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If you are looking for ways to decorate a small living space in your home, you can add a great deal of artistic value just by using rugs.  Not only do they provide colorful design to your room, but their warmth and coziness makes them very functional in smaller spaces.  Not to mention, rugs are a great, less-costly alternative to installing a whole room’s worth of carpet.  Rugs are the perfect choice for homeowners who are on a budget, but still want to add depth and design to their space.

rug cleaning lake orion miWhen choosing a rug for a small space, you should make sure that both the colors and the shape of the rug are conducive to making a room appear larger.  Area rugs should be at least 6 inches and no more than 2 feet from the wall on each side.   You want to expose part of your hardwood or tile in order to make the room feel larger.  In smaller spaces, it is best to choose rugs with solid colors or small prints as this, again, helps to enhance the room’s space.  Finally, you want to choose a rug that is functional for your space.  An office, play room, and sitting room would each require a different style of rug for their purpose.

Once you have chosen a rug that suits your style and needs, it is important to take the necessary steps to reduce wear and tear.  To care for and maintain your rugs, you must vacuum them regularly to avoid the buildup of dirt from daily wear. We recommend vacuuming your rugs once a week.  Also, choose the right cleaning products for your rug and pay close attention to rugs that require special care.  You should also purchase a non-slip pad to go underneath your rug.  This will protect your floors all while reducing wear on the rug.  Try rotating your rug every 2-3 months to ensure that is getting even wear on all sides.  Lastly, schedule a professional cleaning for each of your rugs every 12-18 months to make them last longer and stand up to more foot traffic.  Following these tips will help keep your rug looking its best.

Rugs are an excellent way to add warmth and artistic flare to any room.  Consider a rug to be a piece of artwork for your floor. Choosing the right rug can transform a smaller space into a cozy, open environment.

 

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