How To Choose The Right Rug

Choosing the right area rug for your home can be a daunting task. There are many different types and varieties of rugs to choose from. The right color for your room and the cost of the rug definitely counts and this article is all about picking the right rug for your room.

4 Steps To Great Style

Simple + easy design tips to help you select the perfect rug.

1. Start With A Floor Plan

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What’s your arrangement?
Choose a layout and measure for your rug based on the space you’d like to fill.
Here are some popular layouts that work for most spaces.

  • Classic Layout
    If your sofa and chairs are up against the wall, your rug should be large enough to fit under the front legs of all pieces.
  • Floating Layout
    If your sofa and chairs float in the middle of the room, your rug should be large enough to fit under all four legs of each piece of furniture.
  • Dining Layout
    For dining rooms, measure the length and width of your dining table and add 2 feet on each side. Most dining room tables require a rug that’s at least 8 feet wide.
  • Bedroom Layout
    In bedrooms, extend a rug from the bottom 2/3 of the bed. Alternatively, you could also place two runners on each side or a single runner at the foot of the bed.

2. Make The Material Work For You

How much traffic and use does the room get?
Hallways with high foot traffic need durable flooring, while bedrooms and dining room rugs are less susceptible to heavy wear.

Dhurries + Kilims
Dhurries and kilims are flat-woven wool and cotton rugs that are usually reversible. Known for their bright colors and graphic patterns, they tend to be durable, easy to clean and work just about anywhere.
Natural rugs are woven from fibers extracted from plants, including sisal, jute, seagrass and hemp. Because of their durability, affordable price and neutral color palette, natural rugs are especially good for high-traffic areas.

Read more: https://www.westelm.com/pages/ideas-and-advice/choose-the-right-rug



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