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Journal

December 12th

Area rugs

Decorating with Rugs

An area rug can pull all of the design elements of your room together.  In addition to adding some wonderful color and design they also serve to keep those expensive floors safe from wear and tear.

To place a  rug in a room start by choosing a rug which will allow eight inches of wood to be exposed around the rug’s perimeter.
For cozy nooks in large rooms, create small sitting areas by gathering furniture around a 4’ by 6’ or 5’ by 8’ rugs.
For a dining room rug, measure your table top; then  add four feet to the width and length to find the minimum size of your dining room rug. This extra length and width helps with pulling chairs out from under the table.
You can brighten up small areas, like your  bathroom or kitchen by using smaller accent rug in bold colors.
Remember to keep your family safe by making sure that rug corners do not extend into high traffic areas and always use a rug pad to keep the rugs from sliding around on hardwood floors. the pad will also help to cut down on the wear and tear of your investment by keeping the rug in place.