The secret to updating your home decor isn’t remodeling or spending a lot
of money. One of the quickest and easiest ways to update the interior of
your home is by purchasing an 8×10 area rug. Whether you prefer
contemporary homes, Victorian mansions, modern apartments, or rustic
cabins-an area rug is a great decorating piece for any room.
Area rugs are available in various shapes; including square, rectangular,
hexagon, octagon, oval, and round. With the wide range of rug materials,
styles, designs, and shapes that are out there, you’re sure to find
something that is just right for your decor.
The materials used to make area rugs are both natural and synthetic.
Natural materials include: wool, cotton, jute, and sisal. Synthetic materials
are made from things like polypropylene/olefin and nylon.
There are also different methods used to make area rugs; including handknotted, flat-woven, hooked, and machine-made.
There are many different styles that you can choose from, such as: Persian,
Oriental, Tibetan, African, Southwestern, shag, Flokati, contemporary,
braided, and animal prints. As well as custom kitchen area rugs, children’s
rugs, indoor-outdoor rugs and rug runners for halls or stairs. With this in
mind, when the time comes for you to pick an area rug ask yourself these
How much foot traffic will the area rug get and do you have children or
Do you want a rug to fit in with your existing furniture or will you update
your furniture to go with the area rug?
Do you want the rug to draw attention to some part of the room or to
create a new theme?
Will the rug be used for artistic expression or to personalize your
Do you want a rug that will last for decades and become a family
Once you have purchased your rug, knowing how to care for it is very
important. Here’s some helpful hints about cleaning and maintenance:
To maintain good quality area rugs, they need to be flipped and vacuumed
on both sides every six months. Steam machines should not be used on
area rugs as the detergent used in those machines are too harsh for most
area rug material. While different materials require different care, there are
some basic tips for dealing with spills and accidents. The first is never rub,
blot the excess fluid with a clean cloth. Once all the excess has been
picked up, depending on the size of the stain, a little club soda will also
help. Vinegar is really great to use and keeps the colors from running. You
can clean the entire wool rug with a little vinegar and water.
So, with all of this in mind, choosing an 8×10 area rug for your household is
an easy and affordable way to update your decor. With the many selections
that are available to suit your taste, investing in a well-made 8×10 area rug
can immediately add style and enhance any home, dorm, or office and give
it an instant makeover.