How To Choose The Perfect Rug?

Creating the perfect room with a perfect rug

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How To Choose The Perfect Rug For You?

When it comes to choosing the perfect rug for your room, there are many factors that you would need to consider. Below Are just a few of the more important points that we feel you should keep in mind when considering which rug to buy and choosing the perfect rug for you.

Tips for choosing the perfect area rugs:

Choosing the right rug for you can be a daunting task. That said, there are a few key factors to consider that can help you narrow down your options and find the perfect rug for your space.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right rug:

  • Consider the room and rug size: Measure the area where you want to place the rug and choose rug sizes that will fit well. Keep in mind that a rug that is too small can make the room look disjointed, while a rug that is too large can overpower the space.
  • Think about the material: Area rugs come in a variety of materials, from wool and silk to synthetic blends. Consider factors such as durability, texture, and maintenance when choosing the material of your rug.
  • Consider the style: Choose area rug styles that complements the overall style of your room. If you have a modern space, consider different types of area rugs that feature bolder and / or geometric patterns, while in more traditional rooms you might benefit from more intricately patterned area rugs.
  • Take color into account: Choose an area rug color that either matches the color palette of your room or provides a nice contrasting pop of color. Keep in mind that a rug with a busy pattern or bright color may be harder to incorporate into your decor.
  • Think about your lifestyle: If you have pets or children, you may want to choose a rug that is easy to clean and durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic.

By taking these factors into account, you can narrow down your options and choose a rug that fits your space and your personal style.

You may also want to review:  What Are the Standard Sizes of Rugs? | How Big Should a Rug be Relative to a Room? | What Kind of Material is Best for a Rug? | How To Use Rugs To Add Color And Transform Your Home Decor? |

Creating a visual appeal with the perfect rug for your room:

Many people use furniture or an area rug to define the layout of the room. But creating a visual impact goes beyond just size. Considering that the best rugs are works of art in and of themselves. So with that in mind, its important to chose a rug that is a reflection of one’s self and not focus too much on what may “just look good” in the space.

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Choose The Perfect Rug (Interior By Coco Aresen & Kate Draper)

So when it comes to choosing the perfect rug for your room’s interior design, one needs to make sure that it will exemplify their taste and sense of self as well as work in the practical way they want it to. After all, a beautiful rug is the soul of the room and one’s soul goes far beyond mere looks.

Positioning the perfect rug in your room:

When choosing a shape and size of a rug for the room, consider the size and shape of the room itself. For example, when taken at face value, square rugs tend to work best in square rooms just like rectangular rugs are great options for rectangular spaces. Funnily enough, round rugs can be placed in any space but they work best in rooms where the furniture (or even the room itself) is mostly rounded – such as in a under a round dining room table.

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Choosing The Perfect Rug For Your Room (Interior design By Thomas Jayne)

Please note that when it comes actual rug sizes, there is no set rule. We always urge people to find rugs they love and then work around the size. There are endless options for designing rooms around rugs. That said, finding a rug that you truly love and can afford might prove to be more difficult. Therefore we suggest that you don’t limit yourself too much when searching for rugs.

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New York Interior Magazine (Interior design by Kureck Jones)

Learn More On How To Position and Place Rugs in Rooms

The perfect materials for the perfect rug 

Rugs that are easy to keep clean or easy to clean, durable, woven out of natural fibers like wool or silk make for great looking and long lasting durable rugs.

Plant based fibers such as sisal or coir may make for good options in some areas. These are generally found in “less important” rooms that people are looking to simply and quickly cover a certain area.

*Sisal comes from the leaves of the sisal plant, a perennial desert succulent.

*Coir is made from a fibrous substance found in the space connecting the outer and internal shell of the coconut.

The sisal and coir carpets may not be the softest feeling or the most artistic, but they are easy to place, are pretty inexpensive and come in almost any size.

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The Perfect Rug For The Perfect Room (Interior by Coco Arnesen and Kate Draper)

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Living safely with the perfect area rug

If not installed correctly, area rugs may create tripping hazards. While, for the most part, using a pad under the rug may solve this issue, it is wise to choose area rugs with ends and corners that are as flat as possible.

For very thin rugs, such as flat woven kilims, make certain to install soft padding underneath. This will help “anchor” them to the floor as well as mitigating the feeling of the concrete or wooden floor underneath. In essence, the rug pad will add more cushion underfoot while protecting you from slipping.

Maintaining your area rug

For both small and large rugs, hiring a professional rug cleaner can eliminate the stress of rug maintenance and stain removal issues. We always suggest that rugs be professionally cleaned every few years. We also suggest that you rotate the rug at least once a year so that the rugs wears evenly.

At the end of the day, when choosing the perfect rug for your room keep in mind both the practical aspect of using it as well as offering a reflection of who you are.  As long as you go with your heart, you will probably make the right choice!

Some magnificent rugs to help you create the perfect interior:

Vintage Paul Klee Art Rug #71513 by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Vintage Paul Klee Art Rug #71513

Modern Moroccan Design Area Rug #61006 by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Modern Moroccan Design Area Rug #61006

Antique Persian Kerman Rug #71576 by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Antique Persian Kerman Rug #71576

Rustic Antique Persian Tabriz Rug #71574 by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Rustic Antique Persian Tabriz Rug #71574

Shabby Chic Antique Khotan Rug #71484 by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Shabby Chic Antique Khotan Rug #71484

This rug blog about Choosing The Perfect Rug For Your Room was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rug Gallery in New York City.

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