Choose the Right Area Rug

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Area rugs are an excellent option to add an accent to any room with a strike of color, pattern, or texture. The right rug can transform a room. But what aspects of a rug do you need to know before committing? Here are a few things to know when choosing that perfect area rug.

What Size Do You Need?

The size of your area rug depends on the room where it will live and your style preference. No matter if the rug takes up 90% of the space or just 10%, the right rug can make a big difference.

So, the first thing you need to figure out is what size will fit your vision for the room.

Choose a Color, Pattern, and Style

Next, you need to figure out the right pattern and color that is going to best compliment your dream for the room. Does the rug pop and immediately draw the eye? Does it blend in and complete the look?

Area rugs come in a seemingly endless variety of styles from the old-school Persian rugs to new modern and contemporary takes with bold geometric shapes, florals, and big bright colors.

There are two questions you want to ask yourself about your new rug:

  1. What is the goal of the rug? A rug can do many things for a room. Ask yourself if you want it to pop out immediately and draw eyes or blend as another part of a whole room.
  2. What Do You Want the Atmosphere of the Room to Be? The area rug you choose will have a big effect on how the room feels. A rug can make a room cozy, open, bright, warm, cold, and anything else.

When it comes to patterns, you will find every type under the sun available in area rugs. The pattern and colors will work in tandem to capture the desired effect on the room so keep that in mind when choosing.

Pick the Right Texture

Lastly, you need to think about what texture and makeup you want for your rug. Do you want something shaggy, sleek, easy-to-maintain? Like with patterns and colors, there are a lot of options available to you here and each comes with its own set of pros and cons.

The actual fabric used also has an impact on the texture. From cotton to synthetic fibers to actual furs, each one is distinct in look and feel. When shopping, it is important to feel each one and make sure it is something you are comfortable walking on and cleaning every day.

Area rugs present a lot of possibilities. They can pull an entire room together or pop out and provide that spark of energy that brightens everything up. Choosing one from the limitless options of colors, patterns, and fabrics can seem tough, but there is a perfect area rug out there for you.

To find the right area rug for your living space, reach out to the flooring specialists at Scharm Floor Covering.

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