There’s a long list of questions when it comes to designing your home’s decor. Adding area rugs to the mix can make it even more tricky when all things are considered – placement, foot traffic, and style preference. Keep these four rug rules in mind to make sure your homes textiles fit pleasantly – after all, a good rug can make or break a room’s ambiance.

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Rule #1: Position your furniture accordingly
Ideally, your rug should fit entirely underneath your sofas and chairs. If that’s not possible, make sure at least the front feet of your furniture are on the rug. In order to look balanced, rugs should also extend at least 6 inches beyond the arms of the sofa.

Rule #2: Try Layering
Consider layering your area rug over wall-to-wall carpeting. Most people think this is a decorating disaster, but it adds texture and more color to a dull space. In this case, make sure your area rug and carpeting are compatible – placing one that’s too thin over plush carpeting won’t bode well..

Rule #3: Think outside the design standards
Don’t be afraid of pattern, color, and texture! An area rug can be the focal point of a room. If your furniture upholstery is neutral, choose a colorful or patterned rug. It doesn’t have to match perfectly, but it should coordinate with the other colors and fabrics in the room.

Rule #4: Vacuum regularly
Your home gets some pretty high foot traffic, so your rug is bound to get dirty day to day. Make sure to add cleaning your rugs to your home’s weekly maintenance schedule. Blot up spills immediately and vacuum on a regular basis (at least twice a week) to keep your rugs looking spotless.

No matter what type of rug you choose, the textile specialists at Triple S are here to help you keep it clean! We offer many professional cleaning services, including oriental and area rugs as well as wall-to-wall carpeting. We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & bright this winter!

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