Posted by Gina O'Brien on 17th May 2012
COZY AND DURABLE: A GUIDE TO COUNTRY RUG FABRICS
The appeal of country decorating lies in the warm and inviting nature of its furnishings. Rugs play an important role in country décor by adding color and warmth to any room. Large rooms may be divided into smaller, cozier sections with the addition of rugs, which are easily switched out when it is time to experiment with new arrangements. Cotton, wool and stain-free rugs all add an element of rustic charm that complement features of country design ranging from country curtains to the nostalgic country sampler. Each fabric offers its own unique appeal and advantages in a country decoratingscheme.
Cotton rugs are notable for their subdued shades, soft texture and the touch of comfort they lend to a room. If you are seeking a rug that will allow furniture to be moved smoothly across its surface, a cotton rug with a flat braid is a great option. Cleaning is best achieved by spot cleaning with water and a non-bleach detergent, and prompt attention to spills is recommended. Older rugs will benefit from occasional professional cleaning. Outside of cleaning, maintenance of cotton rugs is limited to trimming the occasional loose thread with a sharp pair of scissors.
Wool rugs offer rich, vibrant colors and subtle lines. Their unique light-reflecting properties give them a particularly warm appearance. These attractive rugs feature superior durability, making them suitable for high-traffic areas. Light weekly vacuuming and a deeper, annual cleaning are recommended. Braided rugs made from wool are long-lasting and their appearance will add country appeal to any room.
StainProof rugs sold here at Country Village are often used outdoors, but they can compliment décor inside or out. Not only will these rugs provide an eye-catching accompaniment to any country theme, but staining them is virtually impossible, making them a great addition in homes with kids or pets. We are so sure that stains, even dried nail polish, will come out with a power wash that we guarantee them! (See our website for our replacement policy) These rugs come in oval and rectangular shapes and vary in color. For ultimate stain and wear resistance, Country Village StainProof rugs are your best bet.
Jute rugs are beautifully textured, durable, and eco-friendly. Fast-growing jute is biodegradable and can be grown without pesticides or fertilizers, making it a perfect choice for those who want to buy "green." Our jute rugs are an affordable way to anchor your country decor color palette.
Do you have country rugs in your home? If so, which rug type do you prefer?