How to choose the right rug for your home

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7 October 2023

Rugs play a crucial role in home decor, it acts as versatile accessories that can tie a room together, add warmth, and provide a sense of style and comfort to any room in the house. They serve both functional and aesthetic purposes, making them an essential element of interior design. Choosing the right rugs for your home is an important decision and not one to be taken lightly.

Before you start shopping for rugs, have a look at some of our tips on how to choose the perfect rugs for your home.

Assess Your Needs

Have a look at your home, and determine which rooms need a rug, why that room needs a rug, and how much of the floor space you want to cover with a rug. Just so that you know, we even have rugs for your kitchen and your patio, so make sure you assess the whole house.

Look at Rug Materials and Textures

Consider the texture and material of the rug. Materials like wool, cotton, and synthetic blends offer different rug textures and durability. Choose a material that suits your lifestyle and maintenance preferences. You can choose from wool rugs that have a soft and plush texture, providing comfort and warmth, to a cotton rug that is a soft and breathable material, making it suitable for all seasons.

Size Up the Space

When it comes to choosing the right rug size and determining the best placement and layout for your room and furniture, accurate measurements and thoughtful planning are essential.

When choosing a rug for the living room, for example, you need to decide if you want all the furniture, or just all the front legs of all the major pieces of furniture, like your sofa, on the rug to give a cohesive look. Opt for a large rug that will allow this, but still allow floor space of about 45 cm between the rug and walls for a balanced look.

In the bedroom, go for a rug that extends about a meter beyond the sides and foot of the bed, providing a soft and warm landing for your feet in the morning.

Select The Right Rug Style

Selecting a rug that harmonises with your existing decor and furniture, personal preferences, and design aesthetics is crucial to creating a cohesive and visually pleasing space.

You may ask, “How do I choose a rug colour?”. We recommend that you look at the room as a whole, your rug needs to complement your existing decor. Look at the colour of the furniture in the room, consider the colour of the curtains or bedding, and then choose a colour and design that will blend well with the colour scheme of the room. If the colours in the room are mostly neutral, maybe consider making a statement with a pop of colour like with our Village – Citrus rug or the Cotton – Garden rug. A pop of colour or a nice pattern is perfect when choosing a bathroom rug colour, as bathrooms tend to be more neutral.

To find the perfect, high-quality, and stylish rug for your home, have a look at the gorgeous collection of rugs at the Spindle & Loom online store, your first stop for home decor that makes a house a home.