How to Choose the Right Rug for your Spaces

Normally relegated to the bottom of our list of home decoration to-do list, after refreshing your walls, decorating the nooks, turning things around– what can one do with the floor? Choosing the right rug for each different space needs to be planned and thought through effort, which with a bit of guidance from our in-house experts can be a breeze.

If you’re looking to buy a new rug or replace an old one, the room that it’s going to be placed in – will determine the kind of rug you need to buy. Follow our pointers and make an informed choice when buying carpets and rugs online.

Rugs for Hallways and Entryways

Sumak Rug by Rug Republic

For high-traffic, hardworking areas, such as a hallway or an entryway you’ll need a low-maintenance, hardworking rug or carpet. Opt for one made from jute since they are easy to clean and tough. This is because dirt does not cling to the hard fibers, but rests loosely in the weave. They are also good for damp spaces and useable outdoors. Instead of keeping it wall to wall – use a runner so that the area and the rug are easy to clean. In order to make your space look larger than it really it is – use your hallway rug to cover the complete length of the area.

Rugs for a Living Room

Aramis by Rug Republic

Much stuff takes place here. Entertainment, sharing, conversations. Occasionally a formal dinner and may be some dancing, too. Temperatures would be regulated – especially during the hot summers or the muggy monsoons. Here it’s all about going formal in wool. It’s durable, stylish and feels good underfoot. A square or a rectangular option is good depending upon your living room proportions. When buying a carpet or rug for your living room, choose a size that will allow the legs of all the furniture to be placed on your rug or carpet, but if just the front legs can be placed on it – that’s fine, too.

Rugs for a Dining Room

Evening Blue/Oasis Green Wool Rug by Jaipur Rugs

This is potentially a disaster zone. But you can rest easy if you buy a rug or carpet for your dining room made from natural fibres. It’s easy to shake, brush and wash clean. In terms of size, you need to make sure the rug is large enough for your dining table and chairs to be placed comfortably on it, ensuring easy access. Your rug also needs to be proportional to your table shape – be it round, square or rectangular.

Rugs for a Bedroom

Whic By Humming Haus

Anything soft, cozy and welcoming is best. Who doesn’t love sinking one’s toes into a soft furry rug last thing at night or first thing in the morning ? So wool it is for a bedroom rug or carpet. It can be furry, too. It’s durable, comfortable and easy to clean. Ensure you get all legs of your bed on the carpet. Or if you’re looking for smaller sized stuff – ensure your rugs on either side of the bed are of the same or slightly less than the length of your bed.

Rugs for your Study or Den

White Ice/Cocoa brown Rug by Jaipur Rugs

You can have it your way in your space. Go minimalistic. Go ethnic. Go wild. Go crafty. Layer a boho rug on a basic larger carpet. If you’re lucky enough to have inherited an heirloom piece – display it on the wall. Smaller pieces can be framed and displayed as art. Use rugs and carpets and make them a reflection of you and your style.

And check out our extensive selection of handcrafted, handwoven rugs and carpets in our Home Décor section here

And turn rugs and carpets into artistic inspiration.

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