Your Guide to Choosing Rugs

Your Guide to Choosing Rugs

guide to choosing rugs

Every home needs accessories to brighten it up. If you have hard floors, or even if you have carpets, you might want to add rugs to your home. They can help to make a room warmer, and they can protect your floors too. They also look fantastic, and they’re comfortable for kids or pets to lie on. Whether you choose small or large rugs, it can be difficult to get it right. You need ones that go with the rest of your decor, and they need to be suitable for your home. They should be practical but beautiful too, so how do you choose the right ones? Use this guide to make the right choice.

Where Do You Want to Put Them?

First, you need to decide where you want to have rugs. You may not want them in every room, as it could be an inconvenience to have too many. You should think about which rooms you want to have a rug first. You’re unlikely to want one in the kitchen, and you might shy away from using one in the dining room. A rug in your bedroom or your living room should look great, as long as it goes with the decor. Once you know what rooms you want to put them in, you have to decide where in the room to put your rugs. Many people like to put them underneath furniture, such as a coffee table or bed.

Choose a Size

How big are your rugs going to be? Some people want large rugs that cover almost the whole room. Others stay smaller and only place them on small patches of floor. If you have a space in mind for your rug, consider it before buying anything. For example, if your rug is going under a piece of furniture, you don’t want it to box the item in or to spread out too wide. Don’t be afraid to take some measurements to decide how big you want your rugs to be.

Think About Practicality

You have to consider how practical different rugs are. If you’re looking for something warm and comfortable, shaggy rugs will provide that for you. But if you want something low-maintenance a low-pile rug would be better for you. Consider whether you will get a lot of traffic through the areas where you’re putting your rugs. You don’t want to have to wash them all the time.

What’s Your Style?

Of course, you have to think about style too. Your rugs have to complement the rest of the decor, but they don’t have to match exactly. Some people will go for a plain block of color, while others want a bold pattern. Have a look at your existing patterns and textures to help you determine what would work best for you. You should have many different styles to choose from, ranging from relatively plain to bright and eclectic.

Adding rugs to your home can make it feel much more homely and add some extra style. But don’t forget to consider the practical side of your purchase too.

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