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Helpful Tips on How to Choose a Designer Rug to Liven up Your Space

Designer rugs are made by a multitude of manufacturers and are generally of better quality than no-name rugs. They can be found in many sizes, colours and patterns. If you're unsure which one is best for your home, use these tips to help you pick the best one.


luxury-rug-showroom-how-to-choose-a-designer-rug-for-your-space.jpgSize is one of the most important factors when choosing your designer rug. A small rug will look ill-fitting in a large room and a huge rug might not fit in a smaller space. The experts suggest choosing a rug that measure two feet less than the shortest wall in the room. For example, if the shortest wall is 10-feet wide, you want a rug that is no more than 8-feet wide. In dining rooms, you want the rug to extend a minimum of 18 inches beyond the table so there is room for chairs.




You can find designer rugs in virtually every price range, though they are generally a bit more expensive than those you find at a department or discount shop. Decide how much you are comfortable spending, then use that as basis for looking for the one you’d like to invest in. Ultimately, it’s all going down to what the design and quality is anyway.

Colour and Pattern

The colour and pattern of your rug should blend with the room and be practical for the use. For example, you probably don't want a white rug in a dining room where small children eat. In fact, experts suggest a patterned rug for dining rooms because that helps hide spills and stains better. Patterns also look great in living rooms and bedrooms. For a cleaner and simpler look, choose a solid coloured rug that blends with the decor and colour scheme of the space.

Feel of the Rug

Rugs range from super soft to a bit more solid and sturdy. Experts strongly encourage you to take your shoes off and see how the material of the rug feels on your feet. This is especially important if you're choosing a rug for your bedroom where you likely spend quite a bit of time barefoot. Sisal materials are perfect for high traffic areas and silk fibres are great for bedrooms. Wool rugs are the easiest to clean and maintain, making them great for living rooms, dining rooms, and kid spaces.

Choosing a rug doesn't have to be overwhelming and the right choice can completely transform a room. Take the time to find exactly what you want and you'll be happy with your choice for many years to come. Don't buy the first thing that comes along and be picky because a rug is pricey purchase and you want to get what you pay for.


Color + Texture + Size: How To Choose the Right Rug, Everytime/ ApartmentTherapy.com.

7 Rug Mistsakes to Never Make. GoodHousekeeping.com.

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