How to Choose that Perfect Rug

Are you looking for that perfect rug? A lot more care and thought goes into the final purchase of a rug than one would think, so let us help you!

Recently, I helped a client who was moving into a new house select and purchase all new rugs. So, I thought I would provide you with a few hints to consider when the task in front of you is buying a new rug:

_ SIZE: The size will define the space. Be sure it is large enough to “ground” the room with at least the front two feet of each piece of furniture sitting on the rug. In the dining room, make sure that the chairs fit on the rug even pulled out.

_ COLOR + PATTERN: I suggest you decide what you want people to look at in the space – artwork, accent pillows, wallpaper or a vibrant rug. Too much movement in a room simply brings confusion to the eye.

If you want the rug to be the focal point, spend a bit more money on the rug and choose a rug that has a lively pattern and color. Pillows can subtly compliment your new rug and everything else should step into the background.

If you have colorful wallpaper and artwork or busy upholstery on your sofa, choose a solid or tone on tone rug that will ground the room subtly and gracefully.

_ MATERIAL: If you want to feel cozy in bare feet like in the bedroom, choose a cut pile rug. If you want to be able to sweep or be able to clean it or if it is a high traffic area, choose a flat weave. If you want texture and interest, choose a natural fiber.

I love good floors from wood to tile to creative new funky products but area rugs help to create a space and feel for a room that brings the overall design together.

Come by the shop and see what rugs we have in stock from 5×8, 4×6 and 2×3 ready for cash and carry. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we have plenty of samples to choose from and can order your rug to be delivered direct to your home within two weeks from both Surya and Jaipur as well as other resources.

As designers, it’s important for us to offer design services when helping you select your rugs. Feel free to bring in photos and dimensions of your space so that we can help you customize your home. See you soon!


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