How to Select an Oriental Rug
Selecting an Oriental Rug
Oriental rugs are designed to pull all of the design elements in a room together, creating warmth and flow, but the selection process can be complicated – you must take into account room size, wall colors, and budget. An in-home consultation allows David Mouradian to feel your space before making recommendations and bringing selections that will compliment your taste. Customers are encouraged to live with a rug before making a purchase – giving them time to view the rug's colors and design in the changing light of day and with a variety of furniture arrangements.
Of the many beautiful designs, we find customers making selections as follows:
Color is often a personal choice, although design trends often drive decisions. An important factor when selecting colors is to think about contrast. What color are the walls? A darker rug may give a room painted in light colors strong contrast while a light rug surrounded by dark walls can be more appealing.
While designing a room around a rug is often the easiest route, if you already have your furniture, our in home consultation will help you to decide how to select a rug with complementary or contrasting colors to make the room look interesting.
Size Selection Tips for Each Room in Your Home
When selecting a rug, size is an important factor. While decorating magazines and books can give you ideas that are not always practical, an in home consultation along with the following suggestions can be used as guidelines for each room when determining rug sizes:
Bedrooms – To be aesthetically correct most bedrooms require 3 rugs to place around the bed – When Oriental rugs were originally made, they were designed to provide beauty through their designs and colors – you can't enjoy the designs if a rug is placed under the bed.
Kitchens – With hardwood floors, now so popular, an Oriental rug is a natural choice. A 3x5 rug in front of the sink offers beauty and protection of the floors. An 8 foot round or square rug is often the best choice for under a kitchen table depending on its size.
Dining Room – The size of your table will be the biggest factor in determining the right size rug for a dining room. 8x10 or 9x12 rugs are typical in dining areas – it often helps to try both sizes before making a final decision. While seating arrangements in dining rooms may expand for holidays – it's best to select a rug size based on every day use.
Living Room – To show off hardwood floors a 4x6 rug centered in front of the sofa and under a coffee table, can accommodate your needs. To provide more coverage and create a warm and cozy environment, 8x10 or 9x12 rugs with the furniture strategically placed on or around the perimeters of the rug can do the trick
Family Room – The biggest room can often present the biggest challenge. A large family room may have two focal points and two seating areas – thus requiring two rugs. A 9x12 or 10x14 will often give a family room adequate coverage. In a very large family room, two complementary rugs may be required.
Office – Because computer desks are often placed against a wall, it's necessary to have a rug sized large enough to encompass the area that both the desk and chair are placed on. 8x8 or 8x10 rugs typically meet the needs of office space. If a desk is placed in the center of a room, a 6x9 or 4x6 centered in front of it will often create a warm environment.
Proper padding will make the rug last longer, feel better and prevent it from slipping. Appropriate padding suggestions will be made when your rug is purchased.
Oriental Rug Sales
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Oriental Rug Cleaning
With proper care your rug can last a lifetime and be passed on for generations. Expert Oriental rug cleaning at our Melrose facility.
Oriental Rug Repair
Melrose Oriental Rug Co. offers expert rug repair and restoration service by our experienced in-house repair and restoration staff.