When it comes to enhancing the aesthetics of your home, selecting the perfect rug is as crucial as choosing the right piece of art. We’ve seen a rug or two at Kings Rug Wash, and we’ve put together this guide to make sure you end up with the right rug for your space, as well as one that stands the test of time.
Understand your space
The first step in selecting a rug is to thoroughly understand the space where it will be placed. Consider the room’s size, the furniture arrangement, and the overall colour scheme. For larger rooms, a rug can act as an anchor, bringing together various elements. In smaller spaces, a lighter-coloured rug can create an illusion of more room.
Choose the right size
The size of the rug is pivotal. A common mistake is choosing a rug that is too small for the area. As a general rule, in a seating area, at least the front legs of the furniture should be on the rug. In a dining area, the chairs should still be on the rug when pulled out. To avoid guesswork, use painter’s tape to mark out the rug size on your floor. For more details on selecting the right rug size, visit our rug cleaning and size guide.
The material of the rug is not just about texture but also about durability and maintenance. Wool rugs are durable, easy to clean, and good for high-traffic areas. Silk rugs, while luxurious, are better suited for lower-traffic areas. Synthetic fibres like nylon and polyester are stain-resistant and ideal for those with kids and pets. For an idea of the cleaning costs for different materials, check our rug cleaning cost and quote calculator.
Style and colour
The rug’s style should complement the overall design of the room. A traditional Persian rug can add a classic touch to any space, while a contemporary geometric pattern can modernise a room. The colour of the rug can either be a statement piece or blend seamlessly with your existing decor. Remember, darker colours help in masking spills and stains.
Budgeting and longevity
Setting a budget is crucial, but so is considering the rug’s longevity. Investing in a high-quality rug might seem costly upfront, but it can be more economical in the long run due to its durability and timeless appeal.
Trust your instincts
A rug can be a significant emotional and financial investment. If a particular piece speaks to you, it’s likely the right choice for your home. Remember, the right rug doesn’t just complete a room; it inspires it.
Maintenance and upkeep
Finally, before making a purchase, consider the maintenance required. High-pile rugs may need more frequent cleaning, while low-pile or flatweave rugs are easier to maintain. Whatever rug you buy, it’s important that you take good care of it. At Kings Rug Wash, we offer specialised cleaning services for every type of rug, ensuring your investment remains pristine for years to come. Get in touch with us for rug cleaning and delivery all over Melbourne. Happy rug shopping!