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November 19, 2014

Interior design is all about personal preference.  As such, the first rule to keep in mind is that it's okay to break any other "rules" - which are more like guidelines anyway.  Google "interior design rules that should never be broken" and hardly any results will pop up with an answer.  Instead, the very nature of interior design leans toward rule breaking, as long as there is moderation and balance.  The current trend is to find ways to break the stereotypical and traditional rubrics that have been embedded in peoples' minds in favor of new ways to couple themes.

Here are 7 rules totally okay to bend or break:

1. Not using dark paint for small spaces.  Dark paint doesn't have to be dreary and depressing; it can also be warm and inviting or intriguing and mysterious when the right design elements are added to balance the effect. 

2. Matching colors.  This rule is no longer the standard.  Sometimes accents pop with bright oranges or neon colors, and they can really add depth to a space. 

3. Keeping up with the Joneses.  Your home doesn't have to change with every style fad that comes around.  A home should be a reflection of what makes you feel most comfortable. 

4. Having too many televisions around the house.  There are amazing ideas to conceal televisions in the house, but they can also be incorporated into the design so camouflage is a non-issue.

5. Place small pieces in small spaces.  Small spaces can actually include a mix of sizes to create a feeling of comfort rather than miniature living. 

6. Mixing patterns in a kitchen.  Rather than being tacky, mixing patterns can actually change the dynamics of a space when used at different heights and levels around the kitchen.  It can add personality to an area.

7.  Following one aesthetic theme.  Nowaday's, it's completely find to mix ages, eras and feels!  Antiques can easily fit among modern pieces when there is an element that ties them all together. 

Now that you know which rules to break, try out some new ideas to give your home a fresh start.  Use a focal point to draw the eye to a certain place.  Create balance by using symmetry, asymmetry and radial designs.  Radial designs focus on a center point of a room.  Use rugs on top of carpeting and hardwood to provide movable texture and design. 

Rhythm in a space refers to the way a person's eyes are drawn to different pieces.  Repeating certain colors or patterns throughout a space can gibe a space rhythm.  Using contract in color or shape also provides this effect.  Black and white is the best-known contrast, but other colors especially complementary colors, work well together.  Using curved lines or soft elements transitions the view in a fluid way. 

For more design tips or floor coverings to emphasize the interior design of your home, visit www.RiteRug.com today.  Our carpeting and other floor types are available for commercial and residential design can provide a great foundation for personalizing your interior style. 

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Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

Interior design is all about personal preference.  As such, the first rule to keep in mind is that it's okay to break any other "rules" - which are more like guidelines anyway.  Google "interior design rules that should never be broken" and hardly any results will pop up with an answer.  Instead, the very nature of interior design leans toward rule breaking, as long as there is moderation and balance.  The current trend is to find ways to break the stereotypical and traditional rubrics that have been embedded in peoples' minds in favor of new ways to couple themes.

Here are 7 rules totally okay to bend or break:

1. Not using dark paint for small spaces.  Dark paint doesn't have to be dreary and depressing; it can also be warm and inviting or intriguing and mysterious when the right design elements are added to balance the effect. 

2. Matching colors.  This rule is no longer the standard.  Sometimes accents pop with bright oranges or neon colors, and they can really add depth to a space. 

3. Keeping up with the Joneses.  Your home doesn't have to change with every style fad that comes around.  A home should be a reflection of what makes you feel most comfortable. 

4. Having too many televisions around the house.  There are amazing ideas to conceal televisions in the house, but they can also be incorporated into the design so camouflage is a non-issue.

5. Place small pieces in small spaces.  Small spaces can actually include a mix of sizes to create a feeling of comfort rather than miniature living. 

6. Mixing patterns in a kitchen.  Rather than being tacky, mixing patterns can actually change the dynamics of a space when used at different heights and levels around the kitchen.  It can add personality to an area.

7.  Following one aesthetic theme.  Nowaday's, it's completely find to mix ages, eras and feels!  Antiques can easily fit among modern pieces when there is an element that ties them all together. 

Now that you know which rules to break, try out some new ideas to give your home a fresh start.  Use a focal point to draw the eye to a certain place.  Create balance by using symmetry, asymmetry and radial designs.  Radial designs focus on a center point of a room.  Use rugs on top of carpeting and hardwood to provide movable texture and design. 

Rhythm in a space refers to the way a person's eyes are drawn to different pieces.  Repeating certain colors or patterns throughout a space can gibe a space rhythm.  Using contract in color or shape also provides this effect.  Black and white is the best-known contrast, but other colors especially complementary colors, work well together.  Using curved lines or soft elements transitions the view in a fluid way. 

For more design tips or floor coverings to emphasize the interior design of your home, visit www.RiteRug.com today.  Our carpeting and other floor types are available for commercial and residential design can provide a great foundation for personalizing your interior style. 

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November 06, 2014

Winter drafts come in from a number of areas around a home; doors and windows are both culprits for letting the cold air inside.  Shoring up the drafts in a home for winter can greatly save on energy costs and keep a house comfortable.  Checking insulation, using curtains around windows, and insulated doorstops under doors keep the heat in, but many families don't consider the effect their flooring type has on heat retention. 

Making the Most of Your Home's Heat

Because they lack insulating properties, tile and hardwood flooring remain cold during the winter months and often during the summer, as well.  While this is a a great summer quality, it can make winter miserable.  Carpet, on the other hand, can greatly warm up a room!

The thicker the carpet, the more warmth it will provide.  In fact, carpet can even save energy in a home.  Having wall-to-wall carpeting creates an extra barrier between the cold and the room.  By not letting warm air escape as other flooring might, carpet retains the existing heat in a home.  Carpet provides almost double the insulation of hardwood and laminate, and even more than tile. 

Carpet feels warmer to the touch than other flooring choices and is a great option for homes in climates that face cold winters.  Wool carpet is the warmest of all of the carpet choices.  

A flooring expert at Rite Rug Flooring can help you find the right carpet for your home this winter.  They offer many different types of carpeting that excel in insulation, quality and texture.  Call to schedule an appointment today and look forward to warm home this winter!

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Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

Winter drafts come in from a number of areas around a home; doors and windows are both culprits for letting the cold air inside.  Shoring up the drafts in a home for winter can greatly save on energy costs and keep a house comfortable.  Checking insulation, using curtains around windows, and insulated doorstops under doors keep the heat in, but many families don't consider the effect their flooring type has on heat retention. 

Making the Most of Your Home's Heat

Because they lack insulating properties, tile and hardwood flooring remain cold during the winter months and often during the summer, as well.  While this is a a great summer quality, it can make winter miserable.  Carpet, on the other hand, can greatly warm up a room!

The thicker the carpet, the more warmth it will provide.  In fact, carpet can even save energy in a home.  Having wall-to-wall carpeting creates an extra barrier between the cold and the room.  By not letting warm air escape as other flooring might, carpet retains the existing heat in a home.  Carpet provides almost double the insulation of hardwood and laminate, and even more than tile. 

Carpet feels warmer to the touch than other flooring choices and is a great option for homes in climates that face cold winters.  Wool carpet is the warmest of all of the carpet choices.  

A flooring expert at Rite Rug Flooring can help you find the right carpet for your home this winter.  They offer many different types of carpeting that excel in insulation, quality and texture.  Call to schedule an appointment today and look forward to warm home this winter!

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