Decorating your apartment or home is not something you can let pass you by. Sure you can hire an interior designer to do all the work for you but there are many downsides to this. The house will never have a touch of your own and for this reason you may never develop an attachment to it. Taking part in the decoration of your house will make sure that every single item is chosen right and that it is to your desired style and taste. There is also the issue of pricing and you have control over this if you do the choosing and buying bit yourself. So here are four factors that you must take into account when deciding on a rug for your home.
Take into account shapes
Before buying a rug, consider the kind of room you would like to put it in and the type of furniture already present in it. Circular rugs for instant would auger in very well with a round dining table. If you want to create a feeling of space and length in the room then you should go with a rectangular rug as it elongates the room and makes it look spacious. When picking out the perfect shape of rug to add to your decor, consider the other shapes in your room. If they are all sharp and predominantly boxy, a curvy rug will give the room the perfect finish.
Measurements of both the rug and room
Having the right size of rug for your living room or dining room is very vital. a too small rug or an oversize rug will just indicate a lack of feeling about how you want your house to look. Before even looking at rugs, measure out the area you want the rug to cover. Keep in mind that rugs are not full floor carpeting so leave some space between the rug and the wall. After getting the right size required, measure out the depth or what is otherwise called pile of the rug you need. Some rugs are thicker than others. If your floor is hard and often cold, a thicker pile will do and if you intend on placing some padding beneath the rug then less is needed. Ensure the measurements are accurate to avoid wasting both time and money.
What the rug is intended for
It is important to think about what the rug is going to be used for as well as where it is going to be placed before buying it. Doorway rugs need to be hardy due to the traffic that they get. They should also be easy to clean as they will get a lot of dirt from shoes and the like. Rugs in the foyer can be more decorative and delicate because they are used on rare occasions. All in all it is important to note that synthetic materials are easier to keep clean.
Color and pattern
Anyone who visits your house gets a glimpse of who you are and what your sense of style is. When buying area rugs, you get the chance to express yourself through the colors and patterns you choose. Take advantage of this by incorporating new ideas and modern tints of color to bring out a sophisticated look.