What to Consider When Choosing a Living Room Rug Design

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So, you just moved into a new home with hard floors. Now what?

You need a good rug design, that’s what! You need to figure out where the best spaces are in your home to fit a rug and what colors to choose and how to choose the rugs themselves. But where to begin?

If you’ve never had rugs before, or even if you have and you just need a little refresher course, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re discussing everything you need to figure out what type of rug will best suit your needs. Keep reading to learn more.


The first step in how to choose a rug is to determine the amount of foot traffic the rug will see. For example, do you have kids or pets? These sweet, adorable little creatures can wreak havoc on a rug if you don’t select the right material and/or color. Best to be prepared and think ahead.


Of course, the size of your new rug will depend on the size of your space. For example, living room rugs can be a bit larger and may take up most of the floor while a rug in the kitchen may be better suited on a smaller scale, say under the dining room table where it’s easy to vacuum.


The color is really up to you, however, again, remember those little creatures you have running about. Darker colors hide stains better, although, they can make a room feel bleak and cold. Lighter colors will brighten any space, but you better be prepared with a wet/dry vacuum for any accidents.


Patterns are fun and can really add some spice to your space. Just remember not to get too pattern-y in your space. For example, if you plan to have patterns on the curtains, you may wish to avoid patterns on the rug and/or vice versa.


The shape of the rug also depends on the room and what you’re using it for. For example, if you have a round table in the dining room, a round rug will look nice, although a square or rectangle rug could also offset the shapes in the room and make the space feel more structured.

Natural vs. Synthetic

If you plan to design your own rug, you should think about the types of rugs that you can choose from. Natural rugs are often made from things like cotton and jute while synthetic rugs are crafted from nylon and acrylic. These fibers will make a difference in cleaning up later. 

Which Rug Design Will You Choose?

We hope this rug buying guide helps you with your new rug design for your home.

Just remember, you can be as funky and eclectic as you like, as long as the rug fits!

Stop by the rest of our blog for more tips and tricks when you have the knack to put your design hat on again. We always have something good to say.

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