Area rugs come in all shapes, textures, colors and sizes to serve a wide variety of functions. No matter the various types of flooring in your home area rugs provide an easy way to express your taste and style and can be used effectively as a means of linking rooms. Depending on your own personal choices, area rugs can vary from subtle to wild or simple to extravagant.
There really are no rules when choosing an area rug. Selection should be based on your own likes and dislikes. No permanent installation makes life easy but with large rugs you may have to move some furniture. Maintaining beautiful area rugs depends on specific usage as well as its construction material.
The amount of care needed to help maintain the beauty of these rugs will vary according to rug’s material and construction as well as the specific usage. The first rule of choosing an area rug is to understand there really are no rules per se. Since much of the selection process is based on your own personal taste and sense of style, we simply offer some general guidelines instead.
There are some guiding principles that may help you in choosing what will work for you. If you’re looking at getting a room size rug consider leaving an 18" to 24" border on all sides. In the dining area, give yourself at least 4 feet longer and wider than the dining room table so chairs when pushed back from the table don’t fall off the rug. In the hall, your rugs should be around 2" to 4" narrower and 18" to 24" shorter than the hallway. For a coordinated look consider using some common colors with different patterns. Think about using round or oval shapes as a way to bring new life into a room rather than traditional square or rectangular rugs.
Stop by and discuss your area rug needs with one of our flooring specialists at Giant Carpet One Floor & Home.