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HOW TO CHOOSE A RUG

Updated: Aug 12



HOW TO CHOOSE A RUG

A large-scale item like rug is going to have a big effect on the way a room looks and feels. Finding the ideal rug is a complicated process!





1-For small and medium size spaces where the goal is to expand the sense of usable space like a living room It’s better use one rug, and make it as big as It possibly can.”




2-For best results at open-concept spaces It is better to benefit from multiple rugs, which help ground disparate groupings of furniture and can be used to separate a living area from a dining or living area, in the absence of walls.




3-Use multiple rugs in larger rooms to define different areas.

4-Smaller spaces, and living rooms enclosed by walls and doorways, usually benefit from a single large rug.




How to layer rugs?

Another option is to layer rugs on top of each other, with a single large, plain rug on the bottom to cover most of the floor, and smaller decorative rugs on top to anchor different seating areas.



How to choose a rug size

Always start with the practical and then get to the decorative solution while considering the following:




1-Are there doorways and door swings to consider?

2-Is there any floor grille for HVAC that you don’t want to cover?

3-Is there a fireplace where you have to deal with a hearth?”

A common way to size a rug is to ensure that it reaches underneath all four feet of the furniture.

Or you could use a smaller rug that runs under the front feet of the sofas and chairs, and stops there. Just make sure that smaller objects at the rug’s edges, like end tables and floor lamps, are completely on or off the rug to avoid unbalanced, rocking end tables every

Many experts advise against using small rugs that float in the center of a room, untethered by sofa and chair legs?



What is better Choosing Patterned or Plain

In country homes and beach houses, “we’ll often do some sort of sisal, sea-grass or coir carpet, because it’s a little more informal and rustic.”

Deciding whether to go with a graphic statement rug or something more understated comes down to personal preference.

A patterned rug, has endless choices, from free-form contemporary designs to more traditional ones.

But if you’d rather keep it simple, there are plenty of opportunities to introduce pattern at a smaller scale.




How to choose a rug material

There are many materials for rugs, including

1- plant-based fibers like cotton, linen, sisal.

2-Natural fibers like wool, silk and mohair.





3-synthetic materials like nylon and solution-dyed acrylic.

4-There are also non woven rugs made from stitched-together materials like cowhide Choosing a material here is related to how well the materials wear and how easy they are to clean.


Cotton and linen, for instance, age fairly quickly, also Linen is easily damaged by wear and spills, so we avoid using them.



Allo is “very cleanable and doesn’t retain stains.

The Rug Pad is very important

Adding a non slip rug pad underneath. Cut the pad to a size slightly smaller than the carpet, around an inch shorter than the rug on all sides. Rug pads offer a touch of additional cushioning, and keeping it in place and preserving the life of the carpet.








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