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How to Choose the Right Rug for Your Space

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Choosing the right rug is one of the most important steps you can take towards having a beautifully designed space. If possible, this should be one of the first decision you make after starting your project. The rug is the centerpiece of the room. It protects the floor and can be seen as floor art. If you want to choose a rug for an existing space, there are factors that you can keep in mind to help you make the right decision.

Size

Area rugs should be no more than two feet, and no less than six inches away from the walls of the room. In general, the bigger the rug is, the better. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. Dining room rugs should have the same shape as the table and large enough to accommodate all the chairs when they are pulled out from under the table.

The width of hallway rugs should be a few inches less than the doorway. Make sure that there are equal spaces of floor visible on either end, as well as on either side of the rug. This will make your hallway look balanced and pulled together.

Function

If you want to designate a corner of a larger space to a different activity, for example, a home office or beauty salon, you can use a rug to provide visual separation. If you are spending a lot of time in this space, it is especially important to choose a rug that you like. It is, however, important to keep the color schemes and style of the larger area in mind when choosing a rug for this separate corner. Make sure that this rug is big enough with ample elbow room for your desk and chair.

Color and pattern

The choice of colors, pattern, and texture of a rug depends on many things. First and foremost, it is important that you should see the rug as a piece of art and that you get a rug that you personally like. To get an idea of the different types of rugs, take a look at what NW Rugs have to offer.

Also, consider what you need from your rug. Do you want a rug that fills the space with personality or rather something subtle to pull the room together and add warmth? If you want a statement piece, you can ignore most of the rules of interior decorating and go with something that suits your personality and taste. If you want your rugs to divide your space into different areas, make sure that they have matching colors and that they complement your furniture and other color schemes in your space.

If you want your rug to be the defining feature of your space, don’t be afraid to go with bold or prominent patterns. In this case, you should be shopping for a rug as if you are shopping for a painting. Choosing a rug pattern is a very personal and subjective process and you should take your time doing so.

Don’t place furniture on prominent patterns. If you have a round rug with a center pattern or medallion, try to have it directly underneath a light. If the rug is for a dining room table, get a rug with patterns and visual interest that will be visible from all angles.

Outdoor area rugs work best with natural floral or organic patterns. Since outdoor spaces can sometimes have a combination of interior and natural elements, you may want to experiment to find a rug that works well on your patio or veranda. Make sure that your outdoor area rug is made from high-quality textiles that are suitable for outdoor use.

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