5 Decisions You Need To Make Before Buying A Rug

The trend to add interesting textures to a home has transcended, what once was a simple centre piece rug, into floor art that combines artistic expression and comfort. There has been an influx of bold geometric patterns onto large mats and many brands are combining contemporary drawings and paintings into rugs. In order to ensure you optimise your floor space with the best suited rug or 'floor art' to your interior, we've listed 5 simple decisions you need to make before you buy. 

1. Size & Shape

The first thing to consider is the size and shape of the room where you want the rug to go. Once you have determined these things then consider the furniture layouts and how big or small you want the rug to be depending on the area you would like it to cover. The rule of thumb is that it should comfortably fit the size of your seating area for the living and dining area. For the bedroom, it should be slightly wider and run the entire length of the bed. You also have to choose the shape of rug that would best fit the flow of the room.

dining room interior with rug
blue kitchen with rug
entrance hall with rug
sitting area with rug

2. Style

A large rug can set the style and tone of a room. Ensure that it compliments the theme of the interior as this will enhance the energy of the space. The rooms below all have carpets that match the style of each interior. The patterns, colours and textures of the rugs, shown in the first and second pictures, compliments their tribal themes whilst the black and white striped rug completes the sophisticated style of the third picture. 

bedroom with rug
sitting area with rug
dining room interior with rug

3. Texture 

A rug can take a cold and minimal room to comforting and cosy with the right textures. There are various different textiles to choose from whether its a shaggy wool, soft hide, plush faux fur or coarse jute, the list goes on. It is also worth considering how often the rug will be used and the durability needed to determine what texture will fit your interior. 

sitting area with rug
sitting area with rug
sitting area with rug
sitting area with rug

4. Colour 

When choosing an appropriate colour for a rug, it is essential to consider the colour palette of the interior. Choose a colour or pattern that will match the tones of the walls, floor and large furniture pieces. The deep blue tones of the accent wall in the bedroom below contrasts perfectly against the gold colour trim of the bed base and the burnt orange hues in the geometric carpet. Similarly the stark white walls of the dining room allow the bright blues and pinks of the Persian rug to create a fresh and clean interior which is completed with the light blue dining chairs.  

bedroom with rug
dining room interior with rug

5. Quality

Higher quality means higher price but longer life and better wear. If you plan on having the same carpet for years to come then spending a bit more will ensure it lasts. However if you like to change features as trends change then there are a variety of inexpensive and trendy rugs to choose from. 

sitting area with rug
sitting area with rug
sitting area with rug