5 Tips For Choosing the Perfect Rug For Your Space

how to choose a rug
Finding the right rugs for particular spaces is worth the effort whether you’re decorating the whole home or just a single room.

While rugs can often be overlooked, seasoned decorators know that rugs have the potential to transform the look and feel of a space in an instant.  If you’re shopping for a rug, whether you prefer to buy from a store or shop for rugs online, there are a few factors you should consider if you want to get the perfect one. 

Keep reading for 5 tips on how to pick a rug with the confidence of an interior designer.

how to choose a rug for your space

Tip #1 – Consider your space

Before you go into any store or jump online, first stand in the room and look at the space in terms of dimension and function.


  • What kind of style would complement the room?
  • Roughly how big do I need the rug to be?
  • What is the function of this rug?
  • How durable does it need to be?


For a place with high foot traffic like a front hallway or living room, consider dark tones, tougher materials and a flatter weave. If you’re buying a new entry hall rug, invest in a welcome mat (this will come in especially handy for eliminating wet winter footprints).

For a bedroom you may want something fluffy and comforting OR, if you want a rug for under the kitchen table, select a flat weave fabric that is easy to clean.

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