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How to Choose Rugs for Any Room

The global carpets and rugs market has a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 4.5%, and for good reason. As more homeowners become increasingly interested in interior decor, there’s been more emphasis on functionality and style. And of course, rugs provide both!

Not only do rugs add splashes of colour and texture to a space, but they also dampen sound, protect your flooring, and cut down on slips and falls. With all these benefits, you’d be mad not to purchase some.

Don’t know where to start though? Then keep reading to learn how to choose rugs like a pro.

Consider the Foot Traffic

Before you start looking at the various rug choices available, you need to first consider the foot traffic the area will receive. For example, a rug under your coffee table will barely get foot traffic, while the one in your children’s playroom will get a lot.

From there, you can determine what materials, colours, and pile height you can get. For areas with more foot traffic, you’ll want to choose darker colours and lower pile heights. You’ll also want to stick with more durable materials, like jute, sisal, acrylic, and polyester.

Look at the Room’s Current Scheme

You might spot a beautiful area rug at a store, but it won’t matter how gorgeous it is if it doesn’t fit your room’s current scheme.

When looking at rug options, you’ll want to stick with the main colour scheme. The exception is if you purposely want the rug to stand out and be a focal point; in that case, you can go with a bright tone that’s completely different from the scheme.

Don’t forget to consider the rug pattern as well. If the room is filled with patterns already, pick a solid-coloured rug so it doesn’t become too busy in that space. On the other hand, if most items in the room are solid colours, a patterned rug will make it more vibrant.

Think About the Size

The biggest mistake homeowners make is buying rugs that are too small for the room. Overall, you should only see 10 to 20 inches of bare floor in between the rug and the walls.

Of course, this is just a general rule. If, for example, you wish to layer rugs, then this rule can be ignored.

However, you should keep in mind it’s better to go bigger rather than smaller. So if you’re ever on the fence while considering a purchase, remember this advice!

Know How to Choose Rugs Expertly

Now you know how to choose rugs that’ll fit in any room of your house.

Don’t be afraid to take the plunge, as the beauty of most purchases is they’re returnable. So if you’ve made a mistake, it’s no big deal. Just exercise your rug picking skills more and you’re sure to get it right!

If you need professional flooring installation done before you add a few stylish rugs, then contact us today. We’ve got several showroom locations in London for your convenience.