Rug in the house

Rugs are always a good idea at home. Not only can it look very nice, carpets also offer a number of advantages. For example, you can demarcate a space with a rug, such as the sitting area in the living room or the dining area. Rugs have an insulating and sound-absorbing effect. And a rug also offers protection for your expensive floor. Enough reasons to buy a rug.

However, there are so many different types of rugs in different materials, sizes and colors. Wool rugs are super popular, but they look very different and offer very different advantages and disadvantages compared to, for example, vintage rugs or jute rugs. How do you choose a rug that best suits your interior? While this sounds like a daunting challenge, it doesn’t always have to be difficult. Especially not if you follow our guide to choosing the perfect rug!

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1. Style

The style of your rug is the most important. Don’t just think about what you like, but what is actually even more important is to see what kind of rug fits your interior style. What kind of floor do you have? What style is the existing furniture? What colors do you find in the room?

For example, if the walls in the living room are covered with wallpaper with a busy and colorful pattern, it may be a good idea to choose a neutral rug. If you have sleek white walls, a rug with a colorful pattern can be nice. This will immediately make a statement in your interior. Of course you don’t have to, because if you want to create a calm minimalist atmosphere, then quiet walls and a quiet rug can also be fine. This all depends mainly on your personal style and taste.

Rug in the house Home accessories

Rug in the house Home accessories

2. Shape

Most rugs are rectangular, and most people choose rectangular rugs too. Nine times out of ten this is also a valid and good choice, but sometimes it can be a good idea to choose a different form. For example, if you have a round coffee table or dining table, a round rug can be a good idea. Click here to read more about when you should go for a round rug. Do you want to create a natural atmosphere? Below you can see how nice an asymmetrical cowhide rug can be!

Rug in the house Home accessories

Rug in the house Home accessories

Rug in the house Home accessories

3. Space

The space where the rug is placed also plays a decisive role in choosing your rug. In rooms where you have to deal with hygiene, it is advisable to go for a material that is easy to clean. A wool rug, a cotton rug, a coconut rug or a sisal rug. In addition, synthetic carpets are also available made of plastic, polyester or rubber. Each material has a different appearance, with varying characteristics related to how well the materials wear and how easy they are to clean. In addition, they also vary in price.

In the kitchen, bathroom and hall, for example, it is wise to take a short-pile rug, which of course has to do with hygiene. The same applies if you are looking for a rug for under the dining table. In the nursery, bedroom or living room you can safely place a soft high-pile rug, which is of course super nice for the feet.

The deep-pile rug is an excellent choice in the attractive and cozy living room below.

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4. Format

Whether a rug fits nicely into a room is also largely determined by the size of the rug. A rug that is too big or too small can cause it to be wrong. The power of a rug is that you connect different pieces of furniture and accessories together and create a beautiful whole. Many people make the mistake of taking a rug that is too small, making this impossible.

For example, interior professionals give advice on how big a rug should be in a certain room and how you should place the rug. Studio McGee has made the guide below that can help you with this.

Rug in the house Home accessories

Rug in the house Home accessories

You can place one large rug, but it can also be a nice idea to overlap several rugs.

Rug in the house Home accessories

Rug in the house Home accessories

Rug in the house Home accessories


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