Redecorating a room from the floor up is very exciting! It feels great to freshen your space, update your décor, and change the look of your home to fit your current style and personality. Now that you have beautiful hardwood floors, think about adding the perfect rug! A rug can add some color, showcase the beauty of the hardwoods, and bring a sense of comfort to a space.
Here are some guidelines to follow for choosing a rug!
The most important rule is to choose a bigger rug! Bigger is always better when it comes to a rug, a sizable rug in a moderate space will actually make the room feel bigger. Small rugs will feel undersized, with the short edges creating breaks in the floor. These breaks draw the eyes down and disrupts the flow of the room. A large rug does the opposite, with long lines and a cohesive appearance will balance the room. A large rug also makes an excellent anchor point for anything else you plan to put in the room.
2. Consider Your Space
High ceilings and large open floor plans are popular design trends, but it can be difficult to tell what are the different parts of the home. Rugs can be used to separate clear living and dining zones without disrupting the visual flow of your open floor plan. Choosing a larger rug will give you the opportunity to experiment with layouts.
3. Who Will Be Walking on Your Rug?
Consider the foot traffic for the area you will be putting the rug. Areas with high foot traffic or homes with small children or pets may do better with a rug that is resistant to stains and easier to clean. Rugs with a shorter pile are also better for homes where tripping hazards may be a concern, such as an aging adult or small children. Wool rugs are a good option since they are highly durable and easy to clean.
4. Your Style
Once you have determined the general size and material you are looking for, it is time to settle on your design! Are you looking for a bold rug that stands out or a neutral to blend in? If you want the rug to be a unifier for the design of the room, choose a tone that already appears in the room for your rug. Pick a texture that is soft, simple, and minimal for a timeless, classic look. Neutral colors like soft beiges, blues, and greens look beautiful with warm-toned hardwood floors. A bold rug is also tasteful and can really make your beautiful flooring pop by drawing the eyes downward! An unusual weave or surprising colors adds visual interest! A bold colored rug looks especially interesting on darker hardwood floors.