Fall is upon us here in Rhode Island. With it comes brilliant colors, cooler temperatures, and the harsh reality that cold winter air is on its way. With the onset of cold weather comes cold floors and cold feet. Keeping your floors toasty warm this winter is not difficult with a bit of planning.
If you are looking more cold weather flooring options, contact the experts at Valley Floor Covering.
Let’s face it: doing chores around the house is nobody’s favorite thing to do. But there are few cleaning jobs as tiresome or as frustrating as scrubbing the floors. It seems that the moment the floors are spotless and in pristine condition, something immediately occurs to make them dirty again.
On top of that, we are quickly approaching everyone’s favorite time of year. as they say on Game of Thrones, winter is coming. That means that those messy floors will become even grimier, as snow, dirt, and other winter filth are constantly brought into your home.
We at Valley Floor Coverings are just like you: we like a clean floor, and we admit that there are certain times of the year that keeping our floor clean is harder than others. While it’s certainly a frustrating problem, luckily, it is a problem with a few quick and simple solutions.
Trends in area rugs change from season to season, just as they do in fashion and home interiors. In fact, the rug industry looks directly to those fashion and home interior trends to develop innovative products. You’ll find high style and up-to-the-minute colors in the area rugs we offer.
Today’s area rugs fall into three chief categories—contemporary, traditional, and transitional. Nature is an important influence, affecting both design and color palettes.
Contemporaryrugs have been gaining popularity each season. Their clean, modern aesthetic makes them a good choice for an avant-garde look that showcases your unique style. Current trends are graphic patterns, tailored geometrics, abstract designs, and organic shapes with a hand-drawn appearance.
Traditionalrugs convey a sense of the timeless and elegant. They’re usually based on classic patterns, many of which date back centuries. Lately, however, they’re incorporating more casual and modern elements, making them appeal to transitional and even contemporary rug shoppers.
Transitionalrugs tend to be the most popular of the three style groups, because they’re the most versatile. They have a casual character that works well with many kinds of interiors. Silhouetted botanicals and florals are prominent in transitional rugs, together with scroll and damask patterns that offer traditional styling with an informal air. Simple solid and tone-on-tone patterns sometimes combine with high-and-low yarn heights to offer texture and complexity.
Color, too, plays an important role as it changes from season to season. The newest colors reflect nature, so palettes of warm earth tones are being seen. Soft neutrals, sophisticated grays, and chocolate brown accented with blue and green are a continuing trend. Coming on-scene as fresh complements to these neutral palettes are tomato reds, gingered oranges, golden yellows, and tones of purple such as plum and eggplant.