Until a few decades ago, not a single house could do without a carpet. The soft flooring provided warmth and comfort to the room. Today, such products are already more aesthetic than practical function. Nevertheless, with them, any room looks much more comfortable and beautiful. Today we will look at the features of 4x4 m carpets and give advice on how to place these products in the interior.
To make the carpet look as good as possible in the room, when choosing a product, you should take into account its shape, color, as well as the materials from which the product is made.
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Since a 4x4 meter carpet is a fairly large canvas, it will only work for large rooms. If the living room is the most spacious room in your house, then such a product should be laid there. Because such oversized carpets will fit well only into the spaces that are appropriate in size. Small rooms like rugs will visually make them even smaller. Unless, of course, we are not talking about a room with exactly the same area.
In order to calculate the optimal ratio of the size of the path and the room, you should measure the total area of the space and choose a place where the carpet will lie. It should be about 25 centimeters from walls and furniture to look as organic as possible.
Ideally, if the 4x4 coverage will take up no more than one third of the entire room.
Modern manufacturers offer a huge selection of floor coverings from various natural and synthetic materials. Products differ significantly from each other in terms of cost, service life, appearance and operating characteristics. Next, let's look at the most common options.
Wool. It can be sheep or goat wool, cashmere. Carpets made of wool fibers are distinguished by their excellent appearance. They are soft and very delicate to the touch; walking on such carpets is a real pleasure. Moreover, such a carpet is very warm. The disadvantage of this material is the high cost, since the production of a product from natural fiber is very laborious and expensive. However, given the long shelf life of a wool carpet, the high price seems justified. It is also worth noting that woolen carpets build up static electricity. In addition, very often wool provokes allergic reactions, which means that products made of such material are not suitable for everyone
Silk is an incredibly beautiful and delicate material, but it also costs a lot. Most often, carpets made of silk threads are very thin, graceful and decorative, and also require very delicate care. As a practical product in the kitchen or in the hallway, such carpets will not work at all. But they will perfectly decorate the living room or bedroom
Bamboo fiber and cotton. Products made from these fibers are more practical than silk ones. However, one should not expect high heat and sound insulating properties from them. Such materials almost never provoke allergic reactions. However, precautions will never be superfluous
Thanks to modern technologies, artificial materials have been created that are in no way inferior to natural fibers in their characteristics.
The most popular of these is polypropylene. It is notable for its availability and very low cost due to the simplicity and low cost of production. It is also very important that polypropylene carpets are absolutely safe for health and do not cause individual intolerance. Products made of polypropylene are very unpretentious in maintenance and retain their original appearance and brightness of colors even after a large number of washes. They are very soft to the touch and practically do not differ from their natural counterparts. Also, carpets will not accumulate static electricity.
It is worth noting a wide variety of colors and styles for synthetic carpets. Everyone will find for themselves a suitable product that fits perfectly into the interior.
Synthetic products are ideal for children's rooms, hallways, bathrooms and kitchens, as they are distinguished by excellent wear resistance, easy and quick cleaning, and are inexpensive.
If the furniture in the room has very rich colors or intricate shapes, it is best to lay a carpet in neutral, light colors there. This way you will not disturb the harmony of space. When, on the contrary, the room is made in light similar colors, you can afford to purchase a carpet with an unusual design, which will become a bright accent in the interior. The main thing is to monitor the harmony of combinations: for a room decorated in warm colors, an appropriate floor covering is suitable.
The combination of colors and patterns on the curtains with the design of the carpet looks very good. At the same time, when the color of the carpet matches the color of the walls, it can look very boring and uninteresting. Also, a winning option is to combine the color scheme of the carpet with the design of other decorative elements: sofa cushions, upholstery of chairs, figurines, flower pots. For basic flooring, it is good if the carpet is only a shade or two darker.
You can find out how to choose a good quality carpet by watching the video below.