8×10, 9×12, 10×14, and larger size rugs to be used as the platform staging area for the room. These sizes will help complement and bring symmetry to main focus in a room, such as large fireplace, windows, wall units, and larger scale furniture placement. Open arm chairs, motion furniture, and ottomans work best when placed fully on the rug.
Here the Shape of the room is as important as choosing a rug to compliment it such as the shape of the table and number of chairs should directly affect the rug size. 18 to 24 inches of rug is recommended beyond the back legs of the chairs to allow for easy chair movement.A 8×10 size can accommodate up to six chairs, 9×12 size up to eight chairs, and 10×14 size up to ten chairs
Foyer entry – Probably most difficult area for determining the size. Typically smaller size rug is placed at the entrance for practicality, and a larger size is used as focal point decorative element for the foyer. 2×3, 3×5, 4×6, short runners are mostly used at the entry. 5×8, 6×9, 8×10, and round and square shapes maybe used as the main focus for the foyer.
The bed is probably the main focus of this room; hence the rug needs to be complementary or secondary element to the bed and bedding ensemble. Rugs look best when placed in perpendicular direction to the bed. Placement should be about one (1) foot away from the nightstand or the bed itself.
Runners are mostly used for hallways. Various sizes available to conform the size of your hallway.
Please do not rush into making a decision. Buy your rugs one room at a time. We advised you to go for the larger room size area rugs first, and then on to the smaller accent size area rugs.
Remember when choosing the color of the rug, it is not necessary that the entire rug should match the color of the room, however at least one color should be in accordance with it. A color that coordinates with the décor of the room is of more importance.
Lightly Colored rugs such as Beiges, White, and Creams etc. make a room seem more spacious.
Darkly Colored rugs such as Chocolate brown, Black & Navy makes the room more intimate and cozy.
Warm Colored rugs such as Red, Gold & Yellow give the room energy and should be used where there is more traffic.
Cool Colored Rugs such as Blue, Green, and Grey makes the room more relaxant and should be used for more personal rooms like Bedrooms and bathrooms.
After color, Design should be your next area of focus. With endless designs it is easy for you to get confused. However, if the design is contemporary or traditional, both styles should account for your self-expression and taste.
Traditionally designed rugs are the ones you can use if you want a more vintage approach to your room such as Bokhara. For a more modern setting we advise for a more geometric pattern such as vertical or horizontal lines. It is important to remember that either the color or the pattern should be in sync with each other. This helps to create cohesion within your decor.
Wool and fiber used in making majority of rugs is commonly known as a magical fiber. It is the natural source for Lanolin which acts as repellent to prevent rugs from being easily soiled. The hand-knotted construction, each knot being tied by hand one at time, allows for damaged areas to be reconstructed and refurbished by skilled rug artisans.
Don’t over vacuum. Use the air suction attachment, or the higher level of the rotary brush of your vacuum cleaner. One of the best ways is to sweep a rug by using a broom.
Turn your rug over once a year and vacuum the backside.
If there is a need, say after 3 to 5 years, have your rugs washed by a professional. Every 7 to 10 years is the average cleaning cycle.
Liquid spillage scenario, please clean immediately. Use an absorbent white towel to blot the spilled area. DO NOT RUB. Rinse the spilled area with cold water or club soda, and blot again. Dry the area by placing an empty bowl under the spill area and let it air dry.
Rotate your rug twice a year for even wear.
If your rug is stored, keep it moth-proofed wrapped. It is best for rugs to be stored in climate controlled environment.