A luxury Persian rug is a great way to liven up an old and drab room in your home. One of the key things to remember is that selecting a rug is not simply about purchasing the first best rug you lay your eyes on. You should place a considerable amount of thought into the purchase of your new rug and one of the most important aspects to this would be the positioning you intend for the rug.
Once you have decided which one of your home floor surfaces would benefit from the addition of a luxury rug, you will need to put sufficient thought into the positioning of the rug. For many people, the only imaginable place for a luxury rug is in front of a fireplace and there is undoubtedly a lot to be said for that location.
Nothing is considered to be warmer than curling up on a soft rug in the warm glow of open flame fireplace. A fireside carpet will also prevent the main floor covering getting damaged from sparks, dust, and smoke. In most cases a damaged rug is much cheaper to replace than a wall-to-wall carpet. Having said this, a fireplace rug might not be suitable if you are looking at acquiring an expensive luxury rug.
For the most part, a well-positioned rug can protect against daily wear and tear, provided that the rug you choose is tough enough to take on daily use. One of the most important aspects of choosing a hardy rug for a well-used area is to ensure that the rug is crafted from dark colours or have dense patterns. Delicately embodied rugs will simply not do well in busy environments.
In a hallway, your best bet would be to make use of a longer rug which is also known as a runner. These types of rugs usually take the brunt of the dirty work and will see many muddy feet. Having said this, however, a runner in this position would leave your underfloor or carpet is immaculate condition. If you have a flight of stairs placing a hard-wearing rug at the bottom would also be a great idea. Other areas where you would need to think about hard-wearing rugs include through rooms and areas which are immediately in front of sofas.
Aside from practical concerns, try to lay your Persian rug artistically and avoid excessive parallel lines. For example, a rug placed beneath a window in line with another by the door, and another by the sofa can appear very dull. It is much more efficient to lay them at diverse angles to each other. Placing rugs at an angle can make a room look larger, whereas rugs lined up in a soldierly fashion push the dimensions in on themselves.
If you are thinking about acquiring an expensive luxury rug for your home you will want to give it centre stage in your home, while not allowing for too much wear and tear. You can quickly and easily build a whole decorative scheme around a single rug.
Published by James Howart