What To Look For When Picking Out A Carpet

Written by Lee Dobbins

Carpets are available in all styles and colors, but when shopping for carpeting, you should try to buyrepparttar best quality carpet forrepparttar 137633 money. Even if you are on a tight budget, don’t skimp on your carpeting or your carpet pad as quality products will last longer, wear better and even save you money inrepparttar 137634 long run!

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So how do you tell if a rug is of good quality?

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Use Your Floor To Enhance Your Décor

Written by Lee Dobbins

Your flooring is a vital part of your decorating scheme.

You want your floor to blend into your rooms decor and enhance it, not detract from it so you need to put in a flooring that is appropriate torepparttar style ofrepparttar 137632 room. If you have a shabby chic style room, you’ll want soft flooring such as wall to wall in a matching color or oriental style area rugs over hard wood floors – nothing too harsh or sharp inrepparttar 137633 pattern. A modern or retro style might go great with a bold splashy area rug. A contemporary style might look good with a simple rug over hard wood floors.

When selecting flooring, pick out a color and pattern that goes withrepparttar 137634 colors of your furniture, wall coverings and window treatments. In certain designs, a complimentary color looks nice onrepparttar 137635 floor, but you don’t really want it to stand out too much so something that blends is usually best. If you can, take home samples and put them up next torepparttar 137636 walls and furniture to see how it might look.

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