Tips for Choosing the Perfect Area Rug

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Area Rug

An area rug is a great way to add some comfort and warmth to a room. However, there are so many choices and it can be difficult to know where to even begin. If you are considering getting an area rug, here are a few things to keep in mind during the selection process:

Choosing the Right Size

Choosing the right size area rug can be done in various ways, depending on your preference. The traditional rule is to measure your entire seating area and then choose a rug the closest size up. For example, if your seating area is 7.5 feet by 9 feet, you would choose an 8’ x 10’ area rug. However, a more modern approach is to use a smaller rug that just fits under the front of the furniture legs. You can also choose an area rug that covers the entire room, but you should leave about 2 feet of floor space between the perimeter of the rug and the wall.

Does Shape Matter?

In a sense, the shape does matter, but only in regards to your stylistic preference. Round rugs are less popular, but they can bring a unique touch to the right room, like an entryway. You can also use long runners in hallways and passageways. Overall, the shape rug you choose is entirely up to you!

How Do You Coordinate Colors?

Coordinating rug colors and is easier than you think. Simply use the 60-30-10 rule. 60% of your room is the primary color, like the walls or the largest pieces of furniture. 30% is the secondary color, which is where your area rug would come into play. The remaining 10% if your accent color and is made up of pillows, vases, and lamps. If you already have a lot of color in the room, try to subtly pick up on an existing color in the room so it blends nicely.

Consider Roof Traffic When Selecting a Rug

It is also important to consider the traffic a room gets when selecting a rug. Typically a low pile rug will work best in areas with high traffic like hallways and passageways. High pile rugs are much softer, which makes them perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and sitting areas.

Need an area rug? Let the experts at Monarch Carpet help!

If you are looking for an area rug, Monarch Carpet can help! Since 1937, we’ve been offering high-quality carpets, area rugs, and flooring options to our clients. If you’re unsure how to size your area rug or what style or color would look best in your space, our knowledgeable team can help you through the selection process. With over 82 years of experiences and a wide selection to choose from, you can rest assured that Monarch Carpet will help you make the right choice for your home. Contact us today at (877) 766-6272 or stop into our showroom to learn more and view samples!

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