Choosing The Perfect Area Rug For Traditional Interiors

Choosing The Perfect Area Rug For Traditional Interiors

Posted by Payless Rugs on May 13th 2024

An area rug can be the focal point of a room, or it can be the unifying piece to bring it together. If you want to add an area rug to a room, you may wonder how to make the best choice. Selecting the right rug for any room is based on style, scale, and function. When keeping those guidelines in mind, the perfect rug will become a logical choice.

Choose the Correct Size

The size of an area rug is an essential consideration. If a carpet is too small for a room, it may appear to be floating in the middle of the floor. If an area rug is too large, it will have the opposite effect and cause the room to look overwrought. If you’re not sure of the right size, the measurements of the room may help you to judge the appropriate rug size.

An excellent guide to rug size is to choose a rug two feet shorter than the size of the smallest wall of the room. To clarify, the best choice for an 8’ x 10’ room would be a 6’ x 8’ rug. If you want a guideline that isn’t so finite, the website’s guide suggests you choose a rug that will fit under the majority of the furniture. This size is ideal to bring the presence of the rug into the room without overwhelming the furniture.

Choose the Best Style

Color is a style element, and it’s a great place to begin your style choice. If the dominant color of your room is the dominant color of the rug, you’ve made a good choice. As an alternate choice, some prefer an area rug in an accent color instead of the dominant shade. For example, a room that has the natural tones of wooden walls and furniture would be perfectly set off with a leafy green rug.

Style is subjective, but considering style is an excellent way to help you select the best rug. The color, pattern, and shape of a carpet can lend its influence to the room. Some colors and patterns lend themselves to a specific interior decoration style better than others. For example, a minimalist-style room would not be well served with a red velour rug.

Choose the Right Function

When we talk about function, we mean the room's intended function. If you're choosing a dining room rug, a stately monochrome carpet is the best choice. If you want a covering for your mudroom floor, it must be waterproof and robust, and a bright, jazzy pattern would be a fun touch. Rooms for children need rugs with solid and washable materials.

Choose Luxury Rugs

If you’re looking for luxury-level area rugs in many patterns and shapes, you can check out our current selection of Feizy rugs or Surya rugs for sale. At Payless Rugs, we’ve served area clients and online rug lovers for 22 years. We carry rugs designed worldwide, and our staff is knowledgeable about rugs from all over the world. We can answer any questions about rug choice, quality, and maintenance. Browse our selection today!