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Decorating Your Waltham Rental Property: Tips for Buying Rugs

Waltham Renters Rolling Out a New RugAmazing how something as simple as the perfect rug can transform your Waltham rental home. Choosing and buying rugs, though, isn’t as simple as most of us think it to be. From size to material to colors; these details matter. This could make the rug-buying process a bit more daunting. But it doesn’t need to be. With a few tips up your sleeve, you can easily pick out a rug for your rental home.

Choose the Right Size and Shape

What rug shape should you choose? What size is the perfect fit? It’s very important to get the size of your rug right. Otherwise, it might end up not fitting your space at all. If the rug you get ends up being too small for the space, it will give off a weird vibe. If it’s too large, the space will feel too small. To assess what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. It’s never a bad thing to leave visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. Don’t forget this when choosing a runner or walkway rug.

Choosing rugs for other rooms is more tricky. However, there are key things you should take note of. For living rooms, measure the seating area and choose a rug that will be big enough to place at least the front legs of your furniture on it. For dining areas, make sure the rug is big enough to hold both the table and the chairs while allowing room for someone to sit comfortably without the chair legs falling off the rug. Round rugs work really well with round tables since they complement each other. You can use bedroom rugs under your bed, too. Regardless of shape, just make sure they fill up enough space to walk on all sides.

Choosing Material and Weave

Since the size and shape have been decided, think about what kind of material and weave you want. Rugs can be made from many materials, from synthetic fibers and artificial silks to natural fibers and wool. Synthetic fibers make for very tough rugs. However, you can also go for something leaning more toward luxury like silk or wool rug. Each of these materials also tends to come in various weaves, from low-pile rugs that are essentially flat to high-pile or plush rugs that can feel soft as a cloud under your feet. The rug’s weave will depend on your choice.

Color and Pattern

Determining what kind of color and pattern you want for your rug can be quite a challenge. The color of the rug is important because it can, oftentimes, be what sets the tone for the entire room. To choose a color and pattern, look at the rest of your items in your house. If you have a lot of color and pattern in your furniture and other décor items, consider choosing a rug with a neutral color or subtle pattern to pull the room together. But, you can also go with a colorful rug to brighten up the space, especially if your furniture is neutral.

Function and Maintenance

Lastly, think about the function of your rug and what you can do regarding cleaning and maintenance. There are several rugs that are a bit expensive. These can’t be easily replaced. Hence, it’s important for you to choose a rug that fits your lifestyle and ability to maintain it. A luxurious silk rug is great as long as you don’t place it in a high-traffic area. Regardless, don’t forget to get a rug pad to keep your rug in place. You don’t want loose rugs to cause falls or injuries inside your home simply because safety was neglected.


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