There’s more to think about when choosing a rug or a carpet than design or color. The process is much more complex and you shouldn’t go shopping unprepared. It’s best to make a list of features the perfect rug or carpet should include and a list of criteria it should fulfill. If you’re having trouble coming up with that list, take a look at the following suggestions.
Depending on where the rug or carpet will be placed, you can choose from several different types of materials, colors, etc. For example, if you wish to have carpet on the hallway, which is a high-traffic area, a light color such as white is not your best option.
Depending on the type of lifestyle you’ve adopted, you need to prioritize certain features. For example, if you have pets or small children always running around the house with muddy shoes, pick a rug that requires little maintenance, is easy to clean and doesn’t show stains that well.
And speaking of care and maintenance, this can also be a criteria when choosing a rug or carpet. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you have pets, kids or anything else as long as you prefer a rug that only requires vacuuming every once in a while to look fresh.
Not all rugs fulfill the same purpose or, actually, not all of them are equally suitable for certain types of activities. For example, a fluffy, cozy rug is wonderful if you plan on using it in the game room or when playing board games.
The type of rug or carpet you choose for a room or for your home in general should suit a certain style, either to match the one you’ve chosen for the décor in general or the one you wish to create contrasts with.
The type of room
Obviously, each room serves a certain purpose and has a certain type of interior design and décor which means this also influences your choice when picking a rug or a carpet for that space. The living room usually asks for something formal and versatile while in the bedroom a rug that feels great underfoot is the popular choice.
The cost is an important criteria regardless of the other elements on your list. So think about this: a rug that’s more pricy may seem like a big investment at the moment but will probably be more durable and have a higher quality which means it will be a better investment in the long run. But compare two or more options to see if one of them is indeed worth the extra money.