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Foyer Floors: Essential Entry Rugs
January 19, 2018 in As Featured On | no comments

If you have been following our blog this month, you have learned that your entry matters. If you are thinking of how to make your entry the best reflection of you and your style then be sure to remember an important element- your entry rug! Entry rugs are tricky due to size constraints. You also have to pay special attention to the make and materials of it.  Your entry rug will experience some wear and tear from visitors and your own family so you need a rug that can make a statement and withstand the elements. When looking for an entry rug, here are styles to consider.

Hide Rugs

If you have the space, a hide rug is a stylish and practical entry rug. It is especially appealing if you have winding stairs or a wide foyer hall because of their unique shape. Hides are easy to clean and maintain, which is a priority for high traffic areas like entries. They come in a variety of colors. We recommend selecting hides with lighter colors, especially white or grey, if you want your foyer to feel sophisticated and bright. A light grey brindle in this foyer grounds the space and adds some fun texture to the vibrant entry.

 

Sisal Rugs

Sisal rugs are ideal for an entry. They are a very strong and durable natural fiber (more durable than seagrass or jute). Sisal rugs will trap sand, dirt, etc., and keep it from being tracked throughout your home. There are a variety of styles, sizes, and price points to choose from. Another plus? It can easily be vacuumed. They are definitely an essential entry rug!

 

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Rugs that are designed for indoor/outdoor use are another essential entry rug style to consider. They offer peace of mind as they are extra durable and designed to withstand more wear and tear than your typical rug.  Indoor/outdoor rugs are designed to resist fading and mildew. Some indoor/outdoor rugs are even machine washable. You can select from a variety of color, sizes and patterns which is another added perk.

Patterned Rugs

Rugs with a pattern are very forgiving. They help to camouflage any imperfections and tend to outlast solid options. When selecting a patterned rug, you can have a lot of fun with the pattern and color you choose. But to narrow your search, be sure to check the make and materials used. Avoid rugs made from art silk as they are fragile and hard to maintain. They are not ideal for an entry. Look for more natural fibers. Finally, pay attention to the pile or make on your patterned rug. Look for flatter weaves or low piles, especially if your rug will be close to your door. Flatter weaves will allow your front door to open freely, without getting caught on the rug.

Any of these essential rugs will make your entry feel finished and even more welcoming. If you want help selecting rugs for your entry and beyond, stop into our shop, give us a call or send us an email. We will narrow down your options and make the process easy!