Rugs: More Than Just an Afterthought

When designing a room, many people underestimate the importance of a well-placed and carefully chosen area rug. They often think of it as an afterthought, something to be purchased once the room is already completed. However, a high-quality rug can actually be the magical finishing touch that truly brings a space together.


Unfortunately, many people fail to budget for a fine rug, opting instead to buy from online companies that offer low-quality products. These disappointments can be avoided by choosing bespoke rugs that are custom made for your specific room. When a rug is tailor-made to fit your space, it will blend perfectly with your colors and style, and it will truly make your room pop.


Measuring for the Perfect Rug

One of the keys to achieving the perfect look for your rug is measuring your space correctly. In a living room, you should aim to leave a 2-foot border all the way around the perimeter of the room. Your furniture should be arranged so that it sits comfortably on the rug. In a dining room, you should aim to make the rug 2 feet larger than the size of your table on all sides to leave room for the dining room chairs!


Cleaning Your Rug

Of course, accidents happen. If you spill something on your rug, it's important to act quickly to minimize the damage. First, blot the stain with a white cloth to remove as much of the liquid as possible. Then, use a mild non-acidic product to clean the stain. We recommend Woolite, which can be added to a cup of cold water (1 teaspoon per cup) and then blotted onto the stain. Never rub the stain, and if the spill is in between fibers, gently open the fibers with your hand to clean in between.


Don't Panic, Call the Experts

If you're ever unsure about how to clean your rug or you're worried about a stain, don't panic. Instead, call in the experts. They'll be able to advise you on the best course of action and help you keep your rug looking as good as new.


Choosing the right area rug for your space can make all the difference in creating a beautiful and cohesive design. Don't underestimate the power of a high-quality rug in accenting your room or making it pop. Take the time to measure your space and invest in a bespoke rug that is made specifically for your room. And remember, accidents can happen, but with a little bit of care and attention, your rug can look as good as new. So choose wisely and enjoy the magic of a beautiful and functional area rug.



The Studio321b Team