How to choose the perfect rug for every room in your home
A rug transforms a space, and selecting a rug depends on the room you are designing, the size, and the overall theme you want to create. There are various types of rugs on ferm for the bedroom, living room, hallway, and dining room. You can be as creative as you want with the various rooms as long as you are happy and it reflects your style. There are so many designs, colors, and materials to choose from, and it can get overwhelming. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a rug.
- The room
Different rugs are perfect for different rooms in the house. A living room rug allows you to do whatever you want. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that the rug needs to be part of the overall scheme and décor. On the other hand, the bedroom needs to feel peaceful, so bold and loud rug patterns may not be appropriate. An entryway rug establishes your home’s personality, so it needs to be vibrant and, most importantly, durable to handle foot traffic. Bathroom rugs should be cozy and comfortable, and cooler colors such as a light blue give them a beautiful aesthetic.
- Material of the rug
The rug’s material varies depending on the room and other factors such as whether you have kids or a pet and the amount of time you have for maintenance. Wool is an excellent option for the living room because it is easy to clean, but a cheaper alternative is acrylic which is easy to maintain, sheds less, and is hard-wearing. Cotton works well for bedroom rugs because of its softness but is not recommended for high traffic areas such as an entryway. Jute and sisal are perfect for high traffic areas because they are hard wearing and durable.
Always measure the area you will be placing the rug and determine the dimensions that will fit best. Don’t guess the measurements to avoid a floating rug look where you have a small rug that does not touch your furniture as it is not an appealing look. It would be best if you got a big rug in size so that it is either touching or going under the furniture since one of the primary purposes of a rug is to bring your furniture together.
- Pattern and color
You want to get a rug that complements your color scheme and overall interior décor. Lighter colors can make a small space look bigger while dark, and rich colors define a more intimate space. The living room rug can have a bold pattern, especially if your sofa is a solid color. If your furniture is full of patterns, a solid color rug works well.
While some people may downplay the importance of a rug in various rooms in the house, it is one of the necessary décor items you need to have. Most importantly, take the time to choose the right rug for each room.