A living room rug can add a touch of color and warmth to the room. There's such a wide selection of options in rugs, you're sure to find the perfect ones to match your decor and furniture. Here are a few tips for buying living room rugs.
Decide On The Purpose Of the Rugs
Rugs can hide ugly flooring, provide warmth for bare feet, make the room more attractive, or protect carpet from foot traffic. Knowing what you want from the rugs helps you choose the right size, style, and material.
If you want to protect your carpet from stains and dirt, you'll want durable rugs that are easy to keep clean and that are stain resistant. If you want to cover an ugly floor, you'll want a rug that is large enough to cover most of the room.
Take Into Account How The Room Is Used
If you have an active lifestyle and the living room is part of your daily living space, you may want living room rugs that are good for homes with kids, pets, and high foot traffic. If your living room is mostly for guests and closed off from the rest of the house, you might want a more glamorous large rug made from luxury fabric that has to be handled carefully.
You may love a certain type of material and design, but if it's not a good match for your lifestyle, the rugs could become an aggravation because it's so hard to keep the gentle fabric clean and protected.
Choose Your Size
You might want a room-sized rug or a few smaller rugs placed in front of the sofa and other high-traffic areas. If you use multiple small rugs, you might make your living room seem smaller. A single large rug can make the room seem larger. However, you might prefer the convenience of small rugs that can be handled easily to remove for regular cleaning.
Consider Rug Pads
If your living room rugs will go on hard flooring, they may need rug pads under them that grip the floor so the rugs won't slip. Since you'll entertain guests in your living room, you want the rugs to stay secure and safe. You may want help from the rug store about the best pads to buy for your rugs considering the type of flooring you have and the thickness of the rugs.
If you'll place a large rug under furniture, the furniture will hold the rug in place, and you may not need a pad. If you decide to buy pads for small rugs, you'll want thin pads since a thick pad could make your rugs trip hazards.
For more info, reach out to a rug supplier.