Choose the Right Rug
for Your Room
It's hard to top the instant impact of rugs. Choosing a rug that complements your style is easy, but it's helpful to go beyond that and consider size, shape and layout. Reinvent your favorite living spaces with these tips.
The living room is where life happens, which calls for a rug that's as durable as it is beautiful. Wool rugs are an ideal choice because they're resilient and feel cozy underfoot. A size that allows the legs of all your furniture to be placed on it tends to look best.
When choosing a rug for the dining room, consider natural, easy-care materials like jute. You'll also want to make sure the rug is proportional to your table. Elevate a classic round table with a round jute rug, or style a rectangular table that seats six with an 8 x 10' option.
The bedroom is where you start and end your day, so comfort is key. Again, consider durable wool rugs that are cozy and easy to clean. For sizing, aim to get all the legs of your furniture on the rug. If you have a queen bed and side tables, a rug that is 9 x 12' should do the trick.
Round, square, or rectangular, each shape rug lends itself to a different part of your kitchen. For example, a 2 x 3' rug or a rectangular runner are perfect for under the sink. When it comes to color, go with what complements your existing kitchen decor.
For a more casual entryway, you'll need an equally hardworking rug. This is where synthetic materials like recycled plastic and recycled yarn come in. If your entryway is more formal, consider your surrounding decor and desired colors and textures. It's the perfect opportunity to greet guests with a style statement.
Complement your new outdoor dining set or lounge furniture with a stylishly durable rug. Both natural and synthetic weaves should be tough enough to handle what the elements throw at it. When it comes to pattern, have fun with it! An outdoor rug is ideal for showing off your personality.