While rugs come in every shape and size—from small to large and rectangular to circular—the biggest challenge lies in deciding which kind is best for your home. But have no fear; here are the details on how to choose the perfect rug for your space.
DETERMINE ITS FUNCTION
Before anything else, the kind of rug you decide on should match the room's purpose. Is it meant to define a space aesthetically or does it serve more of a functional purpose such as preventing accidents in areas people are prone to slip? Answering this question will inform your next decision.
CHOOSE A RUG STYLE
They say variety is the spice of life, and that's most definitely true with area rug styles. As far as room design goes, you can make a statement or follow the rules. There's a wide range of colours, patterns, and textures to choose from — all of which have their own personality and name. Persian and traditional European styles are now only two out of the many options available. Consider a wool rug such as our modern Kaizen design for an elevated feel or a natural hand-woven option like a Oval Jute rug for some rustic inspiration. Remember the choice you make will depend on the type of atmosphere you’re looking to create!
DECIDE ON YOUR COLOURS AND PATTERNS
When choosing a rug, you're after one that compliments and balances your décor. Think about whether you want something dramatic or simple, as this will often be reflected in the pattern and colour of the rug. Wider, bolder patterns make a room seem more exciting, while a subtle pattern will create a quieter, more grounding atmosphere. A mostly solid room calls for something like an intense floral print, while a very busy room will work better with a muted geometric pattern.
AREA RUG SIZE AND SHAPE
Too big or too small - it's easy to get the rug size and shape wrong. Kitchens and entryways work best with smaller or more narrow rug shapes such as our Desi Latte Runner while bedrooms, dining rooms, and living spaces invite large circular or rectangular pieces. In terms of sizing, the general rule is to make sure that it centers nicely with an equal amount of space on all sides between the rug and the wall. Are you ready to find your perfect rug? Click here to view our modern rug collection!