February 17, 2023

What to consider when buying a rug for your home

By Green Decore
What to consider when buying a rug for your home

When buying a rug, there are several important factors to consider to ensure that you choose a rug that meets your needs and complements your home decor. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for a rug:

  1. Size: Consider the size of the room and the space where the rug will be placed. A small rug may look lost in a large room, while a large rug may overpower a small space. Measure the area where you want to place the rug to ensure that you choose the right size.

  2. Material: Rugs can be made from a variety of materials, including wool, cotton, silk, synthetic fibres, and more. Synthetic materials like Polyester are slightly taking over the regular rug weaving materials as they become more affordable as well as practical; and suited to needs of most consumers. Many UK brands and stores have now started offering washable rugs that fit well in this category such as Ruggable, Dunelm, Vernal Rugs to name a few.

  3. Style: Rugs come in many different styles, from traditional to modern and everything in between. Consider the overall decor style of the room where the rug will be placed and choose a rug that complements that style. A bold, patterned rug can be a statement piece in a room, while a neutral rug can provide a subtle background to the rest of the decor. The vintage and distressed rugs are an upcoming trend. 

  4. Colour: The colour of the rug can have a big impact on the overall look of the room. Consider the existing colour scheme of the room and choose a rug that complements or contrasts with those colours. A brightly coloured rug can add a pop of colour to a neutral room, while a more muted rug can blend in with other colours.
  5. Price: Rugs can range in price from relatively inexpensive to very expensive. Set a budget before shopping and consider the cost of the rug in relation to its size, material, and quality.

By considering these factors when buying a rug, you can find a rug that not only looks great in your home but also meets your needs and budget.