Selecting the Ideal Color and Pattern in your Area Rug

Jim Williams
Posted in:
Buying Guides

Selecting an area rug will determine the overall look of the room, because an area rug brings the entire room together. Because there are countless options to choose from, it is easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to choose the ideal color and pattern in your area rug. Don’t become overrun by the choices – narrow down your search to choose the best rug for your home.

Here are some tips for choosing the right color and pattern in your area rug:

1. If choosing the rug to match your walls or furniture, bring in a sample of the paint or swatch of furniture fabric to be sure you’re getting the best match.

If the area rug is hanging up in the showroom, ask to have it taken down. You’ll be amazed how different the color of a rug looks up close as opposed to hanging on a wall.

When buying a larger area rug, many stores will let you take the rug home before you purchase it so you can tell if it will match the rest of your décor. Ask if this is a possibility.

Let your area rug bring balance to your room. If your room is busy with a lot of florals and other patterns, choose a subdued rug. If your room is plain, let your area rug bring bold colors and patterns into the room.

Stay in your budget! Choosing the right style and color of rug doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. Shop for the lowest deals on area rugs and let your home décor showcase your creativity and personality!