Finding the Perfect Rug for Your Home: The Do’s and Don’ts

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Couple unrolling carpet in new house Administor Note :All the photos in the frame were taken by me

Walking into your home, you see the old rug you have been using has become worn over time and needs to be replaced. You open up your favorite search engine, type in rugs, and start looking through the different styles and colors to find the perfect fit for you home renovation Dubai. With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and wonder what the do’s and don’ts of buying a new rug are?

Consider Size

Rugs can create some awkward floor coverings if you don’t measure first. Measure your space to ensure that your rug fits well within the area it will be covering, particularly with doorways and hallways. Take into consideration baseboards when measuring so that you have enough space between wall and doorways/hallway to fit your rug in. Remember, a larger rug can be just as good as a smaller one!

Avoid Too Much Contrast

If you’re not sure whether or not a certain rug will work with your décor, it’s best to keep your expectations tempered—and be realistic about just how much contrast you can tolerate. For example, in a small room, buying a brightly colored rug might prove too much of a distraction (unless you plan to use very large objects around that space). On the other hand, buying an oversized rug that doesn’t actually fit on top of your existing furniture is also going to be too much of a distraction. If you want to make sure your rug looks just right—and look like it was meant for that space—limit its dominant color palette so it will blend in rather than clash.

Play With Pattern

Rugs are a simple way to bring pattern into your home, which is great if you’re looking to add a little more visual interest—but it can be overwhelming when faced with thousands of designs. Try to pick something that matches your color palette (don’t worry if you don’t have one yet—you can get creative with paints) but also feels fresh; it should look like it belongs in your house.

Balance Texture

One of my favorite things about rugs is that they give you a chance to add color, pattern, or both in a very easy way. When selecting your rug, think about how it’ll look with other textiles like your furniture, walls, and windows. If you have hardwood floors, for example, it’d be best to keep everything on your rug fairly minimal. If you’re going big with color or print, think about where you want to draw attention—do you want people to focus on your rug (as a bold statement piece), or do you want it to fade into its surroundings?

Don’t Go Overboard With Colour

When choosing a rug, it’s easy to get carried away with colour—especially if your living space is on the small side. But even if you do have a lot of natural light flooding into your room, try to avoid cluttering up your floor with too many patterns or colours. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that at least half of your rug has one main colour and use smaller accents for details like binding or trimming. In terms of pattern, horizontal stripes are going to be your best bet when working with multiple colours. It will help viewers focus on each shade individually rather than blending them together into one big mess.

Choose a Rug That Reflects Your Lifestyle

When it comes to choosing a rug, think about what activities will take place on that particular piece of flooring. Will you have children? Pets? Parties? Depending on these factors, there are certain things to look out for. For example, if you have small kids or an active lifestyle and don’t want to be tripping over your rug all day, then look for a rug that has skid-resistant features. Also keep in mind that some rugs may require vacuuming more frequently than others.

Go For Quality Over Quantity

Not all rugs are created equal. When you’re looking to buy a rug, you’ll want to pay attention to both quality and price. Quality rugs will be made from durable material that lasts years, not months. It’s also a good idea to invest in cleaning services so you can keep your rug at its best over time. What might sound like it costs too much could actually save money in the long run because you don’t have to replace your rug as often as you would if it wasn’t made with high-quality materials.

Choose Something That Lasts

When choosing a rug, pick one that fits in with your decor and adds to your space. An expensive rug will add some elegance, but make sure it’s not so pricey that you can’t replace it if necessary. Also consider how high-traffic certain rooms are; an elegant wool rug may look great in your living room, but it won’t last long if everyone is piling their shoes on top of it at all times.

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