What Size Area Rug do you Need?

Shaw Floors Area RugArea rugs are made in different sizes and in different shapes. The most common sizes are 2’x3’, 4’x6’, 5’x8’, 6’x9’, 8’x10’ and up. Shapes are rectangle, round, square, oval, octagon or runners.

You should know that most handmade rugs are rectangular and have standard sizes.

As a general rule, choosing the correct size area rug depends on the dimensions of the room or space you are trying to cover.

Follow these guidelines to determine what size rug will best suit your needs:

  • Measure the size of your room. (Measure twice to be sure.)
  • Measure the space you want covered. (Follow advice in first bullet.)
  • Now place a piece of paper where each of the corners will fall; adjust the “corners” as needed to make the space larger or smaller and then re-measure the area. Be patient and careful.
  • If you want to cover the majority of the room, be sure to leave a 12”-15” border of flooring exposed to set off your area rug.
  • If you are placing an area rug under your dining room table, select a rug that is large enough so that when seated at the table the back legs of the chairs are on the rug with enough space to push back and get up from the table.

Window Shadings Provide UV Protection

silhouette_easyrise_livingroom_14Just as sunscreen protects skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, Silhouette Window Shadings protect room interiors to increase the lifespan of valuable possessions. Here’s how:

  • Provide ultraviolet protection. Sheers and vanes combine to provide up to 88 percent ultraviolet protection with the shading down and the vanes open; and 99 percent with the vanes closed.
  • Enhance natural daylighting. Sheers disperse sunlight deep into the room, reducing the need for electric lights to brighten rooms in winter, spring, summer and fall.
  • Reflect solar heat. Exterior white sheer and vanes reflect the sun’s heat, reducing solar heat gain.

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Spring Colors Bring Fresh Design Ideas

Spring ColorsWith a change in season comes a shift in weather, refreshed attire, and most importantly – a new color palette. Each season has its own feeling, its own smell, and its own colors. Whether through fashion or decor, the persona of Spring is represented every year through the hues that we choose to emphasize.

What makes Spring colors? Well, look around. As the temperature gets warmer, “cold” colors funnel in. It’s the lighter blue of the sky, the sweeter orange of the tropics, the romantic purple of the violet flowers in bloom. It’s the pastel yellow, zesty lime green, and blossom rose with a pop of magenta!

Spring colors represent revival and rejuvenation. As ambassadors of style and design, we camouflage ourselves by highlighting mother nature’s greatest shades (of color). These colors can be used creatively to brighten any room.

Visit the MODA Floors & Interiors website for products inspired by the uplifting feeling of Spring.

Source: HunterDouglas