Rug Buying Guide
Over 14 years of experience in the oriental rug industry, Anabel has developed this guide to help you in the selection process. Use this guide to point you in the right direction when it comes to finding that perfect rug!
RUG BUYING TIPS
* First, determine your budget. We want to make sure you find the perfect rug in your price range
* Next, determine the size of rug you'll need. Room layout, size, and walls will limit the dimensions for a comfortable fit. Also, be aware how you would like your furniture positioned on or off the rug in your room (in the dining room-all chairs should be ON the rug). When choosing a size for a rug, also consider the size of the furniture in a room. A room should also be to scale. If you have bulky furniture it is recommended that you choose a larger rug to make the space appear proportional. When choosing the color and style of your rug, it is important to determine the mood you want for your particular space. The design personality and color of the room selected will create the desired feel for the space. Make sure that you love the colors of your rug because often times, it will turn out being the color scheme of the entire room.
- DINING ROOM
An area rug under the dining room table should be 3 to 4 feet larger than the length and width of the table. A common mistake is placing a rug barely larger than the table. One should be able to pull out the chair and sit at the table without the legs of the chair extending past the edge of the rug.
- LIVING ROOM
A living room rug can be any size, from a 3′x 5′ or 4′ x 6′ accent rug in front of the couch to a large carpet that nearly fills the room. If you decide you want your rug to fill a room, typically, it is recommended to leave about a foot to a foot and a half between the edge of the rug and the wall.
A bedroom rug depends on the feel you want to achieve. A 4' x 6' can be placed at the end of the bed as a great accent piece. For a more luxurious feel, choose a 9'x12' that can be placed completely under the bed so your feet can avoid cold floors in the morning.
Runners are typically 2 – 2 1⁄2 feet in width, but can be as wide as 3 to 4 feet. Runners have the ability to give a long empty hallway life and warmth.
Finally, when choosing the color and style of your rug, it is important to determine the mood you want for your particular space. The design personality and color of the room selected will create the desired feel for the space. Make sure that you love the colors of your rug because often times, it will turn out being the color scheme of the entire room.When in doubt: we are always here to help. My trained staff can help you work through the process to find the perfect rug for your home.
If you need more help choosing your rug from our selection, please call us to set up a complementary in-home consultation.