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How to Choose a Rug for your Home

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There is nothing quite like a rug to tie a room together and make it whole. It’s amazing what a small addition like a rug can do to your home’s spaces – and they seem proper to place almost anywhere in the home. If you need one in your dining room, living room, or even your bedroom, our tips will help you decide. Below are the few things you need to know to ensure you choose the absolute best rug for your spaces.

Know the size you need

Figuring out exactly how big your rug should be can be daunting. One rule of thumb is to make sure the rug you choose is two feet shorter than the smallest wall in the room. For example, if you want to place a rug into the bedroom and you know the room is 12×14, then you don’t want to buy one that is more than 10-feet wide. That way, you avoid a rug that is too big and bulky to comfortably fit into the space.

Need a dining room rug?

Dining room rugs play by their own set of rules. If you choose to liven up your dining area with a rug, ensure it extends at least 18 inches beyond the edge of the table. This allows the rug to accommodate any chairs and allows your guests to eat comfortably and in style. You will be amazed by how much elegance it can bring to the room. Combine that with extra task lighting – or even a chandelier if it’s time to replace or integrate one – and you’ve got a look that is certain to impress anyone.

A black-and-white printed rug, perfectly matched to a set of grey couches.

Consider patterned – even if you’re on the fence

It’s always a good idea to consider patterned rugs even if you seem to be a bit hesitant at first. This is because most people have furniture in their room that is a solid colour. Look at your furniture for a moment and take note of what you see. If it isn’t totally solid though, understand that a solid coloured rug can also play well with furniture that has a patterned texture as well.

It’s all about finding a balance between the differences of your rug and the furniture’s pieces. The opposites of each play very well together and will absolutely create a unique layer that is sure to make your home’s spaces look better than ever!

What kind of shape works best for your room?

Depending on the current décor of the room, think about what shape would work best. For example, if you have a larger room a traditional rectangular rug would work well. If you want a rug that only takes up a small amount of space, a circular one may be a good match. These take up little space while adding an extra layer of style.

Have questions? We have the solutions you need! Stop by our showroom today and let us address any concerns you may have!