When we see a space that feels warm, cozy and pulled together, a big part of that is because there is more than likely a gorgeous area rug anchoring the room. They add texture and can be the perfect way to inject some pattern and colour into your design. One of the biggest mistakes people make with rugs though, is purchasing the wrong size. S today we are sharing a few guidelines to get that rug purchase just right...
Always have the front legs of your sofa or furniture on top of the area rug to avoid making the space feel off-scale. A rug that is too small is a big mistake that people often make!
Try not to place the rug right up to the walls — allow for some space to breath around the perimeter as this will make your space look bigger.
Think about textures, materials and how those play into your lifestyle. You may want your rug to make a statement in your living room, in which case a colder colour or print wold suffice. If you are wanting the rug to help with making your room feel bigger and more spacious, a crisp neutral colour will be perfect for you.
Make sure your dining chairs can all fit on top of the rug comfortably — again, this has to do with scale and size. Plus, you never want to struggle with legs coming on and off an area rug, making it hard to actually use the chair.
The area rug should ideally extend past the ends of the table about 8 to 10 inches on each side.
Material choice is important in this space, especially if you have a family. Washable or scrubbable materials, or a busier pattern will help hide stains, spills and dirt.
It all depends on the size of your room and your bed - try again to opt for a rug that is bigger than the frame of your bed so it is visible.
Another great configuration and cheaper option is having runners flanking either side of the bed - a popular trend for 2020!
Finally position your rug on the lower section of your bed - making sure that it extends the bed at least a foot.
Who said gold and silver can’t shine together? ...
Castelan Fabric Protection
Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
from your sofa. From spillages, natural oils or ink marks, don't panic, Castelan Fabric Protection will take
care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.