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9 Easy-to-Clean Rugs to Put Under Your Kitchen Table

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9 Easy-to-Clean Rugs to Put Under Your Kitchen Table
Vinyl is the most popular form of resilient flooring (a category that also includes linoleum and cork) because it’s low-maintenance, water-resistant, cost-effective, and long-lasting. It also has the perfect balance of firmness and “give”, meaning it springs a bit when you walk on it for a comfortable feel underfoot. On top of all these wonderful perks and thanks to recent technological advances, today’s vinyl comes in a wide range of high-quality, beautiful finishes. If you are looking for an easy-to-clean rug to place under your kitchen table, look no further than vinyl. 1. Cecilia Green Vinyl Rug Is your kitchen filled with multiple luscious, evergreen plants? Then this Cecilia Green vinyl rug is the perfect addition as it will take your kitchen to a true jungle setting. Situated underneath a natural, wooden kitchen table, this forest green rug with playful details will tie the entire room together. The deep green acts as a grounding color that can be styled with earthy tones, such as terracotta pots, or rich brown furniture. » Buy Cecilia Green rug 2. Damka Classic Antique Vinyl Rug The striking black and white geometric pattern in this Damka rug makes it the perfect rug to add character to your kitchen. If your kitchen mostly consists of a neutral color palette, then this rug will definitely stand out. The golden, soft brown border on the rug will allow you to match accents in your kitchen, such as drawer handles, faucets, or placemats. » Buy Damka Classic Antique rug 3. Eclectic Natural Vinyl Rug Although this Eclectic rug is exquisitely detailed with a multitude of different patterns, its tone is incredibly soft and will add a lovely boho feel to your kitchen. The soft grey hues will allow you to easily decorate around it, while still remaining the centerpiece of the room. Accentuate your kitchen with chrome accents, natural white finishes on walls and floors, striking black features, and for a pop of color, have a broad leaf plant. » Buy Eclectic Natural rug 4. Bohemian Garden Hazel Vinyl Rug Let your inner free spirit express its artfulness with this Bohemian Garden rug. While its repetitive, detailed border may provide structure—and demonstrate its contemporary versatility—its expanse of warm orange tones provides the perfect canvas for you to experiment. Pair the rug with wooden or bamboo furniture for a neutral foundation, while considering placing the rug in a room with light walls and floors to accentuate its white detail. Complete your look by complementing the garden theme with floral table decorations or a centerpiece. » Buy Bohemian Garden Hazel rug 5. Flor de Lis Classic Vinyl Rug For a kitchen rug that really stands out in an otherwise clean and simple space, this Flor de Lis rug will step up to the task. Its tranquil blue and brown tones will shine against clean white cabinetry and countertops and pair beautifully with both neutral, beige tables and chairs or darker furniture to create contrast. Its delicate, intricate geometric detail will keep your kitchen feeling calm but aesthetically stunning. » Buy Flor de Lis Classic rug 6. Persian Dark Vinyl Rug Bring a pop of color and warmth to a kitchen with dark cabinets and appliances, and wooden counters. The intricate pattern of the Persian Dark rug brings texture to otherwise sleek and smooth surfaces. Consider pairing the rug with light walls and floors for contrast and to give the complete design a lift. » Buy Persian Dark rug 7. Gambit Italiano Antique Vinyl Rug The Gambit rug with its black and white color scheme makes it timeless, sleek, and sophisticated. If your kitchen is already in this color palette, then this rug will be the perfect complementary piece. It adds a modern, geometric look and if placed underneath your kitchen table, the room will look bigger while still maintaining comfort and aesthetic appeal. » Buy Gambit Italiano Antique rug 8. Gothic Concrete Powder Vinyl Rug The neutral colors in this Gothic rug make it the perfect statement piece to place under your kitchen table. It can easily be styled with similarly colored items around the kitchen, such as black countertops, white wooden furniture, and beige wooden flooring or cupboards. Within this rug is the 8-point star, which was a common ornament in Italy during the Renaissance period. It's soft and delicate, and adds the perfect amount of detail to an open, light-filled kitchen. » Buy Gothic Concrete Powder 9. Rock Star Silver Vinyl Rug The classic, clean lines in this Rock Star rug make it incredibly eye-catching and alluring. Its alternating white, grey, and black shards create a 3D illusion, adding an interesting texture. » Buy Rock Star Silver rug Conclusion Vinyl is a prime choice for rugs and sheets especially in a busy room such as a kitchen as they're easy to clean. They also offer comfort as some vinyl sheets have a padded layer, making the vinyl soft underfoot. As seen with the above rugs, they can instantly transform a room while providing durability and hassle-free cleaning that all homeowners will appreciate. These non-slip rugs are designed to lay completely flush against your flooring which allows them to blend easily into a room, while not becoming a safety hazard for older owners or guests. Additionally, vinyl sheets won't collect dust like traditional rugs, which makes them great for those that suffer from allergies. » Didn't find what you're looking for? Visit our website for more vinyl rug options.
7 Natural Decorative Wall Art Ideas for Rustic Dining Rooms

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7 Natural Decorative Wall Art Ideas for Rustic Dining Rooms
A rustic design can make any home feel like a cottage nestled in the countryside. From vintage coffee tables to handmade décor, there are many ways that you can incorporate rustic pieces into your home. If you want to turn your dining room into a country retreat using decorative wall art, you'll be delighted to know that it doesn't limit you merely to photographs, paintings, or graphically designed prints—there are other natural-looking wall art ideas that can transform your space. 1. Abstract Designer Sheet Wall Art The rich and inviting bronze colors in this abstract designer sheet just ooze the tranquility and warmth that one would find in nature. The alternating tones give it a natural flow that's easy on the eye and comforting for the soul. This designer sheet would sit perfectly behind a serving counter or act as a focal point on a feature wall. » Buy Abstract Designer Sheet wall art 2. White Wood Panel Wall Art This white wood panel perfectly mimics the imperfect, distressed wood style that will enhance your dining room by giving it that "modern rustic" look and feel. The white color allows it to be crisp and still keep your room feeling light, airy, and full of space. This panel is suitable for smaller dining rooms or additional seating areas where it can create a beautiful backdrop for the person sitting before it. » Buy White Wood Panel Wall Art 3. Rust Framed Wall Art Rust is a natural color and texture that we're all familiar with. The rust color palette has become immensely popular, and it's not surprising that it has found its way into interior décor as well. By introducing this natural-looking element into your dining room, you'll be creating a unique space that represents change and development. The earthy, subdued colors give the room a serene feeling, while also making it feel cozy. White will complement this rust frame, so it's best applied behind some neutral wooden furniture. » Buy Rust Framed wall art 4. Tin Tile Wall Art This tin tile designer sheet will provide an etched metal texture to your dining room, giving it a Victorian Era look. The interesting patterns and textures provide a 3D effect that will spark interest in anyone who sees it. This piece is extremely versatile and can be used as a border (you can cut it smaller yourself) around door frames or as a standalone wall accent piece. » Buy Tin Tile wall art 5. Tatami Wall Art The tatami wall art's soft tan color and beautiful representation of a tight weave add a soft serenity to its surroundings. Both its color and texture will enhance your space by taking you on a journey to the far east, where woven items were popular and symbolized perfection and hard work, while remaining rustic and simplistically bound to its origins. Due to its color, it's best paired with darker colors to create contrast, such as charcoal greys or washed-out blacks. Place dark picture frames in front of it or hang dark wooden pieces on it. » Buy Tatami wall art 6. Wood Panel Wall Art A true forest campfire feeling is encompassed in this raw wood panel. Its multiple layers of color and flecks of white give an ageless impression that's similarly found on stumps and logs of wood. In the same way that a campfire exudes comfort and stories being told, this wall art piece will provide that same feeling to your rustic dining room. Showcase this wood panel in an entryway or as a feature wall to instantly spark that warmth and nature-inspired aesthetic. » Buy Wood Panel wall art 7. Tin Panel Wall Art Nothing reminds us more of nature than hearing the sound of rain falling on a tin roof. It soothes the soul and that feeling is also reflected in the aesthetics of this piece. Its soft silver is blotted with an earthy, rich rust color, giving it a simplicity that will match any dining room. Its sense of overlapping smaller panels also provides a "DIY" feel. This tin panel can be placed underneath or above shelves, or underneath mirrors. » Buy Tin Panel wall art Conclusion Combining the charm of rustic designs such as these along with modern comfort gives your home a natural and relaxing vibe that will leave you feeling more connected with nature. Enhance the rustic aesthetic in your dining room by pairing rugs with your wall art, or by strategically utilizing tableware and earthy paint colors. » Didn't find what you're looking for? Visit our website for more products to give your home a modern rustic look
Transform Your Living Room With a Tile Accent Wall

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Transform Your Living Room With a Tile Accent Wall
A feature wall decorated with colorful tiling can create a stylish atmosphere in your living room. This is a more affordable way to liven up your décor as opposed to buying a large artwork or painting the whole room. It can also add surface texture to the wall. By creating a living room accent wall, you can achieve a new look for the whole room. What Is an Accent Wall? An accent wall is a single wall in a room that's either painted, tiled, or decorated in a color and texture to add a decorative element to the room. This feature then identifies the room with a particular style, transforming the other ordinary objects or furnishings into decorative items highlighted by the accent wall. Are Tiles Appropriate for a Living Room? You can add definite texture and style to your living room with a tiled accent wall. Especially in an open-concept living room with an area rug, an accent wall will provide focus to the room. Tiles are usually glazed with a glossy finish, or they could be matte clay tiles. This could be the best wall art for your living room because it makes a style statement—for example, organic stone, Moroccan mosaic tiles, or modern glass tiles, which add depth and light to bring a special feel to the room. Best Types of Tile for Your Living Room Accent Wall The three best types of tile recommended for a living room are ceramic tiles, wood-look tiles, and stone tiles. You could also create a harmonious collage with patterned ceramic tiles, like mosaics. Ceramic tiles come in a wide range of colors, textures, and sizes. By using a repeat pattern on one wall, you can create a richly textured effect. These tiles are durable, don't attract dust to their smooth surfaces, and are easy to wipe clean. They're also stain-resistant, so any spills or splashes can be easily removed. Wood-look tiles can be very warm and add a mellow tone to your décor. These tiles can be easily applied to a wall when they're supplied in strips or panels. They're usually protected with a wipe-clean finish which makes them easy to use and maintain. There's a variety of woody tones and shapes to choose from. Stone tiles (or simulated stone) are also supplied in panels or cladding, which is easy to apply. There's a variety of sizes, from fine layers of stone to larger-size stonework effects. This creates a natural indoor-outdoor feel in your living room and a neutral background with plenty of texture. There are many more tile types to choose from, but these are the most popular for an accent wall. They create a neutral background that provides the opportunity to match this wall art with rugs and colorful soft furnishings. Best Tile Shades for Your Living Room Accent Wall The natural shades of wood and stone, and some marble-type ceramic tiles, all create a neutral palette to work from. When decorating your living room, you can rely on the eye-catching texture of a tiled wall to create interest. Therefore, it's best to keep to neutral shades for these tiles, so that you can make décor changes easily against this special backdrop. The best shades for the tiles are warm rustic brown, cream, bluish greys, and honey beige. These background tones on your accent wall allow you to use brighter and bolder tones in rugs, cushions, couch covers, and curtaining. Conclusion A tiled accent wall in the living room is a strong décor feature and provides texture, interest, and color. Choose tiles with a neutral color, so that the accent wall stays pristine over time and can provide a consistent background for changes to your living room décor.
8 Stylistic and Creative Rug Solutions for Your Corridor

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8 Stylistic and Creative Rug Solutions for Your Corridor
Corridors act as connections between the spaces in your home, from the initial impression created by the entryway to the family feeling created by the kitchen, living room, and dining room to the calmness of the bedroom. Therefore, hallway rugs are particularly important if you want to decorate your home to tie everything nicely together. It’s important to consider the best material for rugs. It must be high-quality to ensure the rugs are durable and won’t lose their color. However, it’s also important that you choose the right rug. Your rug should complement the rest of your interior design and not feel out of place. Here are a few ideas on how to use rugs in your corridors that will elevate how your home feels: 1. Go With a Classic Sprinter Rug If you’re unsure of what kind of rug to use, you can always stick to the classic sprinter rug. Also known as a runner, these rugs are typically three feet wide and can be found in various lengths. Tiny hallways look especially good with runners because they’re thin, long and come in many interesting and beautiful design options. 2. Stripes Can Enhance a Narrow Hallway Do you have a really narrow hallway? Then consider using a hallway rug with a stripe design. A striped rug will make your hallway look far more spacious than it really is and give it a beautiful appearance. By drawing the eye towards the end of your hallway, the stripes can create the illusion of a longer space. 3. Use a Simple Rug for Patterned Tiles If your hallway has patterned tiles, you can complement how it looks by choosing a simple rug. You shouldn’t cover the gorgeous patterned tiles with a huge and eye-catching rug, you’ll be hiding the tiles’ beauty. Choose a rug that's practical and simplistic in design, but doesn't contain colors that will clash with the tiles. 4. Use a Patterned Rug for Plain Flooring If your hallway is simple and plain, you definitely want to brighten it up with a patterned or bold rug. This is an inexpensive and quick way to make your hallway look and feel refreshed and appealing. You can even have a few patterned rugs that you switch out occasionally to keep things interesting. 5. Bring Out Your Hallway Rug’s Beauty With Furnishings A good way to give your hallway a harmonious feel is by keeping your current furnishings in mind or buying furnishings that will work well with your rug. For example, choose a rug with colors and textures that complements your curtains, plants, and the wall art you’ve placed. 6. Create Contrast and Interest With Unique Design Choices How about using contrast to add some visual interest to your hallway? You don’t have to deliberately choose colors and designs that clash, but subtle contrast can go a long way to spicing up your décor. For example, you can make floral wallpaper and a striped rug work because the differences are subtle and still look good. 7. Make Up for a Messy Lifestyle With a Dark Hallway Rug If you’re regularly stuck with dirt being brought into your home because of bikes, muddy shoes, and paws, you’ll find relief in a dark hallway rug. A dark rug can look fantastic and help things look cleaner in general. Dark rugs can look really striking in hallways painted in lighter colors. 8. Create a Visual Pathway Your hallway doesn’t have to feel like a dead, empty space. Choose a rug that has an interesting pattern or color to make this pathway look visually pleasing. Use your hallway rug to connect the corridor to the rest of the rooms by ensuring it matches the decorations and style theme in the rest of your home. Bring Your Corridor to Life With the Right Rug Your corridor doesn’t have to be boring or lifeless—it can look just as amazing as the rest of your home when you place the right rug in the right place. You just need to shop around a bit and find the perfect one that suits your tastes and preferences. Have fun choosing the best rug for your home, and enjoy how effortlessly it elevates your corridors.
Customizing Your Rug to Bring Life to Your Hallway

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Customizing Your Rug to Bring Life to Your Hallway
Your hallway may not offer much space for decoration, which makes the rug the most important décor element to offer a warm welcome to your guests. It's easy to use the hallway to make a décor statement, because this small space is purely a transitional area and can be an island of interest and style in itself. A stylish theme or color can create a positive first impression for the rest of your home. A custom-designed runner or rug for your entryway can be a useful option—if you know what you want! Can Rugs Be Customized? After considering custom-designed rugs, you might prefer your own creative idea for a rug in a particular space. It's possible to customize a rug to meet your vision, with a little work. There are various practical approaches, from drawing linear patterns on a plain rug with a permanent marker, to joining two rugs with sticky backing tape. An older, worn-out rug can be overdyed to create a vintage look, or you could join carpet tiles to make one big patchwork rug. If you have a favorite fringed throw, that could be re-purposed into a rug by sewing non-slip fabric onto the back. Best Types of Rugs for Hallway As the entryway to your home, a hallway rug will receive a lot of traffic. Therefore, the best material for a hallway rug may differ from the best material for a bedroom rug. The three best kinds of rugs for a hallway are: An indoor/outdoor vinyl runner This runner can be washed when it gets dirty and has long-lasting color. The material is very hardwearing and will continue looking fresh and intact for years.A highly patterned polyester rug This includes a medium-pile oriental runner or a bold rug with an abstract print, which will not show the dirt easily. These rugs add warmth, can be cleaned, and add a unique visual element to use as a foundation for other décor features to create a stylish hallway. A jute or sisal rug These rugs are eco-friendly, sustainable, and hardwearing. They add texture and earthy colors to the home. They can easily be vacuumed clean as their open fibers don't retain dust and dirt. Woolly rugs are winners in terms of durability but are not recommended for a hallway, because they're expensive to clean. Best Shades for Your Hallway Rugs The best color for your hallway rug depends on the size of the space and the available light. By choosing a rug color to meet the demands of space and lighting, you can enhance your hallway and create a positive visual introduction to your home. In a narrow or poorly lit hallway, it's best to use a pale or light-colored rug to give a more open atmosphere. A cream-colored rug with a lively linear pattern or a white runner with a sprinkling of jewel colors will lighten the look of a narrow hallway.Darker colors or denser patterns may work well in a larger space by creating a dense field of color that adds warmth. This also brings visual interest. A warm red or bright blue are popular as they're stimulating shades, serving as a positive greeting to a guest. Soft shades of blue and green are cooling and soothing, creating a sense of depth and tranquility. This can also be very welcoming, but beware of using big leaf patterns, as large sweeping lines on a floor rug will be distracting. A hallway rug with muted colors, but not much pattern, can create a visual anchor for any display item, like an antique chair or a large framed mirror. A strong visual art piece on the wall of your hallway shouldn't compete with a bright rug. The flooring of the hallway is also an element bringing color and style, so your choice of rug becomes more complicated when you have to consider that too. For example, a dark wooden floor or a pale parquet floor make strong statements of their own. The best way to customize your rug for your hallway is to work with the elements of the built space, then pull the look together with a rug that is both eye-catching and serviceable.
Style Your Décor Around Your Favorite Bold Rug

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Style Your Décor Around Your Favorite Bold Rug
Have you ever found the perfect bold rug that would look amazing in your home, just to realize that it will be nearly impossible to tie it into any of your rooms? That feeling of disappointment is frustrating, and it takes the joy out of decorating your home. But, there is good news! Even the boldest, most colorful rug—no matter how intimidating it is—can be brought home and worked into the room of your choice. You just need the right approach. Here are some helpful décor tips to help you style your room around any bold rug! 9 Décor Tips for Using a Bold Rug in Any Room 1. Large Pieces of Furniture Should Be Neutral Colors When choosing a room for your new bold rug, choose one with the largest pieces of furniture in neutral colors like white, espresso, or charcoal. For example, a bold rug in your living room will look amazing in front of a neutral-colored couch—just make sure the rug is in relation to the couch. 2. Choose Accessories in a Color That Matches the Rug To ensure that your rug blends in with a room’s décor, choose a color from it and bring in a handful of small accessories in the same color. For example, if your rug has a lovely hue of blue, make your throw pillows the same color. 3. Rich Hues Deserve Rich Wall Colors Many people think that if they have a beautiful, overdyed rug in rich hues, they should put it in a room where the wall colors are "safe", like white. But the opposite is actually true. You should complement the rich hues in your rug with rich wall colors. For example, your rug might look a lot better in a room with warm gray walls than one with white or light cream walls. 4. Be Playful! If you don’t embrace a playful spirit, you will find it difficult to tie a room together with your bold rug. A colorful and bright rug can bring joy and life to a room, and you should use that to decorate the rest of the room. Match wall art, flowers, and accessories to the rug. You can also experiment with putting the rug on a carpet or putting two rugs together. 5. Black and White Goes With Anything Sometimes it’s the rug pattern that’s bold and beautiful, not its colors. If you found a lively, patterned black and white rug, you're lucky! Thanks to these colors, your rug can be put anywhere because it goes with almost anything. 6. Emphasize Your Rug With a Clear Coffee Table Don’t hide your bold rug under a heavy coffee table. Use a clear table so all its beauty can be appreciated. A see-through piece can elevate the room and using a clear table will also give your space a more modern ambiance. 7. Monochrome for the Win If you feel that your rug is causing an overload of bright and bold colors, go with monochrome to complement it and tie the room together. Use the same hue in different shades (along with white and other neutral colors) to give the room more harmony. 8. Think Outside of the Room If nothing is working for you, it’s time to think outside of the box. Or, in this case, outside of the room. Your favorite bold rug doesn’t have to be put away because it clashes with your décor — put it on your stairs or in your entryway! 9. Tone Things Down With Warm Colors Adding a bold rug to a room can energize it, but if you don’t want that, you can tone things down a bit by adding warm colors. Add calming colors like greens and blues or rich and warmer colors like burgundy and brown to the room. Go On, Use That Bold Rug! Bold rugs are beautiful and make for really great statement pieces. If you have a favorite one or spotted one while out shopping, don’t hesitate to use it! The tips shared here will make your task of styling your décor around your rug a little easier, so you don’t have any excuses. Your space should be what you want it to be, and if you want a big, bold rug in your home, go for it!
Create an Enviable Bedroom With the Right Wall Art

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Create an Enviable Bedroom With the Right Wall Art
When choosing the right wall art for the master bedroom, there really is no right or wrong. It all comes down to your unique preferences and the vision you have for your space. That said, this doesn't mean your selection process should be automatic or the same as choosing art for other rooms in your house. The bedroom has its own distinct function: to help you relax and unwind after an arduous day and create the best atmosphere to rest. Consequently, the art you choose for your living room or dining room has different functions from the wall hangings in your bedroom. To help you make your all-important purchase, we've got some practical advice for finding art that will transform your master bedroom into the haven you deserve. Considerations When Choosing Wall Art for the Master Bedroom Let's take a quick look at what you need to keep in mind while shopping for bedroom wall art. Color Matters Choose colors that go well with your existing theme and create the right mood. Soothing colors like grays and muted shades work well. Some people prefer some moodiness or drama in their bedroom, so dark colors like deep browns, purples, or even black are a great choice. Size Sizing and proportion are vital to factor in. The size of the art in relation to the wall is just as important as the size of a rug in relation to your bed. A common mistake is opting for art that is too small in proportion to the wall and your bedroom size. However, you're not limited to only buying large artwork. If you prefer, you can group two or three medium-sized pictures or multiple small ones. A group of framed photos is a great way to make a statement in the room while also surrounding yourself with good memories and loved ones. Once you have a general idea of the size(s) of your artwork, we recommend marking it out with chalk on the walls. Measure these lines and be on the lookout for art that has similar dimensions. Meaningful Art The wall art you decorate your master bedroom with must have a special place in your heart. Take your time and shop around until you find art you truly love. There are also a number of ways to personalize art. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, you can create your own art. Abstract art is relatively fail-safe for beginners. Just use colors that match the color palette of your room. Frames Framed art can often have a more traditional or formal feel. If you're looking for something contemporary or relaxed, art without frames is likely to be a better choice. Canvas art is one example. Enlarged prints of images or photographs are popular choices as they can be custom-made to have more personal value to you. Placement of Wall Art in Your Master Bedroom When choosing the wall art, you also need to consider where to hang it. Having a clear vision of this can help pick your wall décor. Unlike placing a rug in the bedroom, there aren't specific rules for placing wall art. You can place wall art anywhere in your bedroom, but there are two spots that you should definitely decorate with wall art. Above the Bed Hanging wall art above the bed is everyone's go-to, and with good reason: it works! You can hang one of your favorite pieces above your head—making sure it's in the middle—so you can look at it every time you enter the room. Of course, if you have a large headboard, you may have to skip this spot and hang the art elsewhere. Across From the Bed If you have a favorite art piece, the best place to put it is across from your bed. That way, you can look at it whenever you lift your head while reading or relaxing in bed. If feng shui is something you're concerned with, you should know that putting a picture that inspires you across from your bed is a good idea. Feng shui can be applied to all aspects of your furnishings and décor. We have some great ideas for feng shui and bedroom rugs. You can place wall art on the rest of your walls, but just be sure to keep things balanced and don't go overboard. How to Hang Wall Art in Bedroom While we're giving advice, we'd also like to help you hang your art once you've found it. Hanging wall art in the bedroom isn't as difficult as you might think. Remember: your safety takes priority. Use power tools with caution. If you're using a hammer, be mindful of your fingers!Make sure that the nails or screws and hooks you use can support the weight of your wall art.Finally, please carefully measure and mark the hanging spot. Once you've hung the piece, a spirit level is also a great tool to use.
Find the Ideal Wall Art to Invigorate Your Dining Room

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Find the Ideal Wall Art to Invigorate Your Dining Room
Each room in your home has a different function and should have its own identity, and the dining room is no exception. One way of making a unique stamp on your dining area is through the art you incorporate. Art can transform any living space, especially wall art, due to its prominence and visibility. There are a few basic guidelines that will help you select the perfect artwork to inject life and personality into your dining room. However, this doesn't mean you need art hung on every wall. The key to any great design is to create harmony and maintain balance. Empty wall spaces can actually accentuate the art that you do choose. So in your purchasing process, select pieces that truly speak to you—quality is always better than quantity in this instance. Small or Large Wall Art for Your Dining Room? The size of your art should be one of your first considerations. This is where choosing art for your dining room gets slightly more technical. Opting for small or large wall art depends on whether you want one focal point or several smaller pieces in the room. As a rule of thumb, artwork in the dining room should be around two-thirds the length of your dining room table. It should only exceed this size if you have a single large statement piece in the room. If you prefer smaller art, they can come across as out of proportion in relation to the wall space. So, it's an excellent idea to group several smaller pieces that share similarities. This could be color, subject matter, paint medium, or art from the same artist. We recommend leaving about two inches between the frames for a balanced, attractive look. Best Types of Wall Art for Your Dining Room There are countless options of wall art ideas and options to choose from when decorating your dining room. We've summarized the most suitable types for your dining area to get you inspired: Statement Pieces As we just discussed, large-scale art gives your dining room a great focal point. But because it has such an impact, you should choose something that really speaks to you. The advantage of having a single artwork is that there's no need to harmonize it with other art, which can be a bonus if you find it difficult to coordinate different pieces. We suggest considering a more minimalist or abstract statement piece, as it will be more versatile, and you're less likely to get tired of it. Mirrors Mirrors have been used to decorate dining rooms for ages—and for a good reason. They are functional as people may want to check their appearance after eating, and they instantly give the illusion of more space. The shape and frame (if any) you choose is a simple way to add to the design style you are trying to achieve. Wallpaper Wallpaper is easy to overlook, but it can have as much of an impact as artwork. You can choose to create one feature wall or cover all your dining room walls with a paper of your choice. If you have a smaller space, we recommend focusing on color and texture rather than busy patterns or designs that can make the room feel smaller. Beija Flor has a collection of thoughtfully-designed wallpapers that perfectly complement a range of design styles. How to Choose the Best Dining Room Wall Art Are you feeling overwhelmed with choices and unsure where to start? Here are a few tips to simplify the process: Determine your budget as this will guide your choice. If you're spending a considerable amount on the art, opt for something more timeless than trendy.Be clear on your design style and the vision you're trying to create.Factor in the size of your dining room, and decide on the size and number of artworks you'd like.Decide whether you want to use contrasting colors for a bold pop or if you'd prefer your art to blend in with the wall color.Lastly, don't rush the process! Do your homework, consider your options, and don't buy on a whim. Hanging Wall Art in a Dining Room Once you've made that all-important decision, you'll need to hang your artwork. The process of hanging your wall art will depend on the pieces you've chosen. If you're hanging larger pieces, oil paintings, thick frames, or anything else that's heavy, you'll need to drill holes into your wall and hang them with screws. Alternatively, you can use nails. Lightweight pictures and other wall art pieces can be placed on the wall with double-sided tape, but be sure to clean the wall before adhering the tape. Check out our blog on choosing wall art for your living room if you're moving on to the next room of your house!
Table Runners to Vamp up the Design Style of Your Dining Room

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Table Runners to Vamp up the Design Style of Your Dining Room
A table runner adds emphasis to the dimensions of the dining table, creating symmetry and bringing color and visual interest to the dining area. It helps to accent your place settings and decorations and sets the scene for fine or relaxed dining. Table runners can be used instead of more traditional tablecloths and placemats if they are insulated to protect the table underneath from hot dishes. When the table is not in use, the runner can stay as a decorative item, adding texture and drawing attention to the table. The runner also serves as a medium to showcase permanent display items on the table, like a large vase or candelabra. Picking Colors for Your Table Runner Work with the color you have chosen for the walls of your dining area and the dominant colors of your accessories and larger pieces like the rug under your dining table. You want to keep your dining room décor harmonious and balanced. You may want your soft furnishings to contrast with the walls. In this case, you can opt for a plain tablecloth as a background, then add a contrasting, patterned table runner that is a darker or brighter tone than the walls. This effectively highlights the table. If you have a statement centerpiece for your dining table, you can also pair the runner to complement its colors. For example, a vase with a vibrant floral arrangement would look best with a single-color table runner. Patterns on the runner would make the table look cluttered and busy. Best Dining Table Runner Sizes The size of the table runner obviously depends on the length and breadth of your dining room table. A general guideline is that the runner should be one-third of the width of your table. The fabric or material of the runner will impact the length of the runner. A fabric runner should ideally extend over the edges of the table by about six inches. It's essential to choose a size that fits your table; otherwise, the table may look like it's drowning in an oversized scarf! Runners made from materials that aren't fabric, like vinyl or PVC, can hang over the table edges or come just short of them. The former creates a more traditional or formal look, while the latter creates a more relaxed, casual feel. While you can use a long runner, you may also prefer to use matching runners across the width of the table, with one at each place setting, stretching across to the opposite setting. In this case, the width should be big enough to accommodate a dinner plate, side plate, and cutlery—so not narrower than a placemat. This creates a bolder look than a single runner spanning the length of the table. Best Material for Dining Table Runners The best fabric for a dining table runner you use often is a washable, non-shrink fabric, like cotton or polyester, to cope with food spills and stains. If you're catering for a formal meal or only using the runner occasionally, more delicate fabrics like organza or silk can be used. For a country-inspired and homely look, burlap or natural fibers like rattan and reed are excellent choices. A vinyl runner is also a good solution because it's hard-wearing, washable, and keeps its color over time. Vinyl also provides some heat insulation. Our vinyl table runner range comes in a variety of colors, designs, and patterns. How to Decorate Your Dining Table With Runners The runner should serve as a basic background for adding decorative pieces and place settings. The pattern on the runner can be accented or contrasted with a flower arrangement, or with candles and other decorative items, in colors that match or contrast with the colors in the runner. It's a personal choice whether to use a tablecloth with your runner. Similarly, it's also a matter of personal taste if you want to include placemats as well. If you are layering these items, remember to keep it simple. You probably want to avoid choosing a patterned design or multiple colors for more than one of these items. The other two should be kept neutral. Even when the table is not in use, it can still be a focus area in the dining room if it displays a beautiful runner and other decorative pieces.