Want to style your living space using rugs but at a loss? Not to fret! Here are four simple and easy design ideas to help you in choosing the best rug for your needs.
- Floor Arrangement – Always select the rug based on your floor layout and the space(s) you want to fill. Different layouts work for different spaces, but choose depending on whether you have a classic arrangement, floating or other.
- Room Traffic – Depending on whether the room is highly frequented (high traffic) or less used (low traffic), you can determine the kind of rug material that is needed. Remember that sturdy materials like wool work best for areas in the home with high (foot) traffic (such as the hallways), and bedrooms are less likely to have heavy traffic. So choose your rug material accordingly.
- Rug Color and Pattern Choice(s) – Area rugs come in a multitude of colors and patterns, styles and types . Choose the rug color and pattern based on the existing color and design palette of the room in which they are to be placed. So if you have a living room with a lot of color already added, then it would benefit most from a solid or neutral colored area rug to bring balance. Similarly if you have a neutral bedroom, you can always add a statement with a patterned fine rug.
- Foundation – Area rugs are an investment, and as such they need to be protected from wear and tear due to heavy foot traffic, as well as potential slips. One of the best ways to ensure the durability of your rug and prevent accidents is through the use of a rug pad. This serves as a foundation to your rug, adding a comfortable layer so the rug is more cushioned and also protects the underside of you precious rug.
So go ahead and give these ideas a try next time you are at a loss on how to pick a rug for your home!