If you are purchasing a new rug for your home, then check out this ultimate rug owner’s buying guide, sponsored by The Rug Seller.
What Is The Purpose Of Your Rug?
The first thing you need to decide is what your rug is being used for. There are five main rug purposes, listed below:
Expansive: These are used to make a room feel more carpeted, and are typically used in living room/lounge areas. You should allow a significant space around each piece of furniture to avoid a cramped look or feel.
Statement: The centrepiece of a room, typically left on its own without any furniture.
Accent: Used to accompany a single piece of furniture, it should be typically 10-15% smaller than the piece of furniture it is being used to accent.
Cohesion: Brings the furniture altogether by reaching or sitting under all of the items of furniture within the section the rug is covering.
Runner: For use in narrow kitchens, hallways, or in single pieces.
What Texture Or Weave Should You Go For?
There are a variety of weaves and textures you can choose depending on the room you are using your rug in and the desired quality you require. These include cut pile, flat weave, shag, braided, and loop.
The Choice Of Rug Materials Available
Depending on what materials you prefer and rooms you are using your rug in, there are a variety of materials available. These include silk, wool, leather, sheepskin, chenille, synthetics, cotton, sisal, polypropylene, viscose, and jute. There are a variety of pros and cons associated with each material, and some materials are better suited for some rooms than others. You need to decide on your purpose and choose your material based on that.
Buying a rug online can seem like a daunting task, but when you’re armed with this information, it suddenly feels a lot easier.
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