Tips For Choosing The Right Rug For Your Home

Tips For Choosing The Right Rug For Your Home

Buying a rug for your home is one of those things that doesn’t seem complicated at all. However, once you start to look into it, there are all sorts of things to consider. You will be likely to live with your choice for several years to come, and the rug may need to serve different purposes. Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision.


What is the purpose of the rug?

A living room rug may be used to unify the room, anchor furniture, or soften up a hardwood floor. It is important to use the right size of rug for the space. For example, you don’t want a too-small rug floating in the middle of the floor, as this will spoil the flow of the room. Aim to have the rug touching or going under furniture.


Colour and pattern

If your room is decorated in muted shades and plain textures, you could use the rug to add a pop of color or pattern to the room. If you are going for a patterned rug, match accents of color with cushions or drapes to build up a sense of harmony in the room.

If you already have lots of prints and patterns going on in the room, then choose a solid color for the rug. You could always add interest with quirky textures, such as pebbles, spikes, or cobbles. Shape is another way of adding to the space without relying on pattern; use a round rug anchored with a coffee table, for example.


How is the space used?

If you want a hearth rug to cozy up with a book on, then a soft deep pile texture would be desirable. If the rug is going to be in a place where it is subject to high footfall, a hard-wearing flat weave rug will be safer and more practical.

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