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How to Choose a Rug for Your Home

Work functional art into your space



Looking to elevate the look of your room? Start with a beautiful area rug. A great area rug can transform a room by adding a subtle touch of style, or it can inspire a creative direction for an entire home. The right rug can pull a space together and transform the floor into functional art.

What is also powerful about a rug is that each one tells a story. Each unique rug carries with it the pride of culture and craftsmanship in an art that has been passed on from generation to generation. Beautiful rugs come in an array of textures, patterns, colors, and sizes, which makes it easy to find the perfect rug for any space.

When buying a rug, it is important to consider the two best methods of rug construction. Each type of rug has its own unique advantages.

HAND-KNOTTED RUGS

If you are looking for a rug that will serve as a centerpiece to a room, choose a hand-knotted rug. Hand-knotted rugs are made by hand, making each rug one-of-a-kind. They typically have a more defined and distinctive design than hand-tufted or power-loomed rugs, because of the way they are made and the small knot size, which makes the rug more detailed.

HAND-TUFTED RUGS

Hand-tufted rugs are a great choice if you want a rug to serve a decorative and more practical purpose. Hand-tufted rugs are also handmade, but are constructed using a tufting gun rather than tying each knot by hand, which saves time and reduces the end cost of the rug. A hand-tufted rug is easily identified by the canvas backing, which is sealed on to protect the wool and keep the rug intact.

Regardless of the type of rug, a rug pad should be used underneath every rug to stabilize the rug on hard surfaces, prevent fiber damage and minimize wear and tear.

Brent Simon is one of the owners at Colorado Style Home Furnishings, a Highlands Ranch-based furniture showroom that offers a diverse collection of comfortable, sophisticated furniture and accessories. View their profile or contact Brent Simon at (303) 741-4240.

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