These gorgeous cotton braided rugs are a beginner-proof way to decorate your home with a classic and clean style.
Interior decorators love to use cotton braided rugs in country homes and homes with earthy décor. They also use them in houses of all styles when there's a need for grounding and texture. For example, you might find a white and lavender cotton rug in a bright, chic dining room.
With such versatility, you can easily use these rugs in your home to improve your décor and insulate your floors.
A Closer Look At Cotton Braided Rugs
Unlike some more delicate rugs, cotton braided rugs are straightforward to care for. While you must clean up spills quickly and opt for dark colors in areas that receive heavy soil from shoes, they are resilient and durable.
How to Clean a Cotton Braided Rug:
Take the rug outside and hang it over a clean railing. Beat it with a broom, tennis racket, or wooden spoon to loosen dirt and dust particles.
Lay the rug on a clean, flat surface to scrub stains with a 50-50 water and white vinegar solution using a sponge. Do not use soap, which can leave a residue in the cotton fibers.
Spray the rug with a hose, using a high-pressure nozzle if possible. This will rinse the vinegar solution out and remove built-up soil.
Hang the rug to dry, and do not lay it on the floor until it is completely free of moisture.
Repeat this cleaning process once or twice per year, depending on how much traffic your home receives. Households with pets will want to opt for two to three times per year. For stains, immediately blot spills with a sponge soaked in the water and vinegar solution.
Is A Cotton Braided Rug Right For Me?
With so many colors, 100% cotton braided rugs are versatile enough for every home. The following tips will help you select the right one:
Size: You don’t want your rug to be too small for your space. The following guidelines will help you pick the right dimensions:
Room: 5’ x 7’ – Rug: 3’ x 5’
Room: 7’ x 10’ – Rug: 5’ x 8’
Room: 10’ x 12’ – Rug: 8’ x 10’
Room: 11’ x 14’ – Rug: 9’ x 12’
Room: 14’ x 17’ – Rug: 12’ x 15’
Color: assess your home’s existing color palette and choose a braided rug that will work with what’s already in your room. You can use an online color picker tool to be sure that the colors work well together.
Because braided cotton rugs have a simple design, the rest is up to your preference. This rug can stay in your home for many years with proper maintenance.
Choosing The Perfect Cotton Braided Rug
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