Your living room isn’t complete without a rug. But with numerous choices out there, finding the best one will be like making an attempt to unravel a puzzle.
THE RIGHT RUG CAN PULL A ROOM TOGETHER AND IS SOMETHING YOU’LL BE ABLE TO KEEP FOR YEARS.
Use One or a Few?
For a living room to feel pulled together, all designers can tell you, it needs a beautiful rug. and no rule says you have to limit yourself to a single rug in the living room. you can also use multiple rugs in larger rooms to define different areas, so how you can decide using one or a few is the right choice?
MOST DESIGNERS CAN TELL YOU THAT A BOLDLY PATTERNED RUG CAN SERVE AS THE DEFINING FEATURE OF A LIVING AREA.
Smaller spaces, and living rooms enclosed by walls, usually benefit from one large rug. on the other side open-concept spaces are more likely to benefit from multiple rugs which help in the absence of walls to separate the living area from a dining or media area.
Determine The Right Size
A rug that’s small for the room is one of the biggest decorating mistakes. For average-sized rooms, there should be about 10 to 20 inches of bare floor between the edges of the rug and the walls of the room. and depending on the size of the room you can go as low as 8 inches and as high as 24 inches. In any case, make sure the rug is centered in the room and the distance between the rug and the wall is the same on all 4 sides.
Always just remember that it’s better to go too big than too small.
High Pile Or Low Pile
When choosing a rug, it’s also important to think about what kind of pile can help: low, medium, or high. Low-pile rugs are generally sturdier than high-pile rugs and are easier to keep clean. Also, they’re less expensive than high-pile rugs. Rugs with a longer pile are softer and can help make rooms look cozier and more inviting. As a general rule, a room that gets a lot of foot traffic will benefit from a low-pile rug, such as an INFINITE Rug or ESTIA Rug, while a thicker rug will last longer in a room that doesn’t get a lot of traffic, Such as a CONNECT Rug or the Soft Rug.
Your lifestyle should be a huge determining factor in what rug you choose. If you have children or pets, a white rug is probably not the best choice. If you expect that your rug will have to deal with a lot of wear and tear, a flat weave rug with a pattern that masks stains are your best choice, as it will be easier to maintain and keep clean. On the other side, if you want a sense of comfort and luxury, a flat weave rug probably won’t do the trick. Instead, you’ll need something softer with a higher pile.
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