How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Home

Published on 06/08/2021

The truth is a home is never complete without at least one rug. However, the question that most people ask is how exactly do you decide which type, style, and size are most suitable. With many different factors that need to be taken into consideration, it may not always be so easy to know how to choose the right one. To help you out, we’ve put together a small guide on how to pick the perfect rug. Keep reading for some great tips.

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How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Home

Pick A Material

This may be like an obvious statement, but rugs and carpets come in various different materials. Each one offers a unique look and feel, and often comes with characteristics related to how well the materials wear and how easy they are to clean. Of course, they will all range widely in price. Additionally, you may consider the time of year that you need the rug, for example, woolen rugs can add warmth during the winter while a polyester one is more ideal for the summer.

Make Sure You Know The Size

This is probably one of the most important tips you could take from this, make sure you have the exact dimensions of the room you intend to place the rug. Take these with you when going to purchase the rug, this will help you decide on what size you want in your home. You could either choose a size that either completely covers the walkway or leaves the floor exposed where people need to pass by. Or you can decide how far beyond the furniture the rug should extend. A common way to size a rug is to ensure that it reaches underneath all four feet of all the furniture. However, just make sure that smaller objects at the rug’s edges, like end tables and floor lamps, are completely on or off the rug,

Color & Pattern

This is sometimes said to be the most difficult part of choosing the perfect rug. So, before you head out to the store try to do some research about what type of color and pattern rug you may be looking for.  Choosing a patterned rug can be a great way to add a pop of color to a room. On the contrary, a solid rug in a neutral color can be a good way to soothe an eclectic room. Keep in mind that color and patterns also play a role during different seasons of the year. Experts suggest that ultimately you want to achieve a pleasing aesthetic, no matter where you choose to put it.

One Or Several?

When it comes to decorating our homes, experts say that there are no rules that say you need to limit yourself to a single rug. Designers often recommend that people use multiple rugs in larger rooms to define different areas. But the question is do you really know how many are really best? Smaller spaces, and living rooms enclosed by walls and doorways, usually benefit from a single large rug. While in contrast, bigger spaces such as large outdoor patios could definitely have several or layered rugs.