As with curtains, the cover you put on the floor can make or break a room. Flooring decisions are about more than looks. Since they experience a lot of foot traffic, rugs are home décor items you should consider carefully, factoring in durability, comfort, and cost too.
For luxury rugs you can pass down, consider rugs made by hand. The handwoven rug is generally one of two types – those that are hand tufted, or hand knotted rugs. Carpets knotted by hand, such as Persian rugs, are the most labour intensive, hence they’re more costly.
Since they offer more ‘bang for your buck’ and are known for lasting a long time, Berber rugs are a popular choice. Their looped design also makes them more resistant to spills and stains, so Berber rugs are great in homes with children or in rooms where entertaining happens.
Berber carpets are good for high-traffic areas, such as stairs and hallways. Just be sure the colour of the Berber rugs in such places isn’t too light, as it will show up dirt.
In any room, Berber carpets can add comfort and make a considerable style statement. For example, in a spacious living room with parquet flooring and Scandinavian furniture, a design featuring subtle, soothing patterns will add understated cohesion to the space.
But why limit a Berber-style rug to inside the house? Up the ante on your alfresco area with a something that ties the whole look of your luxury outdoor furniture together, adding warmth and comfort at the same time: Outdoor rugs can protect your floor surface from furniture scratches, add style, and prevent any slips and falls.
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