Area rugs are a great way to add warmth and style in a house. It is however not very easy to decide which type of rug to use for which section of the room. Without any knowledge of interior decor or the rules that govern it, decorating a room with rugs can seem like a very difficult task but the truth is that it isn’t at all. True there are a few ground rules that go into selecting a rug for any room but it is not rocket science. A little attention to detail and time is all that is required to achieve the perfect look. Here are a few tips on how to furnish your house with the right area rug.
Get the right size of rug
Nothing is more ill-placed than an oversized rug in a tiny room or a really tiny rug in a huge room. This is why before buying a rug you have to consider the size of the room you want to decorate. Measure the room before hand and consult with an expert if need be. The general rules of picking out a rug state that the width and length of the rug must be covered by the rug you choose. This merges the furniture and rug in such a way that they look ‘unified’ and not like two totally different items. An area rug meant for the dining area must not be too big yet not too small either. It must be able to cover the chairs even when they are pulled out. Leaving room between the rug and the wall makes the rug stand out more.
Consider your fashion sense and lifestyle
Buying a rug can be very easy when you know exactly what you are looking for. Before choosing one, think about the colors you like, the materials you like and the type of place you will be placing the rug. A room with high traffic or a section of the house that is used a lot such as the hallway needs a hardy type of rug that won’t wear and tear easily. Such a rug will also need to be easy to clean and maintain as it will get in touch with a lot dirt and dust. Many people are easily swayed by popular rugs that everyone is buying but this may not be what you want. Consider exactly what you need so that you use your rug for the longest time without getting bored of it.
Mesh solids with patterns
Furniture and area rugs need to go well if the look in the room is to come together nicely. There are always two options to choose from; patterned or solid. If your furniture is patterned, you need to bring some ease into the room with a solid colored rug that contrasts the furniture. This will make it easy on the eye and pleasant to look at. If the furniture is solid, pick out a nicely patterned rug and compliment it with pillows that match one color on the rug. The overall look will be outstanding.