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!