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Brighten Homes with Decorative Sisal Rugs

Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:11:19 AM America/Los_Angeles

Carpets and rugs have many uses to home decorators. They can be used to soften the feel of a room and make the floors comfortable to walk on. They can be installed to muffle sounds and make a work space or living space quieter. Carpets come in many colors and can add a variety of looks and feelings to a room, and area rugs are often used as accents to add color and interest to a single-colored floor. However, not all carpets and rugs are created equal, and when you're choosing an area rug for your home. We, Natural Home Rugs recommend our line of elegant and durable sisal rugs for a number of reasons.

Sisal Area Rugs are Beautiful

Sisal rugs are woven from natural fibers harvested from the sisal plant, a type of agave plant native to warm places like Mexico and Brazil. Like most natural materials, sisal has a warm and authentic beauty that synthetic fibers just can't quite duplicate. Its natural color is soft, neutral beige that complements a wide variety of home design themes. Sisal also takes dye very well and can be colored with a variety of lovely shades and hues to match any color scheme imaginable. Our sisal rugs are weaved with a variety of patterns ranging from a simple, tight weave to more complex square or diamond patterns. We take pride in making a gorgeous product for your home, but there is so much more to our sisal rugs than their stunning looks.

Sisal Area Rugs are Durable

Most people have had the unpleasant experience of dropping a treasured decorative item due to clumsiness or sheer bad luck. In the course of an average home life, things can be dropped, bumped and spilled with varying degrees of unfortunate results. Natural Home Rugs is dedicated to creating a product that can withstand the wear and tear that comes with being part of a lived-in home. Sisal fibers are resistant to spills and stains, making them ideal accents for dining rooms or kitchens. Woven sisal is naturally durable, making it ideal for high-traffic areas in your home. After all, what's the point of having a rug that you can't step on? Our rugs are a practical product as well as a beautiful one.

Sisal Area Rugs are Earth Friendly

Sisal, as a plant fiber, is an easily renewable resource. While synthetic fibers must be created in factories which can involve harmful chemicals, sisal grows just like any other plant without harming the earth. It also doesn't contain any chemicals or residues that could harm your family. People with allergies will find that sisal rugs don't aggravate their condition the way synthetic rugs sometimes do. They are easier to clean and keep free of dust and other allergens.

A Lovely and Sustainable Choice

We at Natural Home Rugs are proud of our sisal throw rugs and hope that you make this simple, natural and utterly gorgeous material a part of your home decor.

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Enhance Beauty and Enjoyment of Your Homes with Custom Sisal Rugs

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:29:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

For many people spring is the perfect time to start renovations, but even if people are not planning to renovate they can use spring as an opportunity to redecorate. There are many small changes that people can make to enhance the beauty, functionality, and enjoyment of their home.

Clean

Before people begin plans to renovate or redecorate their homes, or any room in their home one of the first things they can do is some spring-cleaning. Cleaning will help give people an idea of how much space they have to work with for redecorating, and they may rediscover items that they have forgotten about. If an item is no longer working or being used on a regular basis, then people can donate these items. Getting rid of the old brings in room for the new.

Rearrange Furniture

If people have the space, sometimes just rearranging furniture can bring new life to a room or a home. People can try rearranging their couches and chairs in a living room, or can switch where their dresser and bookshelf is in a bedroom. Even moving smaller pieces of furniture like an end table can help change the look and feel of a room.

Paint

Painting the wall of a room or even painting just one wall (as an accent) can transform a space. Neutral colors like white, off-whites, tans, and beige colors are always a safe choice, but adding a bold paint color can transform the look of a room. Certain colors are said to evoke feelings. For example a color like blue has a calming effect that is perfect for a bedroom, while yellow is a vibrant and stimulating color that is perfect for a busy room like a kitchen.

Add Decorations

Redecorating a home does not have to cost a lot of money. Some people might want to purchase new furniture for their living, for example, but perhaps a new living room set might not be in their budget. Instead, they could purchase smaller items to help change the look of a room. Some throw pillows can completely change the look of a couch, chair, or even a bed. Adding custom sisal rugs to a room with a hardwood floor can break up a space, particularly in an open concept style home.

                                                              A sisal rug can help to add beauty and new life to this room

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that attempts to increase a person’s life force (or chi energy) in a home or room through the items (including furniture and decorations) used in a home. According to Feng Shui, certain items should be placed in certain areas of a home to increase a person’s wealth, health, and happiness. For example, the middle of a room is representative of the Earth element, so items with a yellow or earth tone, like a neutral colored sisal rug would be perfect for this area of a room.

No matter what people choose to do some cleaning, rearranging furniture, painting, adding new decorations and adding some Feng Shui principles can help change the look of a home or a room.

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Area Rugs – How Big is Too Big?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:31:39 AM America/Los_Angeles

Shopping for area rugs can be a daunting enterprise. It's not about the colors, the patterns, or the materials. These decisions are easy, because you know what appeals to you visually. The real challenge is choosing the ideal size. You explore various dimensions and weigh your options, but even if you take careful measurements, the mystery remains. After all, it's not as simple as finding a rug to fit the room. There are important aesthetic considerations, like how much space to leave for borders. If you're grappling with the complexities of rug size, consider some general guidelines.

Let Your Dining Room Table Be Your Guide

One of our most frequently asked questions pertains to the issue of dining room area rugs. Obviously it's not enough to just measure your dining room table and choose a corresponding rug size. You need room for the chairs as well, and those chairs need room to back up. Here are some general rules of thumb: six chairs will need 8x10; eight chairs will need 9x12; and ten chairs will need 10x14. Of course, these figures may vary according to the size and dimensions of your table.

Area Rugs – How Big is Too Big?

 

Measure According to Your Furniture Arrangement

For living rooms, consider the amount of space taken up by your furniture. For instance, you might measure the rectangular dimensions between your sofa, entertainment center, love seat and chairs – assuming that they're situated in a reasonably rectangular formation. Once you have your measurements, shave a couple of inches off of each side and let that dictate your rug size. By choosing a rug that's slightly smaller than the furniture space, you can effectively create a central focal point, while leaving only the front legs of each piece of furniture on the rug.

Never Cover the Entire Floor

Area Rugs – How Big is Too Big?

The biggest area rug “don't” is to take a wall-to-wall measurement and choose an area rug that fills the entire space. Not only does this look ridiculous, but the whole purpose of the area rug is to create contrast and allow for visual focal points. The last thing you want is an overbearing area rug that covers the entire floor. Always leave a border at the very least.

Natural Home Rugs Can Help

If you're still struggling to determine the ideal size for a new area rug, take a photograph of the room and send it to us. At Natural Home Rugs, we specialize in customization, and we'll be happy to lend our expertise and advise you on how you can bring out the best. We'll even design a custom rug to meet your needs. Email us today, or give us a call at 1-800-601-6062.

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Spruce Up Your Restaurant with Cozy Area Rugs

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:18:25 PM America/Los_Angeles

When you think of restaurants, you think of food, laughter and more food. Unless you're the owner of the restaurant. Then you probably think about things like bringing in new customers, balancing the books and avoiding those negative Yelp reviews. But as a restauranteur, have you given much thought to the interior design of your eatery? We've all seen the eclectic dining establishments with moose heads on the walls and vintage celebrity photos plastered from booth to booth, but you really don't need anything so flamboyant to make a good impression with customers. In fact, even a simple area rug can go a long way in sprucing up your interior.

Spruce Up Your Restaurant with Cozy Area Rugs

Restaurant Design for the Modern Age

This is the 21st century. No longer are restaurants restricted to booths, tiled floors and jukeboxes (okay, granted, it's not 1955, either). Many of today's trendy metropolitan eating establishments are equipped with love seats, coffee tables, zebra print chairs, modern art displays, fountains, track lighting, and even beanbag chairs. And let's not forget area rugs. The point is that the tide is changing in terms of restaurant décor. In past generations, restaurants were specifically designed to take you away from the home environment and make you feel like you were in a uniquely social setting designed specifically for dining. But today, many of the hottest restaurants strive to create an elegant home environment right within their walls. And the public can't get enough of it.

Why do restaurant area rugs matter? They provide the establishment with a sense of warmth, openness and sophistication. They're especially great for country kitchens, mountain lodge eateries, local diners and trendy cafes, but any restaurant can benefit from a selection of dazzling area rugs. The trick is choosing the right ones.

 

Finding Your Perfect Rugs

When shopping for restaurant area rugs, there are just a couple of things that you'll want to keep in mind. The first is color. Over the years, restaurants have invested millions of dollars in research to find the best evocative colors to keep customers coming back again and again. As it turns out, reds and blues should be avoided at all costs. The color red is shown to raise heart rate and blood pressure, while blue evokes feelings of thirst but not hunger. Your best colors are neutrals, yellows and greens. 

Spruce Up Your Restaurant with Cozy Area Rugs

Your second consideration is the fiber type. If you have rugs in your restaurant, they're going to see quite a bit of abuse. From spills to ceaseless foot traffic, your rugs will be put to the test. That's why you need to select rugs made from the most durable and stain-resistant natural fibers, such as sisal or seagrass. Natural Home Rugs carries a wide selection of restaurant area rugs that not only look great, but can withstand all that comes their way. Try adding a touch of area rug class to your restaurant, and see how it brightens up your interior. No matter how good your breakfast sausage or filet mignon, you don't want to overlook your aesthetic needs.

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Uses of an Anti Fatigue Comfort Mat

Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:01:02 AM America/Los_Angeles

Your back hurts, your legs are sore, you feel tired. These are all just some of the symptoms of standing on a hard surface all day. Don't think you need an anti fatigue comfort mat? You may want to think again.

Standing on a hard surface causes stress to your feet, legs, and back. Standing for a little while is OK, but when baking cookies, cleaning your garage, or doing multiple loads of laundry, you may need a little added comfort.

At Natural Home Rugs we offer our customers three distinct varieties of anti fatigue comfort mats. Whether you pick the Mastro, the Lanai or the Fiore that is made with 100% premium quality PVC vinyl surface, you'll be getting a comfort mat that is not only sound absorbent and stain resistant, but easy to maintain (detergent and water), and is so durable so it'll last for years on end.

If you're still not convinced think about this:

- Anti fatigue mats like Natural Home Rugs' comfort mats have been shown to increase productivity. So if you're cleaning out the garage you'll get it done faster.

- Anti fatigue mats also give you more energy. That means you won't be winded after making a five course meal, you will have the energy to walk it off with an evening stroll around the neighborhood instead of crashing on the couch because you're too tired to do anything else.

- And finally, after a few uses you will realize that those aches and pains in your back due to standing on cement, hardwood floors, and tile have subsided. Your feet don't hurt nearly as much and your legs don't ache. 

You have nothing to lose when purchasing an Anti Fatigue Comfort Mats from Natural Home Rugs. With free shipping, and a 30 day return policy, you'll love your new mat, and if not, simply return it. 

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Tips for Chunky Textured Rugs

Thursday, February 6, 2014 11:07:10 AM America/Los_Angeles

If you check Etsy regularly, chances are that you already know that chunky and rich textured rugs are popular these days. These unique and perfectly crafted rugs are made with a variety of textures inspired by chunky knits and other techniques such as needlepoint and hooking. If you are planning to buy one of these nubby knits, lush shags or natural fiber rugs, here are a few things that you must consider.

Tips for Chunky Textured Rugs Tips for Chunky Textured Rugs

Match the Rug with the Settings

Even though a richly textured rug will add depth to almost any space, there are a few things that you must keep in mind. For example, if you have a sleek and monochromatic setting, the best rug to opt for would be a handmade, braided or woven rug that can add an unexpected tactile element to the entire room. On the other hand, if the room is colorful or boldly patterned, you may want to consider a neutral colored shag rug with a subtle texture that gives the entire room a soft and grounded effect.

Use Chunky Rugs for Low Traffic Areas

Because a lot of vacuuming can pull the fibers out of your shag rugs, it would be best to use them in low traffic areas in your house. For instance, if you only enter your room for the night only and don’t expect a lot of people to go in, you can enhance it with a chunky textured rug.

Tips for Chunky Textured Rugs Tips for Chunky Textured Rugs

Be Gentle While Cleaning

While vacuuming or cleaning the rug, be very gentle. Also, don’t attempt to rub or scratch your rug or else the sensitive loops and fibers may come apart. That aside, if you ever need to spot clean natural fiber rugs made of sea grass, sisal or jute, remember designer and HGTV host Vern Yip’s advice: "Blot, don't rub, to avoid fraying."

Think About Your Pets

One of the most important things that you need to remember is to stay away from looped or needlepoint rugs if you have pets such as cats or dogs in your house. Your pets will love digging their claws into the loops, which will rip your new carpet in no time. So instead of regretting why you ever bough such a rug, think about your pets and choose an option that is best for you and them.

Getting these chunky textured rugs will surely make any room come alive. Yet to ensure that these rugs last and look good in any room at your home, follow the tips mentioned here.

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The Benefits of Neutral Area Rugs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:56:48 AM America/Los_Angeles

When it comes to area rugs, many people are understandably drawn to bold colors and patterns. After all, our eyes naturally gravitate toward brightness, contrast and symmetry. You may even perceive neutral-colored rugs as being boring, at least when compared to the flamboyance of an intricate Persian weave or a bold, black-and-white zebra print. But before you write off neutral area rugs, consider just a few reasons as to why you may want to invest in a few of your very own.

The Benefits of Neutral Area Rugs

Universal Appeal

The great thing about neutral area rugs is that they blend beautifully into any environment. Whether your décor consists of bold color schemes, soft Earth tones or similarly neutral arrangements, your area rugs will fit right in, as though they were custom-made just for the room. Think of them as you would think of your wardrobe. You know those certain go-to colors, that just work with any ensemble? Neutral rugs work much in the same way.

Balance and Uniformity

Neutral colors don't just look beautiful. They provide a sense of unity and balance to the overall décor. In other words, they effortlessly bring the room together. This is especially beneficial if your room incorporates a lot of bold and experimental styles, or if you want to maintain an overall essence that invokes warm feelings without drawing too much attention to itself. If subtlety is the goal, look no further. If you're trying to find the perfect finishing touches for an eclectic or experimental living space, but can't seem to find the right balance, you have your answer right here.

The Benefits of Neutral Area Rugs

Modernity

If you're looking to achieve a modern look for your décor, neutral is the way to go. Design trends have shifted away from the bold and the ostentatious in recent years, and have begun to gravitate toward the softer and less self-insistent varieties. By decorating with neutral colors, including neutral area rugs, you can quickly and easily (not to mention inexpensively) bring your home into the 21st century. And if you're still staring at pea green couches and gaudy patterned wallpapers, it's definitely time for an upgrade. Like right now.

Timeless Appeal

The Benefits of Neutral Area Rugs

Finally, your neutral area rugs will look just as great in 10 years as they do right now. While some carpeting fads come in and out of style, neutral rugs are simply timeless. Even if our culture ultimately swings back in favor of bolder trends, your neutral rugs will always have a place in your home, whether to offset various other colors or simply blend into the environment. So what are you waiting for? Neutral is the new black, and your home could use a change in scenery. Check out Natural Home Rugs for a variety of neutral rug and other area rug selections at affordable prices.

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How to Choose the Perfect-Sized Area Rugs for Your Home

Monday, December 23, 2013 11:16:45 AM America/Los_Angeles

Choosing the perfect area rugs can be quarrelsome, and not for the reasons you may think. When it comes to finding your most desirable colors and designs, you don't need much guidance. That stuff is child's play, because you know what you like, and nobody understands your unique style better than you do. The real challenge is selecting the right size for your rugs, because failing to do so can completely derail your home décor efforts. With that in mind, here are some simple but highly useful tips for finding the perfect size.

 

The Essentials of Rug Sizes

  • For dining rooms, your ideal rug size will be dictated by the size of your dining room table. When pushing your chair back to leave the table, you should still see at least an inch of carpet behind the back of the chair. Use this simple guideline to dictate your measurements when shopping for that gorgeous dining room area rug.
  • For living rooms, your area rugs should sit comfortably beneath any furniture, with additional room to spare on all sides. While it's dangerous to generalize (considering the many, many factors involved), you'll typically be looking at a 7x10 or 8x11 area rug for your living room. But again, this may vary depending on the size of your living room and the focus of your area rug, so consider this a basic, all-purpose guideline.

How to Choose the Perfect-Sized Area Rugs for Your Home

  • For foyers and entryways, you'll typically want to opt for a 5x8 or a 6x9 rug (depending on the amount of space you have available). Of course, no two homes are exactly alike, and your own needs may vary. Take careful measurements, and choose your size accordingly.

How to Choose the Perfect-Sized Area Rugs for Your Home

 

Still Confused?

Okay, so maybe you're a bit disappointed by the ambiguity of some of these tips, but no two homes are exactly alike, and there are no one-size fits-all solutions. Still, we want to help. If you need custom dimensions, or if you're looking for some helpful advice from professional interior designers, contact Natural Home Rugs today. Describe your needs to us, and we'll gladly provide you with a custom recommendation to suit your needs.

 

Additional Tips for Area Rug Sizes

 How to Choose the Perfect-Sized Area Rugs for Your Home

If you want to gain a visual perspective on how your area rug should look, use masking tape to create a border around the space you wish to cover. Then take you measurements and shop accordingly. For larger rooms, consider the benefits of using multiple area rugs. By introducing rugs of different sizes, colors and patterns, you can provide large living rooms, dens and even game rooms with a sense of multidimensional distinction and appeal. Most importantly, make sure to choose rugs that suit your style tastes and personality. After all, it's your home, and shouldn't it reflect all of the great things that make you who you are?

 

 

 

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Eco-Friendly Rugs - Seagrass and Sisal Rugs

Sunday, August 19, 2012 12:43:20 PM America/Los_Angeles

Seagrass is a natural fiber that is versatile and naturally stain resistant. The natural fibers resist dust and other dirt particles making it a great choice for a family suffering from allergies. It's very easy to clean and will resist most stains so it makes for a great area rug in your dinning room or living room. If seagrass is properly maintained and taking care of it will remain remarkably new and eye-catching.Read More
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The Natural Fiber Advantage

Thursday, September 1, 2011 11:35:03 AM America/Los_Angeles

From How to Keep Your Natural Area Rugs Looking Green and Great
by Mike Dennis

There are many advantages to decorating your home using natural fiber area rugs. Not only do they look fantastic with virtually any décor style, they are non-toxic to the environment. Natural accent rugs made from sustainable plant fibers are hard-wearing, add to the comfort of your home by reducing noise and static electricity and are very economical.

Sisal rugs remain a top choice for those who want to support the earth by using all natural, sustainable products in the home. Along with remarkable flame resistant properties, sisal rugs come in a wide range of attractive weaves. The gorgeous textures and unique earthy colors of sisal rugs keep those who love the look and feel of natural fiber area rugs coming back for more.

One of the most cost-effective natural area rugs is the seagrass rug. Along with that attractive sheen and smooth surface, seagrass rugs are remarkably long lasting, making them a perfect floor covering solution for a busy household.

Although not as resilient, jute rugs are very inexpensive and can be dyed in a wide array of bold, lively colors. Jute rugs are so soft to walk on; you’ll want one in every room!

Bamboo rugs are made from highly sustainable bamboo and are exceptionally easy to care for. Simply wipe them clean with a damp cloth or mop. Bamboo rugs can be scratched, though so to prevent scratching add protective felt pads under chair and table legs.

Bamboo rugs, like many jute rugs, seagrass rugs and sisal rugs will fade if exposed to direct sunlight for long periods. Add life to your natural area rugs by keeping them out of direct sunlight and rotating them every few months, especially if portions of your rug are under furniture.

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