On the carpet - the plane past the rainbow
1. You have a cold apartment
To once and for all to part with this problem, you can use thick fluffy natural carpets on the floor in the living room and bedroom.
2. You have poor sound insulation
Carpets can help to alleviate this shortcoming: The thicker and fuzzy they will be, the more perfect barrier for extraneous sounds you can create from them. However, while hanging up and carpeted room, think about that, together with noise, carpets can "absorb" and part of your space.
3. You need to zonate space
With the help of individual small carpets -Square, rectangular, round or oval - you can designate in the studio room several functional areas: for example, a dining room with a table and chairs, a seating area with an armchair and a coffee table, a working area with a computer and office equipment.
POVOD 4. You want to make a bohemian corner in the oriental style
Ideal atmosphere for friendly parties isCreate by installing in the room a podium covered with carpets, or simply throwing a large fluffy carpet on a spring mattress or a decomposed low sofa. On it you can and sleep, and eat, and hang out.
5. You design an apartment in colonial or ethnic style
Small carpet mats or mats are excellentwill fit into the warm atmosphere of your exotic room, the main thing is to have a measure. No less fun will look and rustic round multi-colored rugs, woven from rags.
6. You have a "legacy" from the older generations
It's better if it's a little originalMats or trophy tapestries in European style. Such carpets should also be given a special place, emphasizing their "museum position" in your interior (perhaps even insert the carpet in the frame).
7. Do you want to emphasize your respectability
A real oriental carpet should be the maina dominant in your interior, everything else can only shade its value. Place a luxurious carpet, of course, in the living room - on the wall or in the center on the floor. Of course, you can not say about buying such a carpet: "Be simpler, do not buy a cow." On the contrary, the choice should be approached, gathering as much information as possible.
What to choose?
Persian carpets. This Persian handmade carpet has "Iranian citizenship", which must be confirmed by a special passport certified by the Iranian government and confirming its highest quality (these are the most expensive carpets in the world).
Indian carpets. As a rule, they are also made in the ancient Eastern tradition, but are made of coarser material. Indian carpets are also not an expensive pleasure, but local craftsmen allow themselves much more freedom in respect of traditions, therefore their carpets are much easier to fit into a modern interior.
French baroque. Modern French "replica" in the classical style retains a favorite theme (roses, twigs, bouquets, ribbons and bows), but refuses from a juicy color scheme in favor of a soft, less demanding color.
Tapestries and tapeseries - traditional viewcarpet weaving, which is a woven pattern in frames. Today tapestries are made in the form of small woven paintings (as a rule, these are landscapes of factory work). Another option is the author's non-cut carpets using several types of yarns.
Carpets with an abstract pattern in the spirit of cubism as if specially created for modern minimalistic interiors.
Mat from sisal (the oldest kind of carpets) are indispensable in both ecological and ethnic style of the interior. They are equally organic and look on the floor and on the walls. Fashionable
Carpets collected from pieces of natural fur and imitating animal skins laid out on the floor (tiger, leopard, zebra, cow, etc.).
"Sculptural" carpets, in which the relief is achieved with the help of a special napping (of course, by machine).
Carpets, imitating the color range of ecological style (flax, sisal, unbleached wool).
Solid carpets of bright colors (especially energetic red is actual).
Is it worth it buy?
Despite the millenary history, carpets have a number of shortcomings, which can not be ignored, considering the interior.
Carpets (especially natural) are very strongcollect dust, so if someone has an allergy in your family, it's better to refrain from using them or choose a "bald" version of coverings like mats or carpets with low pile.
Real oriental carpets are always made in dark colors (black, dark red, dark green, burgundy, etc.), so they obscure the room and make it visually smaller.
As a rule, classical carpets do notapproach to the modern interior, so that they looked organically, it is necessary to develop eclecticism under the guidance of a professional designer.
How to hang a carpet.
It is not at all necessary to drill a concrete wall and fasten the carpet on the screws: you can use the seam between the wall and the ceiling plate and simply hammer into it the steel dowels.
Medium-sized carpet can be hung on cardboard fasteners with firmly hooked to them hooks (the cardboard is firmly glued to the wall with a universal glue such as "Moment" or "Liquid Nails").
Where to lay?
In this issue, there are certain traditions, although, of course, no one has abandoned the creative approach.
A large 2x3 carpet is usually stolen in the center of the room, and in this case it dictates all of its style.
The average size carpet on the floor is most often used for zoning, but on the wall - as an independent decor element.
Alya small carpet there are classicmicro-zones (in front of the fireplace, near the bed, near the door, etc.), but you can also use them as small color accents, if the interior seems too dull (of course, they should perfectly match with each other).
Carpet with a long nap is better to lay in the bedroom, and other rooms (living, children) to use nepushistye carpets.
To lay on the floor a natural carpet follows only in a cold room, in all other cases a more unpretentious synthetic path is better.
How to care?
A good carpet is a thing, as they say, for centuries,but you need to contact her with the appropriate piety. Of course, you will not be able to secure it from external influences. Let your carpet always be in the epicenter of events, and all the consequences of "communication" with it you can be eliminated with the help of centuries of elaborated techniques.
There are many options for cleaning a wool carpet. Depending on the degree of contamination, select the one that suits you.
Hand cleaning with a brush of slightly warm water with laundry soap.
Vacuum cleaning from the wrong side.
In the winter
Spread the carpet on pure snow with a pile down and beat out with a special flexible spatula, then turn it upside down, pour snow and dust the natural broom.
Best if you start removing the stain immediatelyafter it appeared. To do this you will need soapy water, a solution of ammonia, a soft brush and napkins. Remember that carpets can not stand:
hot water (and the more so boiling water),
Choose a handmade carpet.
This purchase is not only a choice "to your liking", but alsoa serious investment of money. Keep in mind: only a truly valuable product can, over time, not only not lose its merits, but also become an art rarity. In this regard, a win-win situation for owners of ancient carpets or author works of contemporary artists. And at your disposal will be a work of art, which, like a carpet of an airplane past the rainbow, will rush you in your wildest dreams. The main thing is when buying:
check the inside of the carpet: it should be smooth, with even rows of knots;
if there are no knots on the wrong side at all, then the carpet is not hand-made;
choose a carpet with a denser weave (the number of knots on one square decimeter is taken into account, the larger, the higher the price), since on this carpet the pattern is made more clearly and in detail;
keep in mind: the best and most expensive wool for carpets is the so-called wool "gazni" (from the breast of a half-year-old Afghan ram);
be sure to smell and rub the carpet: properly washed product should not "stink" with sheepskin and be painted.