Easy to maintain/clean: White is a bold color to use anywhere, especially in a rug. That's why using a machine washable white rug makes perfect sense when you're determined to use a white rug. Even if you place your rug in areas with high traffic, you can do so comfortably with the knowledge that the rug can be easily cleaned.
Color-mood: A white rug, whether it's 100% white or a pattern that uses white as its primary color, is a great way to brighten up any space. Black and white rugs with patterns can fit into a variety of styles, but no matter which style your rug fits into, choosing one with white as its main color definitely makes your space seem lighter and brighter and uplifts the mood of the room. As a bonus, light colors tend to make spaces seem larger, so using a white rug in smaller rooms can serve multiple functions.
Decorating with a White Washable Rug
White rugs are often used in low traffic areas of the house, but you can use a washable white rug anywhere, as long as you take care to keep it clean. Here are a few ideas of how to stylize with a white rug in different rooms.
Dining Room: You can use a white rug in your dining room underneath the table. Doing so will create a lighter vibe in the room and as a bonus, it won't get as dirty since people aren't constantly walking on it.
Kitchens: You can use a washable white rug in your kitchen by your sink, stove, or anywhere else you often stand.
Bathrooms: A washable white runner rug can fit well in front of your vanity, or you can even use smaller 2x3 rugs in front of the sink or shower in your bathroom.
Frequently Asked Questions about White Washable Rugs
How do you wash a white rug in the washing machine?
Rugs as large as 8x10 can fit into a standard washing machine. Even if your machine washable rug has a rubber backing on it, it can still go inside the washing machine. The care details should be listed on your rug's tag. If you ripped your tag off, your best bet is to set your washer to delicate and use cold water. Avoid using chlorine bleach with your rug if it has a rubber backing; the chlorine bleach can cause your rubber to deteriorate.
When it's time to dry your washable white rug, we recommend hanging it out to dry. If your rug does not have a rubber backing, then you can also place it on a low setting in the dryer. Be careful of doing that if your rug does have a rubber mat, because the heat of the dryer may cause the rubber to shrink.
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