<![CDATA[]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/ Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:06 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[How to Enhance an Ordinary Room with Custom Size Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/how-enhance-ordinary-room-with-custom-size-rugs/ When it comes to redecorating a home, many people make the mistake of thinking that they have to go big—or they have to go home. Well, actually, in a way that is what people should do; go home.  But, if they want to redecorate, they only need to make a few changes. One way to enhance any home is to use custom size rugs, which can help turn an ordinary room into an extraordinary room.

A welcome entrance

Maybe people do not want to make their guests remove their shoes in their home, but it is unlikely that any homeowner wants dirt and mud to be tracked inside his or her home either. Having a small custom rug at the entrance or doorway of any home, including in front of the balcony and patio doors, can help keep dirt and mud from entering other areas of the home. Using a sturdy rug material, like sisal or mountain grass, will help to ensure the rug will look great and last a long time in this high traffic area.

Break up a large open concept space

A lot of modern homes have an open plan where there are few internal walls or partitions to physically separate the living area from the dining room or the kitchen. Sometimes homeowners still want to have a visual aid to help separate one space from another, and this can be done by using a large area rug in a contrasting color to help add dimension and visual appeal from one room to another.

This can also be done for studio apartments to help separate the living area from the bedroom area of a room. However, a smaller and perhaps a light colored rug should be used in a small apartment or room, since adding a large and dark rug could overwhelm the space and cause it to look much smaller than it already is.

Cover up a flaw on the floor

The large carpet stain that just will not come out, or the hardwood flooring that has dulled or is scratched and just will not get its original luster back can be the bane of many homeowners. While some people might want to rip out the carpet or replace all the hardwood, many people just do not have the time, money, and resources to undertake such a renovation.

Custom area rugs to the rescue! 

A large custom area rug with a fun pattern or contrasting color from the color of the main carpet or hardwood floor can help to add a visual statement to a room and give it a new life. For homeowners who are tired of the same old boring look, a custom rug can add just the redecorating spark they need. 

Redecorating a room does not have to mean that people need to knock down a wall or spend thousands of dollars (or more). A simple change, like adding an area rug to a room, can help people get a new look for their homes in a practical and beautiful way.  Contact us at Natural Home Rugs today, so we can help you get the look you’ve always wanted in your home.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:27:56 +0000
<![CDATA[Custom Rugs Add Distinction to Colorful Interiors ]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/custom-rugs-add-distinction-colorful-interiors/ You have come home from a hard day at the office.  You’ve been running around from meeting to meeting all day and your feet hurt. You walk through the door, kick off your shoes and immediately feel a sharp pain in your feet. It is winter, and you are very tired and you have just come home to a hard, cold floor. If you are thinking how uncomfortable your feet are when you come home and wish there was something you could do about it, there is.  You could get a custom rug made for your home.

Flooring trends

Custom Rugs Add Distinction to Colorful Interiors

Recently, hardwood (and, really, anything but carpet flooring) is more popular than ever!  However, carpet always adds a warmth to a room that four square walls and pretty colors just cannot.  But is there a way to get the hygienic hard flooring with the warmth and designer touch of carpet?  In a word, yes.  Nowadays, custom area rugs are easily made and they complete a room, adding a bit of warmth and distinguishing each part of the room you worked so hard on curating. There is not anything more satisfying than running your cold toes through a rug on a cold day.

Why area rugs are on their way back in

Many people fixate on the color of the walls in their home, and while it is very true, color can change a room completely, some places you may rent simply will not allow you to paint the walls. Tenants become frustrated and end up not enjoying the place they call home, which is a terrible thing to think as a home should be a place you enjoy spending time in. In circumstances like this or in instances where the color just isn’t finishing the room off, getting a custom rug may be a simple and cost effective solution.

A custom fit for under your feet

Custom Rugs Add Distinction to Colorful Interiors

Custom rugs can be any size; they will be made to fit the specifications of exactly the location you want to put your rug in. The shape is no issue at all: rectangle, square, circle, oval and semi-circle shapes are all easily available, and with the customizability of today’s rugs practically any shape can be created for your home. Custom rugs are generally a higher quality than anything you will find in a store. Custom rugs are made with high quality craftsmanship and will be sure to satisfy the needs of you and your home.

Deciding to get a custom rug made for your home is something not many people think about, but frankly more should. Custom rugs make interior design a lot easier as you cut out a lot of the middle steps—like researching what size will fit in your home and driving around from store to store trying to find what you are looking for. With a custom rug, you will be able to dictate exactly the color and texture you want as well as the size that fits the need of your home.

You will never be disappointed with a custom rug from Natural Home Rugs.  Our rugs are made specifically for your home, and the quality will rival anything you can find in a store.  Come check us out today, so we can make sure your feet have a happy home, too.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:24:52 +0000
<![CDATA[3 Ways of Enriching Modern D├ęcor with Custom Area Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/ways-enriching-modern-decor-custom-area-rugs/ Area rugs have become more than simply a warm place to put your feet.  As carpetless homes have become more common, area rugs have also increased in popularity.  An area rug ties a room together and accents the room’s décor.  They provide the finishing touch to a room in a very subtle way.  Without a decorating degree, many people still struggle with ideas on how to use rugs to finish their rooms.  Here are three simple ways that you can enrich your modern décor with custom area rugs.

Small rugs create an entirely new look

3 Ways of Enriching Modern Décor with Custom Area Rugs

Just as one large rug is used to tie together a room, several smaller ones can be used to create zones, or areas in a room.  For example, a bedroom may have a small computer desk as well as a dresser.  Placing a rug in each area will playfully divide up the room, but with the right use of pattern and color they can still accent each other in a magical way.  Place a small rug under the computer desk and chair.  Place another half circle rug in front of the clothing dresser, and place the final rug under the bed, large enough so that the rug itself is still very visible.  Choose different colors for the rugs, but try to accent the furniture already in the room and stick with colors that complement each rug and the décor in it.

Tie it all together with color

Not enough can be said about choosing the right color for your rugs.  The rug color should not blend in completely with the rest of your décor. It should contain accenting colors of the décor of the rest of your room.  Only accent permanent decorations, as this will keep you from having to purchase new rugs every time you redecorate your room.  If your lamps, furniture, pictures or other large objects contain certain matching hues, incorporate these same hues into your area rug.  By doing this, you will have a rug that matches your room yet subtly highlights the décor of its surroundings.

Play with shapes

3 Ways of Enriching Modern Décor with Custom Area Rugs

There is a common knowledge that area rugs must be square.  While in many circumstances, this will be the best choice, changing the shape will add an entirely different look to the same room.  Symmetry will create a more sophisticated look while abstract is more playful. Experiment with placing round rugs partly under furniture in square rooms, or even half circle rugs in entrance ways rather than covering the full length of a hallway. 

Natural Home Rugs specialize in 100% natural area rugs.  Our rugs can be fully customized for the room you are placing them in.  Many people opt to stay away from fully carpeted rooms due to allergies and other issues.  By using natural area rugs, you can once again use the style of a rug without compromising the health of your family. With a wide variety of sizes, styles, and natural fibers to choose from, you will be sure to find the perfect rug to enhance the look of your home.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:19:00 +0000
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:16:31 +0000
<![CDATA[How to Magically Transform Interiors with Natural Fiber Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/How-to-Magically-Transform-Interiors-with-Natural-Fiber-Rugs/ Your home is your castle; it is the little corner of the world where you are always free to be yourself. At home, you have the unique ability to make your surroundings reflect your personality, showing the world your own idea of beauty. Home decorating, however, is sometimes easier said than done! There are so many options to choose from that it can get a bit overwhelming to try to figure out exactly which statement you want your decor to make. For many people, a room is built from the ground up, so, here at Natural Home Rugs, we know you can transform a half-finished room into a neat, classy piece of personal space when you start from the rug up.



Simple beauty

Natural fiber rugs are a boon to decorators who want flexibility, functionality, and elegant style. Made of fibers like sisal, seagrass, wool, and jute, natural fiber rugs can be dyed a variety of colors to match your color scheme. They can also be left undyed to showcase the simple beauty of the woven fibers. Rather than overwhelm the room with loud patterns, our natural rugs will complement your furniture and other decor, transforming a bare and boring floor into the base for a soft, clean, and comfortable look.

Form and function

As you look at floor coverings for your home, it can sometimes seem that if you want a sturdy rug, you're going to have to make do with an ugly rug. This doesn't need to be the case. Here at Natural Home Rugs, our rugs will transform a slippery floor into a safe, comfortable walking surface without sacrificing your chosen look. Our rugs keep cold floors warm and protect your hardwood or tile from spills and other accidents. Because natural fibers are stain resistant and easy to clean, they also transform high-traffic areas into stress-free areas. No matter what happens, your room will look great again in no time.

Transform every room

At Natural Home Rugs, we design our rugs to be not only beautiful and practical, but also to be able to fulfil any number of functions in your home. A natural fiber rug can be a charming decorative addition to your living room, or an elegant place for guests to take off their shoes in your entryway. Our rugs can protect the floor under your dining room table from scuffs and food stains, and they can be used in the bedroom as a soft and comfy place to put your bare feet when you first get out of bed. No matter how you use them, our natural fiber rugs will make each room a more comfortable place to be.

Just like magic

We believe that a rug is more than just something you walk on. Our goal at Natural Home Rugs is to help you transform every room in your house into a statement about warmth, comfort, and simple practicality. Just like magic, a natural fiber rug can change each room into a cozy, elegant place to be. Take a look and see what our rugs can do for your home!

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:03:51 +0000
<![CDATA[How to Pair Bold Colors with Natural Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/How-to-Pair-Bold-Colors-with-Natural-Rugs/ With so many designer shows on television these days, it is no wonder that we all want to surround ourselves with an environment that looks like we have great taste and a great sense of design that can be accomplished on a shoestring budget. Realistic? Well, for some it may be; but most of us have an idea of what we like and what we are hoping to achieve, but need a little push in the right direction. In fact, if we were provided with a few tips to follow to help us pair items (for example, how to pair bold colors with natural rugs) we could most certainly pull the look together—and feel pretty good about it.

What are some things to consider when trying to pair bold colors with natural rugs?

First and foremost, you need to understand what you wish to achieve. Do you want to make a bold statement, or do you want to use bold colors to give you a pop of attitude? Are you prepared to go with that bright red couch, or are you thinking red throw pillows will accomplish the task?

Choose your focal point

One trick that many designers use is to determine what your focal point will be—is it going to be a fixed object in the space, such as a fireplace or pillar, or will you add a rug, unique clock, or chaise to become your focal point? Keeping your natural rugs more neutral allows you to become extremely liberal in how you apply bold colors throughout the space. However, if you are hoping to make your statement through a bold natural rug, looking at more unique patterns with bold colors interspersed might be your choice. In that scenario, your rug will be vibrant, your furnishings may be more neutral, and your additional splashes of bold color will show up in the accessories. Either way, the secret of pairing bold colors with natural rugs begins with identifying what you want people to talk about, and what you want them to focus on.

Choose a color that creates the mood you are trying to achieve

What do colors say about a space? If you are planning to pair bold colors with natural rugs, it is important to know what mood you are trying to create. The traditional colors of institutions and hospitals—those gray-blues and other muted tones—were chosen specifically to create a calming, unemotional response to the environment; however, a tone that was created was drab and inexpressive. The more bold or vibrant a color you are planning to incorporate, the more energy it will be associated with. Of course, the exact meaning of colors will be drastically different based on cultural references; however, the majority of people will respond similarly emotionally to some colors—for example, most people associate yellows with vibrancy, warmth, cheerfulness, and positive expression. Blues are colors that are often used in bedrooms for the calming effect. Add a splash of vibrant red or orange and you are creating a playful, high energy, highly emotional environment. The use of colors can clearly assist in defining the desired impact in that particular space.

When accenting your space with bold colors, consider the effect that color has on mood. Don’t overdo it! Too much of a bold color in one room can be distracting. To balance the mood, use a plain natural rug in areas where an accent wall and accessories (such as throw pillows) carry the bold colors. Alternately, if your walls and furniture is neutral, use a natural rug to add a vibrant burst of bold color.

Contact Natural Home Rugs

You can never go wrong if you choose the natural rug that speaks to you and helps you incorporate your own personality into the space. We, Natural Home Rugs, love our natural rugs and our reputation for building quality products speaks for us. To find out more information about our natural fiber rugs, you may contact us at info@naturalhomerugs.com or call our toll free number at 1-800-601-6062.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:50:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Glamorize Boring Rooms with Chic Earth-Friendly Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/Glamorize-Boring-Rooms-with-Chic-Earth-Friendly-Rugs/ Rugs are the perfect way to add a finishing touch to a room.  They bring the entire space together with a subtle focal point that completes the entire decorative view. They add a touch of color while still being a very functional accessory.  A rug in any room, instantly changes the entire look and feel.  If you are looking for easy ways to improve any room in your home, the solution may be as simple as looking at your floor accessories.  A floor rug does more than provide a function. It is also an accessory that adds decorative symmetry to a space.  A rug may be all that you need to change a boring room into the showcase of your home.

What are you trying to achieve

There are limitless options and styles of rugs that can be purchased. The easiest way to figure out what works best for you is to figure out what type of look you are after.  For many, a rug is more than just a functional piece, it is used to spruce up, complete or glamorize an otherwise incomplete or boring room.  To add instant glamor, make the rug your focal point. Go bold. Unusual shapes or bold colors will instantly change the entire look and feel of your room.  A round or oblong rug in a square room gives a different look then a rectangular rug in an equally rectangular room.  Bold colors do not necessarily mean bright colors.  If yellows and reds are not going to fit into your decorative design, choose a color that is already in your pallet and accentuate it.  Look for that subtle color in the furniture or permanent accessories and choose a rug in a strong shade of that color.  

Be unique

The material your rug is made out of is as important as the design of the rug itself.  Strongly consider where you are placing the rug to consider the needs of not only the room, but the people that will be using it.  Natural rugs work best to avoid allergens and they also speak volumes about the environment as well as showcasing a truly unique room accessory. Earth friendly rugs designed from Seagrass, Sisal or Jute is something that is not only useful, but it sets you apart from the ordinary.  They are not only a decoration, but they are an accessory and conversation piece that speaks volumes of the importance you place on earth-friendly products.

Natural rugs from Sisal are also stain-resistant, making them an excellent choice for areas prone to these damages.  Mountain Grass is excellent for durability in higher traffic areas, it is also a great investment for a long term elegant rug and a conversation piece in a living or entertainment room.  Natural Home Rugs is America’s leading flooring distributors for years, with imported high quality materials and a traditional rug making process. We also provide you with customized rugs that can be literally designed just for you.  Glamorizing a boring room can be this simple, all with a new decorative and functional rug.  It can bring out the best your room has to offer while creating a space that is truly your own.

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Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Chase Away the Winter Blues with Jute Area Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/Chase-Away-the-Winter-Blues-with-Jute-Area-Rugs/ Even though the temperatures are getting warmer outside, you still might want to consider buying items for the winter time. One way to combat the winter blues is by adding some warmth and color to your home. Here at Natural Home Rugs, we offer an array of styles of jute rugs that are suitable for any home.  We offer several colors and shapes at affordable prices, and the rugs will give off an inviting and cozy aura of your house. They are suitable for any room in your home, and can help add color to any dreary winter evening.

Making Winter Warmer

Our jute rugs will give any room a soothing and natural feel. They have soft natural fibers that are durable, and they are hand spun as well as machine woven to provide stability. These jute rugs are braided together in several designs, such as our “Confetti” or “Toledo” styles, which are natural, resilient and which will feel soft against your feet. They will give a trendy and contemporary look to any room, bedroom, or office, and are more durable than cotton.  

In addition, all of our rugs are supplied with an eco-hold, non-slip rug pad that will prevent slipping. There is no need to worry if you have allergy concerns, our jute rugs don’t absorb allergens, and they are made with non-toxic fibers and tannins. The jute fiber is known to be durable, and is made out of sturdy and heavy-duty yarns and fabrics. This will keep your floors warm during the winter months. It is also versatile and comes in several colors, including tans and browns.

The Benefits of Jute

According to Greener People, jute plants are recyclable as well as bio-degradable. Jute plants are also fast developing and don't need fertilizer or even pesticides, making their manufacturing eco-friendly. The website also states that they are hard wearing and will last for a very long time.  Another advantage is that jute area rugs have natural anti-static qualities, which you won’t see with other synthetic natural fibers. Furthermore, our jute rugs are also chemical free, which will be suitable for messes that children and pets may leave.

In addition, Greener People explains that jute fibers are shiny, holds dyes, and is also colorfast. They are available in a plethora of patterns and colors which will avoid fading. This will keep your home looking bright and full of life despite the dullness of winter. Another benefit of jute for our consumers is that, because it is the most widely developed and cheapest natural material available, it is affordable.  It is widely available from the stem fiber that is found in India, which is similar to hemp and flax.

We are one of the nation’s top natural flooring distributors, and all of our natural materials for the rugs are directly imported. You will be impressed with our high-quality rugs as well as the selection. Feel free to contact us today or visit our website to shop for natural area rugs to lighten up your home for the winter.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:29:37 +0000
<![CDATA[How to Add Style and Warmth with Grass Rugs ]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/How-to-Add-Style-and-Warmth-with-Grass-Rugs/ If you want to know how to add style and warmth with grass rugs, you’ll definitely want to look at two of the most popular styles of grass rugs: mountain grass and seagrass. Not only are they unique, durable, stain resistant and comes with a few other benefits.

The Benefits of Grass Rugs

        • Grass Rugs are Allergen Free: The natural fibers of grass rugs don’t contain any dyes, toxins or chemicals, and because of this there is no chance of an allergic reaction. As well, they retain moisture from the air at high humidity levels and release the water when the humidity levels drop, which stabilizes the air for people with sensitive sinuses.

        • Grass Rug Weaves are Unique: Grass rugs have a variety of weaves and textures so each one is unique. They range from traditional tight-knit weaves to herringbone weaves, and even with a traditional basket weave. You have several options that will complement your décor.

Grass Rugs are Practical

One of the most practical rugs is the grass rug because they are made of strong fibers that are incredibly durable. Inspired by reed mats of hundreds of years ago, they also provide style and warmth to any room.

Colorful Borders

Grass rugs often come with colorful borders to add a bit of pop to their design. They can come with a beige, black or olive-green border to show off the natural Sisal, and the neutral palette ensures it won’t clash with other furnishings in your home.

Resistant to Stains

Grass rugs, particularly sea grass rugs, are resistant to staining. So, spills can be cleaned up easily and won’t destroy the textile itself.

When it comes to decorating you can’t go wrong with a grass rug because they are natural and blend in with any décor. Their warmth and style are unmatched and they don’t distract from the rest of the room. Before you choose a new rug think about where you want to put it, the size you’ll need, what colors you should consider, as well as the traffic volume of the room it will be featured in. If you’re looking for a rug to add warmth and style to your home décor, check out the wide selection we offer at Natural Home Rugs.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:50:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Bring Warmth and Chic Style with Seagrass Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/Bring-Warmth-and-Chic-Style-with-Seagrass-Rugs/ Seagrass rugs look beautiful in any home. They are both simple and natural, but in addition to that, very elegant and chic. The colors are warm and rich and the rugs are easy to take care of. They do not interfere, or clash, with any other part of your home decorating plan, which are very good reasons to consider seagrass rugs from Natural Home Rugs, for your home.

Warm colors

Seagrass is a natural fiber, made from grasses grown in rice paddies in Asia. The grass is strong from its life in the seawater that floods the rice fields, and it weaves into a beautiful carpet. The colors of the carpet are rich and warm and come to your home just as they are. The rug is impermeable to dye, so is neutrally-colored, but its neutral shades vary from greens to tans. The colors range in greens from olive to sage blended with browns and tans, making each rug unique.

 

Chic style

The rugs chicness comes from its simple design. Put it under the dining room table, in the living room, or in the hallway and it will look like it was meant to be there. They come in a variety of sizes and are bordered with a strongly accented fabric binding in black or neutral. The patterning in the weave is simply lovely. You can choose a tight weave, a basket weave or a herringbone weave; the patterning is well done and complex and gives the rug a human touch.

Completely natural

Natural feel is the main source of beauty in these rugs and the main reason to own one. Decorating naturally, using materials that come from the earth is becoming more common in decorating and in life. Seagrass is completely eco-friendly and biodegradable. They don’t contain toxins or allergens.

Don’t worry about it.

You may have heard that these rugs are hard to keep clean, or don’t stand up well to furniture moving across it, or that they are uncomfortable on the feet. You may have even heard that they smell a little bit like a haystack on a rainy day, but don’t let any of these things deter you. First of all, they’re easy to clean because dirt doesn’t cling to any of the fibers and vacuums up quite easily. Secondly, they are very durable and don’t damage easily with normal wear and tear. Finally, as to the smell, that is part of the natural appeal of the product, they have an earthy scent - but, don’t worry, like new car smell, it will fade with time. The only legitimate issue you have to aware of is that seagrass rugs are prone to mold and mildew, which means they are not ideal for moist or wet areas of your home.

Where ever you live, whether it be beside the ocean, in the woods or even in the city, these rugs will tie your house to the world around it. Bringing warmth and chic style into your home with seagrass rugs in a variety of styles and sizes is easy because the rug makes it so.

You will find a huge selection of handcrafted seagrass rugs at Natural Home Rugs woven from thick, durable fibers and are low maintenance and easy to clean. Please feel to contact our rug experts if you want seagrass rugs made-to-order in any special shapes and sizes.

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:19:51 +0000