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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Is Bamboo Silk Better Than Traditional Silk?

 

 

There’s nothing that compares in both softness and elegance than the pure and Traditional Silk extracted from the silkworm. Still, with the progressive development of an alternative that looks and feels the same in features but costs substantially less than the traditional product, Bamboo Silk is shaking up the traditional market. The fierce competition is on, and Bamboo Silk seems to be winning due to its shorter production span and minor investment cost from extraction to the end product. Still, is it any better than the ancient methods of extracting silk from the silkworm larvae? The straight-answer is No, the traditional silk method still takes an edge over Bamboo Silk for its evergreen market.

Which brings up another question; When buying a silk rug, is it better to go for an exquisite traditional silk rug rather than a durable, cheaper Bamboo Silk? 

The Traditional Silk method takes a lot of production time to become what we call a Silk Rug while a Bamboo Silk Rug takes half the time and is produced in larger quantities! Traditional Silk wears off quickly when placed in a high-traffic area while Bamboo Silk is durable, hence it can be placed anywhere. Traditional Silk is delicate and requires more maintenance compared to Bamboo Silk. Also, most Traditional Silk rugs can’t be placed beneath furniture or home appliances as it may lose the silky-smooth sensation. Also, some Bamboo Silk Rugs are not a 100% silk, they may include wool or cotton extracts to make it even more stronger than Traditional Silk. The ideal ratio of Silk to Wool is ¾ to ¼ respectively.

In conclusion, the knot count is still a major highlight point of a Traditional Silk rug as it is higher than that found in a Bamboo Silk rug. Hence, the price tag is usually higher for Traditional Silk based on both its purity and higher knot count per square inch. 

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5 Rug Cleaning Tips for Removing Dust and Stains

Things may get messy sometimes; especially if there are kids in the house, there’s ten times more chance that your expensive rug will get a stain or dust at least. Even if there are no kids in the house, you still couldn’t rule out the chance of getting it stained by yourself. Spills and stains are inevitable, if you have a floor covering in the room, you must learn how to react quickly to stains before it absorbs into the fibers.

Here are Five valued tips and tricks on how to remove spills and stains from any rug or carpet without damaging it.

  • The first rule is to quickly react to it. Grab your stain cleaning solution and cold water bucket and get to work! Never use warm or hot water along with the cleaner as it may damage the fiber and results in bleaching your rug instantly. 
  • Always use a small amount of water along with the cleaning solution. The more liquid you pour onto it, it is likely to spread to a larger diameter only making it more laborious to dry and clean when the stain is removed. 
  • Do NOT rub the solution at all, it may do irreparable damage to the fiber, decreases fiber density, and softness. Instead, use a smaller garment brush for rugs and brush softly with the grain to remove a stain. Use a soft/medium toothbrush if you do not have a garment brush available. 
  • When the stain(s) are removed, use a hair dryer to dehydrate the stained area. Never expose it to the sun as it may bleach the whole rug. 
  • DIY Cleaning Solution! Some of the best cleaning solutions can be prepared using household products to safely clean your rugs: Vinegar is the best solution to remove stains when mixed with the same amount of water, or mix a small amount of Ammonia with cold water to remove any stain from rugs.    

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How to Determine if a Rug is Handmade or Not?

What if you bump into a handmade carpet shop somewhere in South Asia, or buying online? What you might think of the whopping price differences between them may confuse you as there’s no way you could identify between a hand-knotted, hand-tufted, or a machine-made rug. Well, if you stick with the article, you will come to know what differentiates a hand-knotted and machine-knotted carpet in design, price, and other features. 

When buying a rug from a store, the first test is to look for its pattern and design. If the fringes are properly arranged with exact symmetry, that means the rug is machine-made. It is because the fringes are added after rugs are finished being sewn and woven from the machine to give it a usual look. Also, the hand-knotted rugs have uneven strings and knots. It is because the handmade weaving takes several months and there may be human error. Also, upon cutting the knots, it would come out only piece by piece in a handmade rug as they insert each knot one-by-one while creating a pile onto the rug foundation. 

For hand-tufted carpets, look for the corners and fringes; they must’ve been glued or sewn to give it a natural look. Try pulling it, if it splits, it is hand-tufted or machine-made. The best way to check an original carpet is to turn it upside down and look at the patterns and design from front and back. If it looks similar from front and back and through the warps, it is oriental. The color combination is not exactly the same in oriental and Persian handmade rugs as they are prepared in a larger span of time creating a difference in the dyed fabric used. In contrast, the color remains same in hand-tufted and machine-made rugs as they take a lot lesser time than handmade. 

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