Choosing Area Rugs and Carpets

Interior designers can have fun playing with home flooring. With the broad choice available in floor tiling, choosing the best floor and floor coverings can be a challenge. Tiling can be done in many colors and vivid patterns but adding a rug to the room can change its dimensions in the most innovative way, adding warmth, and most importantly, a personal touch to any living space.

Area rugs and carpets are the most inspiring decorating items that can change the overall feel of a room. You can play with any theme you have on mind, and you will find a rug to match up the scheme on your walls, furniture and décor. As to the variety available, you can have anything from the Oriental blend in wool, to bamboo rugs that are more modern, the Sisal rugs or the Mountain grass rugs. Decide on the patterns that would go best with your décor and do a research on the styles. The following are some popular styles.

Sisal Rug

Sisal Rugs

Originally made from natural plant fibre, this carpet style copies the woven look of rugs with a feel of naturalness. It is produced on a tufting machine by continually adjusting the height of each pile yarn. The pattern shows proximity with interwoven webs, and is sturdier and durable than flax, jute, and even hemp, making it the most ideal rug material. There are many patterns the natural one being light brown or greenish hue in color. They are easily bleached or dyed and are often fitted with a canvas or leather border.

Oriental Rug

Oriental Rugs

Oriental rugs are also a stylish option. An authentic Oriental rug is basically a handmade carpet that is either knotted with pile or woven without pile. Persian rugs are perhaps the most popular styles like the popular Bokhara, flaunting the flowing paisley, mid-eastern patterns allowing a rich and medieval look. However, you can find more contemporary Oriental rugs too. These rugs can be found in most pleasing patterns and Western motifs, dyed to suit different platters and tastes.

Bamboo Rug

Bamboo Rugs

For its aesthetic and green qualities, bamboo happens to be one of the fastest growing plants today, making it an ecologically sound choice for flooring. Bamboo rugs look fashionable and are done in many styles like the matchstick, woven fibre, and slat bamboo patterns. You can add a border that goes with your living theme to further enhance its aesthetics. The Bamboo grass can be harvested again and again every few years without weeding the old grass.

Hemp Rugs

Mountain grass and Sea grass Rugs

Sea grass is a salt marsh grass that is grown in paddy-like fields and flooded with seawater during the crop cycle. Mountain grass or hemp is used in weaving durable woven rugs that look natural. The product is not just attractive, but durable and environmentally friendly. These rugs can be used in any space to create a sense of harmony.

Area rugs come in all shapes, including square, rectangular, hexagon, octagon, oval and round. With the wide range of rug materials, styles, designs and shapes that are available, you are sure to find several that are just right for your home.