You’ve spent hours looking at pictures of living room rugs on Pinterest and other websites, but now you’re having trouble deciding which one to get. With all the different patterns and colors available, it can seem like an impossible task. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect living room rug that complements your décor perfectly.
The Importance of the Space
Before you buy a living room rug, it’s important that you think about how large your space is and how much foot traffic you will have in it. Because area rugs tend to be so expensive, it’s better not to have one than risk having one that is too small for your space or will be uses under constantly-trafficked furniture. In general, a 6′ x 9′ area rug is ideal for a modestly-sized living room; opt for something larger if you have either kids or pets that like to play on the floor.
Choosing Your Style: There are many different styles of living room rugs available today—the key is finding one that suits both your aesthetic and lifestyle needs. For example, wool rugs can last for decades but may be more difficult to clean than other types of rugs.
The Importance of Color
Color is incredibly important when it comes to your living room rugs. The color of your rug can affect how people perceive a room as well as have a direct impact on your own mood and happiness. In short, color matters.
Thankfully, there are simple ways you can keep it in mind when choosing your living room area rug. By following these tips, you’ll be able to choose a rug that complements your existing décor while also complementing your lifestyle.
Find Out What Colors You Already Have: Before you start shopping for new rugs, take some time to really look at what colors are already present in your home’s décor.
Material Matters (more than you think)
All of your rugs should have a similar feel, whether it’s for your kitchen, living room or bedroom. You want them to be made out of similar materials. In most cases, wool will be your best bet. Wool is great because it’s soft and feels good underfoot while still being durable and easy to clean. It will also last you a long time; as long as you take care of it properly, that is.
If you live in a climate with winters, for instance, look for rugs made from outdoor-friendly materials that won’t crack or fade over time. If you live in a milder environment, you can find rugs made from materials like polypropylene that are suitable for all seasons.
Indoor/outdoor options may be difficult to clean or remove stains from if they become soiled with any food or drink—which is why it’s important to purchase indoor and outdoor rugs separately. In other words, if your living room rug is soft and plush and features an area-rug style (rather than being square), make sure it isn’t an indoor/outdoor type of rug.
Keep it Simple (or go wild)
Color is a highly subjective part of home decorating. Though you might be drawn to black and red kitchen rugs, they probably won’t go over so well with your significant other. You may want an area rug in a unique shape, but will it fit under your favorite sofa?
Here are some general guidelines that can help you choose a living room rug that works for everyone. If you’re torn between two or more options, it might be best to keep it simple or do something bold. Once you know what color and size your living room needs, get one thing right; don’t try too hard and make something that should work into a glaring mistake.
Machine Washable vs. Hand Washable
Keep in mind that you’ll be spending a lot of time looking at your villa renovation, so it should be neutral enough that it doesn’t constantly call attention to itself.
That said, an area rug can still have an aesthetic impact on a space—after all, chances are you’re decorating around it! Whether your preferences are more traditional or contemporary, think about what might work with your current rug or furniture pieces.
If you have questions about how much of an impact area rugs will have in your home, don’t hesitate to ask a designer for help! You’ll want something stylish and inviting that complements your kitchen rugs and interior design plan.
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