Whether you’ve just moved in to your new home or you’re looking to revamp your old one, an area rug is the only piece that can transform the style, tone, and mood of a space, or simply enhance its surroundings. However, the wide variety of designs and patterns can overwhelm buyers who are looking for that perfect rug. Luckily, there is a method to the madness. By whittling down your preferences, finding that perfect area rug doesn’t have to be a grueling process.
First, decide on what ambiance you want to create in the room. Is it contemporary, traditional, modern, or a combination of a few? The temperature is also a big component: do you want the room to look warmer and therefore softer, or do you prefer colder colors? The lighting in the room will also affect how the rug looks, so pay attention to the layout of the room you want to place the area rug in. Write down your stylistic preferences and keep them in mind when funneling through our rug collection online or talking to a representative in the store.
The second thing you should take note of is the myriad of rug patterns that you can choose from. Do you want vivid, emphasized patterns, florals, or more simple ones. The patterns on the area rug may contrast with the surrounding furniture or they may blend in. Make note of which you prefer.
The last thing to note is your lifestyle. Your lifestyle will affect the maintenance of the rug as well as the color you select, the pile, and the durability. For example, if you have a big family with kids and pets, a white rug may not be the best option. A darker flat weave rug, on the other hand, may disguise stains and is easy to clean. Low-pile rugs, too, are more durable and easier to maintain than high pile ones and won’t wear down from people walking across it.
High-pile ones may be a tinge more luxurious and expensive, but perhaps more homely. Although shopping for an area rug may be intimidating, the process can be whittled down by keeping tabs on your preferences and noting the styles, patterns, and underlying tones that you want to see in your rug.