In the last couple of years more natural but still stylish home decor ideas have been emerging from the designer’s studios and onto the high street. If you look around in your friends’ houses, you will most probably see that in the newest and most modern homes wooden floors have taken the place of wall-to-wall carpets. No wonder, as those carpets are out of date, unpractical and extremely hard to clean. Although wooden floors and tiles are stylish, minimalistic and elegant, those adjectives aren’t the only ones that a home needs. A home has to be cozy, friendly and comfortable. The easiest way to achieve this is to get a rug. For an amazing choice of rugs and for some inspiration, try the Doris Leslie Blau, which you can find on the New York, NY.
Give some warmth to your home
Wooden floors and even tiles these days can be very fashionable and elegant, but they are not always the best option for flooring living areas. True, they are relatively easy to clean – all you need is a mop – but they are also cold and rigid. Maybe some people might prefer this coolness in the summer, but especially in the winter months, most people would rather walk on something a bit more comfortable. A rug can be the perfect solution in this case. It does not have to take up so much space on the floor that you won’t be able to see your beautiful polished wooden floor, but it does impart just enough coziness and warmth to your room to make it feel like home. Rugs are definitely a great way to make your house friendlier and more home-like.
Rugs are easier to clean than carpets
Some people still associate rugs with the problems inherent to fitted carpets. Wall-to-wall carpets stay in your home for years and years without you being able to move them at all. You can’t just take them out of your house and give them a good air out and you certainly can’t clean them in your garden in the summer – even if they are in dire need of both. Whenever you have an ugly stain on your fitted carpet, you have to find a way to get rid of it without moving the thing out of your house. Rugs, however, are different. You can easily take them to your garden and air them out on a nice summer’s day. If you are unlucky enough to get a stain on your rug that some shampoo and elbow grease won’t shift, you can just put the rug in your car and take it to the nearest dry cleaner where they are usually happy to help you get rid of the stain. This is also a great way to refresh your rug too. You will realize that rugs are almost as easy to clean as wooden floors or tiles, and they differ from your old fitted carpets in many ways.