Every house has a small space or two that could use some sprucing up. The problem is figuring out exactly how to decorate those tiny spots without doing something drastic. We think we have the perfect solution for you, rugs. A rug adds artistic value and a colorful design to any space. They are also much cheaper than installing carpet. If you are wanting to add design and depth to your home but don’t want to break the bank, consider getting some rugs. Here are some tips for choosing the right one.

Color & Size

The right color can really work wonders for your small space. Consider choosing a color and design that will make the room appear bigger than it actually is. Additionally, make sure it is the right size and shape for the desired space. You want to expose part of your hardwood flooring or tile in order to make the room feel larger. For even smaller spaces, you’ll want to choose rugs with small prints or solid colors to enhance the room’s space. Finally, it is essential that your rug is functional for the space that you’re putting it. For example, the style of a rug in an office compared to a playroom would often be different.


Rug cleaning can be a very tricky ordeal, so make sure you are confident in your ability to maintain your rug. This will help you reduce normal wear and tear. Depending on the material, regular vacuuming really works. We recommend vacuuming about once a week to prevent dirt buildup in the carpet fibers. Choosing the right cleaning products for your rugs is also important, especially rugs that require special care. Don’t forget to purchase a non-slip pad to put underneath your floors underneath and to reduce wear on the rug. You might consider rotating your rug every 2-3 months to ensure that it is getting worn evenly on each side. Last but not least, every 12-18 months get your rugs professionally cleaned to keep them looking their best. The experts at John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County have the perfect area rug cleaning service for you. Feel free to schedule an appointment online, or give us a call at (360) 734-3551.

Rugs are clearly the perfect way to add warmth and flair to any room. Your rug can be a piece of artwork for your floor. Getting the right rug can turn a small living space into a beautiful and cozy room in your home.