<![CDATA[]]> http://www.naturalhomerugs.com/blog/ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:38:17 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![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
<![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