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  • What Should You Take Into Consideration When Choosing a New Rug?

    What Should You Take Into Consideration When Choosing a New Rug?

    It's possible for a new rug to just be one of many accents in a room. However, this addition can be so much more. Depending on its size and where it's placed, a rug can work as a room's focal point or tie its entire theme together.

    Because a rug can be such a significant element of a room, if you're thinking about, or have just started looking for a new one, it's important to take quite a few different factors into consideration. While you can spend hours reading articles about this topic, to help you get started, let's focus on the most important considerations: 


    Can you guess why out of all the factors you need to take into account, furniture is the most important? If you said, "because of its size," give yourself a pat on the back! Since furniture generally defines the shape of a room's space, it's important to think about how it's going to interact with a potential rug.

    Keep in mind that you don't have to limit yourself to only rugs that fit the completely clear space you have in a room. Depending on the type of furniture, it's possible for one or more rugs to go under at least part of the furniture. For example, if you have multiple tables in a room, you may decide that instead of one big rug, you want multiple smaller rugs so that you can put one under each table.


    While it's possible to find really good deals on high quality rugs, if you come across something that seems too good to be true, that's probably because it is. Although it can be tempting to try and save money by going down that route, in the long run, you'll be much happier if you stick to your guns and only focus on options that you know possess the level of quality you expect.


    There are two reasons why this factor is quite important. First, if you're going to put the rug in a place like your bedroom, what it's made out of is going to determine how it feels when you walk on it barefoot. Second, what a rug is made from will greatly influence how it looks. As you're shopping, you should focus on rugs that are made from materials which you know will look just as good in five years as they do now.

    Whether you go bold or subdued, traditional, or modern, if you do just a little prep work before shopping you will find the perfect rug for your space. A good design consultant, like we have at NW Rugs, will ask you questions that will flesh out your needs and taste and then will be able to offer you excellent options.

    Bring paint chips, color swatches and several photos on your smartphone and you'll have a rug in no time at all.

    If you focus on these factors, you'll be able to keep your search moving in the right direction!   And don't forget to see our infographic "Four Easy Steps for Choosing the Right Rug"