The perfect rug for your home may seem as elusive as seeking the magic carpet from children’s stories. For some, it can be a daunting task. But, finding the right rug will be quite rewarding for many years to come.

Finding the Right Rug

The perfect rug for your home may seem as elusive as seeking the magic carpet from children’s stories. For some, it can be a daunting task. But, finding the right rug will be quite rewarding for many years to come.

 

Evaluating a rug can be a bit like selecting artwork. It should appeal to your taste and sense of style.

 

At the same time, it should also be functional and work for you on a daily basis. This means that he rug selected should be harmonious with the rest of the room and adhere to certain design concepts as well.

Color is Everything

In real estate they say “location, location, location”. In the rug world, it’s “color, color, color”.

 

Color is probably the most important variable in rug selection. It can sometimes be the most challenging as color is a function of the light in a particular space.

 

It’s preferable to compliment and coordinate the colors in the room as opposed to trying to match them. Working with contrasting colors in the rug will help accent your furniture.

 

For example, if you have a lot of green tones in the room, you might consider a rug that features red as its predominant color. It’s even better if there are also some shades of green in the rug in order to unify the entire room. It should also be noted that rugs with many colors may tend to have relatively more pattern but can they can also be quite versatile.

LET'S GET STARTED!

Of course it’s fun to just browse. But when you get serious, it’s advisable to be prepared.

 

When you set out to find your new rug, be sure to bring your fabric swatches, paint samples, and anything else that needs to harmonize with the prospective rug.

 

It’s also good to have a general idea regarding your ideal dimensions as this may dictate your options. There are as many different sizes as there are manufacturers so the more flexible you can be with your size, the more choices you have.

 

Think about what you want the rug to do for the room: Do you want the rug to be dramatic or do prefer that the rug lie there and behave?

 

The scale of the design should complement your upholstery fabrics and other design elements in the space. The style of the rug needs to be at least compatible with the overall theme of the room. When in doubt, bring pictures of your room and we can make recommendations.

 

Finally, your new rug needs to be the unifying element of the room. It is good to have some ideas on what you’re looking to find but it is also good to have an open mind. There might be something that you may not have considered that becomes the clear winner. You might be surprised!

Evaluating a rug can be a bit like selecting artwork. It should appeal to your taste and sense of style. At the same time, it should also be functional and work for you on a daily basis. This means that he rug selected should be harmonious with the rest of the room and adhere to certain design concepts as well.