Friday, August 30, 2013

Tips for Choosing the Best Rug for Your Space


Rugs are a part of interior decorating that don't get a lot of thought, but are more important to the tone of a room than you'd think. While it's hard to notice if a rug has been chosen correctly, it's easy to notice when a rug is wrong for the space. So how does a layman decide which size and type of rug is best for where they live? Follow a few simple tips to make the job easier.

What Do You Want?

First thing is first, sit down and decide what exactly you want your rug to do, and what space it will work in. Is it supposed to define the focal point of a large room? Provide atmosphere with a burst of colour? Which colour works best in the room? Size matters particularly in this case, measure your space and decide on how much of it you want the rug to fill before you start. Consider all the factors, for example a dining room rug must be allow for the chairs to be pulled out without damaging the edges or catching and causing irritation. Do some thought before you even step foot in your local Rugs A Million to browse your options.

First Concern Space

If you're working with a smaller space then it is wise to consider the type of tones you want. If you want the room to seem more spacious then a light soft neutral tone will accomplish that goal. However if you want to the rug to make the room seem cosy then a deeper colour is important. In a larger space then a bold defined colour can break up the space and show a centrepiece while neutral tones make the space seem open and free.

Second Concern, Feel

What tone do you want your room to have? This is important particularly in choosing the rugs size. A large rug topped with furniture gives a casual air to the space while a small rug in the centre of the room surrounded by furniture gives a polished, formal atmosphere that is good for entertaining guests. Patterned rugs will make the room feel more unified, as it will anchor the colour scheme if chosen correctly.

Third Concern Colours

Colour matching is a pain for anyone. It may be tempting to go with a simple black or white to match any colour and that is a good choice, however accenting a colour that exists in a small way in the room, for example the dominant colour in a painting on the wall, can draw the eye to an item that you're proud of. If you want to go the easy way, match or compliment the dominant colours of the room.

The rug can often provide a finishing touch to a space that makes it feel lived in, elegant, homey or natural and picking the right rug for your feel is important. Sit down, figure out what you want, and don't settle for anything less.

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Tips for Finding the Right Hotel


Staying in hotels is stressful for many people because they worry that the room will not be clean enough or the travelers will not be taken care of while there. When you are looking for Cape Cod hotels, you can do a few things to make sure that you know exactly what to expect when you stay in a hotel. You can then make a choice about which hotel you would like to stay at, and there is no need to be nervous when you get there. 

The Search for a Room 

After you decide what area you need to stay in, you can start looking for a hotel in the area. There are many sites that will allow you to search the availability and prices of hotels in the area while setting some parameters for what you want. For example, you can put a limit on how much you pay or how many stars the hotel received. Doing so will narrow your search so that you do not have to waste your time looking at hotels you will not stay in. When you look at a potential hotel to stay in, consider a few things. 

First, look at the rating the hotel received. Most hotels will be rated on a scale of one to five stars, depending on how clean the hotel is and other important factors. If you are looking for a nicer hotel, you can skip hotels that received one, two, or three stars. Next, look at any reviews the hotel received. These reviews will be from people who have stayed in the hotel before. They can tell you about their experience and what to expect. There will always be people that exaggerate or have a unique experience, but look for trends in the reviews. When multiple people say the same thing, you can usually trust that it is the truth. 

Booking the Hotel 

When you book your Cape Cod hotels, make sure to get the right days and the right type of room (smoking vs. nonsmoking, number of beds, etc.). Ask how much you will be paying overall and if there are any extra deposits or fees. Know when they will charge your card.

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