What To Look For When Choosing An Area Rug

A room often doesn’t feel complete until you add a rug. And then, all of the sudden, everything changes: the acoustic, the ambiance, the dynamic of the room, etc. And since the rug is such an important element in a room’s décor, it’s imperative that you choose the right one.

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Think of the size you want the rug to have. Do you want it to be large and to cover most of the floor or to be there just to separate one particular zone from the rest of the room. For example, you can use an area rug to set apart the seating area in the living room. Depending on how large this area is, you should calculate the size of the rug accordingly.

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You should also decide which shape you prefer for the area rug. It can be round or oval and you can match it to the coffee table or some other element in the room or it can be rectangular. Other more quirky shapes are also available.

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The material is also important. For example, you can opt for a sisal rug if you find the texture appealing and suitable for the room. In fact, the material and the texture and closely connected so you have to think of them as a duo.

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And speaking of texture, try to choose it depending on the function of the room and the ambiance you’re trying to create. In the bedroom, you want something soft that feels cozy under your feet. The living room doesn’t need that kind of detail.

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Another important detail to think about is the color. The rug is often an accessory and an accent detail in a room’s décor so you can choose to match it to some of other little details in the room, maybe to the accent pillows on the sofa. But you can also choose to let it blend in by opting for a color that coordinates with the overall palette.

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Area rugs are rarely simple. They usually feature some kind of pattern. It can be something really simple like stripes or it can be something a bit more complex like an intricate geometric design. A patterned rug will become a focal point for the room so keep the rest of the décor simple.