Avoid These Common Carpet Mistakes

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N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE

New Delhi – Area rugs are multifunctional pieces that add both comfort and style to any room. They can be used in any room and are an essential decor item that everyone should have. However, in order to fill their living rooms and bedrooms, homeowners made some unfortunate mistakes – yes, we’re talking fashion faux pas.

Luckily, we can learn from the mistakes of inexperienced decorators and ensure our spaces look their best. With that in mind, Mahesh Choudhary, Founder and Chairman of Saraswati Global shares mat missteps to avoid, as well as how to fix them:

Common Carpet Mistakes to Avoid

buy too small

Buying rugs that are too small for their space is probably the most common mistake. It might not seem like a big deal, but the problem is one of the visual cues. A small rug can make a room seem smaller. It draws the viewer’s attention inward rather than outward. If your furniture doesn’t fit on your rug, it’s too small. For example, in your living room, the sofa and armchairs may not all fit on the carpet.

The right size mat is essential.

All of your furniture legs are on the carpet, or The front legs are on, while the rear legs are off. The border of the carpet is only a few centimeters from the wall. You don’t have to follow all of these guidelines, as your rug can perform multiple functions in different rooms. In an open floor plan, for example, you can use area rugs to separate the living room from the dining room. In this case, sticking to rules one and three is the best option.

Do not put a rug on the carpet

You might look at a carpeted room and think it doesn’t need anything else because it’s already soft. Carpeted rooms, on the other hand, can benefit from the addition of a stylish accent rug. It can add color, texture, and pattern to space, as well as define zones and connect your decorations.

Instead of leaving your rugs bare, look for a rug that complements the rest of your furniture. It can match the color scheme and have a distinct pattern – be creative!

Make rugs a last minute purchase

Sure, the rug is on the floor, and you might not notice it as much as other decor, but it’s just as much a part of the space as your sofa or artwork. Many people think of the rug at the last minute and have no idea how it will fit into the room. Even fewer people base the rest of their home decor on the rug.

Make sure that when shopping for a rug, you consider how you want your room to look like in the end. Consider it the same way you would other characteristics, taking note of color, texture, and pattern (and size, of course).

Common Carpet Mistakes to Avoid

The absence of a cushion

It doesn’t matter if your rug is on carpet, but it does if it’s on a hard floor. If you don’t place a cushion under your rug, it will become slippery and dangerous. You can rush from room to room and slip when you hit the mat. By investing in a rug pad, you can avoid the mess altogether. These thin sheets cling to the floor and your carpet, keeping them together. You can still move the mat, but you won’t slip just by stepping on it. Pads are needed for any size rug, whether it’s a small welcome rug or a large rug that covers an entire room.

being too careful

Rugs come in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, so why settle for a boring option? If your room is mostly neutral, try adding a pop of color with a colorful and eclectic rug. You don’t even have to stick to the standard rectangle – large circles or ovals work well in a variety of settings. (IANS)

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