Almost every room feels empty without the right accessories. For example, rugs give the room a cozy feeling, add warmth and decorative interest; they can be displayed as artwork or create a frame where you place your furniture. Finding the perfect area rug can be tricky; there are as many rug styles as furniture styles, meaning that the options are never-ending. You must educate yourself about what kind of atmosphere you want to create in a room but remember rugs does not need to match everything in the room, but it should complement lines and texture. There are certain things to consider when buying a rug, and Appliances Connection provides you with five steps to find the perfect rug.
1. DECIDE ON THE SIZE AND SHAPE
The rug's overall size is determined by the room's dimensions, the furniture you own, and the room's function. Area rugs dimension runs between the sizes 5x8, 8x10, and 9x12 feet. If you are purchasing the area rug for your living room, where all the furniture is floating, you must consider that rugs must contain all furniture front and back legs, with some space around it. We suggest using a table size as a pointer for your dining room; whether the table is circular or rectangular shape a rug must cover the whole table and pushed back chairs can still fit within the range. For a bedroom, we suggest you go with a large rug that covers your bed and night tables.
2. CHOOSE BETWEEN PATTERN OR SOLID
You can create a balance with a rug in any room. For example, if your furniture and walls are solid and plain color, you must go with a patterned rug to complete the overall design. But if your furniture is patterned, you must consider buying a plain or solid-colored rug to complement your furniture and other pieces of décor. If you want to make an eye-catching effect think about how to work with pattern, boldly patterned rugs are fun but make sure they do not cover up your furniture.
3. PICK A DURABLE MATERIAL
Finding an ideal material for your space solely depends on your lifestyle and the room's function. Rugs come in many different materials and fibers, such as nylon, wool, cotton, jute, acrylic, or polyester. When choosing a rug, first, you must consider where you will place it and what it will be used for in a room. After carefully selecting the function and material, you must choose the quality and consider your budget. We suggest you invest in a high-quality rug such as wool, leather, and silk; if you want to cover your floor, synthetic fibers will do the part. But for budget-friendly materials, we suggest cotton, polyester, and jute depending on the look of your space.
4. IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE, LAYER THEM
It is always hard to choose the perfect rug; there is no need to commit to one because you can always layer them. Remember that layering in a small room full of furniture will not be fun, but layering in a large room or an open concept floor plan will make a huge difference. When layering rugs, all of them must come in different sizes, one must be large, and the other must be small. The color combination is the key; you must mix and match patterns in colors to complement each other, be sure that the colors you choose either tonal or different shades of the same color.
Pro tip: mix pattern with a pattern or mix a solid rug with a patterned rug.
5. CONSIDER A RUG PAD
There are several beneficial reasons why you must consider a rug pad. Rug pads increase your safety and comfort, an extra layer protects your floor from premature scuffs, and padding makes your rug last longer to hold its shape. A slightly sticky layer of a padded texture contains the fibers and keeps your rug in its place while vacuuming. Consider these reasons while buying a rug and purchase a rug pad; some of the brands already produce rugs with the pad, depends on the fiber.
Rugs transform our rooms; they can change the overall look of the room and set the mood. A rug can tie any room together, enhance your décor, brighten up your dark rooms, change the color themes, cover imperfections, or you can always use it as artwork. Follow these five guidelines to find the perfect area rug for any room.
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