Published at Thursday, February 22nd 2018, 07:46:40 AM. area rugs. By Gaetane Marchetti.
MARIETTE HOMES GOMEZ. The perfect area rug should be of the right mix of colors to sit comfortably on the floor. After all, it is the equivalent of the ground we walk on. Pastels and white carpets should be left to the occasional-use room, and even then feel like any minute a disaster might occur. Note entrance and exits to the area carpet room. No need to have a corner print at an intersection.
Initially, area rugs – as we know them today – were used for practical and protective purposes. In cold climates, they provided warmth and a comfortable and cozy bed to sleep on. In more tropical climates, they were often used for protection, from thorns, sharp rocks and even wildlife.
Always look for the knot count on a rug. Observe how closely it is woven and look for signs of repairs. A good repair does not affect the value, but a bad repair ruins a rug. When choosing your rug size make sure your furniture fits onto the rug.
I like it when a room looks as if it has evolved over time. I buy almost all of our antique carpets at auction because the mark-up at most rug dealers is really high!