This guest post is from Steph Clarke who is part of the content & community outreach team at LandofRugs.com. Steph is obsessed with interior design trends and how new technology influences design.
Being able to choose the perfect rug for your room is key. Selecting the right rug will finish a space to perfection while choosing the wrong rug will leave your room with an awkward feel or unfinished. If you’re looking to give your room the warmth, comfort and the artistic look then
you should take advantage of the tips covered in this article. Currently, area rugs the most popular rugs being used by most people, as opposed to wall-to-wall carpet. The reason behind this preference is the fact that area rugs look great, especially when used in the living room. That said, now let’s look at some of the factors to consider the perfect rug for your space. There are three main factors, these are;
It is important to choose the right rug size, don’t make a mistake of choosing rugs that are too small. For the area rugs, always go for the standard sizes and these are 6' x 9', 8' x 10' and 9' x 12'. These are the sizes that you’ll find in most stores, however, if by any chance the sizes don’t fit your space then you can always go for custom made. A good rug should fit the size of your
room, and this does not mean the entire area. Interior designers suggest that a rug should be as large as possible to ensure that all the furniture will be on the rug, however, it is okay to only have the front legs on the rug. Having larger rugs make a room appear bigger and it is advisable
to have at least 18 inches of bare floor exposed by the rug's edges.
Color and pattern
Choosing the right color and pattern can be challenging to many of us. If you have a room with neutral walls and furniture, then a patterned rug should be your best bet as this will add color and interest to the room. Similarly, if you have an eclectic room and you’re looking for a great way to soothe it then a solid rug is all you need. If you have a colorful room and would like to decorate it with a colorful rug then try to go for a rug with matching colors as this will help pull the colors together with the needed boundaries, otherwise, you’ll end up with a visually cluttered room. Additionally, you should keep in mind the orientation of your room. If your room is square then it will look great with round or square rugs. Likewise, if your room is rectangular then choose rectangular rugs that are oriented in the same direction.
This is one factor that is mostly overlooked by many when it comes to choosing a rug, something that shouldn’t be. Before making any purchases, decide on how you want your rug to feel. Silk rugs are soft and beautiful but are tough to clean and very expensive in terms of
cost. The wool rugs are soft and can add warmth whereas jute and sisal are slightly rough. Having a room with a mix of different textures feels not only rich but also layered, and you can only achieve this by paying attention to the aspect of texture when choosing a rug.