It’s always exciting to decorate your own home, because you get to choose all the furniture, decors and
appliances. Since your home is the place where you will spend a lot of time, you have to make it as comfortable as you can.
One amongst the most important items you will have to buy for your home is an area rug. It’s a good thing there are a lot of home depot stores that offer a variety of choices. A rug is an effective way of protecting your floors and adding a classy touch to your room. Basically, a rug offers an opportunity to add warmth &
color to your home while also lifting that chill from the otherwise bare floor. A well placed rug in the right color and proportions will help in unifying any room. Many designers feel it is easier to choose fabrics to complement a rug rather than buying a rug to compliment your fabric. Therefore, when decorating your home, it’s always advisable to start with the rug. Here are tips on how to choose the best rug for your home.
Determine where in your home you want to place the rug. Whether you are buying new furniture or just using your old one, knowing the size and location of your rug is extremely important. This will help solidify not only the size of the rug you need, but also what purpose it will serve. Take measurements of each piece of furniture and sketch each item on a paper where you expect it to go. If you are using what you already have, move this furniture into the right positions and take measurements using a tape measure. Take the dimensions to the store. This will prevent you from buying the wrong size.
Choose a color that matches the décor of the space the rug will occupy. If the rug is going into a room that is expensively furnished with antiques, choose an oriental rug that will accent the antiques. It often helps to take along samples of upholstery fabric, paint or even wallpaper when visiting the store. This will give you a better idea of what color is likely to complement your home décor.
The impact the rug will have in your room, will be determined by the size and color of your rug. If you desire a dramatic impact, go for bright colors and with bold lines. However, if all you want is a rug to add warmth to your home, then choose neutral colors with softer lines.
If you are looking for patterned rugs and not plains, it’s important that you make sure the rug design doesn’t compete with the wall décor and upholstery. A living room with wallpaper or upholstery featuring elaborate patterning will benefit from a rug with a more subtle style. However, if the existing décor is more on the subdued side, a bright or busy pattern can be very effective in adding a certain amount of interest to the space. If your rug is meant for a small room, go for small patterns, they make the room appear bigger. A large pattern will only make your room appear crowded.
Finally, determine what quality of the rug you want. The quality of the rug can be determined by whether it was hand dyed or hand stitched. Denser knots mean higher quality. Also consider the type fabric used, make sure it is convenient for you.