Inexpensive Ideas to Decorate your Home

Home Decor, Interior Design, Rugs and Carpets

Decorating your home can be an expensive process involving a lot of time, money and effort. It is important to pick and choose the right stuff to decorate your home and bring out the best in interior design. Revamping a home doesn’t have to be cumbersome. It should be reflective of ones personal experiences and journey. It should exude a vibe of finesse and should be clutter free.

Many designers will recommend home accessories that are expensive and over the top. However, the key is to be smart and make your own choices to revamp your home decor. So how does one go about it?

1- Use of Mirrors:

Decorative mirrors provide magnifying illusion to the interiors of a space. By using inexpensive mirrors, the area appears to be larger than it already is. Mirrors can be placed above consoles or can be accompanied by a variety of art pieces placed in unison.

Mirror for decoration

Mirror for decoration


2- Paint the Walls:

Painting a featured wall exudes vibrancy to the overall look of the interiors of a space. It also gives a unique look and makes the room look more decorative and appealing. One can also have a featured wall and have statement pieces hung on it so that it stands out and adds that sense of design to the entire look of the space.

Paint the wall

Paint the walls


3- Paintings:

Art is always a good idea and hanging paintings that match with the interiors of a space will add vibrancy and makes the space look more chic and contemporary. However, it is important to note that if a space is more towards the traditional side, one should hang paintings accordingly. Adding art pieces that are contemporary would be most ideal in a space with modern interiors.

Painting for decoration

Paintings


4- Inexpensive Rug:

By cutting down on budget and not placing a rug makes no sense. It is better to place a decent quality rug in your living space than leaving the floor empty or bare and giving it an incomplete look. A rug adds that’s complete look even when one might have the best of Italian or wooden flooring. A good quality rug depends on a number of factors like knots, weave, color, design, origin, pattern etc. However, one can also go for a handmade durry or kilim, which are flat, weave rugs and are inexpensive.

Best quality Rugs

A Best Quality Handmade Rug


5- De-clutter the Space:

One might have the best of home accessories, but till the space is not free from clutter the whole space will look untidy and will defeat the purpose of having a space with nice interiors. So it is important to remove all the unwanted stuff and have a clutter free space.

                                                             Hence, by following the aforementioned tips and tricks, one can surely have a home, which is beautiful, and be decorated in the most inexpensive manner. One doesn’t have to burn a hole in the pocket and spend a bomb for the same. It is important to pick and choose the right kind of home accessories in order to re-furbish your space.

Medallion rugs versus All Over Pattern rugs

Home Decor, Interior Design

Choosing a rug design can be quite cumbersome. In today’s fast paced world, picking a rug for your space should be the least of one’s problems. However, it is important to know what kind of carpet would one want to pick to adorn his or her living space. A traditional rug can be usually be categorized in two types. On one hand, there are rugs with a medallion in the center of the piece that is generally a large floral pattern.  On the other hand, there are other types of pieces that have an all over floral or geometrical pattern. There are various factors to consider as deciding what kind of rug should one go in for.

Medallion Rug:

A medallion is also know as the centerpiece of the rug and is a big motif design pattern placed right in the center of the rug. When choosing a rug with a medallion pattern, it is highly recommended not to place a table on top of it. Placing any piece of furniture right in the center of the carpet not only covers or hides the medallion design but also ruins the whole look of the room.

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It is best to place furniture like a table, a decorative piece etc. on the sides or corners of the rug. This way the middle design is visible and the look of the entire room is also enhanced.  Some experts are of the notion that the medallion designs stems from religious nature of the craftsman or weavers. It seems that their inspiration probably came from domes of the mosques or its artwork.

All over Pattern Rugs:

All over Pattern rugs are those types of carpets that do not have a medallion in the center of the piece. Such rugs have an all over running pattern and can either be geometrical or floral. These rugs are formed by repetition of the same motif. The design is woven by nomadic weavers and the motif of a carpet can be used to determine the particular tribe, or place of origin.

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Experts highly suggest placing a piece of furniture when placing a rug with an all over pattern and without a medallion. Placement of such furniture or decorative items in the center of the rug, break the monotony of the running design pattern of the rug and also create more room to place other items on the four corners around it. In such rugs, all parts of pattern are interconnected and usually drawn without the designer’s hand being lifted.

Hence, though it is an individualistic choice to pick a rug with or without a medallion, it is highly suggested to choose one according to the look of the room and place the furniture accordingly.

Top 3 Rug Cleaning Hacks and Tips

Home Decor

Now that you have made a significant investment in purchasing that rug you have always wanted, it is important to educate yourself on the cleaning, care and maintenance of the same. The fact of the matter is that intensive rug cleaning should be done atleast once in a year to get rid of bacteria, dirt and bugs. Although it is recommended to give your rug to professional rug cleaners, these DIY tips could be useful in order to maintain your expensive carpet.

1. Vacuuming:

It is important to know as to how to vacuum one’s product. It should be noted that a rug should always be vacuumed in the direction of the pile of the rug and not against it. If vacuumed against it, it will ruin the carpet and decrease its longevity. Also, it is recommended to use gentle suction and vacuum the rug from both sides. Lastly, make sure that vacuuming is not done very powerfully since the fur of the rugs or threads might wear or tear.

vaccuming

Vacuuming


2. Stain Removal:

Imagine if a guest spills red wine on your most favorite rug or your little pet dirties the carpet. Fret not. It is easy to get rid of these stubborn stains if done in a timely manner to ensure the stains don’t sit around for too long. Wool on its own is stain resistant, however cotton on the other hand absorbs stain fast. It is recommended to take a damp cloth and immediately wipe off stains. Mild shampoos and eco-friendly products like baking soda and vinegar can be used to wipe off small stains. For major stains, it would be wise to give your stained rug to a professional dry cleaning rug specialist.

stain-removal

Stain Removal


3. Rug Grooming:

Grooming a rug is just as important as cleaning a rug. It is advised to take a brush with dense bristles to fluff the fur and straighten the fringes of your carpet or rug. It would also be nice if one could lay down the rug in natural sunlight once in a while to prevent accumulation of dirt. Another quick way to groom your rug is to keep using the rug and not just keep it in storage. In this case, once the rug is used, it is easier to maintain and clean the same.

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Rug Grooming

With the above mentioned tips and tricks once can easily maintain an expensive rug and ensure that the investment in it is worth it. It is easier to buy a carpet but it can be a cumbersome process to maintain the same.