Rugs are immensely important. While decorating your home, getting area rugs is extremely essential. Matching the designs and shapes with your room’s layout is a very important factor. But, another significant aspect to keep in mind is the color of the rug. This is by far the most important thing to consider. Matching the rugs color with your room’s atmosphere is the foremost thing you need to do while decorating with rugs. For example, you can’t place a dull colored rug in a neutral colored room. That seems very awkward. While there are hundreds of colors out there, let’s talk about white. White, we consider the kind of colors. Rugs come in various colors and a number of them come in white as well. White is a satisfying color and a white colored rug emits the same vibes. But, there are a lot of statements surrounding such rugs. a lot of people out there become extremely hesitant while buying a white rug and might as well, consider it a risk. Well, we kinda agree with that, too. But, the thing is that there is more to the story as every picture has two sides! To tell you all the pros and cons of using a white colored rug, we are here with this blog post. If you want to find out, keep reading!
2. You can see everything
Well, that would probably be a very good thing in practical life, being able to see everything but, tats not the case with rugs. You spend money on it and you are able to see everything. I mean, it's white, the most exposing color out there. The slightest spill or dirt will be flashing its way through your eyes and everyone else’s too. They expose a little too much of it. Especially when you buy an expensive rug which is white, you can’t really take that much pain. Moreover, you can’t even clean it or get it cleaned constantly. That not only damages the fibers but also causes a lot of unrest and hassle.
3. Not suitable be placed at high traffic area
Obviously, as they show everything clearly with so much drama, they are your last option to place at high traffic areas. Even if the fibers and materials used to make the rug can take the high foot traffic but your chosen color (white) makes it the least eligible to take high foot traffic. If you are planning to get an area rug for high traffic areas especially where there is constant attendance and visits such as the living room, dining room or your own bedroom, a white colored rug is the biggest no! And a kitchen? Don’t even think about it.
3. Difficult to maintain
White rugs are one of the most difficult to maintain rugs, if not the most! Not only are they hard to maintain but have a high maintenance cost, too. Imagine, getting one sensitive and expensive rug which could only get cleaned professionally, how painful would that be. Getting a rug professionally cleaned time and again is not suitable for both the rug and the rugs owner. Also, if you clean it at home, there is a considerable risk that you might damage a delicately constructed/ produced rug. Vacuuming them, spot cleaning or even deep cleaning, everything takes in energies and a lot of risk taking guts. In order to not take any chances, don’t even imagine getting a white colored rug if you can’t treat it like a royal princess.
4. Get stained easily (non- stain resistant)
Of course, they get stained easily. Staining is one of the biggest drawbacks of white colored rugs. Wine spilling or even a slightest spill can cause damage to your rug and change the whole outlook of your area rug. You can’t really spot cleaning on a regular basis, it is very hard. Also, getting intense stains such as lipstick stains or drink stains are considerably hard to even take out and spot cleaning. Another noteworthy fact is that, the color might fade (now, you might think what color would a white rug fade) but, there is a thing called dulling of color. Your white rug will contain damp areas and some corners might be dull and still pertain to the stains- even if you cleaned them out. Another problem is the color resistance that a white rug lacks; they can still have some stained color in it for the rest of its life even if you cleaned it out multiple times!
5. They are not kid- friendly
As we have even mentioned before that they are not suitable for high traffic areas and are not even stain resistant. It should be very obvious to you by now- that they are not kid friendly as well. Of course, a rug that cannot take this much pain is sufficient to be placed in a kid’s room. You might agree that kids are kind of aggressive and funky. They are running here and there every now and then, without any breaks. White rugs might not be able to take this much wear and tear. Also, kids are very much capable of spilling and dropping stuff from their hands in the name of “slipping” and we can understand that. If you have a kid around, a white colored rug is like a death trap for you. They will drop stuff, run round and that too unapologetically. So, if you were planning to get a white rug in your kid’s room or even in a kids “house we don’t think that’s a good idea. But, of course if you kids are vigilant and kind of mature, we don’t think, a white rug might be a problem for you. Anyway, don’t take such risks!
6. Neither are they pet- friendly
Obviously, your pet might also act like a kid sometimes and we can totally relate with that. They might also cause some stains and dirt and you can’t really stop them from doing so. They also are running around, coming from outdoors containing dirt and boom, they step on your precious white rug. We cannot even imagine the hurt it would cause to you. That’s painful. For you to not take that pain and go through such trauma it’s better that you don’t get a white rug when there are pets around such as cats or dogs.
7. Your breath will stay stuck
If you have a white rug going through your way, chances are that you will be having sleepless nights. Your breath will be stuck through your throat and it will be hard to concentrate on other things. Yes, it is that dramatic and difficult. You would have to be in complete attendance to your rugs. You would have to take care of your kids or pets not being around it, if anyone has entered while wearing shoes and even peoples hand movements (so they don’t drop something by accident). That’s one difficulty of a job. It’s not only hard to maintain them but looking after them is a full time job. You might as well want to hire someone in order to take care of your rug (it might be a hyperbole, lol). Anyway, if you have kids and pets and non- accident prone adults, white rugs are not the best option for you and your house.
1. They are a visual treat
White is undeniably a royal color. It’s like they emit some luxurious feels. It might show as if you are in a royal palace. They definitely are visually appealing. Also because white color is soothing and everything just seems cool, vibrant and elegant. They give off a visual treat to anyone who looks at them and are undisputedly beautiful. White rugs add to your fashion statement and transform yet complete the entire aura of your space.
2. They are comfortable
As I said earlier, they give off soothing effects. A person sitting around a white rug may feel extremely relaxed. If these rugs are kept up and are cleaned regularly, they can definitely be the most charming. Whenever you want to relax and meditate, a room containing white rug is your ideal destination. Don’t give a second though and dive right into that room and relax your way through your life. Even if you are having a bad day, just go and take a nap there! They are hella comfortable.
3. They have the ability to enhance
One of the best pros of a white rug is that they enable you to enhance your rooms’ size. For example, if you place this rug in a large room, it will make the room look even larger. Similarly, if you place it in a small room, it will enhance the room size and make it look like the perfect size. They are a great accessory for any room. These rugs are great if you want to camouflage or enhance the entirety of your room.
And it’s a wrap! White rugs can be a headache but still their visual appealing factor wins over hearts. You can’t ignore the fact that they look amazing and any surrounding looks evergreen. We believe that every rug has its own pros and cons depending upon its size, design, style and material. And simply everything has pros and cons but that doesn’t mean that you should put a complete ban on them. Same is the case with white rugs, they do have their disadvantages but their advantages should not be forgotten or get overlooked. Every color brings in its own vibe especially in the rugs industry. As we have mentioned earlier, you should always try and match rugs to your room. We hope that this blog post was helpful and informative for you. If you were planning to buy a white rug for your space, you must have made up your mind by now (fingers crossed)!
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Happy rug finding!