Buying a sisal rug for your house can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Some people impulse buy while others fret about it for weeks. What if it’s not the right color? Can I return it? Will my dog rip it up? Buying a rug is no different. Rugs are a big responsibility, but if the taken care of can last for years. So put away your pros and cons list and put those keys down. Here are some points to remember when purchasing a sisal rug.
Points to Remember!
Selecting a sisal rug as an addition to your home decor, many factors come into play. You are the only person that can decide which rug is best for your home. We can only supply with the different types of rugs and tips on what to look out for.
▪ Color and Texture
Sisal is used to make twine and rope and can create natural area rugs that have a rough, coarse surface. While you may want this consistency in a laid-back living room, you should look for sisal area rugs that are blended with other fibers to get a more comfortable feel. For example, a sisal area rug blended with wool fibers can give you a softer touch and a lighter appearance. While choosing a color and texture of a sisal rug it is important to take into consideration the patterns on the upholstery and walls in the room. Remember a lighter-colored sisal rug will make a room seem more spacious, while a darker color rug will bring a cozy atmosphere to a room. Remember the color of your rug and the color of your walls should be cohesive. If you’re able to, pick out the rug first before you paint your wall. It’s much easier to find a paint color that matches your rug than a rug to match your paint color.
▪ Choosing the Size
If you want area rugs to cover a tiled or hardwood flooring, you should buy a sisal carpet that is around nine-feet by twelve-feet. To protect your entry-way from dirt and mud, buy a round or square sisal mat which is around six-feet across. For a slippery hallway, get a sisal runner. This will add traction to your hallway or staircase. It is also important to consider the room in which you will be using the sisal rug. While sisal area rugs can enhance even the smallest rooms, you will need to decide whether adding a sisal rug will work well with your home decor.
▪ Choosing a Shape
You should always buy a shape which fits your home. Rectangular floor rugs work best in long rooms or beneath a dining table. Round sisal floor rugs used in the center of a living room will give it a nice retro look. An oval sisal rug will compliment end tables and a sisal runner will go well in the bedroom or hallway.
▪ Choosing a Color
Finally, because of the versatility of the sisal rug it can be used to add a splash of color or create a nice conversation space. In some instances, it can be the unifying element that ties a room together and adds character to your living space.
These are just some of the factors you must keep in mind when purchasing a sisal rug. Whether you’re an impulse shopper or look around for months for that perfect rug, always keep these tips in mind.