Design Spotlight: Solo Rugs For Any Room In Your Home

If you’ve decided to redecorate as part of your spring cleaning (of which it’s never too early to start on), you may find your floors lacking in intrigue. Adding an area rug is a great start to forming a solid space, whether it be a living room, dining room, bedroom, or entryway. Home Thangs has a lot of different rug brands and styles to parse through, so to make rug shopping easier for you here are some ideas to help you decide, featuring rugs handmade by Solo.

A good rug can last weathering of a high-traffic room like the living room (By Montpelier Joinery Ltd.)

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Solo has been making rugs for 40 years, and that amount of experience shows in the detail each rug can contain. They are all hand-knotted rugs which can take several months to make at their fastest, so they are all very unique and well-crafted. These aren’t the kind of rugs you can buy at your local mega mart that are mass-produced and pill and shred in a year or so of use. There are multiple styles to choose from ranging from simple stripes to complicated, interlocking patterns. The Solo brand has a variety of sizing for their rugs as well, including traditionally shaped rectangular rugs to long and thin runner rugs.

Hand Knotted Runner Rug, M1799-462 by Solo

Rugs aren’t just for the living room; they can be used in hallways, bedrooms, and even kitchens if you feel daring. A runner rug especially is good if you want to make your hallway a transitional space between styles, or just have a comfortable walk between rooms. Though fairly square and circular rugs are the norm, older houses especially don’t have a cubic space for you to put them in. Runners and other types of rugs have more irregular shapes that allow you to partition reshape your space from the floor up if this is the case.

Hand Knotted Rug in Ivory, M1780-48 by Solo

I used to live in a house that had a rug in almost every room whether there was carpet or tile flooring. I moved in with different people, and now I live in a house that has hardwood floors and it feels so empty without area rugs anywhere. It’s one of those things that you don’t think about being there until it’s not. Mopping is certainly easier with a vacant floor, but placing a rug underneath our coffee table is definitely part of this home’s future to brighten it up.

Hand Knotted Area Rug, M1783-165 by Solo

Here’s a quick tip: if you’re not up for ripping out ugly flooring and replacing it with some that’s much better—though Home Thangs does have plenty of nice flooring options—a quality rug is a quick way to distract eyes from the floor pattern as a whole and also cover stains from previous tenants or homeowners. You can change your mind later and simply roll up the rug to remodel your floors, making it a low-commitment house fix.

A simplistic area rug pattern can complement existing flooring of a similar nature (By Cameron Custom Builder)

Area rugs add visual intrigue to your floors and a sense of familiarity and comfort to your living space. Why settle for rugs made cheaply and quickly when you have the perfect opportunity to lay art on your floor? Solo provides hand-made rugs to fit any style or aesthetic within varying sizes. You don’t see this kind of craftsmanship as often as you used to, and it’s a great honor to be able to share some of these rugs with you.

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