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Purple Throw Rug: What to Consider

January 13th, 2011

purple-rug.jpgPurple is the traditional color of royalty, which makes the choice of a purple throw rug a grand idea for some people. However, if you are thinking about buying one of these, there are a few things that you will want to consider before embarking on your next shopping excursion.

The first thing to consider is the main color for the room that will contain your new throw rug. With purple being a color that is very rich and elegant, the base colors of the room will need to match up with this. For most homes this could be a slight challenge unless you already have furniture that will match or if you are a fan of certain sports teams (the Minnesota Vikings come to mind). So take the time to make sure your overall room colors match because this could be the difference between your new purple throw rug being a smash or a dash.

Next take the time to measure out the room where you will be placing your new rug. Since these rugs sell in a price range of approximately $30 to $300 depending on size and quality, you probably don’t want to go to the extra trouble of attempting to cut them down to fit. This could also really hurt your investment if the rug later decides to unfrazzel.

After you have checked for color coordination and the appropriate size, make sure you buy a durable brand of purple throw rug. Yes this will cost you more money, but unless you plan on having your new throw rug sit in a room that is never used it could be worth the few extra dollars. Although some people want their carpets to be museum pieces, if you have young children or just a lot of indoor traffic you can expect that your beloved purple rug will see plenty of wear and tear. So in most cases it’s probably worth it to make sure that the rug will last at least a few years.

The best suggestion for a purple throw rug is to have it in a room that has furniture with a noble appearance. By placing your new rug in the right surroundings, it will appear as a positive focal point and not a detraction. Most of us have been in rooms where we notice that the carpet makes the room look gaudy or cheap. You can avoid this type of situation by taking the time to do some homework or maybe even consulting an interior design specialist. Then you should be able to coordinate your room or perhaps the rest of your house to match up perfectly with your new purple throw rug. So if you take the time to do it right you will have a new show piece that you can display with pride.


This article on purple throw rugs was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.


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