5×7 Area Rugs
Give your home a lift of warmth with classic red 5×7 area rugs throughout. A rich crimson rug brings a bold, intense color to all neutral settings, while a soft blush tone evokes a romantic, soothing vibe. Either way you use them, you will be pleased with the effect they will have. The great thing about choosing this kind of carpet for your home is that there are so many different styles available, so you are sure to find the one that fits perfectly into your decorating scheme. In fact, they can even work as a focal point in a room because they offer such interesting patterns and colors.
Red is a popular choice for these kinds of area rugs because it has such an energetic appeal. The vibrant look of it will energize any room, but it is especially energizing when you use it in areas where a more subtle warm color would be more appropriate, such as the bedroom or the kitchen. One way to bring out the redness in the carpet is to add contrasting throws and curtains. Using complementary colors is one of the best ways to highlight the red of an oriental rug without overdoing it. You should also take care not to choose a style with too much color because the eye will automatically focus on the rugs instead of the design.
If you are interested in a rug with deeper, richer colors, then a dark red 5′ x 7′ rug is going to give you the best overall value for your money. The deep color will visually expand the space, making it seem taller and more extensive. You might not be able to pay twice what you would for a regular sized rug, but a five foot by seven-foot area rug is generally well worth the cost if you want to maximize the visual effect of the room it is going to open up.
Oriental rugs can be used to create very specific visual effects, depending on what the colors are and how they are used. You can get a shaded effect with dark reds or a bright red used in high contrast with a lighter color, such as a green or blue rug. When used in this way, you can really change the look of a room by adding these types of rugs.
The darker rugs are also going to be warmer underfoot, which can make them perfect for areas of the home where you spend a lot of time, such as the bedroom. They also can provide a good amount of insulation to a room as well, so if you live in an older home, you may want to consider this option if you have a basement. The warmer colored rugs are going to be harder to keep clean, and this can add to the maintenance expenses of a rug. If you are going to buy a durable, expensive Oriental rug, you might think that it is worth paying that bit extra to keep it looking nice, but it will end up being more expensive in the long run.
5×7 area rugs are also a little bit more complicated to install than regular carpet. Usually, it is necessary to put down at least three layers to make sure that there is a solid base for the area rug to rest on. Most commonly, the installation process consists of laying down the backing of the rug, then putting the middle layer of padding that covers the backing and the floor, then finally putting the oriental rug on top of the padding and tacking it down. It takes a professional installer about two hours to complete a standard installation, although some are actually easier to install because there is no backing. If you are having your rug installed by a professional, be sure that you ask for their advice on which types of area rugs are best for your home based on the room that you are installing it in.
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