By Janine Rosemonde. Rugs. Wednesday, January 10th 2018, 19:22:12 PM.
Room-Size Rugs. When choosing room-size rugs a good rule of thumb is to measure the room and ensure there will be approximately 18 to 24 inches of space between the rug and the wall on each side. This will help you achieve a balanced look that is not crowded or overbearing. If you are using the rug to cover a hardwood floor this also allows some of the beauty and sheen of the base flooring to add a touch of elegance to the room by providing your guests with a glimpse of the wood around the borders of the space.
Specialized usage rugs. Bath rugs or mats take their place beside a bath tub or shower to prevent slippage when stepping out of the shower enclosure. Bath rugs must be constructed of a material which is cleanable or even washable as otherwise moisture soap and bacteria are trapped in the fibers and may lead to disease. For this reason the rugs in the kitchen or bath and sometimes a hallway or stair rug is general a discount area rug.
Focal Point. Use an area rug to create a focal point in your room. A family room rec room games room or living room are all excellent candidates for a focal point area rug. If you have a games room a rectangular rug beneath the pool table looks awesome. If you have a fireplace an area rug in front of the fireplace adds elegance and luxury and it's a comfy place to sit and enjoy the fire. Now an area rug has another benefit. It will save wear and tear on your carpet especially if you place it in the high traffic areas. Choose something that stands out from your room decor or blends in. Your choice let your creative juices flow.