How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Space

A living room truly comes alive with the addition of a rug, providing that final touch of warmth and style. Yet, there is an overwhelming amount of options out there and finding the perfect rug can be hard!! Lucky the team at A&C are experts on all things rugs and we have pulled together a few pointers for you to find the peerrrfect rug for your space. 

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1. Flooring 

Consider the type and colour of flooring that you have and look at rugs with tones to complement these. Rugs going on carpet will need to be higher/heavier pile so they sit flat and not bunch. 

2. Usage

Different types of rugs and weaves will suit certain areas better. For example high foot traffic areas require more durable rugs, especially when children and pets are in the mix.

3. Shape 

There is a shape for every spot in the house and these can make your spaces feel different depending on how you place them. 

4. Size & Placement

Bigger is generally always better when it comes to rugs, if a rug is too small it can really throw off the composition of the space. The rug should comfortably contain the furniture, especially in the lounge and dining area, in the bedroom you an get away with a smaller rug placed partially under a bed.

If you're struggling to envision the rug in your space, try taping the space with masking tape so you can see how the rug will look.

Check out below on how to position your furniture and rugs. 

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If you’re on the hunt for a rug for your space – we’d love to help you find the right one. We have sample available instore for you to take home and try before you buy. This way, you can ensure that you find the ideal rug for your needs.    

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