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Fixing the Floor: 4 Rug Mistakes to Avoid

An inevitable ingredient that makes your home look radical and updated is the rug. For a balanced ambience, you must use these decor components in the most effective way. We often make mistakes when incorporating rugs into our rooms, and such a mistake can fully damage the equilibrium and beauty of a room. So it is better if you stay away from these four big rug mistakes while flooring.

Choosing the Wrong Material

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A particular rug material cannot be an ideal fit for all the rooms. It is very essential to match a rug type with a room’s function. In short, a woolen Flokati Rug might work well in bedrooms, while it may not be the ideal floor mate in dining rooms, especially for dinner parties involving kids. Rugs with thicker piles like Flokati are difficult to clean. Low pile rugs, on the other hand may be the right choice for dining rooms, as it would be easier to clean any mess. This will also allow you to run chairs over the rugs. In high traffic areas and kitchens, easy-to-clean, low pile rugs are always the ideal option.

Settling for Small Rugs

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Sometimes a small rug can damage the balance of your whole room, making it out of proportion. When it comes to a rug, there are no hard and fast rules to be followed. Ideally, the size of rugs should be selected depending upon the furniture configuration and the shape and size of a room. If you want to lay a rug towards the center of a room, make sure you choose the rug that is large enough for the furniture legs to fit into the rug boundaries.

Not Following a Mix and Match Approach

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The trick lies in matching. Match rugs with other interior decor items in your room, so that they do not clash. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns. Also, try to layer and overlap. But make sure you mix up the patterns like a professional would do.

Not cleaning them after spreading them

Large Room Rugs

Once you buy a rug, you bear the responsibility of its maintenance! Vacuum the rugs regularly. Also, take the rug outside and shake the dust and dirt off if the rug pile is mobile and light enough. Make sure you deep clean it at least once a year. Cleaning your rugs periodically will not only make them last longer, but will also keep them looking more attractive and neat.

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Go Shaggy: Types of Shag Rugs You Should Know

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Have you ever wondered why shag rugs are so popular in all interior design magazines and television talk shows? Because they have the ability to add an instant luxury and elegance to the room. Shag rugs are soft and fluffy, and feature a thick furry look, which makes it very comfortable to sit or sink your feet in. Shag rugs are made in both natural fibers and synthetic materials, as well as in a mixture of different materials. Here is the list of types of shag rugs you should know about:

Flokati:

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Flokati rug is a type of handmade wool rug and comes usually in white or cream color but they can be dyed in other colors too. These rugs feature 100% wool along with the rug backing. They are one of the fluffiest shag rugs and should be cleaned regularly to maintain their softness and fluffiness.

Wool:

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There are two types of wool shag rugs. One is a noodle rug, which features thick wool fibers in the shape of noodles and make your room look luxurious. These rugs attract a lot of dirt and are very difficult to clean.
The second one is shaggy wool rug. The fibers of these rugs are a lot thinner. As the knots of this rug are much closer together, this type of rug is easier to clean. Shaggy wool rug is expensive than a usual rug.

Leather:

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Offering an elegant and refined look, the leather shag rug offers you a soft sultry feel. Made up of suede and genuine leather, this type of rug looks very professional and smart and is perfect for your office or any other type of formal settings. These rugs are usually available in warm luscious browns, deep red, white and classic brown.

Cotton:

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Made from cotton, these rugs are very shaggy and poufy. Featuring short and long strands of medium to thick textures, this type of shag rug is very dense and comfortable. This rug is perfect for children’s room and other causal areas like games room.

Synthetic:

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Made of materials like nylon, acrylic and polypropylene, these rugs are great-looking and are easy to clean as compared to the other shag rugs. Available in many colors, these rugs are soft and plush and are cheaper than other shag rugs.