Back in the early nineteenth century, carpets were an integral part of the interiors of any home, but then their popularity declined sharply – new tastes and more practical floor coverings appeared. But still, after a little over a decade, to complement the image of the rooms with carpets again becomes relevant and even fashionable. The main thing is to choose the right design, material and color that matches the given interior style.
What carpet to choose for the interior of the house
First of all, when purchasing a carpet, it is necessary to evaluate its quality and performance. Depending on which room the product will be used, you can choose a carpet with a thick high pile (for a bedroom or dressing room), with a low cut pile or looped (for a living room, corridor, hallway), smooth from vegetable fibers or woven (for children, kitchen, bathroom).
Materials and types of carpets
It is recommended to choose a carpet not only according to material capabilities, but also the lifestyle and the requirements for caring for the product. That is, if you own a private mansion and a staff of people hired for professional cleaning, even the most capricious carpet product will always be well-groomed. In the case when children and pets live in the apartment, the carpets must certainly be practical, made of mixed or artificial materials and not very large.
Among the materials for the manufacture of carpets, natural (wool, viscose, silk, plant fibers of bamboo or sisal) and synthetic (acrylic, polyamide) can be distinguished.
The carpet, especially not fixed by anything, should have a non-slip (rubberized) base in order to avoid injuries in the future.
Natural carpets (wool, silk) look more solid, softer to the touch, are more expensive, but prone to abrasion, burnout and are not able to resist pests. Synthetic carpets (acrylic and nylon) easily wrinkle and quickly lose their aesthetic appearance, but are more affordable. Consequently, a carpet made of mixed materials, for example, wool with a nylon base, will be the best option..
Once you have decided on the carpet material, you need to find a product of a certain shape and size, and here you will have to be patient, because manufacturers today offer the widest choice:
What are the forms of carpets?
- Semi-elliptical shape
Measure the floor area you wish to decorate with a carpet in advance. In the store, you will definitely know what size product you need. Standard sizes of carpets: 1,5х1,8m., 2,4х2,0m., 2,5х3,0m., 3,6х4,2m.
Options for the location of carpets in the interior
Contrary to the belief that the carpet may be placed in a room randomly, there are, nevertheless, some recommendations, for example:
In the bedroom, it is better to lay the carpet in the foot area of the bed, or purchase two identical carpets for both sides along the bed. You can place a large carpet under the bed so that with it the bed forms a single island, and comfort is provided to the legs.
Round or oval carpets are very decorative, and rather, serve as decoration. These must be located separately in the center of the room, hall, as an accent near the window or in the sofa zone in the living room.
Square carpets, similar in figure, but of different sizes, can be used to delimit rooms into functional zones. So, in the living room, combined with the dining room, you can lay a large carpet in the sofa area, and the same smaller – where the dining group is located.
Square and rectangular rugs should be chosen the smaller, the longer and thicker the pile. It will be much easier to take care of such if the ratio of the length and width of such a carpet does not exceed 1.5x2m.
Smooth carpets of strict geometric shape are good for living rooms, whose decor is built in clear lines. It is necessary to position the carpet in the sofa zone so that along the perimeter of its edge go a little beyond the legs of chairs and sofas. This technique will create a more holistic impression, and the carpet, moreover, will not slip on the floor..
We select the design of the carpet and its color scheme
From an aesthetic point of view, a carpet is a spectacular addition to any interior; it can be an accent, or a background on which features of the main furniture stand out. The main thing is that a carpet product should not be random and boring: if the palette of its colors is neutral, you should choose a sample with an interesting relief or silky texture of velvet, and bright carpets may well be smooth.
Focus on the existing image of the interior of the room, or rather, on its style when buying a carpet. So, a colorful and extraordinary boho accepts the use of a variety of textures and materials, as well as catchy combinations and patterns: strip, ornament, flowers, polka dots or an unusual print on the carpet will be appropriate.
The languid art deco or stylish contemporary will equally appreciate the deliberately effective texture of the neutral carpet: with a high pile, bumpy relief.
In modern living room interiors, with practical, but beautiful furniture and a minimal amount of decorative objects, carpets with geometric patterns or animal prints, as well as a contrasting combination of colors, will make up for the lack of catchy elements. At the same time, it is good when the colors on the carpet echo the colors of the upholstery of furniture or curtains.
In classic interiors, carpets are more likely to complement the decor, not being overly distinguished by a flashy pattern. However, they should not merge with the color of the flooring, but contrast slightly with it.
The dark floor – beige, coffee, gray carpet. The natural color of the floor (wood, chocolate) – it is better to choose a carpet with a pale blue or plum shade. It is better to decorate a light covering with an even lighter carpet of cream, sand, blue-gray shade.
Today, the carpet is, undoubtedly, a rather decorative object, and makes the room more cozy, warm and comfortable. Let your purchase be pleased for a long time with excellent quality and attractive appearance!