Square or oval? Patterned or plain? Bright colors, subdued or somewhere in between? The countless choices in pattern, style, colour, fabric and size, not to mention price, can make buying an area rug a huge decision. Fortunately, there are a some guidelines that will take some of the confusing guesswork out of choosing a rug, and put some fun into shopping for one.
Factors To Consider When Choosing An Area Rug That You Will LOVE!
What is your style? Modern, traditional or county? Decide on the mood you want to create in the room where you're putting the rug. That will narrow down the options while still allowing you to have fun with pattern and colour.
Will the rug be simply decorative or will you be lounging on it? Your answer will establish whether you should get a flat weave or knotted pile.
Make a decision on the size of rug required. A large one can produce a comfortable, warm feel in a room. As a rule of thumb, leave at least one foot around the perimeter of the room to create contrast between the floor and the area rug. You can also use rugs to shape a large space into separate areas, making it more lively.
Settle on a budget. Dealers at most specialty rug stores can show you a variety of rugs at different price points. Picking a wool/polyester blend over silk or even wool will ease costs without sabotaging style. Or consider a machine-made rug while you save up for that hand-woven masterpiece.
A Great Tip: Expensive rugs are made to last a lifetime. If the store allows, take a rug home on approval to ensure you love your choice.
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