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Decorating Your Honolulu Rental Property: Tips for Buying Rugs

Honolulu Renters Rolling Out a New RugMake your Honolulu rental home super cozy by getting the perfect rug. But, choosing and buying rugs come with challenges. You have to make many decisions, from the size of the rug, the materials it’s made out of, to the colors of the rug. This can turn the rug-buying process into something more complicated. But it doesn’t need to be. Here are a few tips to help you spot the perfect rug for your rental home.

Choose the Right Size and Shape

What rug shape should you choose? What size does your space need? Make sure to account for the dimensions of your space so that you can get a rug that fits snugly. If you pick a rug that’s too small, your space will end up looking awkward. If the rug is too large, the space ends up looking packed. To find out what size and shape rug you need, measure the space. It’s a general “rule” to leave visible space between the wall and the rug on all sides. Especially when deciding on a runner or walkway rug, it’s good to keep this in mind.

Choosing rugs for other rooms is more tricky. Still, keep in mind these few details. For living rooms, measure the seating area and choose a rug that will be big enough to place at least the front legs of your furniture on it. For dining areas, make sure the rug is big enough to hold both the table and the chairs while allowing room for someone to sit comfortably without the chair legs falling off the rug. Round rugs work really well with round tables since they complement each other. Bedroom rugs can come in any shape, as long as you utilize them fully under your bed, with enough space to walk on all sides.

Choosing Material and Weave

After determining the size and shape, move on to material and weave. Rugs can be made from many materials, from synthetic fibers and artificial silks to natural fibers and wool. Synthetic fibers make for very tough rugs. However, you can also go for something leaning more toward luxury like silk or wool rug. Each of these materials also tends to come in various weaves, from low-pile rugs that are essentially flat to high-pile or plush rugs that can feel soft as a cloud under your feet. The rug’s weave will depend on your choice.

Color and Pattern

It can be very difficult to choose the color and pattern of a rug. The reason being is that the color of your rug will often set the tone for the entire room. To choose a color and pattern, think about your other stuff. If you have a lot of color and pattern in your furniture and other décor items, consider choosing a rug with a neutral color or subtle pattern to pull the room together. Regardless, if your furniture is neutral, you can go for a rug that’s going to brighten up your space.

Function and Maintenance

In closing, try to determine what your rug is for — this way, you can give it the cleaning and maintenance it needs. There are several rugs that are a bit expensive. These can’t be easily replaced. Hence, it’s important for you to choose a rug that fits your lifestyle and ability to maintain it. A luxurious silk rug sounds like a great idea, so long as it’s not placed in a high-traffic area. Nevertheless, you’ll need a rug pad to keep your rug in place. Loose rugs are responsible for a lot of falls and injuries — so, best to keep safety a priority, too.


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