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Practical guide: How to choose an area rug

Whether they serve as works of art or simply provide a complementary addition to your ambiance, area rugs can be powerful decorative elements. With this simple item, a room can go from traditional to modern, from classic to contemporary, or from ordinary to bold. Choosing the right rug for you involves several components to consider. Here are a few to keep in mind in order to help you when shopping for your new rug. 

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The Styles

There are as many styles of area rugs as there are furniture styles, fixtures styles, or rooms styles. Which means there is an almost endless variety of area rug options. You can always opt for a classic traditional Persian rug. Or even modern and contemporary alternatives, such as flowers, geometric shapes and different textures. Before deciding on a style, find out what's available and think about what kind of mood you want to create in your room.

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The Colors

Color is one of the most important factors when choosing an area rug. Obviously, you have to think about the colors you would like to live with day after day. The colors of your area rug will set the tone for your room. Think about how the different colors will work with your existing decorative items. For example, rooms with lots of colors and patterns often work best with a neutral-toned or solid-color area rug.

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The Patterns

Patterns can be difficult to incorporate into your spaces, but if your furniture and walls are solid colors, a patterned area rug can bring your surroundings to life. On the contrary, if your furniture is quite eclectic, a plain area rug can have a soothing effect. It's all about balance!

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The Dimensions

A rug that is too small for a room can be one of the most common mistakes. Either way, make sure the rug is centered in the room and the distance between the rug and the wall is the same on all four sides. You can also use multiple rugs to define different areas if you have an open plan space. Think about the surface you want to highlight and choose a size based on that.


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