Let us help you save time by discussing how you can pick the right rugs for your home. Easily choose the ideal area rug for your living room, dining room, bath, or other living areas. We’ll talk about the right shape and size, as well as other decorating ideas.
SELECTING THE RIGHT RUG SIZE
When it comes to choosing the best rug size for each living space, there are a few simple rules to remember. We’ll show you how to choose the best area rug for your dining room, living room, study, and other rooms.
Measure the length and width of your dining table to determine the right rug size for your room. Pick a rug that is at least two feet long on either side. This provides enough room for the guests’ chairs to fit comfortably on the rug.
Place the rug in the middle of the living room and make sure the main furniture is on top of it. In the very least, the front legs must be on the rug.
If your living room is big, you can use rugs to separate each space. Simply use a similar pattern or colour to keep the space looking unified.
Make the bed the central focus of the room by using an area rug. Extend the dimensions by two feet on either side of the bed (unless it is against a wall). Layering rugs is not anything to be scared of.
Add runners to either side of the bed to make a soft, warm landing in the morning. They can be seen on hard floors as well as on top of existing carpeting.
Rugs in front of the sink or stove can assist with the foot, shoulder, and lower back pain. Specific rugs or a chic runner should be kept at least 6 inches away from the cabinets. A rug pad can help avoid slips and falls if your rug lacks a slip-resistant backing.
A good first impression is made by the right rug. For comfortable arrivals and departures, look for something larger than the doorway.
Hallways and Passageways
A runner is an excellent option for hallways and passageways. For the most suitable match, allow 6 inches of floor space on all sides of the runner.
Patios and Decks
When choosing an outdoor rug, it should be 2 feet wider on both sides than your dining table or conversation set. Consider a rectangular rug if your dining table is round. Rectangular rugs typically look best for conversation sets.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Don’t be scared to experiment with shapes other than rectangles. Round rugs work well in seating vignettes, passageways, and entrances. Consider square rugs, runners, oblong rugs, and animal hide rugs as well.
Apply the 60-30-10 formula to match your rug’s color to an actual color palette:
Your dominant color should cover approximately 60% of the space, such as the walls or the largest piece of furniture.
A secondary color accounts for 30% of the total. This is where the color of your rug comes into play.
10% of the color is used as an accent color, such as in vases and lamps.
Evaluate your room before purchasing a patterned rug. Do you have patterned walls or furniture in your home? If so, a softly patterned rug may be a good choice. If your room is predominantly one color, a bold or vibrant pattern can help to bring it to life.
Remember foot traffic whenever purchasing an area rug. Low pile performs well in high-traffic areas because it conceals tracks better. A detailed pattern is also useful in high-traffic areas because it conceals stains. High-pile or shag rugs are fluffy and ideal for bedrooms and living rooms.
Natural VS Synthetic
Consider the material of a rug before purchasing it. Natural fabrics, such as wool or cotton, have a lovely appearance and texture, but others are more prone to staining and fading. More affordable synthetic rugs are more resistant to staining and fading.
SELECTING YOUR RUG PADS
Rug pads secure the rug in place to avoid it from sliding. They reduce the rug’s wear and tear.
Rug pads assist in absorbing the impact of footsteps and noise. Having them makes vacuuming more convenient.
One good reason to have a rug pad is that it keeps the surface of the floor smooth, such as hardwoods and laminate, and prevents it from being scratched by the rug’s back.
Use carpet tape or a rug pad to secure rugs on the carpet. When shopping for a pad, look for one made of lightweight, polyester cloth that has been covered with adhesive. This kind of pad keeps dark rug shades from bleeding over into bright carpet. A pad made of slightly heavier polyester scrim covered with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) secures a rug to wood or other smooth-surface floorings while also not damaging it.