Rug Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Rug

If you’re feeling inspired to give your home a DIY facelift, without the heavy price tag, there are simple changes you can make to your bedroom, living and dining areas that can make a dramatic difference!

One way to spice up your décor is to invest in some quality, yet surprisingly affordable, modern rugs from Urban Rugs, where you can buy all your rugs online!

With such a wide range of rugs, ranging in sizes, colours, materials and textures, where do you start when it comes to choosing THE rug for your space and lifestyle?

Size & Layout

There is an art to placing rugs and to do so, you need to know what kind of space you are working with. There are generally four different rug sizes to choose from, plus runner options.

Within a living room setting, there are commonly two options for choosing the right size for your space – a large rug with furniture on top of the rug (Floating Layout) or a smaller rug with the furniture positioned around it (Classic Layout).

The Floating Layout is used for larger spaces, where lounge chairs and single chairs are positioned in the middle of the room, generally around a coffee table, which dictates the focal point of the space.

On the other hand, the Classic Layout sees your coffee table and the front legs of each chair on top of the rug, which is a true centerpiece of any room.

Other Arrangement Options

Stop dragging those dining chairs in and out from the table and give your dining room a little extra warmth with an elegant rug.

With your dining setting, you should measure the length and width of your dining table, then add an additional 60 centimeters to each measurement – this additional 60 centimeters on each side should provide enough room for chairs to be pulled in and out with ease.

To style a rug in your bedroom, you should be aiming for a rug that extends along the end two thirds of your bed, with rug visible on either side of the bed and at the foot of the bed. If you feel as though your chosen rug doesn’t quite suit the bedroom layout, you can also opt to use runners down the side of the bed or at the foot of the bed for balance.

Styles & Patterns

Your current and future home décor is an incredibly important consideration when it comes to choosing the ideal rug for your needs, as your new rug from Urban Rugs should compliment the rest of your décor, rather than create a mismatched mess.

For those looking to add layer to the space, graphic and textured rugs are a great way to add some extra dimension when other furnishings may be lacking.

If your room is a little too busy, full of several different styles and designs, you can opt for a simpler rug to

Consider a Round Rug

Who said you can’t fit a rectangular dining table onto a round rug?

Round rugs are an on-trend twist, with natural materials such as Jute proving to be a popular choice for homeowners and renters looking for something a little different.

These circular rugs can be used in large or small areas to give the illusion of more space, which is particularly ideal for smaller spaces.

Round rugs also work well in other areas where rectangular rugs are commonly used, such as bedrooms, dining rooms and living areas.

Modern Rugs at Urban Rugs

Choosing the right rug for your home may take some time, but when you find the perfect rug, all the searching will be worth it.

To browse a range of affordable yet luxurious rugs online, you can’t go past Urban Rugs – with a style, colour and material to suit everyone.

Shop online to find your perfect rug at Urban Rugs today or contact us for advice on choosing your ideal rugs online.

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