Trying to figure out how to choose the right rug for your space? This simple guide will help you find the best rug for your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or hallway.
Beautiful, thoughtful rugs help anchor and complete any room in your home, so it’s important to invest some time and effort into a purchase that may be a longtime companion in your home for years to come.
Decide if you’d like to have one or more
When assessing your rug decor needs, it’s important to know the motif and tone you are going for. Would you love a layered effect or a more simplistic design? There is no doubt that an area rug or multiple small rugs will change both the tone and feel of a room, so it’s best to keep in mind how the rugs you choose will pull it all together.
Decide if you need something practical or for aesthetic
Of course, we always want the area rugs we invest into last. But there are many factors to consider on the practical side of decor rug shopping.
For example, is the area high traffic? Will it be used around food, outdoors, etc., or is your rug going to be an ornamental statement?
Large scale items like area rugs can often be used in a home for decades, but putting the wrong rug in a specific circumstance may unwillingly speed up a need for a replacement.
Know the rug sizes you need
A common way to place a rug in a room is to ensure it lays underneath all four posts of a specific piece of furniture. Looking at the space of your specific room, choose a practical size that can completely cover a walkway or a rug size that protects itself and exposes wooden and marble floors for passersby.
Choose a pattern or plain
Patten rugs are not for everyone. But if you decide that a pattern is for you, there are an endless array of choice. From bohemian luxe to geometric collections, you can transport a room to new cultures and tones with your personal pattern of choice.
Traditional, simple and contemporary designs are the safest area rug choice for those wanting a simple approach or budding interior decorators. You can always layer a smaller patterned rug on top to play with the idea of more texture and style.
What other design tips do you have to share when picking out a rug for your home? You can find a multitude of colorful and practical choices in our area rug collection to create a whole new look and feel for your space.