Warm your space and feet with throw carpets

Feb 19, 2014

An area rug can be a great asset to any room in your Winnipeg apartment. They have many practical benefits while also adding a sense of style to a space. With so many different styles, patterns, and sizes available, Timbercreek Communities has pulled together a practical guide for selecting the perfect area carpet for your needs.

Practical Uses

Throw carpets have many practical purposes besides brightening up a room. The  main benefits of adding an area rug include adding warmth and insulation to a space, keeping kids safe (especially the little ones), reducing noise, and defining a large open concept space. Area rugs are a low commitment design option that can quickly and easily be moved from room to room in the home. Ikea is located less than a 10-minute drive away from our 15 Arden Avenue apartments, and offers a wide selection of affordable carpets in all sizes.

Pick your pattern

There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the material and pattern of a throw carpet. For example, a rug with a central-medallion design works well in an open concept seating arrangement, while a rug with a large overall pattern works best in rooms with unusual proportions. Pattern and colour can create useful design illusions like using horizontal stripe patterns to make a narrow space look wider, or darker rugs to anchor a room’s furnishings and provide a focal point. Timbercreek’s 160 Smith Street apartments are less than 10 minutes away from Home Outfitters, a great place to find area rugs in a variety of patterns and materials.

Choosing Size

Area carpets come in all shapes and sizes. Modern day rugs range in size from smaller mats (starting at 2x3 foot) all the way to larger carpets (up to 10x14 foot). To calculate the largest size that will comfortably fit in a given room, subtract three feet from the room’s width and length. This will create a proportionate frame of flooring between the rug and walls. For a premium, you can also create a custom made carpet to your specific needs including size, pattern, and shape.

Follow these tips and tricks to find the perfect area rug for your home. Timbercreek’s Winnipeg apartments feature maple hardwood floors perfect for adding a functional and fashionable throw carpet. For more information on Timbercreek’s properties, including our Winnipeg apartments click here.

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