We all know a rug can really tie a room together – but choosing the
right one can be a challenge. We speak with Holly Jowett from The Area Rug Gallery for guidance.
Start with size. The rug should be large enough to sit under the front feet of your room’s couches and chairs, or small enough to fit comfortably in a small space without bunching up. Determine the rug’s use – outdoor living, workhorse for a high traffic area, or light use investment piece – to help you narrow down material (silk, wool, polypropylene) and budget. Don’t worry about finding an exact match for your décor or current colour scheme. Buy what you like, and your rug will look at home no matter
the changes around it.
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Rugs look best when they aren’t too matchy- matchy. According to Jowett, a good approach is a mix of styles – traditional carpets with modern furniture or vice versa. Currently, colours are trending toward blends of warm and cool, such as grey paired with gold. Since their rugs are imported from all over the world – Turkey, Belgium, Persia, and India, to name a few – many colours, styles, and sizes are available.
Now that you have spent all that time choosing it, Jowett advises rotating your rug every six months, as well as using an underlay to evenly distribute and minimize wear. Your rug will tie your rooms together for a lifetime.
We all know a rug can really tie a room together – but choosing the right one can be a challenge.
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