1. Rug Size

Using a bed sheet is one of the best ways of estimating the size of the rug you need. Just place the sheet over the area in question and fold it down to the right size. You get a clear idea of how the new rug will fit into the space, this way. To find the rugs perfect position, move it around; for instance away or closer to your couch until you are satisfied. To prevent too much wear and tear on the rug, it is recommended that you place it at least 40 centimeters away from your couch. To get a clear idea of the rug size that meets your needs, measure the dimensions of the sheet once it is perfectly positioned. In some instances, in the case of hallway runners for example, the above approach may not be suitable. To estimate the size of the rug needed, you can alternatively use towels, bathroom mats or a tape measure.

2. Rug Design

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Rug design is the next factor to take into consideration once you have identified the size of your new rug. Your home’s décor and personal preferences play a determining role in this decision. Take a look at CB2. While a Persian-styled rug can add a lot of contrast and style to a modern space filled with new furniture, a contemporary or modern rug should be the first choice. Alternatively you can go with a shag, or any other rug that has no style at all. Some spaces, especially those with a lot going on in relation to their décor, can benefit a lot from having something simple. This means that choosing a rug that bears a simple design, especially where your curtains and furniture are highly decorated, is the general rule of thumb here. High traffic and pile thickness are two of the main reasons why shag rugs, which are usually plain, may not be the most practical option always.

3. Rug Color

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Another important factor that also comes down to your personal preferences and home décor is choosing the best color(s) of your rug; it is the next step when it comes to choosing the right rug. Instead of blending in, a rug that is full of rich colors is bound to create a contrast and stand out in a room whose décor is characterized by neutral colors. To avoid diverting attention from the feature wall, where one exists, we strongly suggest that you choose a rug with a similar matching tone at the very least. To help bring a room that is yet to be decorated together we encourage you to start by identifying a rug that you like before using one of the colors on the rug as the feature color for your décor. While deeper or darker colored rugs, such as burgundy make a space feel cozier and smaller, lighter colored ones make a space feel larger.

4. Using Multiple Rugs in A Single Space


Where possible, we recommend that you choose rugs that have matching colors and designs if you have a space that is open plan where other rugs from the space are openly visible to anyone in the room. In addition to helping bring the theme of the décor of the space in question together, this also prevents any chances of the rugs clashing with each other in a major way. However, having rugs that have different colors may actually work out perfectly; eliminating the need for matching colors and designs altogether. It is also important to consider the heights ant types of piles of the different rugs. Placing a Persian rug in the same space as a Shag rug will create different looks as a result of the yarn which varies the appearance, but may still work out so long as they all have matching tones.

5. Rug Quality


One of the biggest worries that people have when shopping for a new rug revolves around how high traffic will affect their preferred rug. Finding out more about the factors affecting the quality of the rug, including the rug’s fiber, pile density and type, will help you find out just how well it can stand up to the traffic in the space in question. Regardless of whether you are looking at traditional or modern rugs, and anything between the two, rug pile density is one of the most important factors used to determine overall rug quality. A minimum density of 500,000 points per meter squared, i.e. medium to thick density, is usually recommended for use in spaces with high traffic. You should be able to find out the density of any rug from the sales representative you are dealing with if it is not displayed or you are not sure of what the information means. To ensure that your new rug wears evenly and stands up well to high traffic use as the years go by, be sure to rotate it on a regular basis.