How to Choose the Right Rug

A rug will have a big impact on the look of a room, making it important to invest time and effort in ensuring you have the right one. Many people will just choose any rag, but this is a mistake. The general rule is buying the biggest and best quality rug that you are able to afford. You should invest in a good quality rug because it means you will be using it for a long period of time before you replace it. The right rug can easily update the floors and also transform the look of the room. Below are some tips that will go a long way in helping you choose the right rug for your home.

The room

Different rugs will suit different areas of your home. You will find that areas such as hallways and kitchen will have more traffic, making it important to choose a rag that is easier to clean and is hardwearing. A good choice is a rug that has a harder shade and patterned because there are fewer chances of footprints showing. If you choose a rag that is bright in colour, you will have a hard time cleaning it, and you will need to do it more frequently.


You should always have your measurements right, it is never a good idea to try and guess on the size of your rag. Take measurements and determine the best fit. There are a number of riles you can apply when it comes to choosing the correct size of rag for your home.

The two main rules are;

Avoid the ‘floating rug’ look. This is where the rug is in the middle of the room but it doesn’t touch any furniture. One of the purposes of a rug is bringing all the furniture in your home together, making it important to choose a rug that is able to touch or even go under your furniture.

If you are still not sure about the best size for your home, then you can take newspapers or papers then piece them together to cover the area that you think the rug will cover. This will give you a rough idea of size, and whether you need a smaller or a bigger one. You also need to keep in mind that the larger the rug you buy, then the more dominating the pattern and colour will be on the room.


One misconception many people have is that a rug must be rectangular in shape. There are many different shapes when it comes to rags, and you should choose one that will be able to suit your space better. If you want a rug that you can put underneath a circular dining table, then a circular rag is the best option.


Think about the surroundings and the use of your rug. Are you looking to make a statement with your rug? You can use it to add a pop of colour to the room. A patterned rug usually adds personality to a room without having to be too bold.

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There is a wide range of options when it comes to fibre. You will need to choose a fibre that will be suitable for the area and also maintenance. Some of the common fibre include acrylic, polypropylene, viscose, cotton, wool, jute and sisal. Some will be more expensive than others, but you should always go for the better quality when it fits your budget.

Choosing the right rug should not be complicated, especially after using the above tips. You will get the right rug for any room in your home.