How To Find The Perfect Rug to Fit a Space

Trista - December 14, 2021
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2. The Pile Of The Rug

The pile of a rug is a measurement of the rug’s density or thickness. It is simply how thin or thick a rug is. Coarser rugs will always have more piles than exquisite and finely patterned items. There are two types of pile regarding rugs: dense and fine. Low-pile rugs are great for high-traffic areas like the kitchen since they have shorter fibers and loops (think flatweaves). High-pile rugs contain taller, looser strands (think shag or Moroccan rugs), making them plusher and perfect for the bedroom or living area. For places like dining areas or kids’ rooms, generally, places that have a high risk of rugs getting stained, it would be advisable to get thin rugs so that it will be easier to get the stains out. Thick rugs are generally more suited to bedrooms because they are super comfortable and soft to touch. They also have a very homey feeling, so if you’re looking to make your space warm, cozy, and comfortable, a thick rug should be your choice.

However, thin rugs are not without their merits. People use them in professional buildings and modern houses with many sleek edges and fancy designs. Thin rugs have a wider variety of designs compared to thick rugs. You can use thin ones to add a little pizzazz to your space. There’s a technique called layering. You place one rug on top of another, mostly using thin rugs. You can use a patterned rug on a plain one or even something like a fake bear rug on a standard rug. Make sure the two rugs can be seen for the technique to affect the space fully. 

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1. Do You Whatever Makes You Happy!

Ultimately, your space is yours. The most important thing is for your area to be what you want and suit you. Your home is an extension of who you are. Let your rug reflect that as well. Get bold patterns, sleek neutrals, plush thick pastels, and whatever it is that suits your needs and your home. Here are some extra tips just in case. If you have carpeting on your floors, you don’t have to leave them bare. You can always add a rug to the carpet. It will add color and character to the space, which would otherwise look boring. Remember to choose your rug first. You can work your furniture and other decorative pieces to complement or match the rug. This is so the rug ties the room together. In cases where people choose the rug last, finding the perfect matching rug is always a long, tedious and expensive process. Some end up having to settle for neutral-colored rugs.

Don’t skip patterns. Patterned rugs bring a room to life. Most people prefer solid colors for their cushions. A patterned rug will add character and warmth to a space. Always use a rug pad to avoid having your rug slip and slide. Rug pads keep rugs in place. That way, you don’t have to worry about always making sure your rug is in the right place. It also adds an extra layer of comfort and softness. Be mindful of your budget and look for cheaper options. Be on the lookout for sales and discounts so you can get the rug of your dreams at a decent amount.

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