<![CDATA[]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/ Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:43:56 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[4 Mistakes to Avoid When Decorating With Geometric Area Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/4-mistakes-avoid-decorating-geometric-area-rugs/ From floor to ceiling, there are many places and spaces in your home where you can utilize geometric patterns. They can appear on textiles, walls, floors and even light fixtures – but let’s face it, some of those bold patterns can be a little intimidating, right? A good way to begin introducing geometrics into your life is with an area rug. Here are a few things to avoid when working with geometric patterned area rugs.

1. Don’t hide it

If you have made the leap to buy a geometric rug, don’t tuck it away in a corner or bury it under a large piece of furniture. Geometric rugs are a fantastic opportunity to create a focal point in a room, or to make a statement in any space. Give the rug center stage in your living room, or let it flow freely in a hallway.

2. Don’t let it get lonely

Geometric Area RugsContrary to what you might believe, patterns love each other. If you are brave enough to put a geometric rug in your living room, then you are brave enough to buy a few throw pillows with a great pattern, too. Other ways you can accessorize your space with pattern are with ceramics, light shades, and even your curtains.

3. Don’t be afraid of color

Geometric rugs look great in any shade or hue – and while you may be tempted to stick to a neutral palette, adding color to your space will draw the eye more effectively. Rich mustard yellows, gemstone purples and deep blues, all work wonderfully for rugs and help set apart your space. Choosing darker hues in rich colors will also help the carpet wear better. Spilling coffee or red wine on a neutral colored rug may very well ruin it, but a rich tone will allow for a much easier clean up.

4. Don’t skimp on size

Perhaps the most important aspect of decorating with geometric rugs is getting the correct size for the space. Proportionality can make or break a room. Ensure you buy a rug that fits the room properly. You don’t want it covered your entire floor; leaving exposed wood, or tile around the edges is important. But you don’t want a little postage stamp in the center of a room filled with large couches, bookshelves and tables, either. Choose a geometric rug in a size that will match the space. Measuring the overall size of the room before you shop is key. Our customer sales associates will be able to help you decide what size you need based on your own home.

Keeping these points in mind, you can easily broaden your home decorating abilities by venturing into the exciting world of geometric patterns. Remember, be bold, be daring, and do let patterns seep into other aspects of your design.

If you are looking for some great rug for sale, browse our collection online today. You can create your own rug, browse our selection of natural rugs, or even wander into our contemporary section. Happy rug shopping!

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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 05:41:59 +0000
<![CDATA[4 Ways to Design Elegant and Inviting Rooms with Seagrass Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/4-ways-design-elegant-inviting-rooms-seagrass-rugs/ Hardwood floors are all the rage right now.  They are easy to clean and add a sense of beauty to any room; however, limiting yourself to hardwood (or laminates that are designed to look like hardwood) in rooms like your living room or your bedroom can leave a lot to be desired.  This is where rugs come in.  Adding an area rug to any space can add a splash of color, originality, and warmth that can create that touch of elegance you’ve been looking for, and choosing from the range of seagrass rugs can provide all that elegance with a hint of uniqueness—but how do you know which rug will be right for your room?

Here at Natural Home Rugs, we have a lot of seagrass rugs to choose from, and, since they are all unique and beautiful in their own way, it is important to know your space to ensure you are choosing the rug that will really make your room stand out. 

Here are 4 ways you can create the design you’ve been dreaming about by choosing the right seagrass rug for your space

1) Size is key

Make sure you choose the right size (and shape) of carpet to match your space.  Adding a seagrass rug that is too small, too big, or the wrong shape for your space can take away from the elegance of the rug—and the room.  When you come in to look at our variety of seagrass rugs, make sure you bring the measurements of your room with you.  Our experts can help you find a size of seagrass rug that will complement your space.  And bring pictures, too.  Knowing what furniture you have where, or what your plans for furniture placement are, can help when selecting the size and shape of rug that will work best for the room.

2) Choose a color that compliments—or stands apart

Seagrass Rugs

 Our seagrass rugs come in a variety of shades and colors.  Particularly popular is our neutral green collection, which ranges from olive green to lighter variations of sage.  Because they tend towards neutral shades, most colors will go well with the current furniture and color scheme of your room; however, if you want a splash of color for an extra creative pop, you can purchase a seagrass rug with a colorful border.

3) Consider where the rug is going before you buy

Seagrass is a fiber that is grown in water, so it is naturally strong and resistant to most spills and stains.  These can easily be wiped up, and you can vacuum over your seagrass rug as well.  Further, they are used in their natural form, not dyed, which means no chemicals or toxins that could cause allergic reactions are used, and there is no chance the dyes will seep into your floors.  They are long-wearing, so can be kept in high-traffic areas, too.  There are places, however, in which you should not place seagrass rugs.  They have a smooth finish, so should not be placed on or near stairways, and, like most natural fibers, they can be susceptible to mold and mildew, so should not be used in areas that are persistently moist or highly humid.

4) Find a pattern that speaks to you

Our natural seagrass rugs are handmade in a number of one-of-a-kind textures, including the original weave, tight-knit weave, basket weave, and even a herringbone weave.  Find a texture that speaks to you, and it’ll be sure to make your room a hit.

Keeping these 4 tips in mind, selecting the rug that will add the right amount of elegance and charisma to your space will be a lot easier.  Visit us at Natural Home Rugs today to view our extensive selection.

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:33:11 +0000
<![CDATA[12 Tips to Choose the Best Natural Fiber Rug]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/12-tips-choose-the-best-natural-fiber-rug/ Area rugs are coming back into fashion, and for good reason. They look beautiful and really enhance your room, giving it a special, personal touch. Learn how to get a natural fiber rug from Natural Home Rugs that will be perfect for your space with these 12 tips.

Know what kind of rug you want

Natural fibers are not all the same. You can choose sisal, jute, wool, seagrass, or mountain grass. All are beautiful, but they are also different, and only one will be your best choice.

Choose a rug for your environment

Do you need one that’s dirt resistant? Hard wearing? Do you suffer from allergies? Know your fibers and choose the one that is best for what you want. All natural fiber rugs are chemical free.

Choose your size

Natural Fiber Rug

How big is the area you want covered? Will a standard size do, or do you have a space that needs something custom made? If you need a custom-size rug, we can help you.

Cover the right amount of area

Rugs look best when they are big enough to go under everything in the room. Choose a rug that will encompass all the pieces of furniture in the space.

Choose your color

Natural rugs come in natural colors. Shades of brown, tans, and greens are common, but your choices are not limited because the shades are diverse and unique to every rug. Wool and cowhide can be dyed to other colors.

Choose your color border

Our rugs are bordered in high quality canvas in 14 different colors. They not only finish off the rug, they also make the whole thing really stand out.

Choose the weave

Each rug can be woven in a different pattern: tight-knit, basket, or herringbone. There will be one that you like best and that suits your space.

Buy a rug pad

The rugs can be a bit slippery, and so need padding underneath to stop them from sliding—especially if you are putting it on the stairs. The rug pad also adds cushiony comfort for your feet.

Don’t worry about the smell

Natural fibers might smell a little too natural when they are new. Some people like it, but if you don’t, don’t worry. The smell will fade.

Know what to expect from the fiber

Seagrass can be slippery, so don’t choose it for a stairway. A hard-wearing rug is good for a high traffic area. But they are all durable and long-lasting and look elegant in any space. They will improve and look better for a long time to come.

Know how to clean the rug

They don’t require a lot of cleaning. They are all stain-resistant, and absorb spills into the natural feel of the rug. If you do need to clean it, know how to do it properly. You should rotate the rug periodically to alter the traffic pattern.

Return it if you are not happy. As with anything you buy, if you find it does not meet your needs when you get it home, we have a 15-day return policy.

Our extensive selection of natural fiber rugs at Natural Home Rugs will fit nicely into your home, and pull together any room. Their natural beauty will enhance any space and bring that natural feeling of the outdoors in.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:26:01 +0000
<![CDATA[Bedrooms Made Cozy by Decorative Wool Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/bedrooms-made-cozy-decorative-wool-rugs/ The bedroom is always the one room that a person wants to personalize the most in the home. One way of making your bedroom cozier and more personal is by using decorative wool rugs. Here at Natural Home Rugs, we offer luxury rugs that can be custom made to suit your home. We offer an array of wool rugs that are known for their softness and durability. This includes wool sisal rugs, New Zealand wool rugs and custom wool rugs.

Wool as a good choice

This fabric is highly durable and has the ability to revert to its natural state after being walked on frequently.  It is for this reason that wool area rugs can still look great after years of use. They work very well in the busy areas of your home, like hallways or stairs. Wool is highly insulated, which is a good way of cutting down on noise in your home. Wool area rugs are frequently used in places with high noise levels like offices, but will work well in bedrooms as well.

We offer a wide variety of wool rugs that are known for being soft and durable, and this will give your bedroom a warm feel.  For example, our wool sisal rugs are a mixture of the qualities of pure wool and the durability of sisal fiber. It is environmentally-friendly, as well as affordable.  They will give your bedroom a cozy feel, especially when you place your bare feet on the rug first thing in the morning. Handcrafted wool sisal rugs are made from the purest blends of European wools and high quality sisal. They also have a non-slip latex backing and a cotton-twill border.

In addition, we also have New Zealand wool rugs, which are made from the highest quality New Zealand wools. They will work well in any bedroom regardless of what kind of wool rug you are looking for, and we can help you find the perfect size or shape. You have a variety of beautiful weave patterns and border colors, as well as the option for borderless or self-edge finished rugs. This will give your room simplicity as well as a hint of sophistication. Our selection includes pre-made wool rugs, which will let your creative juices take charge. For example, our Pacifica Dhurrie Wool Rug will look great against wood flooring, and will brighten any room, especially on those dark cold evenings.

All natural materials

The decorative wool rugs are made from 80% wool and 20% cotton, and they are hand woven by Artisan rug makers. The rugs are reversible and are made from nature’s finest materials—and they are easy on the environment. They bring class to any room, including your bedroom, which will make it much more intimate and personal. When you are choosing a wool rug with us, the important thing to keep in mind is how to incorporate it with the rest of your bedroom. Feel free to call us today at 1(800) 601-6062 or visit our website to learn how we can make any wool rug suitable for your bedroom.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:21:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Extend the Life of Your Rug by Providing a Smooth, Supportive Rug Pads]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/extend-the-life-of-your-rug-prviding-smooth-supportive-rug-pads/ Your carpets see a lot of wear and, over time, high traffic areas get worn down and worn out. Luckily carpets have a soft under pad that helps protect your feet and the life of the carpet. Unfortunately, many people buy rugs, slap them down and then move on. Rugs also see a lot of foot traffic, and by installing a rug pad you can increase the life of your rugs, and a few other things.

Stay put

Rugs are the worst for sliding around and shifting out of place. This becomes dangerous, particularly if you have children running around the house. Rug pads provide a non-slip surface between the rug and the floor, securing it in place without having to use any type of adhesive. This is great for homes with pets too.

Look pristine

Non-slip rug pads

When you simply place a rug on a hard surface, such as a wood floor, constant foot traffic tends to roll the edges and bend the corners. With a rug pad in place, the carpet won’t slide or get caught under foot as easily. Rolled edges are very hard to reverse and may even destroy your rug entirely over time. Consider using rug pads as a means of preservation.

They’re your feet

Soft surfaces are much better for your feet, knees and back than hard surfaces. Spending all day walking around on unpadded surfaces takes its toll. While outdoors we use shoes to absorb the impact of our feet hitting the ground, indoors we are often shoeless and, unless your entire home is carpeted, you may find your back and feet getting tired quickly.

If you do have hardwood or tile floors throughout your home, strategically placed rugs can make it much more manageable when going about your day. Placing rugs in front of sinks, including the ones in your washroom, as well as counter spaces where you do your food prep will save you a lot of physical pain. There is more you can do, however. By adding padding underneath your rugs, you’ll get extra padding and support in the areas of your home you use most.

It’s not permanent

Non-slip rug pads does not use any adhesives. In the past, people often used carpet tape or double-sided tape, to secure the corners of their rugs to prevent rolling and bunching. The downside to this was that, over time, the adhesive would collect dirt and leave residue on the hard surfaces. If you wanted to change a rug’s position, you had to peel up tape and scrub off adhesive marks. Now with rug pads you can conveniently lift the rug and the pad and reposition it anywhere you’d like in about ten seconds.

Rug pads solve a lot of issues that come with using rugs, but they primarily protect the rug itself, your floors, and your feet from any undue stress. If you are having a hard time keeping your rugs in place, get some pads under them and see the difference. Check out Natural Home Rugs’ website to view our selection of fabulous rugs and rug pads today.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:03:00 +0000
<![CDATA[10 Things You Didn’t Know About Natural Fiber Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/10-things-about-natural-fiber-rugs/ As a company specializing in natural fiber rugs, we could go on for hours or even days at a time telling you all the good things about our products and just how well they compare with and surpass anything else on the market. We present the list of ten things you didn’t know about natural fiber rugs.

Natural fiber rugs are durable

The usual myth has it that synthetic fibers are better in at least one way—durability. Having worked with natural fiber rugs for years, and having observed people coming in to replace their worn-out synthetic rugs for something better, we beg to differ.

Natural fiber rugs are diverse

Natural fibers are many, and include wool, sisal, jute, bamboo, seagrass and many others.

Natural fiber rugs need not be expensive

We frequently have rugs for sale here at Natural Home Rugs, and you can save up to 70% on top quality rugs.

Natural fiber rugs are eco-friendly

If you are interested in helping our planet out, you should be aware of the fact that your floor rug can be part of the solution.

Natural fiber rugs are not difficult to clean

Yes, it may take some effort for the really big spills, but this is no reason why you should opt for a plastic floor covering when you could have a beautiful natural rug as part of your room’s design.

Natural fiber rugs are natural fiber rugsas unique as you are

We take pride in importing original rugs instead of having hundreds of the absolutely same rugs for sale for extended periods of time.

You can find a special rug for every type of room

Our specialists will be happy to assist you in finding the best solution for every part of your house.

Rugs can be central to design

The floor is the largest space you have in your house—so why not use it as the design anchor to create unique and comfortable layouts for every room?

Back to those materials

We have rugs made from various natural fibers for a reason. We, at Natural Home Rugs have been in business since 1972 and have built up quite a reputation for always meaning what we say. If you look through our detailed descriptions of what each of the materials has as its best qualities, you will see that you had not known too much about natural fiber rugs before you visited us. Let us help you find the solution that works best for your individual situation! We look forward to assisting you on this wonderful journey.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:58:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Decorating with Sisal Rugs and Carpets]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/decorating-with-sisal-rugs-carpets/ Sisal is a natural vegetable fiber that’s cultivated in the southern hemisphere, specifically in Brazil. Traditionally, sisal has been used to make twine because of its strength, durability, and because it won’t deteriorate in salt water. The result of this fiber is that it makes for a great product that can withstand excessive tugging and work-related wear and tear. Sisal’s higher-grade fiber can be used for yarns, carpets, and rugs. Because sisal is a strong and durable product, it won’t wear down after continuous movement. That’s why sisal makes for great rugs and carpets, adding to the natural feeling of a house or home.

Why choose sisal?

One of the great benefits of sisal rugs and carpets is its ability to hold onto various dyes. This allows for sisal rugs and carpets to be dyed virtually any color to match the interior of a room. This is particularly helpful when decorating children’s bedrooms or play areas. The carpets or rugs that are made from sisal fibers can easily hold onto dyes, making for a fun and colorful floor mat; something that kids will love.

Parents, too, will love how durable sisal carpets and rugs are. In high traffic areas, sisal carpets and rugs will hold together longer than traditionally made carpets or rugs. This means that even though little feet will be running all over the sisal rug, it won’t have to be replaced that quickly, nor will it look as if it’s been through a war zone.

Where should you put it?

Although sisal carpets and rugs will hold together in high traffic areas, they should not be placed where they can get wet from rain or snow. Due to the fibrous nature of sisal, there’s a possibility that any carpets or rugs made from this material could mold if gotten wet and not dried quickly. If spills do happen on your sisal carpet or rug, be sure to clean it right away with a fiber sealer for spot removal or a dry-cleaning powder to absorb the liquid.

This is a good reason to consider where in your house or home, you’ll be putting your sisal carpet or rug. They look great, adding a kind of warmth to a room, can be dyed easily to match any color theme you may have going on already, but they’re not particularly resistant to spills or liquids. So you might want to keep these carpets and rugs away from areas in which children are more prone to spilling their drinks!

Sisal carpets and rugs can make for a beautiful addition to anyone’s house or home.  With their unique colors and patterns and their extreme durability, they are the natural choice for home décor. If you are looking for the perfect new rug to accent your space, we at Natural Home Rugs (http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/)  can help you find the perfect fit.  Come check us out today, so we can make sure your home is as naturally comfortable, durable, stylish and beautiful as you’ve always wanted it to be.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:38:50 +0000
<![CDATA[Elegance of Your Home Accentuated by Sisal Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/elegance-of-home-accentuated-sisal-rugs/ There are many people who are becoming more environmentally conscious. This is why sisal rugs are an excellent choice to add elegance to your home. Did you know that sisal is a form of the agave plant and its leaves are used for fiber production? This means you are getting an all-natural rug to accentuate your space.

Use a rug to add a punch of color to a room

If your living situation prevents you from painting your walls, or if you are just not the adventurous type with color; you can add a rug. Sisal rugs can add a pop of color or a unique pattern to a neutral room. Sometimes, you can use a rug as the focal point of a room and choose a wall color and other decorating accents based on the rug you have chosen.

It adds comfort to your home

Rugs can add a sense of comfort to a home. If your house has bare floors covered with linoleum or wood flooring, it can warm up the space. You also won’t need to wear slippers all the time. Here are some more design tips to help you choose a sisal area rug.

What size of rug do you need?

Measure the space where you intend to put your area rug; your rug should be comparable to the size of your room. You do not want a rug to take up the entire room if you have a small space, or to be swallowed by the room in a larger area. Make sure you keep your rug in proportion to the size of the room you are decorating. If you are considering placing a rug under furniture, such as a dining room table or desk, make sure the rug is the appropriate size so when your chair is pushed out slightly it does not come off of the rug. This will make sure your chairs aren’t dragging on your rug. If you have a circular rug, it is best to center it under a light fixture and add furniture around or on top of the rug.

What color should you choose?

When you are choosing a rug for your room, you may be wondering what color to choose from a seemingly endless range of color schemes. Here are some basic rules to follow when thinking about color. Sometimes, it looks great to create contrast in a room. If you have a dark floor, choose a light colored rug, a light colored floor can look great with a dark rug. If you can’t repaint your walls, it is a good idea to find a rug that has the same color as your room as the dominant color. This can also be made to match the color of your furniture.

Sisal area rugs can add comfort and style to your home. They can be the focal point of a room, can accentuate the elegance of your furniture, and can provide visual interest in your space. Contact Natural Home Rugs to create your custom sisal rug today.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:33:37 +0000
<![CDATA[Learn How to Make A Style Statement With Custom Rugs]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/make-style-statement-with-custom-rugs/ Our home is a reflection of who we are – it speaks to our experiences, our passions, and our personality. When we own this space, we can reflect this in many ways from the colors on the wall to the built-in furniture, and from the window treatments, lights and fixtures to the flooring. However, if we are simply leasing a space either to live or work, we may have limitations on how we can personalize that space – a splash of color on the walls or new light fixtures might not be an option. But, we can look at other ways to create the unique feel we are looking for.

One of these ways to make a personal style statement is with a custom rug – they do not change the core of the space; however, they can entirely transform the space by becoming a focal point, an eye catching statement for all to reflect on.

Using custom rugs allows so much flexibility, and the potential style is as unique and endless as the imagination allows

One may wish to tone down a space that has a really loud floor by simply creating a softer color, design and feel through a rug. Or one can create a splash of attention and cover up an old or drab floor with the most dynamic rugs possible. Another factor for many people looking at using custom rugs in their space is the variety of textures and materials available to choose from.

There are three key things to consider in choosing the perfect custom rug. First, one chooses the shape, be it round, oval, square, semicircle, etc. Then, once the shape has been chosen, it is time to consider the weave – with over 35 different weave options, the choices are almost inconceivable. And finally, once shape and weave are chosen, it is time to pick the details, such as the trim, corners, stitching, etc., that will complete the look.

About us

We, at Natural Home Rugs are excited about the products and services we can offer. We are indeed one of America's leading natural flooring distributors – and we are proud of our reputation. We have a reputation for building quality products with impeccable service. Our customers know they can rely on us to help them buy the best products in an easy, efficient and totally customized manner. We try to make purchasing the perfect rug a personal experience, and treat each customer uniquely by coming to understand their needs and expectations before guiding them to any particular product.

We explain our products, show the quality, and discuss each potential purchase and the impact of it – we focus on teaching how to decorate in style and how to make a style statement with custom rugs, ensuring each customer creates a home that is a reflection of their desires, their passions and their budgets. We offer an extensive selection of both traditional and unique colors, designs, and styles – whatever personality you are seeking to emphasize, we can find the right custom rug for you.

Specific to our custom rugs, we directly import all natural materials for these high-quality rugs. The manufacturing processes used at Natural Home Rugs stems from ancient rug-making traditions that have produced elegant, durable products for many generations. For many people, the connection to this ancient art adds even more elegance and wonder to the product, also creating not only a focal point in the home, but also a potential story to share.

To find out how to make a style statement with custom rugs, contact us using our toll free number at 1(800) 601-6062; international number at 1(323) 582-04999 or e-mail info@naturalhomerugs.com.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:30:13 +0000
<![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