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How to Choose the Perfect Rugs for Your Space

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In the first quarter of 2021, rug retailers reported a 50% increase in profits compared to 2020. Understandably, rugs would be popular as they have many benefits. Along with their beauty, they also reduce noise in a home and make it feel more comfortable. 

You may want your home to benefit from a new rug or even several new rugs. However, you may not know how to choose the perfect rug for your space. If so, read on to learn some tips on choosing the perfect rug. 

Rugs Should Match Your Furniture Shapes

In furnished rooms, you will probably put a rug under a piece of furniture. While this is fine, there’s a right and wrong way to do it. You want to make sure that the rug’s shape matches the shape of the furniture.

For example, you may want rugs to put under your living room furniture. As for couches, coffee tables and TV stands are mostly rectangular; round rugs are a bad idea.

Instead, get rectangular boutique rugs or other styles. The edges of these should be slightly bigger or smaller than the edges of the furniture. Be sure to take these measurements before you choose any rugs. 

They Should Look Good With the Decor

You’re going to want to choose a rug that fits your room’s decor. A great way to do this is to look at the colours certain rooms already have. Then you can pick a rug with a colour that matches these or choose a complementary colour.

In addition, certain differing patterns work well with each other. If you have walls that are a solid colour, consider a patterned area rug. The opposite case (a solid rug with patterned walls) works as well. 

They Should Not Be Too Big or Small 

Coordinating the edges of outdoor rugs with the edges of patios or decks works well. However, if you’re planning on matching your rug to the walls of a room, there are some rules to follow.

It’s not a good idea to have a rug that fills up a room’s floor. It also shouldn’t be too small. The sides of the rugs should be one to two feet smaller than that of the coordinating walls. 

They Should Handle Foot Traffic Well

If a room gets a lot of foot traffic, the rug will likely get a lot of the same. Therefore, the busier rooms should have a rug or other flooring that is more durable. For example, runner rugs made of nylon or wool will do better in busy entryways. 

We Can Help You Find the Flooring You Need

In the end, though, everything is up to you. If you feel your decor matches with rugs that don’t meet these criteria. What’s most important is that you’re comfortable in your home.

If you’re looking for that perfect rug or two, we can help. As London’s largest flooring retailer, we offer not just rugs but also carpets, cork, and more. Visit one of our several locations in Hampstead, Knightsbridge, and other London locations.