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New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANSlife) A carpet is a long-term investment. Carpet shopping can be a task, given the cost involved and the diversity of options available. Luxury handmade rugs brand Carpet Couture’s Rashi Bajaj explains what to look for in rugs for different rooms .

1. Living room:

For a formal living room, the ideal choice would be a hand-knotted carpet. The yarn type can vary from wool, bamboo silk to pure mulberry silk depending on your budget and your preference for textures. A blend of wool with bamboo silk or pure mulberry silk is ideally suggested so one can get the feel of different textures.

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For an informal living room, use something more casual like a handwoven durrie in cotton or light wool. Fun colours and high low textures add to the drama that is required in a family room.

2. Bedroom:

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For your bedroom and walk-in closet, use a plush hand-tufted rug with a high pile height and a soft yarn like bamboo silk.

3. Children’s rooms:

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For kids bedrooms and playrooms, use only handwoven and eco-friendly rugs in light cotton. These are easy to clean and maintain. Light cotton rugs do not contain harmful dyes or fleecing, making them ideal for kids.

4. Library/study:

To give your study a rather formal look, a good idea would be to use a leather rug or a handwoven rug with leather inputs. You can also use a handwoven rug in jute to give it more texture.

5. Lobby area:

A sturdy hand-knotted rug in 100 per cent wool can not only keep up with the footfall but is also easy to clean and maintain.

–IANS

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