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Your living room and the bedrooms are among the most used places in the house and should therefore be kept at their best. That’s why you should strive to replace any out-of-fashion or aging furnishings in the house from time to time so as to preserve the decor and touch of modernity of your house. For a majority of people though, refurbishing the house entail splurging an awful lots of cash to bring in new pieces of furniture, and other ageing stuff in the house. But you don’t have to break the bank to revitalize these important rooms. This article highlights inexpensive ways you give your living room and bedroom a quick facelift. Read on.

1. Carpet flooring.

You don’t have to fix expensive tiles on the ground to make the room look great. Buying a carpet is an ideal alternative to the tiles and it won’t cost you a lot. The fact that there is a wide selection of color and carpet styles to choose from mean that you’ve a good chance to find something that seamlessly gels your living room main theme.

2. Go for Durries.

Durries make for a perfect floor covering as they are thick and come in different designs. Unlike carpets, durries are easy to maintain and wash. But what actually sets them apart from other floor coverings is that they are portable, warm and can be used all year round. This means you can walk barefoot around the house as they’re soft. They are also warm during the winter and cool during the summer. Smaller durries are a perfect fit for tables, telephone stands and flower vases and compliment the main floor durrie greatly.

3. Use runners and rugs.

Runners and rugs have, for long, been used in the hallways around the house. But with a little tweak, you can turn them into a perfect living room or bedroom décor. One way, for instance, is to use a pair of rugs to flank each side of your bed to create a soft stepping point in the morning and also bring about a sense of harmony and unity in the bedroom. You’ll also have eliminated the need to buy a large rug that would cost much more. Rugs also come in handy in the entrance to the living room and the bedroom where people can wipe the dirt before going into the house.

4. Retouch duvet covers, pillow cases and replace window curtains.

With continued use, window curtains, duvet and pillow covers become rugged and too ordinary to be beautiful. But rather than going for new sets of duvets and pillows, you can simply retouch the old duvet covers and replace the aging pillow cases with some new ones that make the room brighter and elegant. You will, however, have to replace the window curtains with a new, better set. Fortunately, window curtains don’t cost much.

5. Repaint the ceiling and the walls.

Painting the ceilings and walls in the living room and the bedroom is yet another great way to give your place a completely new and subtle look.

6. Changing your lighting fixtures.

The lighting system has a great impact on your living room and the bedroom. With a little bit of some tweaks on the lighting system, you can turn your dull living room into a dazzling abode. You can use brighter bulbs, adopt a friendlier color or simply redesign the system. To your advantage, there are several affordable lighting systems to choose from.

Final word.

You don’t have to go for a second mortgage to revitalize your aging living and bed rooms. With little bits of tweaks on the furniture, walls, and floor covers, you can turn your room into a warm and welcoming place as it has always been. Follow the tips above and you will surely not be disappointed.

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Early forms of rugs.

Rugs were some of the earliest inventions of early man. There was widespread use of rugs in Persian, Oriental, and South western regions. The pioneer rugs were mostly produced from rough animal hides and were devoid of artistic or stylish touch evident in today’s floor coverings. It’s from these sketchy floorings that modern rugs evolved from.

King of Persia Spring carpet.

Spring Carpet of Chosroes owned by the Persian king existed around 550 BC. The hand-knotted carpet was made of fine wool, gold, silk, silver and an array of precious stones. It weighed in excess of one tone and measured 400 feet lengthwise and 100 feet width. The artistic carpet was however destroyed when the Persian kingdom was attacked by Arabs. Different parts of the rug still exist in different leading museums around the world.

5th Century Siberian rugs.

Another of the earliest forms of modern day rugs, rightly named Pazyryk Carpet, was discovered at a Pazyryk burial site in Siberia. The production and use of Pazyryk carpets dates back to the 5th century. The carpets were hand-knotted and featured a rich composition of colors and other artistic designs. In contrast to earlier forms of rugs, the Pazyryk carpets were made of fiber and had an outstanding work of Scythian art.

Egyptian inspired carpets.

Egypt was among the first civilizations to produce hand-woven carpets. They featured a uniquely elegant design that featured geometric designs over asymmetrical or Ghiordes knots which made them famous world over. Egyptian carpets were inspired by Persian and Anatolian designs which are considered to be the cradle of modern day carpets.

The rise of pile rug weaving in Europe.

While the Asian and the North African countries had already invented rugs by 900 AD, it’s not until 1000 AD that European nations took cue. But in contrast to the Asians use of rugs as cold protection clothing, Europeans from areas such as Spain, Venice, and Germany used rugs during special occasions such as wedding and community gathering. The design of the rugs, especially those from Spain, was heavily copied from Egyptian, Mesopotamia and Persia designs due to their close proximity. A vast majority of European nations were already producing their own rugs by 18th and 19th century. It’s actually said that many of the royalties and landlords had their rugs replaced on daily basis.

Modern day carpets.

Traditional carpet designs continue to inspire the modern day carpet designs around the world. While the influence of early man craftsmanship has waned largely over the years, the striking designs from the past continue to inspire today’s mass production of carpets. The main focus presently though is creating rugs that add aesthetic value in any home settings. As rug making industries continue to rise, you can expect to see even more inspiring carpets gracing homesteads in the neighborhood.

Bottom Line.

Rug weaving art has no doubt come from along way. Even then, early carpet designs will continue to inspire even greater carpet products in future. As you look forward to owning the next awe-inspiring carpet, you will find the history of rugs above amusing.

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Avioni Carpets product range includes shag rugs, wool area rugs, hand knotted modern rugs, wool felted carpets, jute and chindi braided area rugs and Persian rugs, come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

This Carpet Size Guide briefly tries to give our customers an idea of the size of Carpet that would best suit your requirements.

Our Rugs come in four different rectangular sizes, though you can always request a customized size. The four sizes (all in feet) are 3 X 5, 4 X 6, 5 X 7, 6 X 9

A key consideration to choose the right size is to know how you want to use it. Some people prefer the carpet to cover the space just around the center table as in figure A. The carpet edges may or may not be touching the sofas. This works great if you have sectional sofas or if you have set a single sofa plus other seating options as in figure C. Other people prefer the carpet to cover most of the sofa sets area i.e. the sofas partially or fully come on the area rug (ref figure B).

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