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Enhance Your Home With Throw Rugs

Albuquerque homeowners often think of making major changes when they consider improving their homes. Choosing paint colors, couches, window coverings, and accessories can be exhausting. The throw rug, however, can make a big difference with little effort.

With their history dating back centuries, throw rugs are a great and affordable way to update a room. Here are some tips on finding the right rug for your Albuquerque home.


Would you prefer something subtle, bold, or somewhere in the middle? You might not know until you see it. If your room pattern is busy, however, you might consider a single color rug that complements your current furnishings.

In most cases, if you want a multi-color rug, you’ll want to select it first, and then select furniture and accessories that complement it.


Larger does not always mean better, especially in living rooms and dining rooms. If you’re furnishing a dining room or living room, be sure to add 6 feet to the table area of your dining room table. In the case of a 3′ x 6′ dining room table, you’ll need a carpet that measures 9′ x 12′. Dining room chairs should be able to be pulled back from the table without the legs extending beyond the rug.

If possible, all furniture in the living room should have its front legs on the rug. On all 3 sides of the bed, it is best to have at least 3 or 4 feet of open rug.

You can easily calculate rug size by measuring a room then subtracting 1.5 feet. A 9-inch-wide area of floor will remain exposed on either side. Remember, however, that most rugs on the market come in standard sizes: 6′ x 9′, 8′ x 10′, 9′ x 12′, 10′ x 14′, and 12′ x 15′. Find the closest size to the one you need if you don’t want something made-to-order.


It is important to have layers in a design, and a rug adds texture while also enhancing the design profile.

A room can be made more enjoyable and rich by mixing textures, and by paying attention to the texture of your rug, you can set the mood. Make sure you aim for contrast, and let the finishes of your existing furniture guide you. It’s best to go with something smooth and hard for a velvet couch, while a sleek leather sofa looks great on a thick, fluffy pile.

Make your choice based on factors like wearability and how easy it is to clean. Also consider whether you prefer synthetic or natural fibers.


An heirloom rug can cost thousands, but that doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget.

Stores like Target, HomeGoods, Lowe’s, and Home Depot, as well as online stores like Mayfair and Overstock, are great places to turn to for inexpensive rugs that reflect the latest trends as well as some classic versions.

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