October 15, 2013
Building a home library not only helps organize a book collection, but can provide an interesting section of the room design in a home office, den or family room. In a comfortably furnished corner with the nature-inspired Hamptons area rug from Shaw Floors' Accents collection, homeowners can enjoy a place to sit back and relax with a great read.
October 14, 2013
xWhatever form it takes, log cabin rustic or English country home, the tradition of a cottage often evokes coziness and comfort for the people who live there. Muted colors, seashore or garden motifs and hardwood floors coupled with area rugs - like the quilt motif of Shaw Floors' Highland rug in the Bob Timberlake collection - all predominate in cottage decor.
September 20, 2013
Once they start moving in their boxes of household goods and personal belongings, it will sink in with new condominium owners that they've made the transition from renters to homeowners. They'll be picking out furniture, choosing vibrant geometric or floral area rugs from Shaw Floors' Mirabella collection and planning painting parties.
September 09, 2013
Home theaters are all about the lights, camera and action. It's the reason this type of room is becoming popular among homeowners. But after the electronic equipment is installed, design decisions that will enhance the experience need to be made. For instance, what better area rugs to place in a home theater than Shaw Floors' contemporary Encore collection?
September 06, 2013
With a renewed focus on the importance of families having dinner together, there's good reason to create a room design for the dining area that makes people want to use it every day instead of on special occasions only. Sprucing up the dining room by adding such items as a new area rug like those in Shaw Floors' Stonegate collection is one move toward making it a destination every day.
August 19, 2013
Today's homeowners generally aren't looking for trendy, flash-in-the-pan decor that will be dated before the paint dries on the walls. Instead, they want sustainable features like the eco-friendly EverTouch recyclable nylon found in many of Shaw's area rug collections, along with vintage furniture and ethnic themes that transcend generations.
August 02, 2013
An unfinished attic presents homeowners with an opportunity to expand their livable space. It can be a home office, a playroom or a master bedroom with a sitting area set aside for relaxing. Outfit it with attractive furniture and an area rug with subtle prints from Shaw Floors' Woven Expressions collection and you've got an enviable new room.
July 16, 2013
With people trying to expand their homes' liveable space, turning to a sunporch, patio or deck for an additional gathering spot makes sense. Outdoor kitchens, media systems and furnishings that look like they were plucked from a living room have become popular for outside use in recent years. The addition of stylish and durable indoor outdoor rugs, like Shaw Floors' Garden Craft collection, can give a beautiful finishing touch to an outdoor room design.
July 10, 2013
From Mediterranean-style low rises on the West Coast to Colonial homes in the East, regional differences show up in all aspects of home design. The influence can range from a house's architecture to the choice of area rugs to accent a certain style. The Colonial colors and delicate floral in the Avalon Garden area rug within Shaw Floors' Melrose collection, for instance, would go well with a houseful of early American furnishings.