How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Space

How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Space

Selecting furniture for your home can be a difficult task, especially committing to large or statement piece, which needs careful consideration.

So, whether you want something big and bold to feature in your home or just looking for the perfect addition to a cosy bedroom, we’ll give you the guided tour on all the do’s and don’ts’.

Size matters

Size is a hugely important factor when choosing a rug; something too large can overwhelm a room while something too small can look ill-fitting and pitiful. As a general rule, look for a rug around 2 inches shorter than the shortest wall in the room you’re looking to furnish. If you’re wanting to place under a dining table, ensure enough room is given to prevent chairs getting caught. A great way to check the size before purchasing is to use masking tape to measure out the size of the rug in the room and check that it fits perfectly into your space.

Colour complimenting

Whether you’re looking for a rug to make a bold statement or just add some texture to a room, choosing the right colour tones or pattern can really make or break it. If you’re going for colour, it’s best to look for shade that contrasts the colours it touches in some way; picking out an accent colour in the room is a good way to do this.

When it comes to patterns, this can often be a big feature of the room and so you need to make sure you love it. Avoid clashing patterns with other areas of the room, you want to keep the rug as the standout piece and keep everything else neutral and minimal.

Texture – comfort vs practicality

When deciding on the texture and material of your rug, think about how you use the space. For bedrooms, you can indulge in softer materials like sheepskin or velvet where they’re less likely to get worn. For higher traffic areas, like halls and dining rooms, opt for something much more durable, go for a natural fibre with short pile as this will be easier to clean. Choosing the right material to suit the space will ensure maximum durability and comfort where needed.

Whether you’re looking for a statement, textured or simple rug, Taskers of Accrington has a huge selection of rugs to suit every taste and style.