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On the carpet - plane by the rainbow

REASON 1. You have a cold apartment

to give up once and for all with this problem, you can use thick fluffy natural carpets on the floor in the living room and bedroom.

REASON 2. You poor soundproofing

Carpets can help smooth out this shortcoming: the thicker and fluffier they are, the more perfect barrier against outside noise, you can create one.However, carpeting and rugs uveshivaya room, think about the fact that, together with the noise rugs can "absorb" and part of your space.

REASON 3. You need to zone the space

With some small carpets - square, rectangular, round or oval - you can designate the room studio several functional areas: for example, with a dining table and chairs, sitting area with chairand a coffee table, a work area with a computer and office equipment.

REASON 4. You want to make a bohemian corner in oriental style

ideal atmosphere for friendly parties can be created by setting the room podium, carpeted, or just throwing a big fluffy rug spread out spring mattres

s or a low sofa.There you will be able to sleep and eat and hang out.

REASON 5. You arrange the apartment in a colonial or ethnic style

small rug or mat track, perfectly fit into the warm atmosphere of your room an exotic, -soblyusti important measure.No less fun would look and rustic round colorful rugs woven from rags.

REASON 6. You left "heritage" of the older generations

Better if it will be small original rugs or tapestries trophy in European style.So carpets the same should be given a special place, highlighting their "museum status" in your interior (possibly even to insert a carpet scene into the frame).

7. REASON you want to emphasize your respectability

This Oriental carpet has become the main dominant in your interior, the rest can only be set off its value.Place rich carpets, of course, in the living room - on the wall or in the center of the floor.Of course, about the purchase of the carpet does not say, "Keep it simple, do not buy a cow."By contrast, the choice of approach is by gathering as much information.

What to choose?


Persian carpets.This Persian handmade carpet has an "Iranian citizenship ', which must be confirmed by a special passport, certified by the Iranian government and confirms its highest quality (this is the most expensive carpets in the world).

Indian carpets.As a rule, it is also made in the ancient Eastern tradition, but made of coarser material.Indian carpets - too expensive pleasure, but thence craftsmen allow themselves more freedom in question comply with the traditions, so they are much easier to fit carpets in modern interior.

French Baroque.Modern French "remake" in the classical style keeps favorite themes (roses, twigs, bouquets, ribbons and bows), but refuses juicy color palette in favor of softer, less demanding color.

Tapestries and tapisserii - a traditional form of carpet weaving, which is woven into the picture frames.Today tapestries make a small woven paintings (usually a landscape factory work).Another option - the author nesyuzhetnye carpets with several types of threads.


Carpet with an abstract pattern in the spirit of Cubism as if specially created for modern minimalist interiors.

mats made of sisal (the most ancient form of carpets) are essential both in environmental and ethnic-style interior.They are equally organically and look on the floor and on the walls. Fashionable

Carpets collected from pieces of fur and laid on the floor imitating skins of animals (tigers, leopards, zebras, cows, etc.. D.).

«sculptural» carpets in which relief is achieved by a special haircut pile (of course, by machine).

Carpets imitating colors ecological style (flax, sisal, unbleached wool).

Solid carpets of bright colors (especially relevant energetic red).

Should buy?

Despite the thousand-year history, the carpets have a number of drawbacks which can not be ignored, considering interior.

Carpets (especially natural) strongly collect dust, so if in the family who is allergic, it is better to refrain from their use or to choose "bald" version covers like mats or low pile carpet.

These Oriental carpets are always executed in dark colors (black, dark red, dark green, burgundy, etc.), so darken the room and make it visually less.

Usually classical carpets are not suitable for a modern interior, so that they looked organic, should be developed under the direction of eclecticism professional designer.

How to hang the carpet.

It is not necessary to drill the concrete wall and the carpet on the screws to fix: You can use the seam between the wall and the ceiling plate and just put in a steel dowels.

medium sized rug can be hung on a cardboard mount with hard hooks sewn to them (cartons tightly glued to the wall with adhesive universal type "Moment" or "Liquid nails").

lay Where?

In this regard, there are certain traditions, although, of course, has not been canceled and creative approach.

large carpet usually 2x3 trail in the center of the room, and in this case it dictates her whole style.

medium-sized carpet on the floor is most often used for zoning, but on the wall - as an independent element of decor.

Alya small carpet there are classic microzones (front of the fireplace, beside the bed, near the door, and so on. D.), But you can use them as a small color accents, the interior seems to be if you are too dull (of course, they must be combined perfectlybetween themselves).

carpet with a long nap is better to lay in the bedroom and other rooms (living, children) to use nepushistye carpets.

steles on the floor mat should be only natural in a cold room, in all other cases it is better suited more unpretentious synthetic track.

How to care?

good carpet - this thing, as they say, for centuries, but also the need to treat it with the appropriate reverence.Of course, to protect it from outside influences you will not succeed.Let your carpet will always be at the epicenter of events and all the consequences of "dialogue" with it you can eliminate by using techniques developed for centuries.

There are many options for cleaning wool carpet.Depending on the degree of pollution select the one that suits you.


cleaning brush by hand with lukewarm water and soap.

Vacuum from the wrong side.

the winter

Spread on a clean carpet pile the snow down and embossing special flexible spatula, then flip it pile up, fill up with snow and estimates of natural dust broom.


Best of all, if you start to remove the stain as soon as it appeared.To do this you need soapy water solution of ammonia, a soft brush and cloth.Remember that carpets do not tolerate:

hot water (and even more so of boiling water),

bright sun


long-term storage.

Choose a handmade rug.

This purchase not only the choice of "the soul", but also a serious investment.Keep in mind that only a truly valuable product is capable over time, not only did not lose their advantages, but also to become an artistic rarity.In this respect, a win-win situation for the owners of old carpets or copyright of works by contemporary artists.And you'll have a piece of art, which is akin to carpet the plane will fly a rainbow by you in your wildest dreams.The main thing - with the purchase:

check the underside of the carpet: it should be smooth, with neat rows of knots;

knots on the wrong side if not at all, it means that the carpet is not handmade;

choose a rug with a dense weave (count the number of knots per square decimeter, the more the higher the price), because at such a carpet pattern is made more clearly and in detail;

keep in mind: the best and most expensive wool carpet wool is considered to be so-called "Ghazni" (a six-month breast Afghan sheep);

necessarily smell and rub the carpet: the washed product correctly should not "stink" sheepskin and painted.