Rug Options for Smaller Spaces

Smaller space? No problem, size can’t be the reason your space looks less beautiful. Since, with the lesser space, the more you can focus on the best parts of it! If you are designing a Studio interior or a bedroom with not that much of an area, we could help you choose the right rug to make you feel a bit cozy and relaxed after all the hard work in designing the room.

Here are a few tips to put your mind at ease when buying the best rug for a smaller space: 

Choose Accordingly 

Yes, we suggest you refrain from buying a solid or striped carpet for a small bedroom, or an over-stylized and super-expensive one for a Studio space. You’ve got to be precise about the rug design choices accordingly. For a home, a more delicate and over-textured rug works great with a lot of colors and theoretically, any design will work. In contrast, the trick doesn’t work in an office or smaller Studio, so beware! 

Don’t Go Too Dark

You already have a smaller space to make an impact on the rooms ambiance, so there’s no need to over-experiment for a little space available. If there are sofas and chairs around, simply install and brighter rug or floral design with bright tones and a lot of open space to spare, it looks relieving. That said, neutral colors may seem great for an office setting, but follow our advice here and never get a solid color, try textured design for a bit life in the colorless scheme!

Black and White

This color combination always works for a small or medium setting, if you don’t have much choices or can’t decide? Try a B&W striped rug and it will never look bad or out of place. Most of the European apartment settings prefer black and white over any of the above color schemes, Black and White is a classy yet bold combination for a smaller space. 

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What Makes Persian Rugs Expensive?

If you’ve been looking for a “magnum opus” rug for some time, then you’ve heard of the Persian Rug and the tales of their expensiveness and how are they completed with hundreds or even sometimes thousands of knots per sq. inch by human hands. That sounds amazing for a reader, yet you need to know that it cost thousands of dollars to own an original hand-woven, hand-knitted Persian rug; it’s definitely a luxury buying an all-original handmade Persian carpet. Here are a few details and why it’s so expensive than that of the other rugs, there are a lot of reasons to believe how it’s impacted, but the main reason is:

The material used is top-notch, a craftsman chooses natural fibers instead of nylon or acrylic to preserve quality and color for the next few centuries at least; it’s important to preserve a masterpiece for as long as it could naturally. Also, natural fibers i.e. silk and wool are comparatively more tolerant to human presence than chemical fibers. A Persian silk rug of Qom (a city in Iran) foreruns in Persian carpet weaving industry as it did 2500 years ago. There are also other variants i.e. wool and cotton, combination rugs, jute and sisal used to make Persian rugs. 

There are a few craftsmen left in the handmade Persian Rug industry, the art has passed on through generations in a few clans. Everything is unique about the Persian rugs, the people who made them, fibers and colors used, the time it takes to reach perfection, and its longevity. There’s a huge amount of money and labor behind a single carpet woven by hand, sometimes it takes a decade to complete a single masterpiece, the average time is at least a couple of years. The designs are mostly geometrical with the Islamic touch, the Kerman, Kashan, and Isfahani rugs are the most valued in design and geometry. 

Buying a handmade Persian rug is not a layman’s job, you need to get professional assistance from those who know it well. The top exporters of Persian rugs are Turkey, India, and Iran; buy from one of them for absolute quality and worth. 

Our inventory is imported directly from the weavers, manufacturers and craftsmen. Please feel free to stop by the shop to take a look and touch the difference between the many styles and fabrics of handmade rugs!

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Rug Ideas for Kids

Buying kids rugs need a great deal of time and research, the basic rules must not be followed here, you can’t buy a designer’s rug or a Persian variant of expensive rugs for a kids’ room. In fact, the category seems poles apart from the regular rugs and carpets. Choose the one that brightens up your kids’ space and let them learn a bit from the rugs and the living space. it could be an alphabetical floor covering or a rainbow, or colorful world maps or oceans. Make sure to use the colorful and soothing colors in your kids’ bedroom, make it their playground, never buy an expensive and delicate carpet as kids’ room are prone to spills and dirt, they crawl and tumble around every now and then compared to adults, the carpets wear off quickly in there. 

Here are the best ideas to utilize while looking for a kids’ rug:

Rug Maps 

Well, kids are fast learners, they get the point more quickly than us adults. A brief and understandable world or continent map will surely do them good in learning names of continents and oceans of the world in class. There are a lot of map rugs available online with colorful base and boundaries on Amazon and eBay. 

Shapes and Animals 

For kindergarten kids, buy them a rug comprising basic shapes, colors, and their names. If they are old enough, animals’ shapes and names are better instead. if they are not good at maths, try a mathematics rug instead and make them learn while play at home. 

Nature Rugs 

Nature rugs are colorful and appealing to kids, let them hang around in an artificially green and blue environment while they play and sleep. It enhances children in doing work and playing sports, boost their internal energy and make them feel fresher while playing indoors. 

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How To: Remove Red Wine from Rugs & Carpets

 

Red wine holds anthocyanin that will cling to any fiber, especially to wool and silk fibers. Well, if you are one of the many who have already spilled it and just searched for how to remove it, you’ve landed in the right place! The main chemical used to remove red wine spills is Hydrogen Peroxide, still, it just can’t be spilled all over the carpet for cleaning.

Read instructions carefully before applying it on the rug! 

The first and foremost caution is to single out the damaged section of the rug, now ensure the stain is not spreading to other areas. Single out the scar and get to treating right away! The quicker you act on it, the lesser the damage can possibly endure. Now that the red wine stain is singled out and ready or treatment, keep a colorless white napkin to the side to remove the blot while spraying the Hydrogen Peroxide. Do not use colored cloth or napkins as they may react with the chemical and leave more stains instead!! Do NOT scrub the spilled wine, it may soak to the base of the rug and becomes irremovable forever! All you need to do is control the liquid with slow drops and apply cloth, do this repeatedly until the stain fades away or disappears. The trick is to spill a few drops on a white napkin and soak it to the affected area. This process is not intended to be quick! The slower and more precise action is favored over the quick and hasty.

CAUTION:

NEVER use a bleaching chemical for cleaning a red wine spot on rugs, the bleaching agent only worsens the situation, sometimes even widening the spot radius and/or making two spots. If your carpet is colored, it may eradicate the original rug’s color permanently. Also, avoid using detergents meant for other purposes, it sticks to the carpet hairs and attracts dust from surrounding fibers which will end up looking even uglier than before; Even after the wine spot is possibly removed!

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Should you Buy a Rectangular Rug or an Oval Rug?

Oval Shaped Rug in a Living Room Setting

It’s a great debate, between buying a rectangular rug or square, or a unique and tiny oval shaped rug for your living space or office area. Each has its setting requirement and advantage. We’ll let you know where to and where not to use it; it all depends on the room theme and setting, the length and width of the furniture, the bedroom, foyer, bathroom, or an office. The applications are different for various rug shapes. To choose the best among the most feasible choices, you need to create a list of places where the rugs are meant to be kept. The shape and size matter the most when selecting a carpet for your living space or for a business place. 

Living Area Settings 

Rugs look great in living rooms, bedrooms, waiting rooms, and bathroom sometimes. A room features furniture and decorative items, beds, and paintings. Choose rugs accordingly, choose the best shape as per the room size and setting. If a room is larger enough, a rectangular rug is the best fit. To create a focal point in the room, choose a smaller oval-shaped carpet for beauty. Rectangular rugs are better off with corridors and hallways. 

Rectangle Rugs in a Storage Cellar

Rectangle Rugs in a Storage Cellar

Workspace Setting 

For offices and Studios, square rugs are the best pick. Workspace has chairs and tables, mostly square shaped and is less complex than the home setting. For offices, there’s always a rectangular or preferably squarer rug shape with dark tones and a bit of texture, solid colors work too in a workplace environment as they hide the frequent footstep marks made

Oval Rug in a Dining Room Setting

during the working hours. 

Bathrooms 

Bath mats are much smaller than the modern regular rugs, they are only used to prevent dust from entering the bathroom. The color doesn’t matter, any light or dark tone will do the job. 

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How to Effectively Remove a Wax Stain from Rugs or Carpets

Candles are the main culprit for Wax Stains

Always remember, wax stains aren’t permanent if you act quickly to remove it!

Out of the most difficult and recurring stains reported in the USA on carpets, wax stains are on the top 5 lists. There’s definitely a chance every rug or carpet gets a wax stain at least once in a lifetime or even more! So what should you do? Here are a few tips to remove the stain effectively without having to hire a professional spill removal business. The procedure is simple and completely D.I.Y., so no need to spend money on it and all is done at home quite effortlessly.

Below are the steps to remove and dry a wax stain:

  1. Make sure the spilled wax is hardened before treatment; if it still isn’t hard enough and you are too eager to act, take an ice cube and place it on the wax to make it hard to the touch.
  2. Once the wax is hard enough to scrape off, take a spoon or knife and gently remove the upper wax layer.
  3. Now, use your vacuum cleaner to remove any remaining wax fragments, if any are left.
  4. Time to remove the wax layer under the surface:
    1. First, heat an iron to the very lowest heat setting.
    2. Find a small cloth napkin, preferably white and plain.
    3. Now place the napkin on the surface of the effected area and gently press the iron against the wax stain.
    4. It will slowly heat the second wax layer and as it melts the wax will attach to the napkin placed above.
    5. For even better results, slowly move your iron around continuously until all of the wax absorbs into the napkin.
    6. Use a dry cloth napkin to dust off and clean the spot of all remnants.
  5. After performing the above steps and there is still wax fragments remaining on the rug or carpet:
    1. Soak a small amount of isopropyl alcohol onto a towel or napkin and delicately rub/pat the stained area.
    2. Now soak another paper towel with water and rinse the stain off.
    3. Take another cloth towel and place it over the stain
    4. Using a Hair Dryer, dry clean the cloth using medium hot air setting.
    5. If needed, leave it for several hours until the stain becomes dry and unnoticeable.

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The Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Rugs

An all-natural, combination rugs or totally synthetic rugs are poles apart in their strength, lifetime, price, and looks. The priciest of all are natural rugs, combinational rugs being the second and synthetic are the cheapest of all rug types. before making any decision, look down towards their pros and cons and where they are and where not to be placed. 

Natural fibers are biodegradable i.e. they can be recycled and renewed by treatment. Plant fibers are the most common of all the natural fibers and are easily recycled. The most common of plant fibers are seagrass, jute, sisal, and cotton ones. Jute is a fluffy substance and works best in an isolated and less frequently visited places, they are mostly dark in color and shades. Sisal is tightly woven and is durable for high traffic areas. 

Silk rugs are the most expensive ones, they could be all-natural or treated with chemicals or dyed separately. Silk rugs lose their strength when exposed to moisture or washed. There’s another treated variant called Washable Silk that can be cleaned by exposing it to the water, no fiber is harmed by washing. 

Synthetic fibers include polyester, nylon, acrylic, and polypropylene as the most rugged fibers. The materials are made of petroleum end products and are cheaper in price, rugged in nature, works best in outdoors and less prone to fading or shrinking. Olefin or polypropylene is inexpensive and best for outdoors and indoors. They are stain resistant except for oily stains, they resist moisture and are placed in low to medium exposure to the sun. Polyester is a highly weather-resistant material for outdoor rugs, it resists sunlight and moisture, it lasts longer than all the synthetic fibers, and is cheapest of all the rugs. 

The Truth About Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor rugs must be weather-resistant, made of rough and tough materials, last longer and not allow excess moisture or sunlight to dampen or fade them away! Planning to buy an outdoor porch mat or a poolside rug? Our suggestion would be to never buy an original hand-knitted or expensive rug for outdoor use. Always buy a synthetic rug for outdoor use and never use an outdoor rug for indoor purposes. 

Synthetic Rugs for Outdoors 

Polypropylene is a superb agent for outdoor rugs, it disperses water and is also resistant to moisture, and sunlight. It lasts longer and is also typically cheaper in price, it gets dry quickly and is lighter to carry around different locations. It’s portability and resistance to the weather make it the best outdoor rug option. Don’t use natural fibers for outdoor purposes, bamboo and sisal is a big NO! The polypropylene is soft and fluffy, mimics the wool in softness and shape and there are a lot of size and shape options available for as low as $20!

Another great synthetic material for outdoors is polyester; they can be placed on surfaces with low exposure to sun and water. Use them in porch areas or just at the entrance door for better use. Most polyester mats are fire resistant, they never fade in color or shrink in size. Polyester is also fade resistant and they’ll never get damaged with spills and stains. 

Maintenance Tips 

To make your outdoor rug last longer, vacuum your rugs regularly to prevent it from dust and debris! Also, always sweep underneath the rug to prevent dust from accumulating underneath it. If it gets an oil-based stain that won’t go away with a wash, take a brush and gently rub it with a detergent or soap and a quick water splash. Do not use bleaching soaps and detergents as they will damage the fiber. Be sure to dry it completely before placing it again on the floor!

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Top 5 Rugs Being Used in Everyday Households

A rug can be used for multiple purposes, they add another dynamic to the beauty of your living space, they make room for furniture and create a regal ambience. There are various types and styles of rugs that are commonly used in Everyday households, which can be either hand stitched or machine loomed. Rug are often used to cover floors or even walls as an art piece or even to cover unsightly damage.

The Top 5 Common Uses are described below:

Area Rug in Livingroom Area

Area Rugs

Area rugs are the most commonly used rugs in homes. They are used to cover floors and add beauty to any living place. They are available in each and every size according to consumer requirements. Area rugs are larger in size and the oldest of all the rug types.

 

Hallway Runners

Hallway runners are used in narrow places such as entrances. They are used to design fit or

Hallway Runner

narrow places, and are available in different colors and sizes as per the room or area setting.

 

 

Door Mats

Door mats are nowadays used in almost every house, office, or workplace. They are placed in front of doors to avoid mud and dust entering the house. The major purpose of door mats is to allow the entrants to clean their feet. They are also available in different styles and colors.

Door Mat

 

Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor rugs are used outside the living rooms. The major advantage of outdoor rugs is that they are weather resistant. They are designed to perform heavy duty according to different conditions.

Outdoor Rug for Picnic

 

Bath Rugs and Mats

Bath rugs are used everywhere, in homes and corporate offices, public bathrooms, and stations. They are placed in front of bathrooms because of their ability to absorb water. You can get any color and size for a bath rug, and it’s available everywhere. 

Bath Mat

Kashmiri Rugs aka “The Kashmir Rug”

Kashmir is famous for several arts and is one of the most preserved cultures of South Asia. A Kashmiri rug and carpet are the best of all its hidden jewels, the soul of a Kashmiri home. Kashmiri rugs are the trademark of local art, hospitality, and culture. The Rugs are symbols of Kashmiri traditions blended with Islamic culture. As popular as Kashmiri shawls, the carpets are popular throughout the sub-continent, USA, and all over Europe ranging from anywhere between $10 USD to hundreds of  thousands of dollars.

The light-toned pure wool and silk carpets are made entirely by hand and are also hand-knotted with standard to large-sized dimensions. 

Ancient Kashmiri Design

The Kashmiri weavers have a distinctive weaving skill, they use pure silk and wool or a combination of both to produce a priceless masterpiece. There are hundreds of household carpet weavers in the Kashmiri valley and hundreds more in its suburbs, the industry is booming as the demand has increased 10 times than it was just a decade ago. If you are looking for an economical Kashmiri rug, don’t get fooled by the copies for a lesser price. To verify an authentic Kashmiri rug, check its quality from the back and look for the details and knot density to identify any faults.

The life of a Kashmiri rug is more than 800 years, which means it’s an heirloom that can be passed down from generation to generation. 

Kashmiri Weavers

The uniquely artistic carpets of Kashmir are most sought-after in Europe followed by the USA. The design pattern and colors that are used have remained the same for centuries. The art traveled from the mighty Mughal to the valley and has formed an inimitable shape here, same as how Persian rugs are distinguished from other carpets worldwide.

The chinars and tree-of-life shapes with domes and bright color patterns were inspired and adapted from the lush green valleys and snowy mountains of Kashmir- the Heaven on Earth.

Be sure to stop by RugResources to see the wide selection of Kashmiri, Persian and other handmade Rugs!

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