Area rugs are versatile. They can create cozy conversation areas, allow you to embrace a bold print or provide a neutral anchor to a room. With all the styles and colors available, choosing an area rug that integrates with your decor isn’t hard if you consider the following factors.
Here are some tips to coordinate multiple rugs in the same room:
Trying laying out a bed sheet to get an idea of the area you want your rug to cover. Measure the area the sheet covers and use it as a go-by for your area rug.
Not sure which size rug will fit your space? Read on for some helpful shopping tips.
A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 8 inches of floor exposed around the perimeter of your area rug.
Originally, area rugs were made from wool or cotton. Today, there are several natural and synthetic fibers available. Check out the different options here:
Here are some terms to eliminate confusion from your shopping trip, so you can focus on what's pretty.
Rug pads keep your rug properly positioned, preventing it from slipping and sliding. Rug pads also:
For rugs placed over carpet, choose a pad of thin polyester fabric coated with adhesive. This type of pad prevents dark rug color from bleeding through on a light carpet. A pad made from slightly heavier polyester scrim coated with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) holds a rug firmly on wood or other smooth-surfaced floors.