5 Most Common Rug Mistakes

 

0001-56705863A rug is a special item that can either make or break a room and we have the secrets of what can see like “rug roulette”. Don’t let the rug get the best of you! Stick with us, and we will {lay down} the basics of how to make a rug work in any room.

1. You leave it for last! Instead of trying to find a rug that goes best in an already finished room, pick everything around the rug. A rug is a statement piece, and it’s much harder to find such an important piece to match everything else. It has to start somewhere, why not with the rug?!!

2. You don’t clean them! Keep your rugs clean. They should be vacuumed on the regular and deep cleaned at least once a year. This will make your rugs last longer and keep your rugs looking their best. A happy rug is a happy home!

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3. You are thinking too small! The rules change depending on the room, but here are the basics. If you are putting your rug in a dining room, make sure all the chair legs still fit on the rug when they are pulled away from the table. If it’s going in the center of the room, make sure it takes up a good amount of floor space. If there will be furniture on top of the rug, most of the furniture’s legs should fit inside the rug. Stick to the basics, and you’ll be good!

4. It doesn’t make sense in the space! Make sure your rugs are reasonable for the rooms you’re putting them in. The material of the rug should correspond with the room. Use easy to clean rugs in your kitchen for obvious reasons, in the bathrooms, and in children rooms or play rooms. You want your chair to be easy to move in the dining room; therefore, use low-pile rugs there. When picking out rugs for each room, remember the function of the room to help make your decision.

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5. You don’t challenge your self to be creative! Don’t be afraid to mix patterns of rugs against the pillows or accessories. Lots of people try and stray from layering rugs, because most of the time, it’s a hard thing to get just right. Try it, though; you never know how good of an eye you have with mixing and layering until you try it.

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We all love using rugs, because it helps tie a room together so well. Try out our tips, and we promise you’ll be happy with the outcome. Remember to get creative and have fun with it, but also keep it clean!!

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5 Easy Steps to “HGTV Fresh Faces” Success!!

Voting is now open and fyi….you can literally click on any photo or link in this post to get to the home page for the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Awards website (see, there’s one right there. Yep, we’re making it that easy!)

Vote for me in the Fresh Faces of Design Awards!

Voting for HGTV’s 2014 Fresh Face of Design Awards has officially opened and we are beyond excited about it!

All you need to do are these 5 steps:

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1– Visit this | AWESOME SITE: http://www.hgtv.com/design/fresh-faces-of-design/2014/most-unusual-space

2– Find | AMBER CLORE in the Unusual Spaces category.

3– Click | “SEE ALL PHOTOS” in the upper right.

4– Click | YES to VOTE and make sure to swipe through and click the blue vote button on ALL 4 PHOTOS!! (daily, if you can spare the moment 😉

5– Celebrate | because YOU just made us one vote closer to an amazing oporturity to collaborate with the HGTV Fresh Face judges, producers and creators. (see, we just did it again with the link!)

6. EXTRA CREDIT – SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!

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Easy, huh? 

Our Livable Library that we created for the VanGundy family in Lake Mary, Florida was selected for the Unusual Spaces category. We are honored to be among some amazing designers from around the country.

What makes the VanGundy’s library a truly Unusual Space is the mashup of streamlined architecture and the colorful blankets and pillows that add a contrast that brings warmth to the room.

Just look at these pictures, don’t they make you want to curl up with a good book?

Another surprise in this unusual library is the hidden room that lies just behind the custom bookcases which is a true delight for both old and young.

We did all the hard work, now its up to you!! We would be forever grateful if you would vote for us!

 Voting continues until December 11, 2014 and you can vote on each photo once a day on every device!!  So please keep voting on your phone, tablet and desktop!  The winners will be announced in January 2015!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support to help us get…

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