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How to choose rug

By : Site Owner
Sep 17, 2017
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How to choose rug

Sometime picking a rug for your area is quite a daunting task. To pick that best fit rug is something that not come easy. Here, we provide you some of the guideline in selecting the area that fits your area and theme. 

How To Choose the Right Rug

Choosing area rugs for your space that can fit in your theme and realizing your dream space are a tricky business: the right one can finish a space to perfection, while the wrong one can make a room feel awkward or unfinished. And considering how expensive (for some rug) they can be, selecting a rug is something you want to do well. There are three main elements to keep in mind when choosing the right rug for your space, so read on for tips on conquering the "rug shopping triad".

Color

Color is the obvious starting point here. If you already have a lot of color and pattern going on in your space, you might want to stick with a single-color rug, either a neutral or a shade which complements your existing furnishings. If you want a patterned rug with many shades, it's generally easier to choose it first, and add in furniture and accessories that coordinate afterwards.

A rug will read as one of the largest pieces of "furniture" in the space, so be sure to take into account the tones in your flooring, walls and other fixed finishes when selecting. But don't play it too safe: a boldly patterned or brightly colored rug can be just the ticket to lift a room to the next level.

Texture

This is probably the most overlooked aspect when choosing a rug, but it shouldn't be. A room with a mix of different textures feels rich and layered, and an easy way to set this tone is by paying attention to the texture of your rug. There's so much more out there than cut and looped wool!

Let the finishes of your existing furniture guide you, and aim for contrast. With seating in a soft fabric like velvet, something smooth and hard like a sisal might be the answer, while a sleek leather sofa looks great on something with a longer, fluffier pile.

Keep in mind practicalities about cleaning the rug, and also consider whether elderly people, or those with limited mobility, will be using the area. A raised pile or shag rug can be a tripping hazard.

Size

This is the part in the rug-choosing game where you likely know the rules, and it's usually best to play along.

A rug should fit the size of your seating area (which is not necessarily the entire room) and be as large as possible within it. Ideally, all the furniture will be on the rug, but front-legs-only is a good and common compromise. The idea is that when sitting on the sofa, your feet are on fabric, not floor. Under a dining table, you want to be able to pull the chairs back and still have them sitting on the rug.

When the seating area takes up the entire room (as is often the case), you also have to think about orientation: square rooms look great with square or round rugs, and rectangular rooms with rectangular rugs oriented in the same direction.

Living Room

  • Area rug should be used as the focal point in a room.
  • You don’t want too small a rug for the space it serves.
  • You can also use two rugs to create two separate living areas is that works best for your room layout.
  • Choose a rug that extends beyond the coffee table and at least under the first set of legs on sofas or chairs.
  • If you wanting a rug in front of the couch it should be the same width of the cough or a little longer than the couch.
  • Your rug should anchor the room but not overpower or underwhelm.

Dining Room

  • Center the furniture over the rug and choose a rug that fits the shape of your table.
  • When chairs are pulled out from the table you still want the legs of the chairs on the rug, so a good rule of thumb is that the rug will need to be at least 12? to 15?  from edges of the table.
  • Round table = round rug
  • Rectangle table = rectangle rug etc.

Bedroom

  • Center the furniture over the rug and choose a rug that fits the shape of your table.
  • When chairs are pulled out from the table you still want the legs of the chairs on the rug, so a good rule of thumb is that the rug will need to be at least 12? to 15?  from edges of the table.
  • Round table = round rug
  • Rectangle table = rectangle rug etc.

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