4 Rugs that transform a house into a home

Handmade carpets and rugs are the best things which can convert a house into a home by creating a comfortable area with personal touch to the entire space. Handmade carpet is the most important decorative thing which you should count as a first priority. A handmade area rug adds interest, color, pattern, coziness to the floor. You can easily sit on the floor in summers and winter as well. Here we have compiled four beautiful carpets from latest collection on Rugs and Beyond. Choose your favorite one and give a new statement to your floor and add a personal touch to your room.

Dancing Moor Hand-knotted Wool Rug:

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Dancing Moor is a beautiful, “One of a kind” design pattern area rug which is woven in pure Kashmiri wool and cotton material. This gorgeous woollen area rug from Rugs and Beyond wool area rug collection. It contains multi-colors but the primary colors are blue rust and sky blue color. The ground of this carpet contains peacock motifs on the ground and the center contains a medallion pattern. The border is in rust colors and contains lotus floral bold motifs. Due to an intricate design pattern and dark colors, and wool material, you can use it in a high traffic area as well as a low traffic area. But don’t put this rug outside of your home.

Chattering Birds Handknotted Silk Rug:

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Now it’s time to give a luxurious look to space. Chattering Birds area rug is made in pure Mulberry silk and it is known as the finest material carpet worldwide. Pure silk on silk area rugs is expensive as compared to the silk on cotton carpet and wool area rug. So, you can put it in a low traffic area. This is a hand knotted area rug which is woven on a handloom by hand. Chrome dye and wet dyeing process are used for giving vibrant and perfect colors to this carpet. It contains a medallion pattern design with a pictorial pattern mix. The ground of this rug contains bird’s motifs and center of this rug contains a medallion pattern. For cleaning this rug, I suggest you to concern professional cleaner because it is expensive and if you don’t have knowledge about rug and you will try to clean it then it may be destroyed pile and beauty of carpet. Or, take suggestions from carpet manufacturer or read how you can clean your rug at home.

Krishna Chakra Kashmiri silk Carpet:

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This is a pure Kashmir silk area rug which is made in pure mulberry silk. The design of this carpet is “One of a kind” and gives an outstanding look to the carpet. This is made in Ardabil design pattern. The center of this carpet contains a circular medallion which  looks like a chakra (wheel) and it is made in three colors. The ground is in ivory color and contains floral motifs in brown and green colors.

Thousand Words Wall Hanging Area Rug:

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A Thousand words wall hanging carpet is made in hand-spun wool and cotton material. You can use this carpet for the floor purpose but it is most appropriate for the wall purpose because it contains a pictorial pattern. It is a highly durable and 100% hand washable rug. So, select a perfect rug from the above and give a unique look to your décor.

Mistakes to avoid before buying handmade carpets

Handmade rug and carpet is the best accessory for decorating a room.
It provides texture, color, warm touch and coziness to space.
Handmade area rugs take many months to weave because it contains
multi-colors, intricate design and woven by hand only. IT is made
using knot by knot and piles. The time duration depends on the
design, color combination and size of carpet. It also depends on the
material of carpet. For example, the same size wool carpet takes less
time to complete than a pure silk carpet because silk yarn is thin as
compared to the wool. If you want to buy a rug online then make sure
about the below points because buying a handmade rug means
spending a lot of money.
Buy a long-lasting carpet: One of the biggest mistakes is that you
have to choose all your accessories and decorations material before
deciding for a rug. If you already have all the accessories, you have
no choice but to buy a perfect rug which will be a complement to your
décor depends on your decision. I suggest you work with a small
carpet which is called a sample. You can ask for a carpet sample and
can match with your décor. It is more beneficial to buy before
spending a lot of money. A handmade carpet is more durable than
furniture and the other decorative accessory. You can use for more
than 40 years easily. So, at one time decide all things and after that
select a carpet which is highly durable for you. It depends on the
traffic in a room and material of carpet.
Select right material: For the high traffic area, shop a wool area rug.
Never buy a silk carpet for a high traffic area. Wool is the best natural
material for using entire space in a home.
Size of entire space: – For finding a perfect rug, you should know the
actual size of the place where you want to put your carpet. So before
buying a handmade carpet decide that what is the size of space and in
which way you want to place your carpet? Carpet size is depending
on the furniture size. For example: If you have a small family then
you may use a small sofa or furniture, in this condition you can buy a
small carpet for you. Place this carpet in the center of your living
room and place table on it. If you want to cover the whole surface of
your living room then you can buy a big size carpet (8’x10’+). Using
a large carpet is the best option because when you pull your chair or
furniture for sitting on it then carpet will not be folded. You can also
use a runner in the entryway of a living room.
See Review: If you are going to buy a rug online then first read the
reviews on Google. If there are any negative review or no reviews
then don’t buy from that website.
Don’t buy from a tourist place: We see in our general life that all
things are very expensive at tourist place so avoid shopping rug from
those places.

What’s inside minimalist interior design and how to make it work for you?

Interior design is the job of specialists who have the required qualification, training, and experience in space planning, furniture design, and architecture. First, you must create the home interior with help from professional interior designers and then try your hand in decorating it. Although we often use the terms interior design and interior decoration interchangeably, these are entirely different things because decoration focuses only on aesthetics that does not always require formal training to implement. Anyone with an inherent sense of art and decoration can try their hand at it, but for interior design, you must rely on qualified and trained professionals only. Interior design is about functionality and technicality coupled with aesthetics, but interior decoration focuses exclusively on the cosmetic aspects.

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Professional interior designers create a highly functional home interior that creates a mood or feeling and shows off the personality of the inhabitants.  Blending function, mood, and personality are the goals of interior designers who first select a style for your home interior. It helps to promote the design principles of harmony and unity that unifies the entire home against a theme. And it all begins by choosing a style like the minimalist interior designthat revolves around the use of functional furniture and internal objects as well as geometric shapes and a combination of one or two basic colors.

What minimalist design style means, why you will love it and how you can create minimalist style are the topics of discussion of this article.

Minimalist design style – what is it?

Achieving more with little is the spirit behind the minimalist design style that made its appearance in the interior design landscape during the early nineties. The style has never faded in its appeal and designers have used it for creating homes that are warm and nuanced and always remain relevant with the times never going off-trend or out of style due to the well-judged and practical approaches. To apply the concept of ‘less is more’ in design, designers tone the décor down, keep it sparse, pare everything back and takes the approach of using objects with good reason behind it and never allowing anything superfluous to creep in.

The thoughts must be clean and simple comprising of modern lines backed by a concise color palette with tight edit and pared-down silhouettes that all add up to create a warm rich and inviting home interior that is layered enough to create a gallery-like setting in every room.  It creates a space that is comfortable and cozy and becomes the most sought after refuge.

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Why go for a minimalist style?

  • Making small spaces look big by creating a virtual effect or illusion is the most basic reason for choosing a minimalist style.
  • Since there is a reason for choosing every element of design, there is no fear of crowding the space with unwanted things.
  • The minimalist approach is about refining the design with a need-based approach to enhance the beauty of spaces, which saves wasteful expenditure in bringing in too many features and furnishings that you do not need.
  • It is easy to create a minimalist design, which is also easy to source, and the design pieces are easy to manage for creating the desired looks.
  • Despite the simplistic approach in design, minimalist style remains trendy at all times as it never goes out of style.

Creating a minimalist style

Knowing what you should highlight holds the key in creating successful minimalist design styles that bring to the fore bare-boned beauty and accentuates the architectural details of homes provided you know how to use it to your advantage by revealing and creating designs around it.   Minimalist style revolves around balancing the needs with style by giving due importance to both aspects in equal measures by justifying the inclusion of each element of design that helps to keep a tight check on its use by avoiding crowding.  To achieve the goals of minimalist style, focus on de-cluttering as much as possible. Invest in stylish space-saving storage that meets the goal of achieving more with less, which is the driving spirit of the style.

The style touches upon everything from colors to textiles and from furniture selection to accessories that create a harmony to uphold the style.

Colors that promote minimalism

Choosing colors for creating a minimalist style requires some good thought because it is important to maintain the subdued appeal of the style.  Depending on three color shades with the hues varying subtly to create individuality is the best way to plan the color scheme that suits all places across the home from bedrooms to living spaces. Maintaining consistency in the concise color palette is critical to support the cause. Using neutral colors help to keep the style grounded as it is easy to work with white, black, cream, and grey.

Furniture selection

Furniture helps to create a well-balanced space where people would like to spend a long time, and you must select furniture and furnishings with some thought that goes well with the design philosophy. To get the most from your budget, invest in quality minimalist home décor by taking a simplistic approach in interior design and decoration. Each piece of furniture should stand on its own without creating any negative vibes arising from its poor quality. Classic looks of furniture would be the best bet to complement the timeless appeal of minimalist style.

Textiles selection

To create a quiet visual display, the choice of textiles and fabrics in an array of designs can provide added richness and warmth throughout the home. Have sparse furniture even in bedrooms that have simple lines and attractive texture to add variety without appearing too much heavy. To get the best from minimalist design, you must learn the art of sticking to a range of complementary hues and use hides, fur, and textured textiles that not only add interest but creates an air of unexpected joy. While using graphics in the textiles is most welcome, stick to the concise color scheme in the prints and patterns.

Straightforward and charming are the cornerstones of minimalist design that have inspired designers and homeowners.

How to choose colors and material for a Handmade Rug

Handmade carpet and rugs are made in various color combinations. In traditional rug contains more than 35 colors in a single carpet. If you are not sure which color of the carpet for your bedroom, living room, or hallway, do not confuse! Consider items that are already in space, how you use the room, and how much light is it to help you choose the best color. Go with a dark shade to make the room warm and comfortable, or choose a light color to show the room larger. In short, make the decision depends on your personality and choice what color carpet you love to see in your home. I am going to tell you about some ideas about color which will help you to pick the right color carpet for your home.

Choose a carpet color that fits your existing furniture and design:

Using existing furniture and accents in your room is a great way to reduce color options. Think about the paint, furniture, art, curtains, and decorations in your room. Select a shadow that is in the same color family as the other items in the room so that everything looks united. For example, if you have a red sofa and you want to highlight your carpet then select any light color carpet like white, ivory or match with the color of wall. So that it will show as a focal point. If you put a red carpet with red sofa then it will mix and match. Carpet color should work well with the existing accessories color so it’s better to pick a natural color carpet because it will work with any color furniture perfectly.

Select Bold pattern and a darker color for high traffic area:

If you are going to buy a rug for placing it in a high traffic area then shop a dark color carpet because it will hide the spot and dust. If you place a white or ivory carpet in a hall then it will be dirty frequently. You can take a brown color, black color, dark green, dark blue color, etc. for a high traffic area.

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Shop Carpet according to your taste:

Since purchasing a carpet is an investment, choose a color that you really like, rather than that matches your space. Take 3-5 color options for your rug, and then make your decision based on personal preference.

Neutral Shades:

If you are decorating a small room, consider using a neutral shade carpet. It feels great in traditional houses and provides a luxury feeling. You can also choose beige, light gray carpets for warm, cozy options. This is a good option for living rooms and offices.

Material of Rug:

Handmade carpets and rugs are made in a purely natural material like new Zealand wool, pure mulberry silk, and cotton material. Now find the best material for your carpet-

Wool Rug:

Wool material is best for the high traffic area because it has a feature to hide stain, dust, and hair. It absorbs only 30% moisture as compared to a silk rug. This is easy to clean.

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Silk Rug:

Silk material carpet is ideal for the low traffic area because this is the most exclusive item and known for its complex design and beauty. This is thin as compared to wool area rug and you cannot wash it every month. If you place a silk rug in a high traffic area then the pile of carpet may be lost the beauty.

Cotton:

Cotton is used to create the base of carpet. It provides durability to the carpet. Flat-woven dhurrie is made in cotton too. You can place a cotton dhurriein indoor and outdoor as well.

Top DIY Home Decor Tricks and Ideas

Do you want to decorate your home in a stylish way? For decorating a room you should require decoration accessories. There are so many accessories available in the market. If you have money and want to spend money on your home then you can buy expensive accessories which give a luxurious and stunning look to your home like a handmade carpets expensive furniture, marble titles etc but if you don’t have enough money then don’t worry for it because I am going to tell you some tricks which you can use and can make the home décor items at your home.

1) Design a door mat using river stones: –

Decor items made with own hands does not necessarily have to be complicated and intricate. This is the simplest method to decorate the entryway.

A- Take a thick cloth and cut in rectangle shape or in circle shape.

B- Take river stones in different size. If you want then you can color these in same color or in different colors.

C- Use glue (Loctite Power Grab) to fix the stone on cloth.

D- Leave it for 30 minutes. After that you can use it as a door mat.

2) Use spoons for making hooks on wall: –

This is one of the best ideas. You can use this idea if you want to decorate your home with flowers.

A- Take a spoon and fixed it (only the head part of spoon) in wall using hammer.

B- Make a curve design for hanging the flower pot in the lower side of spoon.

C- After that add more spoons in randomly on wall and hang the flowerpot on the lower part of spoons.

D- Now you can make a beautiful flower garden on your wall and can make your home more beautiful.

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3) Wire Hidden Box: –

Most of the people are frustrated with wires. When you buy new slippers or shoes, you only use shoes and sleepers and through the box. Now you can also use shoe box for making a box which can hide multiple wires.

A- Take a box and cut according to how many wires or switches you want to use. For example, if you want to use three pins then you can make three holes in the box.

B- Put the intention board in the box and connect the pins and make out the pins wire through hole.

C- Make slips and paste it on the holes. For example if you put the laptop charger on the right side then stick the slip on right side and write the laptop on slip.

D- Now close the box and put on the slab.

E- Now you can use it according to your need without any wiring problem.

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4) Make a fork stand using cans: –

Most of the people love cold drinks but now you can use an empty can also. Make a beautiful fork stand using this trick.

A- Make a wooden rectangle.

B- Paint it according to your choice.

C- Take the cans according to your requirement and repaint it in your favorite color.

D- Take the fevistick for sticking the cans with woolen rectangle.

E- Stick the entire rectangle with wooden rectangle and leave it in sun rays.

F- When it dried then put your forks on it and decorates your dining table.

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These above tricky ideas one can follow for decorating your home without spending a lot of money and give a beautiful and unique look to your home.

How to channel the inner Interior designer within you using a Handmade Rug?

High quality Handmade Rug and carpet is the best plan to give an all new Look to your floor. A handcrafted territory floor covering characterizes the look of room and spruces it up in such a way, to the point that it gives an exceptional look to the whole space. Have you had a similar style for quite a long time and been needing to change? Enliven your home as per a contemporary room. Here are some incredible approaches to give your home another look by putting area rugs and carpets in various ways. A floor covering with Rug is the most critical thing which means the magnificence of a room.

Choose a Perfect color for Carpet-

Every room has a unique interior type like traditional or modern. So Every Room Need a  different type of carpet which if placed properly will make the room feel like Never Before. If you place a modern design rug in a traditional room or a traditional Silk carpet in the modern room then it will take away the charm and look of your room And it will not look upto the mark. So this is very important that you should select a carpet according to design. After deciding the carpet type, you have to be clear about the size and type of the Carpet. You have to measure the floor space where you want to place it. Here we are talking about a contemporary room then you can take minimum colors carpet. You can take monochromic or plain carpet for it.

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Carpet with Beautiful Color

Use Rugs for Giving Charm to a Room-

Round Style Carpet for the living room: –

Round shaped rugs are always considered as decorative carpets and are really suitable for living space. You can place it exactly at the center of the living room and can keep rest of the space empty. If you put the furniture at the round carpet border, it will look gorgeous.

Round style Carpet
Round style Carpet

Floor Area Rugs:-

If you want to use large carpet for your dining room or for the living room then you can select Modern wool carpet. A living room is only a room where you spend so much time with your friends, guest, and family. So you have to decorate it in good manner. When you place a beautiful handmade carpet in the living room, it will make the focal point. For the dining room, you can select wool carpet. If you want to place carpet in your bedroom then the woolen carpet is best because it provides warmth and cozy touch. You can select light and cool colors like blue, pink white. It will give the calm feel to the entire place.

Pick wall hanging Rugs or Carpets: –

Rugs are versatile pieces so you can use it in different ways. Hanging rug on a wall can give the wall a wonderful look. If you hang your carpet without any support, it can fall down. So before hanging your carpet you have to add casing. The casing is a long banded strip of fabric which is that will secure the rod when the rug is mounted.

Wall Hanging carpet
Wall Hanging carpet

Carpet for entrance and transitional space-:

 When you are going to use a carpet as a doormat then the width of the carpet should be according to the door space and for the material, you can select cotton and wool. Please avoid silk carpet because this is a high traffic area and silk carpets are expensive. You can use a dark color carpet.

Beautiful carpet for Entrance
Beautiful carpet for Entrance

Handmade carpet for staircase: –

 You can use a long contemporary carpet for staircase. Before selecting carpet, you must know the total length of stair, length and width of individual satire steps.

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carpet for stair

Handmade area rugs are available in many sizes and various designs and color combinations. So buy a modern carpet and give a unique look to your living space while channeling your inner interior designer.

Top 3 ways of Easter decorating your room this March 2018

Easter is at the corner and this is the best time to mix and match your home interior with spring decoration. Give a festive look to your décor with new ideas. Easter is all about new life. It’s about remembering the importance of fresh starts and cherishing the season. Around Easter, flowers start to bloom and the weather gets warmer. We’re surrounded by color, sunshine, family, and friends. If you’re entertaining this Easter and want to dress up your home, there are many simple Easter crafts that will impress your guests. Find the top three ways to decorate your living area below-

Glitter Easter egg:

Make your Easter decor more joyful with these glitters Easter eggs. To make them last even longer (and let you save them for next year), you can blow out the inside. These look great showcased in a decorative bowl or vase. For making Easter Eggs, take eggs according to your need and boil it in a pan with water. After boiling leave it for 20 minutes. So that when you decorate it using glitter then it will not break. Take different colors glitter and decorate it in a beautiful way. You can put it on the dying table or in living area. This is the best way to show the Easter Decoration.

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Add Easter Wallpaper:

This is the easiest way to change the entire look of a room. If you don’t have time to paint your wall then you can follow this magic. Buy Easter decoration wallpaper and add it to your home. It will change the look of your home instantly.  If you want to mix spring with Easter decoration then you can also take floral pattern wallpaper. This is a good way to bring spring inside your room.

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Use a Handmade Carpet:

If you want to provide a finishing to your floor then use a beautiful handmade area rug. This is the best way to enhancing the beauty of a space. Flooring is the main part of a home. You can create a focal point by using a designer handmade carpet. Before buying a handmade area rug you should decide the purpose for what you need the carpet. For example, if you want to represent spring then you can take multi vibrant floral handmade carpets but if you want to buy a rug for Easter decoration then you should take a pastel color carpet otherwise you can take a carpet which contains pastel color ground with vibrant medallion pattern. For the material, handmade carpets are woven in natural fabrics like pure silk, pure wool, and cotton. You can take it according to your choice. If you want to place your rug in a high traffic area then you can buy handmade wool carpet and for the low traffic area, you can buy a silk area rug. If you want to use your carpet outside then handmade dhurries are best.

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The above three ideas you can use for decorating your home for the spring and Easter decoration of a home.