Choosing a rug for an area is a challenge when considering a wide range of sizes, shapes, colors, fabrics, and patterns. You should consider what purpose the rug will serve if it provides a touch of color/design for a small room or more colors/designs for a large space.
If you are lucky enough to start with an empty space, you can choose the rug or carpet you like and build the room according to its colors and design. But if you have furniture that you want to admire, then choosing the right rug is an important accessory that will grab your attention and create a subtle statement when combining the elements of the room. Think about your style and what rugs you admire in the homes of others and in the shops that sell rugs.
The color, style, and texture of your rugs will show your guests what it’s like when you want to express yourself. Lighter rugs cool and enlarge the room, while darker shades warm the room, creating a more comfortable, intimate space.
Now that you have decided what look you want, you need to decide on a fabric that will suit the use of the room. Fur coats are very attractive but can be difficult to clean when used in areas with extreme traffic. They are long dressed, green, and require respect and admiration, so they should be selected for places where people sit and rest, and for restaurants that are more formal in nature. Leaks in fur mats are not a problem because they can be easily be wiped off.
Fleece repels dirt and fluids that are not easily absorbed by the fibers. The fiber sheath makes the wool fibers strong, soft to the touch, and tough. Fur rugs are also easier to paint and richer, making them a unique centerpiece. Another natural fiber is cotton, which makes a long dry carpet like fleece, but is lighter.
Area rugs are a good choice for bright colors and good service in high-traffic areas, sun-exposed areas, and intensively used areas. They are strong and durable and easy to clean. The look of synthetic rugs is not as rich as wool rugs, but it is now more attractive than ever. There are many ways in which synthetic carpets are laid and woven, and many mimic the overall look and feel of wool.
Much of the look and feel is in the production of the rugs. Some of the production methods include hand-knotted, hand-crocheted, hand-tufted, machine-made, and flat-weaving. There are others you may see in the market so this is not an easy choice. Any rug with a “hand” in the prefix can be of better quality and more expensive in most cases. But you get what you pay for, as you know.
In terms of size, it’s a great way to find out what size rug is best for your room, spread a sheet of paper towel over the area, and try on different sizes. In dining rooms, you want a rug that is at least 4 feet long and wider than your table, so guests can push chairs off the table without losing the rug. In areas where rugs will serve as a place to rest your feet when sitting in conversation zones, choose rugs that are at least as large as the open area for sofas and chairs. You can leave up to one foot right in front of the furniture because most people do not put their feet in front of a sofa or chair. You can set the size of the rug or you can set the cottage area if you want. A large room can look cozy by visibly dividing it into sections of your choice using one or two rugs. Avoid spreading these carpets in high-traffic areas to prevent spreading.