If you are even slightly into home décor, you know the impact a good area rug can have on a space. Not only do area rugs add some style points, but they are also a great way to reduce noise in your home, provide comfort to hard floors and warmth to cold floors, and more. With the hundreds of thousands of options and ideas online and in local stores, it can be challenging to find the best area rug to fit your style, your space, and your needs. Here are some of our professional recommendations for finding the perfect area rugs.
First off, we recommend determining your budget for area rugs. Area rugs are available in all types of sizes, materials, durability levels, and price-points; knowing your budgetary limits will really help direct your area rug search.
The next and probably most obvious step in your area rug hunt is to determine the size and shape that will best fit your space. Area rugs can be a rectangle, square, circle or a runner. Karl Lohnes, interior designer and co-host of HGTV’s This Small Space, suggests choosing an area rug that is two feet shorter than the smallest wall in the room.
Lastly, identify the purpose of the area rug. A rug made for an outdoor patio will be extremely different than the area rug you put in your newborn’s bedroom. Different area rug purposes will require different materials, carpet pile, etc.