area rugs

Area Rugs

Area rugs are great in any room in your house. They come in different shapes, colors, textures and pattern.

Simply choose a rug that best suits the decor of your  room whether its contemporary, modern, traditional etc…

Here are some rug ideas:

A zebra cowhide rug adds interest to the neutral palette in living room

Living room area rug

Source: decorpad.com

A warm rustic look

Livingroom area rug

Source: allaboutyou.com

In this dining room a round rug was selected to accommodate the round shaped dining area

Dining room area rug

Source: The Anderson Studio Of Architecture & Designs

A sisal area rug was used for a less formal look

Living room area rug

Source: The Anderson Studio Of Architecture & Designs

When choosing an area rug for a dining room, select one that is large enough that all chairs remain on the carpet when being pushed or pulled out.

Dining room area rug

Source: sheffieldfurniture.com

Beautiful floral area rug

Living room area rug

Source: Meredith Heron

Elegant area rug in traditional living room

Living room area rug

Source: Creative West Architects

I hope you have enjoyed browsing through the different styles of area rugs. What style of area rug would you choose?

Dining Room Lighting

When choosing a chandelier or pendant light for your dining room, you need to consider whether the decor of your room is casual or formal, as well as the size of your dining space. An oversized chandelier will overwhelm a room, while an undersized chandelier will look out of place.

To choose the right size chandelier or pendant light, measure your dining room and add the length and the width. Converting the sum to inches will give you the approximate diameter for the right size chandelier or pendant.

Example: 10′ + 12′ = 22′. Converted to inches = 22″ diameter

If you are unable to find the exact diameter, it is preferable to choose a size that is slightly larger than smaller.

Your chandelier or pendant should hang 30″ to 34″ above the table top. However, if your ceilings are over 8 feet, add 3″ for each additional foot of ceiling height.

The intensity of your lighting is essential to creating the right ambiance in your dining room. Adding dimmers will allow you to set the right brightness for a more flattering light.

Here are some examples of different style chandelier and pendant lights:

dining room lighting

Source: Marjorie Shushan Studio

dining room chandelier

Source: donaroseneinteriors.com

Dining Room Contenporary Lighting

Source: Houzz

transitional eclectic formal dining room

Source: Jeffrey and Deborah Fisher

dining room lighting

Source: myhomeideas.com

dining room lighting

Source: THE SORROWS OF GIN

dining room lighting

Source: bhg

traditional dining room lighting

Source: Laura Hardin’s Design

dining room lighting

Source: lindafloyd.com

Which chandelier would you choose?