How to choose rugs for your house
Rugs are one of the easiest ways to up your home’s style game. But before you run out and buy one, you need to consider these four factors.
Is it a suitable material?
A good rug should absorb sound and be comfortable to walk on, sit on, or lie down on. It should also be easy to clean. If you’re sleeping or napping in your living room, pick a rug that’s soft enough for falling asleep on, like wool rugs. Rugs made of natural materials like wool are best at absorbing sound and heat, but they can become slippery when wet, and they take longer to dry than synthetic rugs do.
There are many different types of natural fibres used in rugs: wool (sheep), cotton (cotton plants), jute/sisal/hemp (sisal plants), silk (silkworms) and wool blends with one or more of these fibres blended. Some people prefer synthetic rugs because they tend not to hold stains from spills as quickly as natural fibre rugs. However, there is no correct answer here – just personal preference!
Is it the right size?
This is a question you should consider before purchasing a rug. The room size and space are essential when choosing rugs for your house. If you have too large or too small of a rug, it will look out of place and unappealing. It’s also crucial that the rug does not cover up any outlets in your home because this could cause electrocution or fires if someone steps on them while they’re plugged in.
Is it the right colour?
If you still need to get a wool rug, it helps to choose one similar in colour to the room’s existing furniture, walls and curtains. This is especially important if you’re using a dark-coloured piece of furniture like an antique coffee table or bookshelf. You want the rug to be light enough so that it doesn’t compete with those items when placed together on the floor.
If you already have rugs in your home, then make sure they all work well together by choosing something neutral (like white or cream) as your next choice. If there are two areas with different colours, try and use darker shades of grey, brown or black instead of reds/blacks/purples etc., because these tend not to match as well as lighter colours.
Will it last?
When looking for a rug, you should consider how long it will last. You’ll want to look at the materials that make up the rug and what kind of warranty it offers. If you need something that can withstand heavy foot traffic, consider getting a synthetic material or one with a thick pile. Wool rugs may be better for low-traffic areas or climates where dampness is an issue.
An excellent way to know if your rug will last is by checking its warranty. Many online retailers offer free return shipping within 30 days of purchase. They also often offer lifetime warranties if anything goes wrong with your rug down the road (although this doesn’t mean they’ll deliver new rugs every time).
You can also look at reviews from other customers who have bought similar products before buying yours to get an idea of whether or not their experiences align with yours—and whether the product works as advertised.
With these tips in mind, you can make your next rug purchase. Remember, don’t scrimp on quality—a good rug will last you years and years if it’s made well. Also, don’t be afraid to get creative. Mixing patterns and colours can be fun, so try out different options when shopping for new rugs.