Rug-shopping? You have literally thousands upon thousands of rugs to choose from, but only one is going to be just right for your home. If you feel a little overwhelmed by the selection, here’s a handy guide to narrow it down. Just consider these three factors:
If you have kids and pets or you host parties and get-togethers regularly, your rug is going to be seeing some serious wear and tear, and it’s a good idea to invest in a more durable material. Synthetic fibers are great for durability, but if you have your heart set on a natural rug, wool is a strong material that’s hard to stain due to the density of the fibers.
Style and Preference
We can break this one down into a few simple questions: Do you like the rug, does it match your decor, and if not, are you willing to redesign the room to suit the rug? Buying a whole new sofa to match that beautiful white silk rug might sound a little excessive but when you find just the right piece for your living room, it’s hard to settle for anything less.
Size and Space
In a perfect world, you could just go out and grab any rug you like. In the one we live in, size is an issue. Ideally, you want at least a foot of bare floor between the rug’s edges and the walls. Make sure to take measurements of the room before you start shopping.
Once you’ve narrowed your selection down by material, decor, and space, all that’s left is finding something you like. The right rug can be the perfect centerpiece, the thing that really turns a house into a home, so yes: be picky, and find the piece that speaks to you.