Finding the right area rug for your room is one of the most important decisions you make for your home’s interior design. A well designed room is filled with lots of different pieces of furniture, each with their own personality; they need something like an area rug to tie all of these pieces together. 

Choosing the perfect rug is a tough decision, and many homeowners make major mistakes when choosing an area rug. That’s why we’re here to help. We’re going to share tips on getting the right size and style rug that fits your lifestyle. 

So let’s jump in with our guide on how to find the perfect rug. 

Size

Most rugs are too small for their room. Finding the right size rug is tricky because the right size is often bigger than you think. You want the rug to take up a good amount of space, and you also need the rug to help define space. 

There should be 10-20 inches of floor between the edges of your rug and your walls. Depending on the size you can go a little less if the room is especially small, or a little more if your room is excessively large. 

You also want to make sure that the rug is centered on the floor. Keeping an equal amount of space between the rug and the wall around every corner. 

Space

You also want to use your rug to help define and segment space, especially if you have an open concept area. An open concept home doesn’t mean that there are no walls per se, it just means that you don’t see the walls. You still need to divide the room and create imaginary walls to divide the space. Otherwise, open concept idea ends up just looking like one big mess. A

And rugs are a great way to segment that space. Find where your imaginary walls are, and then get a rug that still grants 10-20 inches of space between the edge of the rug and your imaginary wall. And then you have a beautifully segmented and organized open space. 

Style

Finding the right style rug is almost as important as finding the right size. You want something that matches the furniture, but also matches yourself and your personality. 

We have a few tips that can help you, but ultimately you have to choose the aesthetic that works for you:

  • Use Persian or European style for a classic traditional look
  • Use low pile and flat weave for a rug that will get a lot of wear and tear. If you want something fancier, then move towards something softer with a higher pile. 
  • Don’t use white if you have kids. That goes for anything, but especially for rugs. Same also goes if there are adults who act like kids. 
  • First and foremost, go with whatever makes you happen. 

Conclusion

A lot goes into finding the perfect rug. But when you consider size, space, and style you can find the perfect fit for your home and your lifestyle.