How to Find the Perfect Rug

How to Find the Perfect Rug

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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.

Choosing the Perfect Rug for Your Hardwoods

Choosing the Perfect Rug for Your Hardwoods

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!

1.Think Big

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 9 7 pic 1 300x200 - Choosing the Perfect Rug for Your Hardwoodsbreaks 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.9 26 pic 6 1 225x300 - Choosing the Perfect Rug for Your Hardwoods

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.