a rug that’s going to brighten up your space.

Function and Maintenance

And, don’t forget to get rugs for specific purposes. Knowing what each is for will allow you to know what type of cleaning and maintenance each rug will need. Though expensive, there are rugs that don’t need to be replaced often. Hence, it’s important for you to choose a rug that fits your lifestyle and 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. You don’t want loose rugs to cause falls or injuries inside your home simply because safety was neglected.


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