What are contemporary rugs
In contrast to traditional rugs, contemporary rugs have a modern aspect, they characterized for the freedom in their designs and color patters that are more likely to fit in informal living spaces
The style of a contemporary rug can go from bohemian rug to an abstract rug or from bold design to subtle rugs that can adapt to any space.
The contemporary design rug offer is super wide, to choose the perfect one is just a matter of personal taste.
How do I choose the best rug for me?
Contemporary rugs can adapt better to spaces that are more relaxed or informal, before deciding what rug is better for you and the space you have available it is important to consider the dimensions of the room where you want to place it, the decor you have at home or the traffic of the area where you are placing the rug.
Little changes in any of these decisions can be critical to create the environment you are dreaming with.
Choosing a rug considering your kids or pets is also a good idea, you want to get a rug that feels soft under foot and that is easy to clean, natural fiber rugs can be a good option, but a rug made of synthetic fiber might be a better option.
How can you choose the perfect rug size?
- The first thing you want to do is to design the room where you want to use the area rug
- The initial advice is laying your room out first and then putting down painter’s tape to figure out where you’d like a rug to be
- Keep in mind that the perfect area rug can fit beneath all major furniture in a space.
- Leave 10 to 20 inches between the edges of the rug and the walls of the room, it’ll make your room look bigger
Are rug pads useful?
Regardless of the rug material used to made your rug, rug pads are incredibly useful for offering cushion while keeping your rug securely in place on the floor, which is something we always recommend to our clients.
How to take care of contemporary rugs made with natural fibers?
It will highly depend on the material of your rug, taking care of a natural fiber rug or a synthetic rug will take different considerations.
Wool is natural fiber that can last over many years and the texture is amazing, for that reason it is one of our favorite material for rugs and taking care of them is quite easy.
When they are new, wool rugs are likely to shed, but it can be solved vacuuming your rug once or twice per week, do it in the direction of the pile. The excessive shedding will go away with time.
Since wool is a natural fiber we don't advice you to use harsh chemicals on your rugs. The best option is to dilute the soft soap of your preference in a generous amount of water, always test what ever product you are using in a little spot of your rug— If you don't want to take any risks stick to water
An additional tip that we always share with our customers is to use a pad, rug pads are super useful to provide comfort and cushion while keeping your rug firmly in place on the floor.
How to look after synthetic fiber rugs?
Polypropylene, polyester and other synthetic rugs are one of the most common materials for rugs in North America; these rugs are cheap, they are lightweight, ideal for high-traffic areas and super easy to clean
They are also made to last and to keep their shape, even in outdoor conditions synthetic fiber rugs are extremely durable, they resist moisture pretty well and sunlight does not affect their colors the same way it does to natural fiber rugs.
To clean them up, regular vacuuming is the best option to remove the dirt and dust from your contemporary rug. In case you want a deep cleaning service you can always call your local rug cleaning service