How to Find an Exemplary Carpet for Your Home, Sweet Home

Home and Garden, Home Decor, Home Improvement, Interior Design, Rugs and Carpets

Most of the people focus on the four walls of their home. The beautiful walls are covered with a perfect wallpaper, and further adorned with exquisite paintings, photo frames and what not! Ceiling and floor are the most ignored member of the house. Well, ceiling decoration is the talk for some other time, let us discuss the floorings. You have many options for floorings but our vote goes to one and only Mr. Carpet. A Quality Carpet and textile come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and material. Some are bulky and tough while some are light and soft. You cannot decorate your whole house with a single type of carpet. Every room has different requirements and one carpet cannot cater the need of every room. For example, you cannot use soft cushiony nylon carpet in the basement, but they are great for dining rooms.

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A Quality Carpet

If you think that buying a carpet for your home is easy, wait until you step into a shop. It is as complicated as deciding the right foundation shade for your skin in the mall lights. You understand the pain ladies, right? Anyhow…there is no need to say that you have to be vigilant while shopping for a carpet because there is a lot that can go wrong while doing so. You want a carpet that not only adds charms to your house, but also lasts long. Let us skip the science behind the carpet and centuries-old history, and firstly know some terms that are often associated with it. After all, no one wants to look stupid in front of the salesman when he is all babbling about how great the carpet is, and you are unable to understand a single word of it. So, let us start.

Important Terms that Describes a Carpet:

  1. Pile: It is the upper surface of the carpet, often known as the ‘face’ which is visible and it consists of yarn tufts. They are of two types: cut pile and loop pile. Cut piles are the straight cut fibres such that one end of fibre is woven and one is loose which makes the carpet soft. On the other hand, as the name suggests, in loop piles, the fibre is woven back in, making a loop. Pattern carpets are the combination of cut and loop fibres.
  2. Fiber: Not all the carpets are equal and fibres play a significant role in that. Nylon is soft and durable but vulnerable to stain. PET fibres are recycled plastics that are tough and stain resistance. Triexta fibres are soft, easily cleanable and durable. Polypropylene fibres lose shape with time. For a luxurious feel, wool carpets are the best.
  3. Padding: It is the back portion of the carpet (means the pad that is laid down on the floor before carpet) and the deciding factor of the durability. You can also get some options in that like ‘felt’ padding is made up of jute and they are expensive. ‘Foam’ padding are very common and they come in different densities. Some ‘rebond’ padding are the recycled ones that go well with every carpet.

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A perfect Carpet

Ask Yourself these Questions before buying a carpet:

  1. For which room you are buying the carpet? Does it require the looks or toughness?
  2. Does the color of the carpet matter?
  3. What is the size of the room? Do you need to make it look larger?
  4. How does the room look in lightnings? Can the carpet do justice with the room?
  5. Is redecorating a need or a choice?
  6. What is the warranty on the carpet? What things are covered in it?
  7. What does carpet provide except being a flooring?

Some Important considerations that you have to keep in mind while going for a carpet search

  1. Based on the area of your room, you need to seam carpets to cover the whole room. Generally, carpets come in 15 feet. Make sure that the carpet does not give away the seams which look awkward.
  2. While using the carpets for stairs make sure that the padding is not visible from the side of the stairs. Make sure to hide them such that the looks of your carpet is not ruined.
  3. Another thing to keep in mind is to judge whether the carpet sheds or not. Some shedding is bound to happen, but cheap carpets shed a lot while cleaning which makes them useless within a short period of time.
  4. The softness and color of the carpet also matter. Not all the colors suit every room. If you are color coding your carpet with the room, it is essential to judge whether the color would make the carpet look dull within a few days or maybe it attracts more dust and dirt.
  5. A general reminder; carpets should be stain proof and supported by a good padding.
  6. Watch the cost per square foot of the carpet and the warranty that is offered.

Let’s Begin Carpeting:

Carpets for Dining Room:

Here, in addition to the stain proof feature, you also need anti-microbial properties. Triexta and PET are good, or you can also go for dyed nylon carpets. These carpets are treated such that they protect the dining room against germs and bacteria’s. All the plain, patterned and loop pile carpets go well with the dining area.

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Carpet For Dining Room

Carpets for your Master Bedroom:

The type of carpet to be used depends on the type of the room. Master bedrooms are more of a private place and not many people enter there. So, the main requirements of this room flooring are- good looks and soft touch. The stain resilience and toughness are not the primary concern. You just want to feel the warmth when you step down from bed. Soft fibres like nylon, triexta and PET makes a very good choice. If you are on a budget, you can also go for polyester carpets. Solid color lightweight carpets are the best suitable choice.

Carpets for Living room:

The living room needs a carpet which is stain resistance as well as tough to bear all the traffic. It is the most important part of the house that you want to look the best and showcase for the guests. For the softness and durability, use cut pile carpets or to be specific; use velvet cut pile carpets. Again textured designs are perfect as they shadow the dust, dirt, and stains efficiently.

Carpets for Basements:

You do not want a great look for basements, but toughness is a must. Polypropylene carpets with loop piles are a great choice. Use a good padding underneath to increase the life expectancy of the carpets at the basement.

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Carpet For Basement

Carpets for Children’s room:

This room is prone to a lot of stains, wear and tear and spills. The soft carpets do not make the cut here, you need stain resistant carpets. Polyester carpets are stain resistance and they are the best choice for kid’s room. Some stain resilient version of nylon carpet is available in the market. The carpets here should be patterned one such that it does not give away the dirt easily.

Carpets for Stairs:

If you want to carpet your whole house, why leave stairs? The stairs need dense carpets with toughness. Loop pile carpets or textured ones are undoubtedly the best. Experiment with colors and patterns here, some people also use wool carpets on stairs and hallways.

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Carpet For Stairs

Carpets vs. Rugs:

Rugs can be folded and taken with you anywhere. The rug of one room can be used in another room. So, some of you people must have a question as why use the carpets which are expensive and less versatile as compared to the rugs? Here is the answer. Carpets offer more comfort and safety than the regular rugs. They are soft and tough (due to underlying padding) at the same time. The floor condition does not matter, as far as you are using a good quality padding. Some carpets also offer stain resistance and bacteria resistance. While area rugs are not as adhering as carpets, there is a chance that you trip or slip over it.

Seeing on the other side, rugs are easier to clean. You can lift them and clean outside. The same cannot be done in the case of wall-to-wall carpets. They need to be cleaned right there. If you cannot keep your carpet clean or you are allergic to dust, carpets are not the best choice for you.

Carpets are the best friend for your floor. They give you comfort, style, safety and great looks. They also provide warmth and insulates the indoor environment. A walk on the carpet is like a walk in the garden. It feels great! Not to mention, it saves you from the hard falls. The only thing that you have to do is keep this carpet healthy. When you keep it healthy, you save yourself from allergens. As a shocking fact; carpets are actually cost effective and you have to spend less over the time as compared to the floor repairs.

So, yes to the first warm feeling that you feel while stepping down from the bed in the morning and say yes to the carpets.

Author’s Bio:

The author of this post is a passionate researcher, writer, and presenter. She likes to be updated with the latest trends in the home decor and enjoy even more in helping people with that. She keeps in touch with many interior designers and know everything about what she is writing. She is a huge supporter of Indian carpetandtextile, and love trying out handmade products.

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An epitome of hand crafted beauty- Indian Woolen Rugs

Home Decor, Interior Design, Rugs and Carpets, Uncategorized

Indian woolen hand knotted rugs are woven in the best quality New Zealand wool and are of superior quality. Some rugs are made in a combination of blended wool and pure silk to provide extra sheen to the texture. They are usually double weft and are finely woven. The designs are mostly inspired by Persian motifs and patterns. Such carpets are extremely durable and are conducive enough for high traffic areas and further enhance the overall look and interior of the living space.

1) Kaala Mughal Motif:

One of a Kind, Mughal design hand knotted rug woven in the best quality New Zealand wool. This rug has been intricately hand crafted by skilled weavers and it has taken about 8-10 months to weave this gorgeous rug. The design has been inspired by Persian motifs, which is evident by big bold floral motifs.

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Kaala Mughal Motif

Primary colors are black, gold and tinges of ivory. The border has a detailed floral pattern with uniquely designed tiny motifs.

2) Ivory Lilian:

This is a “One of a Kind” hand knotted woolen rug in soothing blue tones. It has meticulously been woven by skilled weavers and has an over all floral pattern. The design has been inspired by French patterns and is evident from its floral-like pattern. The rug has a perfect combination of tiny floral motifs giving it a spa-like aura.

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Ivory Lilian

The rug is of excellent quality and is double weft. It is most suitable for a space with subtle interiors. The border is ivory toned with detailed pattern has taken almost 5-6 months to weave this gorgeous beauty.

3) Messi Bokhara:

The Messi Bokhara is handmade in fine New Zealand wool and has a Bokhara design pattern. The design has been originated from a province in Persia called Bokhara.

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Messi Bokhara

The rug has a series of asymmetrical box-like motifs woven in unison which gives it a unique look. Due to its sheen and smooth texture, fine quality; this rug is most suitable for a space with subtle interiors and high conducive traffic areas.

4) Floral Vintage:

“One of a kind” Masterpiece handwoven in the finest quality wool with a beautiful design pattern. The design has an Open Kashan design on a royal blue pattern. The design has been originated from Persia and has an Iranian influence from the 17th century.

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Floral Vintage

The main colors are gold, cream, blue and maroon. The center design is synonymous with patterns in the Mughal era. The border has tiny floral motifs woven in unison in soothing colors. This type of rug should be used as a feature rug in a space with subtle interiors or neutral tones. Due to its fine quality and superior craftsmanship, this rug is highly durable and can be passed on from generations and generations to come altogether.

Hence, with the aforementioned rug ideas for a woolen rug, one can easily pick and choose a good quality woolen.

 

4 tips how an Outdoor rug can enhance the beauty of an existing space

Home Decor, Interior Design, Rugs and Carpets

We all are aware how a handmade rug beautifies our living space be it our living room, bedroom or a hallway. It simply adds to the beauty of the existing space and provides sheer warmth and comfort at the same time.  At the same time, an outdoor rug also provides a unique look and feel to the space and exudes an ultra-chic look with modern designs. There are a number of factors to consider before going in for an outdoor rug that shall assist in maintaining the longevity of the rug.

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Outdoor Rugs

Ensure its durability:

It is important to ensure that the outdoor rug you are placing is of good quality and wont be torn or worn off in no time. A good way to ensure its durability is by virtue of regular cleaning and maintenance. Also, regular vacuuming is recommended by professional interior designers and rug specialists to ensure the longevity of these beautiful outdoor rugs and carpets.

Inexpensive rug:

Now, if you are placing an outdoor rug, it is wise enough to not invest in a rug that costs a fortune. It is advised that an outdoor rug should be water, mold and mild-dew resistant. Why burn a hole in your pocket and spend a bomb on an expensive rug, when there could be chances of the same getting ruined when placed outdoors due to bad weather. Also, try to avoid placing the rugs in direct sunlight since the colors or vegetable dyes of the carpet might ware off and fade the colors.

Low or no pile:

A durry or Kilim like rug is also suitable for an outdoor area rug. It is easy to maintain and can be cleaned without any hassle. Kilims are flat weave rugs with little or no pile. A durry can either be cotton based or woolen based. A handmade durry is made in various designs like geometrical, floral or abstract design. It is best to place a durry which is ideal according to the overall look of the interior space and home decor.

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Durry

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Kilims

Easily washable:

It is extremely crucial to have an outdoor rug that can easily be washed or given to rug-specialists for its repair, if ruined. A quick tip would be to place a rug pad to avoid any slip on the floor. There are times when a rug could easily get dirty and it could be hard to maintain the same. Hence, it is advisable to place a rug that is easy to maintain and easy to wash at the same time.

                                                Hence, with the aforementioned tips and tricks one can easily pick and choose a rug or handmade durry for an outdoor space keeping the tricks in mind and ensuring not to burn a hole in your pocket. Also, lastly a quick tip to keep in mind is that the rug or durry should preferably be without tassels or fringes since they get dirty easily.

Top Rug Design Trends for this Season

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Are you bored with the look of any given space in your home? Do you feel tired of cleaning the same old boring rug that has been there since time immemorial? They say a picture speaks a thousand words. However, a rug talks volumes. Step up your game and get a brand new floor covering by following the hottest rug design trends this year. It can be extremely over-whelming to find a good quality and an even better design rug. There are many factors that need to be considered when buying a stunning piece that would almost last you a lifetime.

Floral:

Floral Design rugs are a breath of fresh air and evoke a spa-like aura in any given space it is placed in. They give an inviting look and make the room look fresh. It is recommended to go in for a rug with bold floral patterns if the interiors of the room are light and subtle. However, on the other hand, if the decor of the room is colored or has dark tones, it is suggested to pick a rug that has tiny floral motifs that shall make the room look bigger and more spacious.

Geometrical:

Geometric design rugs enhance the beauty of any giving space with their unique patterns. A geometric rug consists of several types like box shaped, circular, triangular patterns amongst several others. Such carpets are most suitable for spaces with simplistic decor. It should be noted that if such rugs are placed in a room, the decor should not have any floral wallpapers or any decor with bold patterns.

Plain:

 Very often, all that a room requires is a plain rug that would add life and buoyancy to any room it is placed in. One should keep in mind that plain rugs with single colored tones are best suited for rooms with floral, geometrical and contemporary decor. The idea is to place such a rug that would provide vibrancy to a space and that matches with the rest of the decor. A light colored plain rug is recommended for a smaller room to make it appear bigger than it is. On the other hand, a dark plain rug is best suited only for large sized rooms.

Striped:

Such rugs are versatile, empowering and practical. Striped rugs are a beautiful way to decorate your home. Striped rugs can range from subtle to classical to modern looks and cleverly manipulate the look of your room. Horizontal striped rugs draw attention towards other elements of a room while a vertical striped rug does just the opposite.  The key is to place a bright striped rug that shall be the cynosure of every eye in any given space.

Pictorial:

 A pictorial rug often represents an art like image on the rug. Such rugs are most ideal for wall hangings and are the center of attention of any given space it is placed in. Pictorial rugs could be either in the form of “Tree of Life” or depict a particular scene from a painting or a time-period. They are masterpieces and can be passed on from generations and generations to come altogether.

To conclude, it is best to pick a handmade rug from the aforementioned design types that shall enhance the beauty of any given space it is placed in.