It’s far from a new thing: rugs improve your decor. One of the most important accessories in your home, they shouldn’t be chosen lightly.
Each room having its own set of rules, we show you how to pick the perfect rug for your place.
First impressions do count. Your entrance’s rug or carpet needs to be pretty much perfect. Pick it intelligently, for you and your guests.
Although the choice of the carpet needs to be consistent with the rest of the decor, don’t lose sight of its primary weak point: the entrance often collects dirt from outside.
Your rug will have to be stain-resistant, or at least keep dirt at bay. In other words, you’ll need one that cleans up nicely, and easily.
Do not forget to calculate the thickness of your rug in relation to your door, when it is both opened and closed.
Prefer: Dark colors (black, brown, red, etc.)
Avoid: Light colors (yellow, blue, pastels, etc.)
When it comes to your main room, everything is pretty much allowed. Let your tastes, colors, and love of unusual shapes through.
In terms of your rug’s design, it’s also up to you. Classic, plain, round, patterned, unstructured. Everything is (almost) possible.
As it is another central point of your home or apartment, the living room rug won’t avoid the usual washing cycle.
Analyze your room well before investing in a rug. Especially calculate the available space. Remember that the rug should always spill over to the sides, at least two feet out, if you place it under a sofa or coffee table.
Prefer: Black, red, green, grey.
Avoid: Colors that are too bright (yellow, blue, pastels).
Rugs in kitchens are pretty rare, but why dispense with one? A rug can actually be more useful than a hassle, especially in a room that can become dirty quickly.
Tailor your rug to your decor, perhaps by choosing a round one to dress up the floor around the dining table. Or how about a small rectangular one around the sing, to avoid splashing on the ground?
You’ll have to abandon precious materials, like wool or silk. Only go for water-resistant, natural components.
Prefer: Dark colors.
Avoid: Light colors that highlight stains, instead of hiding them.
Besides the bedroom, one of hte more personal rooms in your house is going to be your home office. It is also important to treat this environment appropriately. You’ll be spending many hours there.
Personalize this room with a beautiful carpet that matches your tastes. Pretty much all the materials are permitted here, from classic to original ones.
The carpet (or rug) should have one goal: bring comfort and warmth to your cozy office room. Remember that office furniture is usually pretty basic, so it’s up to your walls and floor to bring out your personality.
Prefer: Dark shades, playing off bold colors (red, orange).
Avoid: Bland shades, white.
- Animal skins
This is your cocoon, your nest, so you need to pamper the bedroom like no other. The rug in the room will have to be chosen carefully.
With it, you can pretty much go all out, both with its materials and size. It can range from a small rug near your bed, to a huge carpet around your closet.
Remember that by picking a comfy rug, you’ll be able to walk barefoot more comfortably.
Prefer: Light, soothing colors (beige, pastels, white, etc.)
A rug plays an important role in your bathroom. It avoids dirt, absorbs water, and protects your floor. It also offers to the room a touch of aesthetics. To add a little warmth in this cold environment, opt for a multi-use rug.
Look at your bathroom and the colors present. You want to associate your rug with this natural decor. Pick one that will, of course, wash easily, and doesn’t wear out as soon as you use it.
Prefer: It all depends on how original your decor is. Everything is pretty much permitted, from red to green, as well as softer hues. Adjust to your environment.
- Synthetic fibers