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Make the Most of Your Small Living Space with Rugs

If you are looking for ways to decorate a small living space in your home, you can add a great deal of artistic value just by using rugs.  Not only do they provide colorful design to your room, but their warmth and coziness makes them very functional in smaller spaces.  In addition, they are a much more affordable option than installing carpet.  Rugs are the perfect choice for homeowners who are on a budget, but still want to add depth and design to their space. 

Choosing the right rug is essential when decorating a small space.  You want to choose a color and design that will make the room appear larger than it is.  You also want to be sure you choose the right size and shape for your space.  Area rugs should be at least 6 inches and no more than 2 feet from the wall on each side.   You want to expose part of your hardwood or tile in order to make the room feel larger.  In smaller spaces, it is best to choose rugs with solid colors or small prints as this, again, helps to enhance the room’s space.  Finally, you want to choose a rug that is functional for your space.  An office, play room, and sitting room would each require a different style of rug for their purpose. 

Once you have chosen a rug that suits your style and needs, it is important to take the necessary steps to reduce wear and tear.  Vacuuming is essential to caring for and maintaining your rugs.  You should vacuum your rug at least once a week to prevent dirt buildup in the carpet fibers.  Also, choose the right cleaning products for your rug and pay close attention to rugs that require special care.  You should also purchase a non-slip pad to go underneath your rug.  This will protect your floors all while reducing wear on the rug.  Try rotating your rug every 2-3 months to ensure that is getting even wear on all sides.  Finally, you should have your rug cleaned professionally every 12-18 months.  Following these tips will help keep your rug looking its best. 

Rugs are an excellent way to add warmth and artistic flare to any room.  Consider a rug to be a piece of artwork for your floor.  The right rug can turn a small living space into a beautiful and cozy room in your home.

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*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.