Don't let old flooring stand in the way if the apartment is otherwise perfect.
(PRWEB) June 24, 2014
According to Farshad Kalaty, a rug specialist at the company, for renters who do not own their apartment space, adding area rugs can add personality to an already bland space. Area rugs can be added overtop carpet, vinyl or wood flooring.
“Instead of dealing with wall-to-wall carpet woes or a floor that is entirely scratched up, find a rug that brings your personality and style into the space,” said Kalaty. “Not only will the room slowly start to transform, but often it can make the space feel larger.”
The company released three tips to assist summer apartment hunters with their search; emphasizing to look beyond the flooring of an apartment when choosing where to sign a lease because it can be altered with an area rug.
1. Hide Dated Flooring
“Don’t let old flooring stand in the way if the apartment is otherwise perfect,” exclaimed Kalaty. Area rugs can easily hide stains or dated flooring that is less than ideal for a renter. If the flooring is carpet, Kalaty warns to select a thinner area rug to prevent guests from tripping on the layered area and also add proper padding under the area rug.
For those who want to hide more than just a small area of the flooring, Kalaty suggests changing the entire look of the room by purchasing a large area rug that comes within a foot or less on all four walls. The rug should be anchored with furniture to prevent sliding.
2. Make the Space Appear Larger
For apartments with small living rooms, apartment renters can place a small area rug in the communal space with furniture filling the space around it to create a circle of space. But remember, less is more in transitional spaces that help apartment goers travel between rooms.
If the apartment has an open floor concept, apartment renters will want to define each sub-space or zone with an area rug to show where the space begins and ends within the entirety of the space.
To do this, first identify the needs of the people using the space. Then, define the zones with the ultimate goal of function over beauty. Start with the area rug and then anchor it with the furniture.
Select the rug based on the mood that the room should have. This is particularly important for studio apartments because renters will want to have a space for living, sleeping, working and eating. For example, a bedroom may have calming colors compared to a living room area with vibrancy to support hosting guests. Red: Best used for social spaces. The color is known to stimulate appetites and should be used within the dining room or living room.
- Pink: A soft, light pink can create a peaceful setting and be used within a bedroom.
- Orange: Be cautious when using orange in a room. It can make the room feel smaller.
- Green: Best used for areas of concentration. Use this color for offices and study areas.
- Blue: A soothing color, this color is associated with authority, intellectual thought and authority. This can be best used in the bedroom and bathroom areas of the apartment.
- Yellow: This color allows renters to bring energy to the space, which can promote creativity and intellect. Soft yellows are most popular in kitchens and children’s rooms.
About Kalaty Rug Corporation:
Kalaty Rug Corporation is a family business that has been setting the gold standard for area rugs for generations. Highly respected for its superior quality handcrafted rugs, the company has built a reputation for its ability to combine color and design to create a broad range of area rugs that portray “Tradition for Today.” Kalaty operates showrooms in New York City, Atlanta and High Point. Visit us online to find a local dealer of Kalaty rugs.