I always think one of the most difficult things about home decor and styling, is how to choose the right rug for your home. There are a lot of factors that go into to choosing the perfect rug, so it can be a little daunting when it comes to choosing the perfect one. I am here to give you all the advice and tips I have learned along the way when choosing rugs!
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Choosing a Room
First of all, when deciding on a rug, you need to nail down which room you want it in. Personally, I like having rugs in every room because it helps break up all the hardwood floors that we have. I also like how it adds a little coziness to every room too.
But, if it isn’t in the budget for you right now to do multiple rooms, then choose one that is the most priority to you.
I would recommend the living room or an area that you will use a lot, especially when you have company over. I always want my guests to feel comfy and cozy when visiting.
And I think having a nice, plush rug in the space helps achieve that goal.
Choosing a Material
Now that you have nailed down what room to place your rug in, you need to determine what material you want your rug to be.
Do you want something soft and comfy, or something more natural like jute? There are so many options and there really isn’t any right or wrong answer.
Choose what you think you will love the most!
Also, keep in mind if it is a high volume area, you might want to choose a material that is easy to clean.
Thinking of all these things in advance will help you narrow down your choices in rug options. It can be a little overwhelming when you first start looking, so that’s why I think it is best to sit down and brainstorm everything first.
Choosing a Size
Another important thing to consider on how to choose the right rug for you, is the size of the rug. I always have a hard time visualizing the size so I recommend taking a tape measure to the space to be sure!
It really helps you see it more so when you can map it out. We recently got a new rug for our living room and I am blown away by how large it is!
However, we were definitely in the market for a larger rug. The one we had in here previously was only a 5′ by 7″ and while I loved the pattern and color to it, it just wasn’t large enough for the space.
Our new one we got from Boutique Rugs and it is 8’10” by 12’3″, so talk about a major upgrade! It definitely helps fill our living room space more and I am so happy with the size of it.
I am also happy to announce that I am partnering with Boutique Rugs for the month of May and I have a coupon code for you guys to use as well! Just use “MACEDONIA55” when checking out to receive 55% off your total.
I am blown away by the quality of their rugs and I have a feeling this will be my go to rug company when I need to order some new ones too!
Choosing a Color/Pattern
Now, here is the fun part- choosing a color and pattern for your rug! I love this because you can really show your creativity here and do something fun or unexpected.
Or, you can also keep it traditional and neutral! I am more of a neutral gal myself, because I like to throw in some color easily by throws and pillows, but you can totally go more bold here in your rug if you want to!
Again, it is probably a good idea to go ahead and have somewhat of a game plan as to what color you want before you start shopping, just to make it easier on you.
I always like to know what color I am searching for first and then filter rugs by colors; that way I don’t get distracted by all the other color options out there.
I hope these tips and tricks help you when are trying to choose the right rug for your home. I really think the rug lays the foundation for the room and then you can decorate and style the room however you want to after that!
What about y’all? Do you have any favorites when it comes to choosing a rug for your home?