Choosing the Best Area Rug for Your Home and Office

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When it comes to decorating a room, choosing the right area rug can make all the difference. Not only do area rugs add warmth and comfort to a space, but they also serve as a stylish focal point to tie a room’s decor together. 

There are many options available. But how do you choose the best area rug for your home or office?

Here are a few things to consider:

1. Size and Shape

The size of your area rug should be determined by the size of the room and the arrangement of your furniture. In a living room, for example, the rug should be large enough to anchor the furniture, with at least the front legs of all seating pieces resting on the rug. 

In a bedroom, the rug should be large enough to cover the space between the bed and any nightstands or dressers.

The shape of your rug can also affect the look and feel of the room. A rectangular rug is a classic choice for a living room, while a circular rug can add a softer, more casual touch. Consider the shape of your furniture and the layout of the room when choosing a rug shape.

2. Color and Pattern ?

When it comes to color and pattern, it’s important to consider the overall look you’re trying to achieve. A bold, colorful rug can make a statement and add personality to a room, while a more neutral rug can serve as a subtle backdrop. 

If you’re using a patterned rug, consider the other patterns in the room and try to find a balance. A rug with a busy pattern may be too much in a room with lots of other patterns, while a solid-colored rug can help ground a room with multiple patterns.

3. Material

There are several materials to choose from when it comes to area rugs, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.

Wool rugs are durable and resistant to stains but can be more expensive. 

Natural fiber rugs, such as sisal or jute, are environmentally friendly and have a casual, rustic feel but may not be as soft or comfortable underfoot. 

Synthetic materials, such as nylon or polypropylene, are more affordable and easier to clean but may have different durability and character than natural materials.

4. Maintenance

When selecting an area rug, it’s important to consider how much maintenance it will require. 

Wool rugs, for example, may need to be professionally cleaned more often, while synthetic materials may be easier to spot clean at home. 

Consider your lifestyle and whether you have the time and resources to care for a high-maintenance rug.

If you are looking for either a modern or vintage area rug at absolutely zero delivery charges to your home or office, visit us at our Orange County rug store.

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