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Should You Place a Rug Under Your Kitchen Table?
When it comes to decorating your kitchen, there are many cool ideas to get inspired by. One thing that many people wonder about, though, is if you should put a rug under your kitchen table or not. You absolutely can, and doing so can transform a kitchen from a cold room to one that is inviting and welcoming. Advantages of Rugs Under Your Kitchen Table Safety A rug under your kitchen table will help prevent the floor from becoming slippery and reduce the risk of dangerous falls. The table will also be a bit more stable.Durability Rugs used under kitchen tables are typically made of durable materials and will last for many years, perhaps even longer than the table itself.Aesthetic Placing a rug under the kitchen table helps to enrich the interior and make the room more pleasing to the eye. Disadvantages of Rugs Under Your Kitchen Table Difficult to clean It can be challenging to clean the rug under your kitchen table, especially if you have pets or kids. This makes it essential to get a rug that's easy to clean, such as premium vinyl.Expensive The kind of durable rugs used under kitchen tables can be a lot more expensive than other types. The best rug to go under your kitchen table is one that will be durable, easy to clean, child-friendly, and eco-friendly, all of which can be found among our selection of vinyl rugs.
Asked a year ago
How Big Should Your Area Rug Be?
The perfect rug can completely transform your living area, as it is the focal point that enhances the overall look and feel—so knowing what size your area rug should be is a very important, if not the most important, element when you're ready to invest in the right rug for your living room. Ideally, furniture should be on your area rug to create a more open feel. In this case, bigger is better! It can feel like a costly venture, but too small of a rug can make your living room feel disjointed and patchy. That being said, here are some layout options to consider when choosing the right size for your rug. How Much Floor Should Show With an Area Rug? As little as possible! A general rule of thumb is to make sure that the rug is 6-8 inches wider than your sofa on all sides and that you still have about 18 inches of exposed floor space around the perimeter of your area rug. How to Best Measure an Area Rug The shape of your living room, as well as your furniture, will also help with the size you choose and where to place the rug. This can help make the space feel larger and more cohesively connected (the rug should ideally feel proportional to the living space). Grab your measuring tape and start with the length of your rug.Follow with your tape to the opposite end of the rug—make sure your tape is on "zero" and measure along the length.Keep the tape in line with the rug.Place the end of the tape to the end of the shorter edge—the width—of your rug.Again, make sure the end of your measuring tape is in line with the rug.
Asked a year ago
Can You Put a Rug on a Carpet?
Putting a rug on top of a carpet may sound silly at first, but it’s not at all strange. Yes, you can place a beautiful rug on a carpet, and there are many reasons to do so. When you’ve planned it well, it can look amazing and take a room’s decor to a whole new level. Why Do People Place Rugs on Carpets? Area rugs placed on carpets have many benefits, in addition to looking great. They can bring complementary colors into a room and make the overall decor more cohesive and attractive, offering a nice ambiance. But, there are also several practical reasons to use rugs on carpets, such as covering up wear and tear or stains that are difficult to remove. The carpet beneath a rug is also protected and won’t wear down as quickly. Rugs can add warmth to a room, soften a space, and go a long way toward muffling sounds. Additionally, it can be a great way to make use of a small rug that you simply can't part with. How to Layer a Rug Over a Carpet When it comes to layering a rug over your carpet, there are three basic rules to keep in mind. These rules can be broken, of course, but keep them in mind for the most attractive and satisfying decor results. Size matters Don’t let the rug ‘float’ in the middle of the roomTexture is key The rug and carpet should complement each otherColor coordinate Don't let the colors clash Read our guide to placing your bedroom rug to learn more.
Asked a year ago
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