Homes are never complete without a rug or two. But how do you decide which one will best fit your house? There are a lot of factors to consider, but with this guide, you will be able to choose a rug that will go perfectly in your home.
What Rooms Need a Rug?
First, you need to decide which rooms need a rug. Rugs can be quite pricey so if you are on a budget, decide on key rooms you want to place rugs. That being said, certain rooms look good with a specific rug. For example, the kitchen or hallway requires a longer rug and one that is durable and easy to clean since it is in a place with high foot traffic. For the bedroom and living room, you might want to consider a rug that has beautiful patterns. The rugs for these rooms are more for ornamental purposes and act more like the decor.
One, Two, Or More?
Some rooms look great with one rug. Some rooms might need more. How do you decide then? Generally speaking, a large space would look good, with several rugs placed strategically around. Different rugs can help create division in a large open space, like a patio or a studio apartment. For a smaller room, a single rug is enough.
Let’s move to the details or nuances of a rug. Decide what color you want your rug to be. Do you like it to match the rest of the room, or do you want it to be a contrasting color? Do you want your rug to be a focal point in your room? Look at the furniture and its upholstery to help you decide on a color. If there are already too many things going on in your room, consider getting a rug with a neutral color like beige. Rugs have the power to blend in or stand out in a room, and it all depends on your purpose.
When it comes to rugs, there are so many patterns out there that it can be quite a little difficult to decide which one you should get (or if you will get a patterned one at all). Not everyone is crazy over patterns, and you don’t have to get one with a design if you don’t want to. Again, it all depends on the rug’s purpose. Do you want it to blend in or stand out? If you decide on getting a rug with patterns, consider the color and the overall theme of your room. You want to choose a pattern that will still look good with the rest of the decors of the room.
As for rug sizes, you want to choose the right one for the specific room you are getting a rug for. If it is small, it will appear as if it is “floating,” and you don’t want this. An open space will benefit from a few average-sized rugs to help create division. A small room will need one rug large enough to cover most of the floor area. A quality good rule of thumb is to have about 10-20 inches of space between the rug and walls.
Rugs are pretty high maintenance and will require not just vacuuming but also periodically having it deep cleaned by professional cleaners. Make sure you are prepared to spend on the maintenance of the rug so it can last long. You should even invest in a good vacuum cleaner.
Rugs can make a great addition to your home and help make it feel more luxurious. Make sure to get a rug that you will enjoy looking at and admire!