Picking out an area rug for your home can be difficult. Most people order rugs online, and without the ability to test it out beforehand, you could wind up with something that clashes with your home. To make the most educated choice possible for your area rug, check out our helpful tips!
Before picking anything out, try to take measurements of your home. A good rule of thumb is to ensure that your new area rug will fit beneath all the major pieces of furniture. The size of your area rug can either bring the whole room together, or it can make the room feel awkward and cramped. So when in doubt, try going up a size!
If you have a room with a lot going on in it, choosing a bright and wildly patterned rug might not be the best option. When searching for the perfect area rug, think hard about the room it will be going in, and what your goal for the space is. Ask yourself if you want a room that feels muted and neutral, or if the room needs something louder and more exciting.
Beyond that, choosing that shape can alter the space, too. In a room that feels too boxy or sharp, try out a circular rug to break it all up. And in a room that could use more structure, go with a rectangular rug.
Considering what your rug is made of is one of the most important steps in the process of choosing a new area rug. Adding a new rug is an investment, and you want to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth.
Jute and Sisal- These two options look pretty similar, but the main difference is that jute is a little softer underfoot. Both are on-trend and work great for layering, but they also tend to be difficult to clean. Jute and sisal cannot get wet because they will shrink and buckle when wet, so consider this before purchasing.
Polyester- This is a great option with a bit of a better price point than wool. Polyester is durable, does not fade, and is great for areas with high foot traffic. Because of its strong nature, it makes for a great rug that is easy to clean.
Wool- This option is one of the more expensive types of rugs to choose from. Wool also tends to be one of the most beautiful options. It is also durable and fade-resistant, but it can be a bit more temperamental when it comes to cleaning it. The dyes in these rugs can bleed if you are not careful, which can ultimately change the look of your rug altogether.
While getting an area rug can greatly improve the look of your home, it is also important to know how to take care of them. At Zerorez®, we pride ourselves on our ability to help you keep your rugs cleaner longer. Our gentle, yet effective cleaning leaves Zero Residue® behind to give you the best cleaning experience every time.