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Guide to choosing the right carpet

Guide to choosing the right carpet

It’s done – you’ve noticed that your home is missing some cute and cozy rugs! Believe it or not, choosing a rug is a daunting task as rooms have different requirements and details that need to be considered. That is why we have collected the important tips; and we made an interesting guide for choosing carpets:

The welcome carpets: entrance

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Entryway carpets are important because they resemble the style and personality of your place. Hence, you need to choose a carpet that is similar to the whole house / apartment. and looks warm enough to make people go inside.

The decisive aspect of carpets in the entrance area is the size: they must be large and must not be covered (all wardrobes, console tables or shoe cabinets should remain on the sides). In addition to size, you also need to think about durability: an entrance area is a highly frequented zone and requires colors and materials that are resistant to time and damage.

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At the very least, choose something that is machine washable. and it does not require any special treatment.

When choosing the right carpet, consider suitability: is the carpet causing problems opening / closing the door? Constant rubbing is painful to both your nerves and the carpet itself. So keep the “fluffy” ideas for other rooms. and choose a tiny rug for the door zone.

An additional tip: large entrances can benefit from a few smaller carpets with interesting patterns, rather than a single, neutral one.

Hallway carpets

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Once again the dimensions prevail. Hallway carpets should have well-calculated dimensions, as too wide can climb onto the baseboards. Risk of getting damaged or damaging your walls. Narrow carpets, on the other hand, tend to curl and should therefore be properly secured. We recommend that you make sure you have the correct dimensions before switching to the design, material or price.

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There are times when you find a perfect match for the size of your hallway. or that a standard pre-fabricated carpet matches both dimensions and taste. If not, don’t hesitate: most manufacturers are able to offer the same model in different sizes.

Carpets for the dining room

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Given the common size of dining rooms, there may be times when you need two carpets instead of a single one. Smaller rooms require a single carpet in the classic setting. Longer elements made up of more elements may require two or even more.

Excellent practices show that the best choice for dining rooms is a round rug that is slightly larger than the dining table but smaller than a regular rug (there should be at least 6 to 16 inches of breathing space between the rug and the walls). .

The color, on the other hand, depends on the furniture and the palette already used. Hardwood floors, for example, could benefit from a soft and contrasting rug.

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Interestingly, carpets leave a lot of space to play with shapes and models. For example, rectangular rooms don’t always need a rectangular rug, especially if the shape of the table is not a rectangle. At the end of the day, think about the carpet you would enjoy! It is a place where your family and friends will spend a lot of time, so making it comfortable is the most important priority.

In conclusion, dining rooms appreciate smooth carpets with low naps. High and nubby carpets cause difficulty moving, which you will feel from the first moment you try to pull out the chair and sit down.

Bedroom rugs

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A perfect bedroom rug gives you the modest luxury of stepping on something soft when you get up. Translated into design terms, this means you need a large rug that will cover at least 24 inches on either side of the floor (half that for twin beds). The other, more creative, way to achieve the same result is to use two smaller rugs for each side of the bed.

Do you remember fluffy carpets? This is exactly where you start them! Your morning contact with the “real world” should be soft and warm and inspire the most positive start to the day.

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We recommend that you match the color to the fabrics you are already using. It can either be the shade of your linen curtains; or a pattern similar to your bed linen. You can even experiment in neutral bedrooms. and to develop bold sample solutions that add playfulness to the entire design.

Carpets in the living room

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The first question here would be: do you really need carpets in the living room? (Let’s say I was just imagining the phrase, “Of course I do”).

OK, let’s move on to the next questions: Where should you put them? Should furniture legs be on it? Most decisions when choosing a living room rug depend on tastes and needs. and there is almost no general rule on how to apply it.

However, what you need to know is that size matters; and it can completely change the look of your living room. For example, a large rug that surrounds the seating area is a nifty and soothing choice, while smaller rugs for coffee tables or chess corners are enough to indicate that you’re a fan of minimalist decoration.

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What most people do is balance the two options (just put some of their furniture on the carpet).

Living rooms that are rich with cabinets, plants, or cabinets that are next to the walls look better with central carpets that have nothing to do with them. Of course, it’s not all about looks – you need to think about the durability of your rug and make sure it isn’t easily damaged.

Carpets in children’s rooms

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Get ready: this is possibly the most important rug you will choose! The reason is that carpets play an important role for both babies and older children!

You could say why should my baby need a certain rug? His real babies spend most of their time in someone’s hands, but once the tummy phase hits, they start crawling and playing on the floor. You need to make sure they have a soft and warm surface that is also hypoallergenic to protect their health.

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Interestingly, the style of a children’s room rug is almost as important as safety and functionality. When it comes to kindergartens, the best solution is to choose a living rug that will make the space modern and lively. but also create a positive mood for your newborn.

However, toddlers make the task much more complicated: their carpet is their playground where they run, run, crawl or lie. To ensure safety, we recommend that you buy carpets with multiple structures and fraying, ideally with tight loops. The spectrum is rich – you can find all the colors and patterns that the toddler would enjoy; and those that would fit the already established theme of his little kingdom.