Before you buy a rug for your space, here are the area rug rules you must know!
Rugs are a wonderful way to add color, pattern, and texture to a room. But with so many different sizes, shapes, and styles available, it can be tricky to know just how to choose the right one. Luckily, we've got you covered with our helpful guide to choosing the perfect area rug. Just follow these simple rules of thumb and you'll be on your way to a stylish space in no time!
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RULE #1: Choose the Right Size Rug
When it comes to choosing an area rug, size really does matter. You don't want a rug that's too small or too big for the space. To choose the right size rug, first measure the room (or area) where you'll be placing it. Then, use that measurement to determine how much of the floor you want covered. For example, if you have a small living room, you may only want your rug to cover half of the floor space. But if you have a large living room or open concept space, you may want your rug to cover most or all of the floor space.
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RULE #2: Consider Your Furniture Arrangement
Another important factor to consider when choosing an area rug is your furniture arrangement. You'll want to make sure that all of your furniture pieces fit comfortably on the rug. For example, if you have a coffee table in the middle of your living room, you'll want to choose a rug that's big enough to accommodate it. Or if you have a dining table and chairs, you'll want to make sure the rug is large enough for all of the chairs to sit on when they're pulled out from the table.
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RULE #3: Select a Style that Suits Your Space
Now that you've considered size and furniture placement, it's time to start thinking about style! Rugs come in all sorts of different styles, from traditional Persian rugs to modern geometric rugs. So take some time to browse through some different options and find a style that suits your space. think about whether you want a patterned or solid colored rug; whether you want something neutral or something with more color; and whether you want a geometric or organic shape.
Choosing the perfect area rug doesn't have to be difficult. Just follow these simple rules of thumb and you'll be on your way to a stylish space in no time! First, choose the right size rug for your room and furniture arrangement. Second, select a style that suits your space. And third, don't forget about maintenance! Be sure to vacuum regularly and spot clean spills as soon as they happen to keep your rug looking its best for years to come.